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Market Balanced, No Cause for Alarm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 The market is still relatively in a state of balance and there is no cause for alarm, the OPEC Secretary-General tells Bloomberg.

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Blocked
Friday, November 09, 2018 TransCanada Corp.'s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project was blocked by a Montana federal judge pending further environmental review.

Major Tanker Port Restarts After Vessel Collision
Friday, November 09, 2018 The Sture terminal and the Kollsnes plant resumed operations Thursday afternoon.

Trading in Biggest Natural Gas ETF Heats Up
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Trading in the largest exchange-traded fund tracking natural gas futures is heating up as the US faces a cold blast.

Gasoline Retailers Face Supply Shortage Due to Mexico Fuel Theft
Thursday, November 01, 2018 BP Plc and Total SA are among international gasoline retailers that are facing a supply shortage in Mexico.

Oil and Gas Travel to Pack More Tech in 2019
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Efforts to protect the safety of workers traveling to and from oil and gas installations worldwide should become more technologically sophisticated in 2019.

Trump Admin Approves First Oil Production Facility in Federal Arctic Waters
Thursday, October 25, 2018 The Trump administration has authorized Hilcorp's plan to build an artificial gravel island in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and use it to extract crude.

NY Sues ExxonMobil on Climate Change
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Lawyers for ExxonMobil stood before a New York judge in August and told the state's attorney general to 'put up or shut up.'

White House Backed Big Oil Over EPA on Finding Methane Leaks
Friday, October 19, 2018 White House officials pushed the EPA to maximize savings for the oil industry despite the agency's concern.

Chevron Donates $500K for Hurricane Relief
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Chevron announces a contribution of $500,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to assist with efforts to recover from the damage done by Hurricane Michael.

Saudis Break 45-Year Taboo with Veiled Oil Threat
Monday, October 15, 2018 Riyadh makes what many read as a veiled threat to use the kingdom's oil wealth as a political weapon.

Oil Pipeline Fire in Nigeria Kills 60
Monday, October 15, 2018 A Nigerian oil pipeline fire last week has claimed dozens of lives, according to news reports.

Return to Normal for Irving After Refinery Incident
Friday, October 12, 2018 Irving Oil is beginning to return to 'normal and safe operations' following a major incident at its Saint John refinery in Canada.

Gas Deliveries Resuming as Cold Descends on British Columbia
Friday, October 12, 2018 High-rise apartment buildings, factories and other industrial customers in western Canada are receiving natural gas again, three days after an Enbridge pipeline explosion deliveries.

Gas Flows Resume After Canada Pipe Rupture Hits Oil Refiners
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Natural gas has begun flowing again on a pipeline in British Columbia after a rupture on an adjacent line forced oil refineries in Washington to cut output.

Gasoline Prices Surge in Northwest After Canada Gas-Pipe Rupture
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 A natural gas pipeline rupture in British Columbia is forcing refineries in Washington to cut output.

Oil Climbs as Storm Halts Output
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Crude traded near $75 a barrel as storm Michael in the US strengthened and shut some oil output.

Major Incident at St John Refinery in Canada
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Irving Oil has announced that a 'major incident' has occurred at its Saint John refinery in Canada.

BP and ENI Team Up for Libya EPSA Restart
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Libya's NOC, BP and Eni sign an agreement expected to lead to BP and Eni working together to resume exploration activities on a major exploration and production contract.

UK Offshore Sees Continued Safety Improvement
Thursday, October 04, 2018 The UK's offshore oil and gas industry continued to see improvement across a range of health and safety indicators last year, according to a new report.

Apache Ditches 3-3 Rota in North Sea
Friday, September 28, 2018 Apache North Sea confirms that the offshore work rota for all Apache staff onboard company operated assets in the North Sea will change from a 3-3 system to a 2-3 system.

A Breakthrough for Hydraulic Fracturing
Friday, September 28, 2018 A revolutionary groundwater quality study provides new evidence that 'fracking' operations are safe to nearby water sources.

OGCI Sets First Collective Methane Target
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative has set its first collective methane target for member companies.

California Eyes Higher EV Subsidy
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 California will hold a hearing this week on offering a $4,500 subsidy for each pure electric vehicle sold in the state, up from the current $2,500.

UK Union Members Ask Total CEO to Intervene in Dispute
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Members of UK union Unite at Total E&P have written an open letter to Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and CEO of Total, requesting his personal intervention in a dispute.

