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Ambitious US Pipeline Firm Buckeye Quietly Makes Key Acquisition
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Buckeye Partners spends more than $3.5 billion buying assets to transform itself from a regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.
The Next Logical Step For Natural Gas Supplies?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Natural gas-based processes could be alternative for ethane crackers, oil refineries, California-based technology developer tells Rigzone.
Keystone XL Pipeline's Cost In South Dakota More Than Doubles
Monday, September 15, 2014 The cost of the South Dakota portion of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline has more than doubled to $1.974B in the last four years the project has awaited federal approval, the company says.
Pemex To Spend $5.5B On Mexico Plant Upgrades, Pipeline
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Pemex says it will invest nearly $5.5 billion in expanding the country's largest natural gas pipeline.
US Shippers Seek Role In Transport Of LNG, Oil Exports
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 The US government should ensure that international trade of US natural gas, and potentially crude oil, will offer opportunities for the domestic shipping industry, maritime groups say.
Poland's PGNiG Says Sees Lower Gas Supplies from Gazprom
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PGNiG says that it is seeing reduced gas supplies from Russia's Gazprom and is trying to clarify the reason why.
Musings: After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Resumed Friday
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 In light of the number of high State Department proponents of Keystone who have departed this year, G. Allen Brooks examines the issues which could change the dynamics of the approval process.
US Crude Export Prospects Expand Niche For Oilfield Stabilizers
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Orders have surged for a type of oilfield equipment primarily used to make a light variety of crude safe for pipelines.
Nebraska Court Hears Questions About Keystone XL Pipeline Plan
Friday, September 05, 2014 Nebraska's Supreme Court hears arguments about whether Governor Dave Heineman acted properly when he blessed a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
In Keystone Pipeline Debate, Nebraska High Court Will Have Sway
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Nebraska's top court is set to hear arguments about how the Keystone XL pipeline might cross the state.
China Orders Oil Firms to Fix Faulty Pipelines Within 3 Years
Thursday, September 04, 2014 China ordered oil firms to fix faults in their oil and gas pipeline networks within three years, Sinopec Corp says, almost a year after a blast in the state-run refiner's pipeline killed 62 people.
Israel's Leviathan In Talks On $15B Gas Supply Deal To Jordan
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Israel is in advanced negotiations to supply natural gas from its vast Leviathan field to Jordan under a 15-year, $15 billion agreement, officials say.
Gazprom Managers May Face Corruption Charges in Switzerland
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Two Gazprom managers may face corruption charges related to bribes paid in connection with the construction of the Yamal gas pipeline that connects Siberia to Germany.
Dominion Resources, US Partners Sign $5B Pipeline Deal
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Dominion Resources enters a joint venture with three other US energy companies for a $4.5-$5 billion pipeline that will ship natural gas to North Carolina and Virginia.
Russia's Putin Orders Gazprom to Start Gas Pipeline Construction to China
Monday, September 01, 2014 President Putin orders the start of construction of Gazprom's 'Power of Siberia' pipeline to China.
Chestnut's Plummer: Texas Roads, Infrastructure Need Improving
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Continued growth in Texas' energy industry requires an investment in the state's infrastructure.
With Romanian Gas, Moldova Seeks Energy Independence From Russia
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Moldova took a small but symbolic step towards easing its reliance on Russian gas imports when it inaugurated a pipeline that will bring in Romanian gas from next week.
Sinopec Q2 Earnings Rise 36%, Beat Forecast
Friday, August 22, 2014 Sinopec Corp. posts a 36% rise in second-quarter profit.
Russia's Gazprom Neft Begins Seaborne Oil Shipments from Arctic Field
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Gazprom Neft starts seaborne shipments of oil to Europe from its Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic.
Capacity Set to Double on Iraqi Kurdistan's Oil Pipeline
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Kurdistan's independent oil pipeline will see its capacity almost double to at least 200,000 barrels per day once upgrade work is finished, according to industry sources and officials.
Lukoil Ships First Oil from West Qurna-2
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Russia's Lukoil ships its first batch of oil from its West Qurna-2 project in Iraq.
Report: Canada Railway Audit Inadequate Before Lac-Megantic Disaster
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Megantic crude tanker disaster, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says.
