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Ky. Senate Candidate Wants Keystone Pipeline OK'd
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Democratic US Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes calls on Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
For Canada's Oil-Rail Terminal Firms, Muted Glee Over Keystone
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The handful of firms racing to build oil train terminals in Western Canada should be rejoicing over the latest delay to TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, but many have troubles of their own.
China Pollution Watchdog Lifts Ban on New Sinopec, CNPC Projects
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 China's environmental authority lifts ban on new approvals for refining projects for the country's top two oil firms.
Exxon Finds Tapping Device On UK Oil Pipeline
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 ExxonMobil says it found a tapping device on a UK oil products pipeline following reports that a stash of diesel had been discovered that police said had been siphoned off by thieves.
Minister: Turkey, Russia Agree on Boosting Blue Stream Gas Pipeline
Monday, April 21, 2014 Turkey and Russia have agreed to raise the capacity of the Blue Stream pipeline to 19 bcm annually from 16 bcm, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says.
Esso Shuts UK Fuel Pipeline After Theft Report
Monday, April 21, 2014 Exxon's UK arm Esso shuts a pipeline running from its Fawley oil refinery near Southampton for checks.
Minister: Oil, Gas Firms Committed To Russia Despite Sanctions
Friday, April 18, 2014 Russian and international majors are cooperating as usual despite sanctions imposed over Ukraine and Russia's South Stream pipeline project is going ahead, Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.
Russia Ships First Oil From Disputed Offshore Arctic Platform
Friday, April 18, 2014 President Putin hails Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.
US Extends Keystone XL Comment Period, Delaying Final Decision
Friday, April 18, 2014 The US State Department is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Minister: Passage of South Stream Pipeline via Turkey Possible
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Turkey would consider allowing the South Stream pipeline to pass through its territory if Moscow made such a request, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.
Russia, China Aim to Finish Gas Talks before Putin's May Visit
Monday, April 14, 2014 Russia and China aim to wrap up a 10-year series of talks about Russian gas supplies before Russian President Vladimir Putin visits China in May.
US Renews ConocoPhillips' Permit For Alaska LNG Exports
Monday, April 14, 2014
Norway Gas Outage on Thursday to Last Longer With Smaller Impact
Thursday, April 10, 2014 A Norwegian gas outage is expected to take longer than first thought, but will have a smaller impact on gas exports, gas system operator Gassco says.
Democratic Senators Press Obama For Keystone Decision By May 31
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Eleven US Democratic senators urge President Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast no later than May 31.
Iraq Hopes to Complete Oil Pipeline to Raise Exports This Year
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi says the country hopes this year to complete construction of a 124-mile oil pipeline to raise exports to Turkey to more than one million barrels per day.
Libyan Rebels, Government Agree to Reopen Two Occupied Oil Ports
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Libya reaches a deal with revels to reopen two occupied oil ports accounting for 200,000 barrels of oil per day.
Paper: Russia Plans to Build Undersea Gas Pipeline to Crimea
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Russia plans to build an undersea gas pipeline to Crimea, according to a comments made by Energy Minister Alexander Novak in the Kommersant business newspaper.
Wood Group Acquires Canadian Pipeline Consultancy
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Wood Group pays $13 million for Canadian pipeline consulting firm Sunstone Projects.
British Columbia Premier Uncertain About Pipeline, LNG Projects
Monday, March 31, 2014 It is impossible to say whether the Northern Gateway oil pipeline or LNG projects will go ahead in the near future, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says.
El Paso Arizona-Mexico Natgas Pipeline Passes US Environmental Test
Friday, March 28, 2014 The Sierrita project is one of several projects proposed by energy companies to export some of the growing US gas production from shale fields to Mexico and other countries.
Libyan Protesters Block Oil Pipeline To Mellitah Port As Strikes Widen
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Libyan protesters block a pipeline carrying oil condensates from the southwestern al-Wafa oilfield to the Mellitah export port, state-owned NOC says.
Continental CEO: Bakken Oil Is Safe
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Harold Hamm says crude shipped by rail to markets across the United States is safe, despite growing fears that crude from the Bakken formation is dangerously volatile.
US Senate Hears Pleas For More Natural Gas Exports
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Calls to increase US natural gas exports to counter Russian influence across Europe grew louder amid concerns that Russia will move deeper into Ukraine.
Norway's Ormen Lange Outage Extended
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 An outage at the Nyhamna gas plant on Norway's west coast extends into Tuesday.
Houston Ship Lane To Have 'Tapered' Reopening; Exxon Cuts Output
Monday, March 24, 2014 US authorities expect a "tapered" re-opening of the Houston Ship Channel, but gave no timeline of when vessels could start moving again after an oil barge spill shut the waterway for a third day.
MDU Resources Eyes More Interest For Bakken Gas Pipeline
Monday, March 24, 2014 MDU Resources is looking for more natural gas producers to sign up to use capacity on a planned $650M pipeline that would transport the fuel through North Dakota to Minnesota, CEO Dave Goodin says.
