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Cruz Urges Biofuels Policy Revamp At Rally For Bankrupt US Refinery
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Republican Senator urges Trump's administration to push for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy to save refinery jobs.

Tellurian Launches Open Season for Haynesville/Bossier Pipeline
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The $1.4 billion project could begin service in mid-2023, says company.

Refiner Goes Belly-Up After Big Payouts To Carlyle Group
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Although little oil flowed, plenty of money did.

US Oil's Costly Again as It's Stored Less and Shipped More
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Dwindling volumes at the biggest US oil storage hub and the potential for bigger cargoes to sail overseas is giving American crude a premium sheen once again.

Pipeline Group Warns Trump Admin Steel Finding Could Curb Job Creation
Monday, February 19, 2018 Commerce Department sees national security threat from steel imports.

Media: Cleanup Underway After Centurion Pipeline Oil Spill In Oklahoma
Monday, February 19, 2018 A cleanup is underway after oil spilled into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma.

US Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China
Monday, February 19, 2018 The flood of US oil exports stepped up a gear after the first fully laden supertanker sailed from an American port.

Meeting the Corrosion Protection Needs of the Booming Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, February 16, 2018 With the surge of pipelines in the US pipeline protection should be at the forefront.

Andeavor To Run Refineries Up To 96% Combined Capacity In 1Q
Friday, February 16, 2018 Andeavor says it plans to run its 10 US refineries up to 96% of their combined capacity.

Trump Nominee For Key US Energy Post Says Would Oppose Russia Pipeline
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Trump's nominee for a top State Department energy position says he would oppose Russia's proposed natural gas pipeline

EIA: US Oil Stocks Rise, Refining Rates Cut
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 US crude stocks rose last week as refineries cut output, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories fell, the EIA says.

America Wants to Make Its Own Massive Offshore Wind Turbines
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 With state officials eyeing $56B of wind farm projects off the American coastline, developers are worried the turbines will need to be stamped with a big 'Made in the USA.'

Shell's Pivot to Renewables Sharpens With California Deal
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Shell, the world's second-biggest oil company, is expanding its bet on renewable energy.

Trump Tells Lawmakers He Would Support 25-Cent Gas Tax Increase
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 President Donald Trump told lawmakers he would support a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal gasoline and diesel taxes.

US Supertanker Terminal Set to Export Oil for First Time
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The nation's top imports terminal is testing one of the industry's biggest tankers to load an export cargo for the first time.

A Powerful Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the US.

Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The battle between US farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again.

Cheniere LNG Output Unaffected By Shutdown Of Louisiana Storage Tanks
Monday, February 12, 2018 Cheniere says LNG production from its Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana will not be affected.

Williams Seeks Rehearing Of NY Denial Of Constitution Natgas Pipe
Monday, February 12, 2018 Consortium asks US federal energy regulators to review their order related to a water quality permit.

With CNPC Deal, Cheniere's Train 3 at Corpus Christi Becomes More Likely
Friday, February 09, 2018 CNPC unit to buy roughly 1.2 mtpa of LNG through 2043.

ExxonMobil Hits Baytown Ethane Cracker Milestone
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Production set to begin later this year.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Rise On Record Output, Fuel Supply Up Too
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 US crude stocks rose last week even though refineries hiked output, which also boosted gasoline and distillate inventories, the EIA says.

Pennsylvania C-store Chain Leans Natural, Organic and Alternative
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Cleopatra Resources' American Natural brand combines two disparate experiences. PHOTO SOURCE: American Natural.

EIB Approves 1.5 Bln Euro Loan for TAP Gas Pipeline
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 The European Investment Bank on Tuesday approved a 1.5 billion euro loan for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).

US FERC Allows ETP Rover Natgas Pipe to Recommence Ohio Drill
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Energy Transfer is working to complete its Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the first quarter.

Sasol Completes $1 Billion Wax Plant Expansion in South Africa
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Sasol, the world's top maker of motor fuel from coal, has increasingly diversified.

Louisiana Methanol FEED Contract Goes to CB&I
Monday, February 05, 2018 The $3.6 billion complex will reportedly be the world's largest methanol plant.

ETP Rover Natgas Pipe Seeks US FERC OK To Resume Ohio Drill
Monday, February 05, 2018 Energy Transfer Partners LP provided US federal energy regulators with an analysis of residential water wells in the vicinity of the company's drilling site under the Tuscarawas River in Ohio.

