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Kerry Wants Keystone Pipeline Decision 'Sooner Rather Than Later'
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 US Secretary of State John Kerry says he would like to make a decision soon on TransCanada's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.
Halliburton, Baker Hughes Buy More Sand, Railcars As Demand Piles Up
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, Halliburton and Baker Hughes are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul.
Israel's Tamar Group Looks to Sell Gas to Egypt via EMG Pipeline
Sunday, October 19, 2014 The partners in Israel's Tamar gas field are negotiating the sale of at least five billion cubic meters of gas over three years to customers in Egypt.
East Africa Neighbors Close To Picking Consultant For Oil Export Pipeline
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are in the final stages of deciding on a consultant to oversee building a pipeline to pump oil to the coast for export, according to officials.
Russia's Transneft Says Halts Oil Flows Via Flawed ESPO Pipeline
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Russia's Transneft halts oil supplies via its ESPO pipeline until Friday due to work aimed at removing a 'flaw'.
Nikkei: Russia Proposes Building Natural Gas Pipeline to Japan
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Russia has proposed building a natural gas pipeline connecting fields in its far east with northern Japan, the Nikkei newspaper reports.
Santos GLNG Pipeline in Queensland Receives First Gas
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Santos GLNG feeds natural gas into its 260-mile gas transmission pipeline for the first time via its primary compressor station in the Fairview field in south-west Queensland, Australia.
Targa Resources and Affiliate to Buy Atlas Pipeline and Atlas Energy
Monday, October 13, 2014 Targa Resources is to buy Atlas Energy's midstream assets for $1.9 billion, while its Target Resources Partners unit will buy Atlas Pipeline Partners for $4 billion.
New Pipelines To Cost Kashagan Oil Project Up To $3.6B
Friday, October 10, 2014 Kashagan will have to spend another up to $3.6B to replace leaking oil and gas pipelines, which also could delay the restart of production, the Kazakh energy ministry said.
Company Official: Vietnam Oil Tanker Released by Pirates, 2 Sailors Injured
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Pirates that captured a Vietnamese oil tanker last week after it left Singapore have released the vessel, the company that owns the ship says.
CNPC Gets Nod for China-Russia Gas Pipeline Design
Thursday, October 09, 2014 China National Petroleum Corp has received government approval for the design of the Chinese section of a giant pipeline that is due to ship $400 billion worth of Russian natural gas to China, the company says.
Government Approves EIA for the Arrow Bowen Pipeline in Australia
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Arrow Energy welcomes the federal government approval of the environmental impact assessment for the Arrow Bowen Pipeline in Australia.
SE Asia Authorities Search for Vietnamese Oil Tanker Amid Hijack Fears
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Maritime authorities across Southeast Asia are scouring the seas for a Vietnamese oil tanker, which has not been heard from for six days and is now feared to have been taken by pirates.
JX Halts Marine Shipments at Several Refineries Due to Typhoon
Monday, October 06, 2014 Japanese oil refiner JX Holdings suspends marine shipments at several of its plants amid Typhoon Phanfone.
Republicans Craft 2015 Plan To Force Obama's Hand On Keystone
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Republicans plan to put approval of the Keystone XL pipeline on a fast track if they win a US Senate majority in November, forcing President Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan.
Enbridge Eyes Mainline Oil Pipe Expansion If Demand Strong
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Enbridge says it may have to build new pipeline capacity from its Superior, Wisconsin, storage hub if oil shipments from Canada and the Bakken shale field of North Dakota keep expanding.
US Oil Industry Group API Issues Guidelines For Crude By Rail
Thursday, September 25, 2014 The API issues guidelines for moving crude oil by rail, the latest response to a string of fiery derailments in the United States and Canada that has raised calls for reform.
Canadian PM Says US Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Eventually
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Logic dictates that the US will one day approve the northern leg of TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tells an audience.
Argosy Establishes First Maritime Liner Services into Mexican Oil Ports
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Argosy Transportation Group responds to the demand for better and faster service from Houston to the Mexican oil market.
Petrobras Says Sergipe Oil Find To Require Expanded Output Plan
Thursday, September 18, 2014 A giant discovery off the coast of Brazil's Sergipe state holds enough hydrocarbons for Petrobras and its Indian partners to build an expensive undersea natural-gas pipeline and expand development.
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.