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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.
ENAP: Chile Eyes Use Of US Shale Gas In Early 2016
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 ENAP says it would start using US shale gas during the first half of 2016 via an ongoing supply contract with BG Group.
Japan's MOL To Launch Arctic Ocean LNG Route From Russia's Yamal In 2018
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines is to begin transporting liquefied natural gas through the Arctic Ocean in 2018 using icebreaking LNG tankers.
Sinopec Shuts Condensate Splitter as Pipeline Corrodes
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Sinopec shuts a condensate splitter for an indefinite period after a connected pipeline is found corroded during a safety inspection.
Kansas City Southern, Global Partners Plan Texas Oil Rail Terminal
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Railroad owner Kansas City Southern has teamed up with oil product distributor Global Partners LP to build a major oil train terminal in Port Arthur, Texas that will import crude from Western Canada.
Russia's Gazprom Says Subsidiary Wins South Stream Tender in Serbia
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Gazprom says its Tsentrgaz subsidiary has won a tender to build the Serbian stretch of the South Stream pipeline.
Max Commissions New Kazakh Pipeline
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Max Petroleum commissions a new oil pipeline in Kazakhstan that it expects will save it almost $5 million per year in transport costs.
Odebrecht Wins $4B Natgas Pipeline Contract In Peru
Monday, June 30, 2014 A consortium formed by Odebrecht and Enagas won a concession for building and operating a $4 billion natural gas pipeline in Peru, the government says.
Norway's Kollsnes Gas Plant Output Drops Due to Supply Problems
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Norway's key gas processing plant, Kollsnes, more than halves its output Sunday due to problems with gas supplies.
Fourteen Killed in India Gas Pipeline Blast and Fire
Friday, June 27, 2014 Fourteen people have been killed and 20 injured in a blast and fire at a gas pipeline in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, again raising safety concerns over the country's energy projects.
Officials: German-Dutch RMR Pipeline Hit by Possible Theft
Friday, June 27, 2014 Suspected theft leads to a section of the oil pipeline between Germany and the Netherlands being closed.
SEMAC-1 Pipelay Barge Prepares for Work on Inpex's Ichthys LNG Project
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Saipem's pipelay barge SEMAC-1 arrives at Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory to prepare for work on a gas export pipeline for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas project.
Czech Refinery Renews Slovak Deal for Russian Oil Supply
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Czech refiner Ceska Rafinerska signs a deal with Slovak pipeline company Transpetrol for the shipment of Russian oil to its Litvinov refinery for 2015 and 2016.
With Bakken Oil Pipeline, Enterprise Goes Where Others Have Failed
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Enterprise Products Partners propose to build the first direct pipeline moving shale oil from the Bakken formation to the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub, hoping to succeed where others have failed.
Gazprom in 'Constructive' South Stream Talks with EU
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Russia's Gazprom is in 'constructive' talks with the European Commission about winning approval for its South Stream gas pipeline project.
Governor: North Dakota Aims To Nearly Double Pipeline Capacity
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 North Dakota's governor sets a goal for the state's pipeline capacity to nearly double within two years, part of a plan to curb the wasteful flaring of natural gas in the bustling Bakken oil field.
First Oil Delivery from Disputed Kurdish Pipeline Set for Israel
Friday, June 20, 2014 Iraqi Kurdistan looks set to unload in Israel a first cargo of disputed crude oil from its new pipeline.
Canada Approves Enbridge Pipeline To West Coast
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 The Canadian government approves the construction of Enbridge's $7.22 billion Northern Gateway pipeline.
Serbia, Russia Say Ready to Go Ahead with South Stream Gas Line
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Serbia is set to begin building its stretch of Russia's South Stream gas pipeline next month.
BG Group Sells Interest in CATS Pipeline
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 BG Group sells its equity interest in the CATS gas pipeline in the UK North Sea for $954 million.
After Oil, Natural Gas May Be Next On North American Rails
Monday, June 16, 2014 Buoyed by the unexpected success of crude by rail, companies are beginning to consider transporting natural gas as remote drilling frontiers emerge beyond the reach of pipelines, executives say.
Senate Energy, Natural Resources Committee to Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline
Friday, June 13, 2014 The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is set to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Bulgaria's Government Likely to Quit with Gas Pipeline Dilemma Unresolved
Friday, June 13, 2014 Bulgaria's coalition government is expected to resign soon with no resolution as to what to do about the proposed South Stream gas pipeline.
Iraq Says Southern Oil Facilities 'Very, Very Safe'
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Iraqi oil minister says Iraq's southern oil export facilities are secure after Al Qaeda-linked militants seized control of Mosul in the country's north.
East Africa Must Tackle Challenges to Become an Export Hub
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 East Africa is the region to watch, many believe, as E&P companies discover more and more natural gas, with the hope of making it an export hub in the next decade.
Vallourec Warns On Profit As Petrobras Cuts Pipe Stocks
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Vallourec warns that core profit would drop 10% this year as customers - mainly Petrobras - run down inventories to save money.
$10 Billion Oil Sands Crude Refinery Planned For Canada's Pacific Coast
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 A Vancouver-based company plans to build a C$10 billion oil refinery on the north-west coast of British Columbia that could eventually process up to 1 million barrels per day of oil sands bitumen.
Ghana Court Orders Halt To Building Work At Gas Facility
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 A high court in Ghana's western region orders Ghana Gas to stop construction at a gas plant until the government pays land compensation to local chiefs.
Analyst: Pipeline Projects Key for Canada to Win N. America Oil Export Race
Monday, June 09, 2014 See which three projects are giving Canada the edge. Also, find out what might be an "excellent first step" for the US to regain momentum on this issue.
Bulgaria Will Not Resume South Stream Work without EU Green Light
Sunday, June 08, 2014 Bulgaria will not resume work on the Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline project until it gets the all clear from the European Commission, according to the country's prime minister.
EU Asks Bulgaria to Stop Work on Gazprom's South Stream Pipeline
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 European Union authorities ask Bulgaria to suspend work on Gazprom's South Stream gas pipeline on the grounds the project breaks EU law.
Helicopter Operators Set For Take-Off As Oil Drilling Picks Up
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 A pickup in offshore drilling is swelling the orderbooks of the handful of helicopter operators that shuttle oil workers to and from remote rigs.
Texas RRC: Oil, Gas Production Not to Blame for Well Water Contamination
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 A new regulatory agency report exonerates fracking of contaminating well water in a North Texas neighborhood.
Tropical Storm Boris Forms Off Mexico, Heads Toward Key Refinery
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Tropical Storm Boris forms off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico, churning northward toward Pemex's largest refinery Salina Cruz.
SOCAR: Total, E.ON Plan to Withdraw from TAP Gas Pipeline Project
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Total and E.On plan to withdraw from the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline project, according to Azeri state energy company SOCAR.
Czech Industry Ministry Says To Keep Control Of Oil Pipelines
Monday, June 02, 2014 The Czech government says it will keep control of oil and oil product pipelines and will not consider allowing Poland's PKN Orlen to take ownership stakes in them.
Iraq Threatens Legal Action against Any Buyer of Piped Kurdish Oil
Sunday, June 01, 2014 Iraq's government threatens legal action against any buyer of oil exported via a new pipeline from the autonomous Kurdistan region to Turkey.