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Shell Exec Says Canada Pipeline Debacle Won't Affect LNG Decision
Monday, September 24, 2018 Shell-led LNG Canada proposes to export as much as 26 million tons per year to Asia.

Shipping Lobby Proposes Phased Start to Historic Fuel Change
Friday, September 21, 2018 The shipping industry is pressing for a phased start when tough new rules governing vessel fuel get under way in fewer than 16 months' time.

Canada Restarts Approval Process for Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline
Friday, September 21, 2018 Canada has restarted efforts to build the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion after a court quashed its permits.

Williams Seeks Green Light to Start Up Atlantic Sunrise
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Williams reported that it has achieved mechanical completion of its Atlantic Sunrise project.

Canada Shale Drillers Feel Permian Pain as Prices Collapse
Thursday, September 20, 2018 The Permian Basin isn't the only oil field facing pressure from pipeline bottlenecks.

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.

Permian Highways Desperate for Traffic Relief
Friday, September 14, 2018 US Highway 285 is a major north-south route within the Permian Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, and it's seen better days.

Iran Endures Longest Gap in China Oil Buying in at Least 3 Years
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Iran just endured the longest gap without sending oil to its biggest customer in at least three years.

US Warns Russia It May Sanction New Gas Pipeline to Germany
Thursday, September 13, 2018 US warns Russia that it may follow through on sanction threats over the construction of a major natural gas pipeline to Germany.

CFO: CN Railway Moved 50% More Crude In 3Q To Date
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Canadian National Railway Co has moved 50% more crude oil by rail during the third quarter to date.

Study Suggests Pipeline Delay Worries Among Permian Producers
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Oil producers in the Permian appear to be worried that key pipeline projects to boost takeaway capacity from the region might not hit their 2019 targeted start-up dates.

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.

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.

Norway's Largest Oil Pipeline Now in Place
Monday, September 10, 2018 The last pipe of what is now Norway's longest and largest oil pipeline has been installed next to the riser platform at the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

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.

Magellan Projects Permian Gulf Coast Pipeline Cost At $2B
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Magellan Midstream Partners LP projects it would spend about $2B to construct a proposed crude oil pipeline in the Permian.

Trudeau: Canada Might Appeal Ruling That Quashed Pipeline Approval
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 The Canadian government might appeal a court ruling that overturned federal approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

Schlumberger CEO Warns Transport Constraints To Slow Shale Gains
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Schlumberger CEO warns that bottlenecks in the largest US shale basin would slow oil production growth and investments in the region.

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline On Track Despite Sanction Risk, Operator Says
Friday, August 31, 2018 The Nord Stream 2 pipeline to transport Russian gas to Germany is progressing on schedule, its operator says.

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.

Texas' Oil Output Drops In June For First Time Since Feb. 2017
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Texas oil production fell in June from a year earlier for the first time in 16 months.

Court Quashes Canadian Approval Of Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline
Thursday, August 30, 2018 A Canadian court has overturned approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, leaving the future of the project in jeopardy.

Gazprom's Second Quarter Profit Soars On Rising Energy Prices, Sales
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Gazprom reports a surge in second-quarter net profit, beating analysts' expectations.

Wood Study Explores Modular Options for Hammerfest LNG
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Hammerfest LNG can produce 4.3 million tons per annum of LNG sourced from the 'Snow White' field in the Barents Sea.

Wyoming Oil Basin Deals Rise As Companies Look Past Permian
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Oil companies looking for the next big find are wading into the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

Permian Pipeline Constraints Cause of $1.4B in Deferred Completion Spend
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 A new quarterly forecast by Westwood finds that pipeline takeaway capacity constraints in the US' hottest shale play will see hundreds of deferred completions through 2019.

Truck Explosion At Glencore Oilfield In Chad Injures 3 And Halts Production
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 A truck caught fire and exploded on Sunday at Glencore's Mangara oilfield in Chad.

