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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.