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US Oil Rush Spurs 'Triangle' Trade as Output, Exports Soar
Friday, April 20, 2018 As supplies have increased and crude moved in new directions, some traders are suggesting contracts tied to landlocked Cushing should be replaced.

East Coast Booms on Export Demand for Diesel, Heating Oil
Friday, April 20, 2018 Latin American buying has helped drive strong export flows and bolster refinery margins.

Fluor Racks Up Another Galveston Bay Win
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Fluor will perform the engineering and procurement scope for Marathon Petroleum's STAR program.

Farm State Senators Demand EPA Name Recipients Of Biofuel Waivers
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 A bipartisan group of senators from US farm states presses the EPA to stop issuing hardship waivers from the nation's biofuels laws to refiners and to name the companies that already have them.

Want the Gas? Buy the Company! A New Way to Finance US LNG
Monday, April 16, 2018 Now heading a new company, Charif Souki is changing his plan of attack.

First Commercial LNG Cargo From US East Coast Hits the Seas
Monday, April 16, 2018 The first export of natural gas from the US East Coast has set sail.

EPA 'Secret' Biofuel Waivers Undercut Trump's Pledge to Farmers
Friday, April 13, 2018 Even as President Trump floats the idea of more ethanol sales, critics says moves by his EPA would undercut the support to corn farmers.

Trump Says He Will Probably Allow E15 Gasoline Sales All Year
Thursday, April 12, 2018 President Trump says his administration may allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol year-round.

Texas LNG Signs Non-Binding Deals With Chinese, Southeast Asian Buyers
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Texas LNG has signed eight non-binding deals with potential buyers of LNG.

What Will It Take to Keep Up With Shale Gas Boom? $170 Billion
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Bottlenecks on the US natural gas super highway are starting to stack up, raising concerns about whether infrastructure can be built fast enough.

EIA: Crude Stocks Post Surprise Rise As Imports Surge
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 US crude stocks rose unexpectedly last week as imports jumped and production increased to another weekly record, EIA says.

BP Teams Up with Tesla to Venture into Battery Storage for Windfarm
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 BP has teamed up with Tesla to build its first battery storage project at one of its U.S. windfarms as part of a strategy to expand its renewable energy business.

Aramco Takes Step to Integrating Petrochems into US' Biggest Refinery
Monday, April 09, 2018 Saudi Aramco took the first steps to integrating a petrochemicals business into the United States' biggest oil refinery.

Shell's Climate Push Fails to Cut Emissions as US Plants Added
Monday, April 09, 2018 Shell plans to spend as much as $2 billion a year on low-carbon energy sources and intends to halve its carbon footprint by 2050.

US Senators Ask Trump to Suspend EPA's Use of Biofuel Waivers
Monday, April 09, 2018 Five Republican senators called on Trump to temporarily halt the use of biofuels policy waivers for small oil refineries, after reports the Environmental Protection Agency had issued a recent wave of such exemptions.

Cyberattack 'Wake-Up Call' Puts Pipeline Industry in Hot Seat
Friday, April 06, 2018 A cyberattack that US natural gas pipeline owners weren't required to report has lawmakers taking a closer look at how the industry is handling such threats.

ACC Chief: US Trade War with China 'Not the Answer'
Thursday, April 05, 2018 Leaders from US trade groups urge different approach.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Gets Court Nod Over RINs Burden Relief
Thursday, April 05, 2018 A federal bankruptcy judge approved a settlement between Philadelphia Energy Solutions and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Texas Oil Output Surge Clogs Pipelines, Depresses Prices
Thursday, April 05, 2018 The Permian basin in Texas is leading the way as U.S. oil production has reached an all-time high, but the prolific output is causing bottlenecks as pipelines transporting the crude have filled up more quickly than expected.

US Ethanol Groups Bristle As EPA Frees Refiners From Biofuels Law
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 The EPA granted 25 small oil refineries hardship waivers from the nation's biofuel laws in 2017, according to an agency source.

Cyberattack Pings Data Systems of At Least Four Gas Networks
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 At least four US pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Drop As Refineries Boost Output
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 US crude stocks fell unexpectedly last week as refineries hiked output, the Energy Information Administration says.

Third Gas Pipeline Data System Shuts One Day After Cyberattack
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 A third US pipeline company reported its electronic system for communicating with customers has stopped working.

'Cyber Attack' Shut Pipeline Data System, Energy Transfer Says
Monday, April 02, 2018 A system that digitally processes customer transactions for a major pipeline network in the US was shut down after a cyber attack.

Trump EPA Moves to Cut Obama Mileage Rules on Cars, Light Trucks
Monday, April 02, 2018 The Trump administration announced that that fuel-efficiency regulations for cars and light trucks are too stringent and must be revised, formally beginning a process sought by the U.S. auto industry to rollback anti-pollution targets.

