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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AOPL, API Join Forces to Improve Safety of Liquid Pipelines
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Organizations representing liquid pipeline operators launch joint effort to enhance safety performance.
Oklahoma Governor: Obama Says Sees Keystone Decision In Next Couple Months
Monday, February 24, 2014 Obama told governors that he expects to make a decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin tells reporters.
Small Nebraska Agency Might Further Complicate Keystone Fight
Monday, February 24, 2014 A small Nebraska state commission is set to play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Kurds Have Not Agreed to Export Oil via Iraq's SOMO
Friday, February 21, 2014 The Kurdistan autonomous region says it has not agreed to export crude via Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO).
BNSF Plans to Upgrade Tanker Fleet after Accidents
Friday, February 21, 2014 BNSF Railway Co. intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents.
Nebraska Ruling Could Grant Obama Breathing Space On Keystone
Friday, February 21, 2014 A Nebraska judge's ruling on the Keystone XL pipeline could let President Barack Obama delay his final decision on the project.
Kurds Say Have Not Agreed to Export Oil Via Iraq's SOMO
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Kurdistan has not agreed to export crude via Iraq's SOMO, a spokesman for the autonomous region's government says, contradicting earlier comments by a top energy official in Baghdad.
Oil Firm DNO to Add Export Capacity from Northern Iraq
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Norway's DNO plans to build a second pipeline to export oil out of its Tawke field in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Report: US Energy Secretary Favors Reducing Oil Shipped By Rail
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz supports reducing the amount of crude oil shipped by rail in favor of pipelines that are safer, cheaper and cleaner, Capital New York reports.
Libya Oil Output Falls to 375,000 Bopd, Protest Affects El Sharara Pipeline
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Libya's oil output falls to 375,000 barrels per day amid continuing protests that are affecting a pipeline from the El Sharara field.
Enbridge Pipeline Expansion Delayed By Wait For US Permit
Friday, February 14, 2014 Enbridge's plan to expand the capacity of its Canada-to-US Alberta Clipper pipeline by 120,000 barrels per day have hit a snag, the company says.
Shareholders Sue Oil Driller Continental CEO Over Pipeline Investment
Monday, February 10, 2014 A group of minority Continental shareholders is suing CEO Hamm, alleging that Continental's investment in a pipeline being built by another firm he controls will benefit him at their expense.
BP Says Azeri Gas Exports Restored to Normal
Monday, February 10, 2014 BP restores gas exports from Azerbaijan to Turkey at the normal rate after a drop due to technical problems at the terminal.
Pakistani Separatist Militants Blow Up Three Gas Pipelines
Monday, February 10, 2014 Separatist rebels from Pakistan's Baluchistan province blew up 3 gas pipelines, cutting supplies to the country's most economically important province, an official from a state-owned gas company says.
Greenbrier Unveils New Rail Car Design for Oil, Ethanol Transport
Friday, February 07, 2014 The Greenbrier Companies will design what it calls the "tank car of the future" that will provide a safer mode of transporting oil and ethanol by rail.
KBR Wins Design Contract for Heerema Vessel
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 KBR wins contract for the basic design development for Heerema Offshore Services' large new semisubmersible crane vessel (NSCV) through its subsidiary GVA.
Salazar: Build Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built.
U.S. Lawmakers Backing Keystone Pipeline Mull Next Steps
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers voice support for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, and did not rule out using legislation to force the White House to approve the Canada-to-Texas project.
Train Carrying Fuel Oil Derails, Spills In Mississippi
Friday, January 31, 2014 A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials say.
S.Korea's GS Caltex Says Oil Leaked Into Sea, No Production Impact
Friday, January 31, 2014 A small amount of crude oil leaks into the sea off the southern coast of South Korea after a pipeline operated by GS Caltex Corp is cracked.
Israel's Back-Up Gas Supply Floats Far Offshore
Friday, January 31, 2014 Israel is the only country in the world to rely on a boat for emergency energy supplies.
Canada Regulator Approves Enbridge's Alberta Oil Pipeline Plan
Thursday, January 30, 2014 The National Energy Board recommended the federal government approve Enbridge's $1.61B plan to build an oil pipeline linking Edmonton to the province's largest storage hub at Hardisty.
Koch Abandons Bakken Oil Pipeline
Thursday, January 30, 2014 Koch Pipeline abandons plans to build a 250,000 barrels-per-day pipeline to move North Dakota Bakken crude to Illinois, a spokesman confirms.
Shale Boom Brings Latin American Oil Bonus For Indian Refiners
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 India's state-run refiners are snapping up Latin American oil after upgrading their plants, reaping the benefit of cheap prices for crudes that have lost their market in the United States to shale oil.
Republican Senators Urge Obama To Move On Keystone XL Pipeline
Friday, January 24, 2014 All 45 Republican US Senators urge President Obama to end delays and approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would connect Canada's tar sands with refiners at the Gulf of Mexico.
Clash Or Compromise Near On Iraqi-Kurdish-Turkish Oil Dispute
Friday, January 24, 2014 A headlong collision across Middle East fault lines is drawing close as Turkey, Iraq and ethnic Kurds who run their own region in between wrangle over oil exports.
Canada, US Agencies Urge Fast Action On Oil-By-Rail Safety
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Canada's TSB and the US NTSB issue three recommendations each, adding pressure on regulators to improve safety on the tracks after a series of oil-by-rail accidents in recent months.
Canadian Company Starts Keystone Pipeline In Texas
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 A Canadian company starts delivering oil through the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and its northern neighbor.
Kerry: No Rush To Decide On Keystone XL Pipeline
Friday, January 17, 2014 Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry says that the US will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
Alaska Signs Deal To Free Up Natural Gas For Export
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Alaska signs an agreement with major oil and gas firms to build an 800-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the state's North Slope to a proposed export plant and on to Asia.
PwC Sees More Shale-Driven Growth in Transportation & Logistics
Thursday, January 16, 2014 A recent PwC report foresees new shale-based growth opportunities in rail, trucking, marine and aviation.
TransCanada Will Look At Rail If Keystone Rejected
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 The chief executive of TransCanada says if the Obama admin. doesn't approve the Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to rail terminals.
Agency: US Rules For Oil On Railcars Not Likely Before 2015
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Safety standards for tank cars carrying crude oil and other hazardous material are not likely to come before next year, US Department of Transportation says.
Russia's Transneft Sees Lower Oil Exports in 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014 Transneft CEO says it expects to reduce its crude oil exports to 225 million tons in 2014 from 228 million in 2013.
Iraq's Maliki Threatens to Cut Funds If Kurds Pipe Oil to Turkey
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki threatens to cut Kurdistan's share of the federal budget if the autonomous region exports oil to Turkey via a new pipeline.