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Ex-Schlumberger Chief to Acquire Biggest Shale Pipe Servicer
Friday, October 19, 2018 Sentinel plans to acquire Strike LLC and take the dominant US pipeline services company public.

1 MMbpd Pipeline to Link Permian to Deepwater Ports
Thursday, October 18, 2018 JupiterMLP is building a 670-mile oil pipeline linking the Permian to Texas' three deepwater ports.

Warburg Pincus Is Said to Mull $3B Navitas Sale
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Buyout firm Warburg Pincus is considering a sale of natural gas pipeline and processing company Navitas Midstream Partners LLC, sources say.

Senator Says LNG Exports Curb Geopolitical Mischief
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 LNG exports provide dash of geopolitical benefits, says US senator.

Tallgrass and Silver Creek Grow Powder Basin JV
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Midstream companies Tallgrass Energy and Silver Creek Midstream are expanding their joint venture in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

LNG Project in South Texas Advances
Monday, October 15, 2018 NextDecade has secured a draft EIS from FERC for its Rio Grande LNG project.

Technip Wins Contract for Louisiana LNG Proposal
Monday, October 15, 2018 Commonwealth LNG has signed an engineering services contract with TechnipFMC.

Shell Hits Milestone at Pennsylvania Site
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 An April 2018 aerial view of Shell's Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex construction site in Beaver County, Pa.

Noble Midstream, Salt Creek to Build Pipeline System in Delaware Basin
Thursday, October 04, 2018 The two companies enter into a joint venture to build a pipeline system in West Texas.

Troubled $4.6B Pipe Hits New Snag on Surprise Ruling
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 A $4.6 billion shale gas pipeline that's already been delayed by about a year is facing yet another setback after a court unexpectedly vacated a key permit.

New Nafta Drops Relic of Energy Crises Past Assuring Oil Exports
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 With the US gushing oil at record levels, America apparently no longer needs to preserve Canada as its emergency crude supplier.

ExxonMobil Cranks Up New Unit in Beaumont
Thursday, September 27, 2018 ExxonMobil adds fuels production in Beaumont.

MPLX Buys Lower Mississippi Export Terminal
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Marathon Petroleum's master limited partnership will rename the facility the Mt. Airy Terminal.

Chinese LNG Tariffs Won't Derail US Exports
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Additional tariffs announced recently by the Chinese government won't have a significant impact on US LNG exports over the next few months, according to a new report.

Major Crude Buyer Increasing US Purchases
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 SK Innovation Co. is increasing purchases from America to make up for the drop in Iranian oil shipments before US sanctions come into effect, according to a company spokesperson.

Mississippi River LNG Project Would Link to Appalachia, Midcontinent
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Pointe LNG has asked FERC to begin pre-filing review for an LNG project downriver from New Orleans.

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.

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.

New US LNG Projects May Feel Pinch from Latest Salvos in US-China Trade War
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 What could the most recent chapter in the ongoing US-China trade dispute mean for the growing US LNG export market?

KBR, ConocoPhillips to Develop Off-the-Shelf LNG Tech
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 KBR and ConocoPhillips will jointly develop a standardized, mid-scale LNG train for both greenfield and brownfield projects.

Vitol Boosts Cheniere's Growth Plans with 15-year Deal
Monday, September 17, 2018 The deal 'continues Cheniere's commercial momentum and supports our growth plans,' stated the company's CEO.

Solar With Batteries Cheaper Than Gas in Parts of US Southwest
Monday, September 17, 2018 Natural gas-fired power plants will be facing more price competition from solar farms in some parts of the US.

CVR Seeks Bids for Oklahoma Tank Farm
Monday, September 17, 2018 CVR Refining, LP plans to sell its crude oil tank farm assets in the oil pricing hub of Cushing, Okla.

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.

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.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Fall More Than Expected To Below 400 Million Bbls
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 US crude oil inventories fell more than expected last week while gasoline and distillate inventories rose as refiners ramped up production.

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

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.

Repsol Signs 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Calcasieu Pass Developer
Friday, September 07, 2018 Commercial operations at Calcasieu Pass LNG could start in 2022.

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.

EIA: US Crude Oil Stockpiles Decline More Than Expected Last Week
Thursday, September 06, 2018 US crude stockpiles fell more than expected last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose, EIA says.

Delta Air Lines Seeks Buyers For A Stake In Its Refining Subsidiary
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Delta Air Lines has hired two investment banks to offer a stake in its Monroe Energy refining subsidiary.

Enterprise Breaks Ground on Another NGL Expansion
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Enterprise Products Partners LP begins construction of a new NGL fractionator adjacent to its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

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.

Appalachia Group Awards Contract for $3.4B Ethane Storage Hub
Friday, August 31, 2018 Parsons will conduct the Pre-FEED and FEED phases of the proposed infrastructure development.

Par Pacific Shares Jump On Acquisition, Plans To Expand
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Par Pacific Holdings shares jumped after the refiner said it would acquire assets from its rival in Hawaii.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Drop More Than Expected In Week
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 US crude stocks fell more than forecast last week, the Energy Information Administration says.

New Texas Methanol Plant Reaches Turning Point
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 The Natgasoline Plant in Beaumont has successfully ramped up to full utilization.

Fire Breaks Out At Plains All American Crude Tank Near Wichita Falls, Texas
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a Plains All American Pipeline crude storage tank east of Wichita Falls.

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.

ExxonMobil Seeking to Buy Renewable Energy for Delivery in Texas
Monday, August 27, 2018 ExxonMobil has been looking to buy renewable energy for delivery in Texas, according to people familiar with the matter.

SemGroup Adds to Houston-Galveston's Newfound Net-Exporter Status
Friday, August 24, 2018 A unit of SemGroup's newest deep-water dock along the Houston Ship Channel can handle up to Suezmax-size vessels.

LyondellBasell Marks 'Historic Moment' Near Houston
Thursday, August 23, 2018 LyondellBasell officially broke ground on a $2.4B propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) project. SOURCE: LyondellBasell

EIA: US Crude Stocks Draw Down As Refining Runs Hold Near Record High
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 US crude oil stockpiles fell more than expected last week as imports declined and refinery runs held close to record highs, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose.

Early SPR Release Could 'At Least Optically' Help Trump Achieve Goal
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 The U.S. sale of 11 million barrels of oil from its emergency stockpile will likely do little to offset the impact of sanctions on Iran.

AAA: US Motorists Buying Less Gasoline, Paying Less for It
Monday, August 20, 2018 With some exceptions, motorists throughout the United States are gradually paying less for regular unleaded gasoline, the AAA reports.

US Approves Cheniere Bid To Feed First Gas To Texas LNG Plant
Friday, August 17, 2018 The US energy regulator has approved a request by Cheniere Energy to feed the first gas into its new LNG facility in Texas.

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.

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.

EIA: US Crude Oil Stockpiles Rise Unexpectedly In Week
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 US crude stocks rose unexpectedly last week, while gasoline stocks decreased and distillate inventories grew, EIA says.