Exxon, Chevron and Occidental Join Oil and Gas Climate Group
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Supermajors Exxon and Chevron along with Occidental Petroleum are the latest three companies to join group committed to addressing climate change.

Shell UK Outlines New Work Rota for Central North Sea Assets
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Shell UK reveals Tuesday that it will change its offshore operating model on its central North Sea assets.

Trump Relaxes Obama Curbs on Flaring Gas From Wells on US Land
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 The Trump administration finalized a rollback of Obama-era limits on methane that is leaked, vented or flared from oil and gas wells on federal lands.

UK Union Postpones North Sea Strike
Monday, September 17, 2018 UK union Unite postpones a 12-hour strike scheduled for Monday on the Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin platforms in the North Sea.

Shell Outlines Methane Emissions Intensity Target for O&G Assets
Monday, September 17, 2018 Royal Dutch Shell plc announces a target to maintain methane emissions intensity below 0.2% by 2025.

Deadly Gas Explosions Near Boston Put Focus on Pipe Safety
Friday, September 14, 2018 Federal investigators were dispatched to three towns outside Boston after dozens of explosions and fires along the natural gas network left at least one person dead and 13 injured.

Shippers Fear Engine Failures as Industry is Forced to Upgrade its Fuel
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Add oil tankers breaking down at sea to the list of things shipping companies are worrying about as they brace for a once-in-a-generation overhaul to the kind of fuel the industry must consume.

Hurricane Florence May Make Gas More Expensive, Shut Terminals
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Hurricane Florence may make gasoline more expensive along the East Coast.

Trump Admin Proposes Relaxing Obama-Era Methane Mandates
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 The Trump administration proposes relaxing Obama-era mandates meant to block rogue methane leaks from oil and gas wells, part of a broader assault.

Islamic State Claims Tripoli Attack, Says Oil Fields 'Legitimate Target'
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of Libya's main oil company in Tripoli.

WTI Rises 2.5 Percent on Hurricane Threat
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Crude oil and reformulated gasoline surged as three named tropical systems churned in the Atlantic Ocean.

Energy Transfer Says Natgas Pipeline Fire In Pennsylvania Put Out
Monday, September 10, 2018 Energy Transfer Partners says a fire on its 24-inch natural gas gathering line was extinguished in Beaver County.

Nigerian Gas Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 35
Monday, September 10, 2018 At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured when a gas tanker exploded in northern Nigerian state of Nasarawa.

China Watchdog Says PetroChina Pipeline Runs Through Nature Reserve
Friday, September 07, 2018 China's environmental watchdog said a section of PetroChina's fuel pipeline passing through Hebei has encroached on a nature reserve in the northern part of the province.

Several Tankers Stalled Outside Sabine Pass Following Pipe Incident
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Several vessels were stalled and unable to enter the Sabine Pass shipping channel near the Texas-Louisiana border.

BSEE: US Crude Oil, Natgas Production Recovering After Gordon
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Crude oil and natural gas production recovering in the northern Gulf of Mexico after Gordon.

US Energy Operations Begin Recovering After Tropical Storm Gordon
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Energy companies and port operators along the US Gulf Coast took steps to resume operations after Tropical Storm Gordon.

Norway's Equinor To Start Drilling Brazil's Carcara Field In 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Equinor says it will begin drilling in Brazil's North Carcara oil field in 2018.

Storm Gordon Halts Some Energy Production In US Gulf
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Tropical Storm Gordon has shut 9.23% of daily crude oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Oil Prices Jump As Gulf Of Mexico Rigs Evacuated
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Oil prices rose after the evacuation of two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms in preparation for a hurricane.

Varo Declares Force Majeure On Supplies After German Refinery Fire
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Varo Energy has declared force majeure on fuel deliveries to its customers after a fire.

Oil Traders Weigh Gordon's Impact
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 A US Gulf Coast storm, unrest in Libya and news concerning Venezuela and Iran contributed to an uptick in crude oil prices Tuesday.

Diesel Guzzler Indian Railways Turns To Natural Gas To Cut Cost
Thursday, August 30, 2018 India's state railways sign a preliminary deal with gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd to use natural gas in some of its operations.

Drowning in Dirty Water, Permian Needs $22B to Stay Afloat
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America's most prolific oil play, the problem isn't too little water, it's too much of it.

Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines To Power N. Sea Oilfields
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Equinor is considering whether to build a pioneering offshore wind farm with floating turbines to supply electricity to 2 North Sea oilfields.