NOC: Libya Cuts Production at El-Feel Oilfield to 50,000-60,000 Bpd
Sunday, March 23, 2014 Libya cuts production at the el-Feel oilfield to less than 60,000 barrels per day from 80,000 bpd due to a pipeline problem.
Merkel Says US Shale Gas Might Help Europe Diversify Energy
Friday, March 21, 2014 German Chancellor Merkel says that imports of US shale gas could eventually be an option for European countries seeking to diversify their energy sources.
Ophir Energy Says Tanzania LNG Project Could be Expanded
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Tanzania's first planned LNG export terminal could be expanded after project partners discover more gas than expected.
US Approves Energy Transfer Plan For Natural Gas Pipeline To Mexico
Thursday, March 20, 2014 US energy regulators approve a plan by a unit of Energy Transfers Partners LP to build a natural gas pipeline from Texas to Mexico.
EU Sees Slovak-Ukraine Gas Link Deal by End-April
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 A reverse-flow pipeline deal to ship gas from Slovakia to Ukraine could be agreed before the end of April.
Sunoco Oil Pipeline Leaks In Ohio Nature Preserve
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 A Sunoco oil pipeline in Ohio leaks crude oil into a nature preserve.
Pentagon: U.S. Navy SEALs Board Tanker Hijacked in Libya
Monday, March 17, 2014 US Navy SEALs board oil tanker that was hijacked earlier this month at a Libyan port.
PNG LNG Project on Track for First Production in Mid-2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 The PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea is on track for first production in mid-2014 following recent completion of an onshore pipeline.
Outage at Norway's Ormen Lange Extended Further
Monday, March 17, 2014 Norway's Nyhamna gas plant, which processes gas from Royal Dutch Shell's Ormen Lange field, will see its gas exports further reduced.
Former Obama Adviser: Build Keystone XL Pipeline
Thursday, March 13, 2014 President Barack Obama's former national security adviser says he should approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a matter of national security.
Gazprom Says to Press Ahead with Laying South Stream Gas Pipeline
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Russia's Gazprom says it will press ahead with laying its South Stream natural gas pipeline a day after the European Commission suspended discussions with the firm over important approvals needed for it to comply with EU legislation.
Ship Leaves Libya Rebel Port Carrying Oil, Official and Gunmen Say
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 A North Korean-flagged tanker with crude oil loaded at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya is now in international waters, according to rebels and a state oil company official.
North Korea-Flagged Ship Finishes Loading Oil at Libya Rebel Port
Monday, March 10, 2014 A North Korean-flagged tanker loads up with crude oil at the Libyan rebel-held port of Es Sider, with the Libyan government threatening to bomb the ship.
Paper: EC to Delay Russian South Stream Gas Pipeline Talks
Monday, March 10, 2014 The EU Energy Commissioner will delay talks with Russia on the South Stream gas pipeline project due to the crisis in Crimea.
Vallourec Bags $100M Pipe Supply Deal for Total's ML-S Project off Brunei
Monday, March 10, 2014 Vallourec bags a $100 million contract from Total E&P Borneo to supply premium pipes for the Maharaja Lela South Project in Block B, offshore Brunei.
Tamar Partners to Sign $750M Natgas Deal with Israel's Delek
Sunday, March 09, 2014 The partners in Israel's Tamar natural gas field expect to sign a deal soon to supply around $750 million of gas to IPP Delek Soreq.
Rosneft Challenges Gazprom Monopoly to Export Russian Pipeline Gas
Friday, March 07, 2014 Rosneft wants to break the monopoly of another Russian state-owned energy company, Gazprom, to export gas via pipelines, according to sources.
E&P Exec Skeptical About Effectiveness of DOT Tank Car Order
Friday, March 07, 2014 Recent action on crude-by-rail by the US Department of Transportation is "ludicrous," opines Breitling Energy CEO Chris Faulkner.
Feds Detail Tests For Crude Moved By Rail
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Federal regulators offer more details on testing requirements for oil transported by rail and warn companies against skirting the rules after a spate of explosions caused by crude train derailments.
Genel Energy's Profit Up, Oil Output Outlook Improves
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Genel Energy reports a strong rise in profits after its first year of exporting oil from Iraqi Kurdistan.
Expanded Caspian Pipeline Hits Record High Oil Exports In Feb
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Russian and Kazakh oil exports via the Caspian Pipeline Consortium hit a record high.
Russia's Gazprom Neft Connects Badra Oil Field to Iraqi Pipeline System
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Gasprom Neft connects its Badra oilfield to Iraq's oil pipeline system.
China's CNPC to Open Six Business Areas to Private Investors
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 China National Petroleum Corporation plans to open six business areas to private investors, its chairman says, two weeks after peer Sinopec Corp opened up its retail oil business to non-state partners.
Bakken Oil Rail Slows, Regulators Deny Terminal Closures
Friday, February 28, 2014 Oil shipments by rail from the booming Bakken have slowed over the past two days, data showed, but a US regulator knocked down rumors that some terminals have been shut down due to new rules.
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