GAIL India's Online Gas Portal To Boost Transparency
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 The launch of an online portal by GAIL would ensure transparency and permit companies to understand the infrastructure further, analysts say.

Total Chief Exec Drives An Electric Car, But Only On Weekends
Monday, August 27, 2018 The chief executive of Total says that he and his wife drive an electric car - but when it comes to business, he relies on fossil fuels.

Merkel: Baltic Pipeline Won't Make Us Energy-Dependent On Russia
Friday, August 24, 2018 A planned sub-sea pipeline that will bring gas directly from Russia under the Baltic Sea will not make Germany dependent on Russia for energy, Merkel says.

Enbridge To Buy Spectra Energy For $3.3B
Friday, August 24, 2018 Enbridge says would buy its US master limited partnership Spectra Energy Partners for a sweetened deal of $3.3 billion.

Top Canadian Court Quashes City's Challenge Of Trans Mountain Pipeline
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Canada's Supreme Court dismisses an application by the City of Burnaby, British Columbia.

After Trump Attack On Russia Ties, Merkel Eyes Azeri Gas
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Azerbaijan this week to discuss the development of a southern pipeline to deliver gas to Europe from the Caspian.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium Cuts CPC Blend Export Plan by 10 Pct
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 "We ... expect to pump around 60 million tonnes, but it (the export volume), of course, depends on producers," CPC said.

Malaysia's Mahathir Cancels China-backed Rail, Pipeline Projects
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Malaysia's prime minister reportedly said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be cancelled for now.

China Shipowners Shunning Iranian Oil as U.S. Sanctions Near
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 China's shipowners are shunning Iran's oil, while the OPEC producer is using its own tankers to supply top customers as impending U.S. sanctions threaten to disrupt global crude trade.

NOC: Arson At Libyan Pipeline Causes Fire, No Significant Damage
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Libya's NOC says arson caused a fire next to a station on Libya's Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline.

US Judge Orders Review Of TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline Route
Thursday, August 16, 2018 A federal judge in Montana has ordered the US State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Azerbaijan's Jan-July Gas Exports From Shah Deniz I Fall 2.6% YOY
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Exports from the first stage of Azerbaijan's giant Shah Deniz gas field stood at 4.312 bcm in January-July this year.

Chinese Oil Importers Shun US Crude Despite Tariff Reversal
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Chinese oil importers are shying away from buying US crude.

Shell Cranks Up Zydeco Open Season
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Shell is officially seeking binding commitments for firm capacity on its Zydeco crude oil pipeline.

Russia's Putin, Germany's Merkel Will Discuss Nord Stream-2 Gas Pipeline
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the disputed, Moscow-led Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project.

Merkel, Putin To Discuss Syria, Ukraine And Energy
Monday, August 13, 2018 Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline.

Russia, Iran, And 3 Others Agree Caspian Status, But Not Borders
Monday, August 13, 2018 Iran and 4 ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, agree in principle how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea.

Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 Seeks New Route To Avoid Danish Waters
Friday, August 10, 2018 The Russia-led Nord Stream 2 consortium says it has applied to Denmark for an alternative gas pipeline route through the Baltic Sea that would avoid the Nordic state's territorial waters.

UAE Plans Pipeline From Ethiopia To Eritrea In Latest Horn of Africa Move
Friday, August 10, 2018 The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Global O&G Pipeline Sector 'to Benefit from Growing Energy Demand'
Friday, August 10, 2018 The global oil and gas pipeline sector will continue to benefit from growing demand for energy, according to oil and gas analysts at Fitch Solutions Macro Research.

Plains to Bring Permian Projects Online Early Amid Pipeline Bottlenecks
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Plains All American Pipeline LP said two West Texas crude pipeline projects would begin partial operations slightly ahead of their original schedules.

Canada's Govt May Need to Pay More to Expand Trans Mountain
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Kinder Morgan Canada said the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion will cost 26 percent more than estimated and take a year longer to complete.