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Oil Hungry Asia Lures 20 US Crude Carrying Tankers
Wednesday, December 02, 2020A fleet of around 20 tankers laden with U.S. crude oil is expected to leave for Asia this month as the region continues to outpace the rest of the world in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Oil Sands Link to US Midwest Gets Final Approval
Tuesday, December 01, 2020An Enbridge Inc. pipeline that will help ship more Canadian crude to the US Midwest has received final approval.

Is Nord Stream 2 Bypassing US Sanctions?
Tuesday, December 01, 2020Nord Stream 2 has picked a ship to finish laying sections of its pipeline under the Baltic Sea, a German agency overseeing the work said.

Gazprom Sets Date to Resume Nord Stream 2 Pipelay
Monday, November 30, 2020Russia can probably get around the latest US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and complete the controversial pipeline, according to industry executives and analysts.

KXL Indigenous Investors Plan to Get Financing by Q1
Friday, November 27, 2020The indigenous group seeking to buy a stake in TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline expects to secure financing by the first quarter of next year.

Natural Gas Helps to Shrink Energy Poverty Gap
Friday, November 27, 2020A recent industry report finds that natural gas can help to mitigate energy poverty in the United States.

Stronger Oil Curve Points to Cushing Glut Relief
Thursday, November 26, 2020Oil stockpiles at America's largest storage hub are set to unwind with the market showing real signs of strength for the first time since the pandemic crushed global demand.

Snam Sets Ambitious Zero Emissions Goal
Wednesday, November 25, 2020Italian gas pipeline operator Snam SpA set an ambitious net zero-emissions target for 2040 and raised guidance as it continues to invest in green energy and joint hydrogen projects.

Demand Rising for LNG and Oil Cargoes
Sunday, November 22, 2020Here's a recap of articles from the past week that garnered the attention of Rigzone's downstream readers.

TRP and NLE Make $1B Keystone XL Deal
Friday, November 20, 2020TC Energy Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) and Natural Law Energy have signed a deal which allows NLE to make an equity investment of up to $1 billion in the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Survey Projects Sharp Drop in Thanksgiving Driving
Thursday, November 19, 2020Only 35% of Americans will travel by car this year, down from 65% a year ago, according to survey from retail fuel tracker GasBuddy.

Greenpeace Applauds UK Plan to End Internal Combustion Engine Car Sales
Wednesday, November 18, 2020Boris Johnson on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping package of measures designed to zero out Britain's greenhouse gas pollution by mid-century.

Oil Bidding War Underway Among Asian Refiners
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Buying interest across Asia for crudes from Russia, the US and the Middle East has been strong.

Sapura Bags Major Middle East Contract
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Sapura Energy Berhad (KLSE: SAPNRG) has announced a major contract win in the Middle East via its subsidiary Sapura Fabrication Sdn Bhd – Qatar Branch.

British PM Eyes Banning Gasoline and Diesel Car Sales
Monday, November 16, 2020UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is weighing controversial proposals to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade.

Michigan Ramps Up Battle with Enbridge
Friday, November 13, 2020Enbridge's battle with Michigan escalated on Friday as the governor took new legal action to shut down a key pipeline.

RV and Truck Sales Point to Strong 2021 Oil Demand
Friday, November 13, 2020Check out this review of oil and gas market hits and misses for the week ending Nov. 13, 2020.

Refiner Gets Creative to Combat Fuel Glut
Friday, November 13, 2020China's biggest refiner is eyeing a creative strategy to help rid Asia of a persistent diesel glut.

Traffic Data Offer Reason for Cautious Oil Demand Optimism
Thursday, November 12, 2020Data suggest countries accounting for more than 70% of global petroleum consumption are faring a lot better this time around than during previous lockdowns.

San Francisco Imposes Natural Gas Ban
Thursday, November 12, 2020California towns and cities remain at the forefront of a push to phase out the use of gas in homes and buildings.

Enbridge Joins Net Zero Bandwagon
Friday, November 06, 2020The pipeline giant also established an interim target of reducing the intensity of greenhouse-gas emissions from its operations by 35% by 2030.

Global Gas Trading Hub Moves
Tuesday, November 03, 2020The Dutch natural gas market is reinforcing its position as one of the most important trading hubs in the world.

Foes of $3.8B Pipeline Seek Payback If Biden Wins
Friday, October 30, 2020A Biden administration could make an example of an oil pipeline project that has been in the crosshairs of climate activists, celebrities and Native Americans.

Petronas Investigating Vessel-Rig Collision
Thursday, October 29, 2020Petronas has announced that investigations are ongoing into the cause of the incident involving the MV Dayang Topaz vessel, which collided with platform structures at the Baram field on October 27.