Renewable Fuel Credits Post Biggest Quarterly Loss in a Year
Monday, April 02, 2018 Prices of renewable fuel credits slumped 35.7 percent in the first three months of 2018, their biggest quarterly loss in a year, on uncertainty over the future of U.S. biofuels policy.

TECH SHOWCASE: Modular Gas-to-Petchems Plant
Friday, March 30, 2018 Technology may offer direct solution to flaring associated gas.

Texas-Sized Gas Conundrum Plagues America's Busiest Oil Play
Thursday, March 29, 2018 A pipeline shortage that's leaving gas trapped in the Permian means prices for the fuel there are the lowest of any major US hub.

Pennsylvania Judge Delivers Blow To Buckeye Effort To Reverse Pipeline
Thursday, March 29, 2018 A Pennsylvania judge urges the state's public utility commission to reject Buckeye Partners LP's proposal.

US Refiners Sitting on a Mountain of Partially Processed Gunk
Thursday, March 29, 2018 US stockpiles of 'unfinished oils' are sitting at the highest levels since 2007.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Build Unexpectedly As Imports Jump
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 US crude oil stockpiles rose unexpectedly last week as imports soared.

ETP Mariner East Liquids Pipe Spills More Fluid In Pennsylvania
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Pennsylvania environmental regulators issue another notice of violation to Energy Transfer Partners LP's Sunoco Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline.

Three Automotive Innovations That Could Change US Refining
Monday, March 26, 2018 Refiners already have two built-in resources to help weather major demand shifts.

Fluor Scores Another Texas Gulf Coast Contract Win
Monday, March 26, 2018 Fluor says that it's the company's fifth major construction project in Freeport in six years.

Cheniere Faces Ruling on Gas Leak US Sees as 'Serious Hazard'
Friday, March 23, 2018 America's first exporter of LNG from shale is awaiting a federal ruling on whether it can restart storage tanks it was forced to shut after a leak.

US Justice Dept Files Objection to Philadelphia Refiner Bankruptcy
Thursday, March 22, 2018 DOJ is not alone in its objections.

US LNG Firms Lament Bad Timing Of Steel Tariffs And China Trade Spat
Thursday, March 22, 2018 The Trump administration's planned steel tariffs and a potential trade battle with China could hurt US LNG companies.

EIA: US Crude Oil Stockpiles Fall In Week As Imports Drop
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 US crude oil stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week as imports dropped and refining rates jumped.

Perdue: US Biofuel Reform Possible Without Cap On RIN Prices
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hopes the Trump administration can make the nation's biofuel laws more affordable for oil refiners.

Filing: Pennsylvania Says Bankrupt Refiner Owes $3.8B In Taxes
Monday, March 19, 2018 The state of Pennsylvania wants a federal judge to halt the bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES).

Sources: Trump Administration Preparing List Of Possible Biofuels Tweaks
Monday, March 19, 2018 The heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department are scheduled to meet on Tuesday.

On Bleak Day, Pipeline Operators Say Tax Policy Is No Big Deal
Friday, March 16, 2018 On the worst stock-market day for U.S. pipeline operators in two years, Wall Street analysts and pipeline insiders saw reason to smile.

US Appeals Court Approves ETP's Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction
Friday, March 16, 2018 The disputed 162-mile (261-km) pipeline is an extension to an existing line, which transports crude from Nederland, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Colonial Pipeline to Pay Alabama $3.3 Mln for 2016 Spills -State Official
Friday, March 16, 2018 The settlement includes a $1.3 million civil penalty and $1.8 million in projects for the state.

Pipeline Stocks Sink as FERC Kills Key Income-Tax Allowance
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Pipeline stocks plunged after federal regulators ruled that master-limited partnerships can no longer receive a credit for income taxes they don't pay.

Shell Warns Against Proposed Magellan Oil Trading Arm
Thursday, March 15, 2018 The US trading arm of Shell urges regulators to stick to their ruling.

Oil and Gas Industry Addresses Climate Change via Innovation
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 In Colorado alone, emissions from oil and gas development were poised to fall by one-third for 2017.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Up, Gasoline Supply Drops On Big Demand
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 US crude stocks rose last week, but refined product inventories fell more than expected, with gasoline demand rising to a seven-month high, EIA says.

US Energy Pipeline Developers To Seek Exemptions To Steel Tariff
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 US energy pipeline developers say they intend to pursue exemptions to the Trump Administration's proposed steel tariffs.

West Virginia Orders ETP To Stop Some Work On Rover Natgas Pipe
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Environmental regulators in West Virginia ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to again halt work on its Rover natural gas pipeline.