Thailand Aims to Liberalise Gas Pipeline Business by Mid-2015
Friday, August 15, 2014 Thai government plans to liberalize the country's gas pipeline business by the middle of 2015.
Mexico's Pemex Poised To Import Light Crude From US
Friday, August 15, 2014 Pemex is poised to abandon a decades-old devotion to self-sufficiency in crude oil, entering talks with US companies about importing light crude from its northern neighbor.
Ukrainian Parliament Backs Bill To Open Gas Pipelines To EU, US Firms
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Ukraine approves a law to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation of firms from the EU and the US.
Oil Production In Permian Causes Pipeline Bottleneck In Texas
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Oil production from the burgeoning Permian Basin of West Texas is outpacing pipelines' ability to transport oil to the Gulf Coast, causing coastal refiners to pay an additional premium to acquire oil.
Ukraine Promises Smooth Russian Gas Transit to Europe
Monday, August 11, 2014 Ukraine's Naftogaz will continue uninterrupted pumping of Russian gas exports to Europe through its territory even if Ukraine imposes its own sanctions on Russia.
Kurdish Oil Pipeline via Turkey Runs Normally Despite Militant Advance
Friday, August 08, 2014 Kurdistan's oil pipeline via Turkey is operating normally and pumping 120,000 barrels per day despite the advance by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
Norway Completes Troll Gas Field Maintenance Earlier than Planned
Monday, August 04, 2014 Norway's Gassco completes a key round of maintenance on what is believed to be Statoil's Troll gas field.
OMV Says Russia Sanctions Don't Impact South Stream Pipeline
Sunday, August 03, 2014 EU sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine will have no impact on the South Stream gas pipeline, says Austria’s OMV.
Enbridge Sees New Pipeline To US Gulf Operating In October
Friday, August 01, 2014 Enbridge reports a stronger-than-expected profit in 2Q, driven mainly by higher shipment volumes on the Mainline and on its regional oil sands systems.
Norway's Gassco Delays Major Gas Maintenance by 1 Day
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Norwegian gas system operator Gassco will start a round of maintenance work one day later than planned.
Hess To Form MLP For North Dakota Oil, Gas Transport Assets
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Hess says it will form an MLP for its North Dakota oil and natural gas storage facilities and processing plants, taking advantage of a key financial trend in the energy sector to generate cash.
Shell's Pearl GTL: The Largest Gas-To-Liquids Plant In The World
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 As well as being the biggest, Pearl GTL is also one of the most complex and challenging energy projects in the world.
Myanmar Pipeline Carries 1.87B Cubic Meters of Gas to China in 1st Year
Monday, July 28, 2014 China imports 1.87 billion cubic meters of gas through China-Myanmar gas pipeline in its first year of operation.
Tanker Carrying Iraqi Kurdish Oil Anchored off Texas Port
Sunday, July 27, 2014 A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan anchors near Galveston, Texas.
Hawaii-based Firm Scaling Up Nanotech for Oil, Gas Apps
Friday, July 25, 2014 Nanotech surface treatment could boost pipeline flow assurance, says exec.
Slovakia Says Work on Gas Link to Ukraine on Schedule
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Construction work on a pipeline to allow gas to be sent from Western Europe to Ukraine is on schedule, according to Slovak pipeline operator Eustream.
Ukraine Says EU Reverse Gas Flows Lower after Gazprom's 'Threats'
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Ukraine energy minister says reverse gas flows from the European Union to Ukraine fall because of the threats by Russian gas producer Gazprom.
US Proposes New Rules For Moving Crude Oil By Rail
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 The US Department of Transportation proposes an overhaul of safety standards for transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail.
Paper: Putin Mulls End To Gazprom Monopoly On Pipeline Gas Sales To China
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Russia's president is thinking about allowing gas producers other than Gazprom to export gas from new eastern fields, according to the Vedomosti newspaper.
Exxon, Alaska File Permit Request To Export Alaska Natural Gas
Monday, July 21, 2014 ExxonMobil, its partners and the state of Alaska are seeking federal permission to export LNG from a project that includes an 800-mile pipeline cutting across the state from Alaska's North Slope.