Pipeline CEO Sees Signal for Higher Oil Prices
Wednesday, October 28, 2020The recovery in demand coupled with US shale retrenchment could lead to higher oil prices as soon as in the second half of 2021, according to a top US pipeline exec.

Freight Provides US Oil Demand Lifeline
Wednesday, October 28, 2020US Federal Highway Administration data show that large trucks have driven 5% more miles over the last four weeks than they did a year ago.

Keystone Faces Biden Risk
Tuesday, October 27, 2020If Joe Biden is elected, he says he'll block it -- and the pandemic may help him kill the project for good.

Pipelay Project Could Be Worth $250MM to TechnipFMC
Sunday, October 25, 2020Here's a review of articles from the past week that caught the attention of Rigzone's downstream audience.

Trucking Provides Rare Boost to Europe Oil Demand
Friday, October 23, 2020The freight surge is being driven by a boom in e-commerce during the coronavirus outbreak.

Texas Study Links More Than 238,000 Jobs to Pipelines
Wednesday, October 21, 2020A new study finds ongoing operations and construction in Texas' pipeline industry provided nearly $49 billion in economic impact last year.

Fluor Unit Wins Peru Pipeline Contract
Wednesday, October 21, 2020Fluor's Stork subsidiary will provide pipeline maintenance services under a consortium. PHOTO SOURCE: BusinessWire

Israel and UAE Eye Pipeline Linking Red and Med Seas
Tuesday, October 20, 2020Israel and the UAE have opened talks over an oil pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean.

TechnipFMC Gets Significant Equinor EPCI Deal
Monday, October 19, 2020TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI, PARIS: FTI) has been awarded a 'significant' EPCI contract by Equinor for the Breidablikk pipelay.

Texas Dealmaker Pursues Another Path
Sunday, October 18, 2020Here's a look back at some of the most viewed Rigzone articles tied to the downstream from the past week.

Abu Dhabi Invests $2.1B in Adnoc Pipelines
Thursday, October 15, 2020Abu Dhabi institutional investors are paying $2.1 billion for a stake in a natural gas pipelines unit run by Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.

Equinor Signs Microsoft MOU
Thursday, October 15, 2020Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to explore ways to support the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage project.

New Caspian Pipeline to Reshape Europe Gas Market
Tuesday, October 13, 2020The new link will shift the dynamic of a market that gets much of its gas supplies from Russia and the North Sea.

Nord Stream 2 Urgency Diminishes
Tuesday, October 13, 2020After two warm winters and the coronavirus pandemic, demand for gas used for heat and power generation is sagging across Europe.

$7.6B Fine Raises New Legal Questions for Gazprom
Friday, October 09, 2020Poland's antitrust watchdog slapped a $7.6 billion fine on Gazprom PJSC over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Delta Threatens Louisiana Energy Hub Still Reeling from Laura
Friday, October 09, 2020The oil, petrochemicals and LNG hub remains fully exposed.

Pipeline Billionaire Steps Down
Friday, October 09, 2020Kelcy Warren, the Dallas billionaire, is stepping down as chief executive officer of Energy Transfer LP.

Gassco and ABB Award Contracts for Simulator
Friday, October 09, 2020BPT will deliver a simulator for a gas receiving terminal in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Chevron Doubles Down on Renewable Natural Gas
Thursday, October 08, 2020Chevron Corp. is doubling down on its plan to turn cow manure into renewable natural gas.

$11B Gazprom Pipeline Project Faces Nearly $8B Fine
Wednesday, October 07, 2020Nord Stream 2 will feed gas from Siberia into the continental European grid.

Centurion Sets Service Date for Permian Pipeline
Wednesday, October 07, 2020The oil pipeline will run from Midland to Crane, Texas.

Texas Oil Pipeline Operators Slash Fees As Demand Plunges
Tuesday, October 06, 2020US oil pipeline operators are slashing fees to encourage customers in Texas to keep using their networks to ship barrels to the Gulf Coast.

$1.5B TC Energy Deal Would Mark MLP Retreat
Monday, October 05, 2020TC Energy Corp. offered to buy all the shares of TC PipeLines LP it doesn't already own for about $1.48 billion.

Data Show Surge in September Saudi Oil Exports
Friday, October 02, 2020Saudi Arabia increased oil shipments in September, offsetting lower flows from the United Arab Emirates.

Indigenous Ownership Could Clear Path for Keystone XL
Wednesday, September 30, 2020Some of Canada's indigenous communities, such as those in the above stock photo from the 2015 Calgary Stampede, could gain stakes in energy projects.

Oil Sands Producers Eye Rail Link for Asia Exports
Monday, September 28, 2020US President Donald Trump's decision to approve a rail link between Canada and Alaska could open up an export route to Asia for Alberta's struggling oil sands producers.