ExxonMobil Profit Misses Street On Refining, Chemical Weakness
Friday, February 02, 2018 ExxonMobil posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit due to falling production and weakness in its chemical and refining operations.

Refiners Valero, Marathon See Upbeat 2018 On Global Growth
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Valero and Marathon Petroleum expect strong global economic growth to spur demand for oil in 2018.

EPA Chief: Philadelphia Refinery Bankruptcy Shows Need For Biofuel Reform
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The head of EPA says nation's biofuel policy needs an overhaul.

US Refiners Talk Expansion After Reaping Billions in Tax Gains
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The biggest independent refiners in the US are lining their pockets with billions of dollars in tax reform windfalls.

US Shale Growth Could Support Caribbean Oil Storage Owners
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Caribbean oil terminals hurt by dwindling Venezuelan supply and a market that encourages traders to pull oil out of tank may get a shot in the arm from US shale.

ExxonMobil: Permian Growth Benefits to Reach Baton Rouge
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Southeast Louisiana refinery to feel impact of West Texas production hike, says super-major.

U.S. EPA Reverses Policy on 'Major Sources' of Pollution
Friday, January 26, 2018 "It will reduce regulatory burden for industries and the states, while continuing to ensure stringent and effective controls on hazardous air pollutants," said an EPA official.

Kemp: Fast-growing Global Trade Is Boosting Fuel Demand
Friday, January 26, 2018 Freight movements are being driven by an increase in coal deliveries to power plants, as well as increases in oil and gas drilling.

Tanker With Russian Gas to Land in Boston Over the Weekend
Friday, January 26, 2018 The tanker carrying Russian natural gas that's been sitting outside of Boston Harbor for days will probably land over the weekend, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ohio Again Asks FERC To Block Drilling For Rover Natgas Pipeline Project
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Ohio environmental regulators again asked federal energy regulators to order Energy Transfer Partners to cease drilling operations.

Hess-Targa Gas Plant to Curb Bakken Flaring
Thursday, January 25, 2018 New gas plant to support North Dakota's flaring-reduction goals, says governor.

Kemp: US Natural Gas Bears Caught By Return Of Winter
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 US natural gas prices have bounced sharply from their lows in December after a sustained spell of exceptionally cold temperatures pushed stocks near to the bottom of their five-year range.

Trafigura, Plains Sign Deal To Ship Oil To Corpus Christi
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Commodities trading house Trafigura signs a long-term agreement with Plains All American Pipeline.

Biggest US East Coast Oil Refinery Files for Bankruptcy
Monday, January 22, 2018 Philadelphia Energy Solutions files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

US Refiners Are Riding High With Strong Margins, Tax Boost
Friday, January 19, 2018 US refiners are off to a strong start start in 2018, even as competitors elsewhere are hitting harder times.

Ohio Again Asks US Regulators To Stop Drilling On Rover Natgas Pipe
Friday, January 19, 2018 Ohio environmental regulators asked federal energy regulators to order Energy Transfer Partners LP to cease drilling operations on the Rover natural gas pipeline.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Drop, Led By Record Outflow From Cushing Hub
Thursday, January 18, 2018 US crude oil stocks fell for a ninth straight week, led by a record drawdown at the US storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, EIA says.

Frigid Blast to South Hits Refineries as Power Prices Spike
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A blast of Arctic air pushing deep into the South hindered refinery operations in the region, sent natural gas prices soaring and drove electricity demand in Texas to a record high.

Cheniere Signs 15-year LNG Supply Pact with Trader Trafigura
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 LNG deliveries to Trafigura, one of the biggest independent traders of the fuel, will begin in 2019, Cheniere said.

Shell Ventures Back Into Solar
Monday, January 15, 2018 Shell agrees to acquire a stake in a US solar company, 12 years after exiting the sector.

US Upholds NY Denial Of Constitution Natgas Pipe
Friday, January 12, 2018 Energy regulators reject Williams Cos' request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to NY.

Ohio Officials Worry About Possible New Spills From Rover Natgas Pipe
Friday, January 12, 2018 Ohio environmental regulators told federal energy regulators the state has significant concerns about the potential for a spill from Energy Transfer Partners' drilling.