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Sleepless Nights for US Gas Traders
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Welcome to the new world market for natural gas, where computers never sleep and, apparently, neither do traders.

Maiden LNG Cargo Leaves Corpus Christi
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Cheniere reports that the first commissioning cargo of LNG has loaded and departed from its Corpus Christi liquefaction terminal.

Louisiana Offshore Port Ships Most Oil Ever on Supertankers
Friday, December 07, 2018 The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is pushing out the most crude it's shipped in any one month since the terminal began supertanker exports in February.

Louisiana LNG Contract Goes to Kiewit
Friday, December 07, 2018 Kiewit has won the EPC contract for Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass LNG export project.

Bakken Refinery Contract Goes to McDermott
Thursday, December 06, 2018 McDermott International will finalize the FEED for the grassroots Davis Refinery in the Bakken formation.

US Becomes a Net Oil Exporter for First Time in 75 Years
Thursday, December 06, 2018 America turned into a net oil exporter last week, breaking 75 years of continued dependence on foreign oil and marking a pivotal.

Permian Pipeline to Access Texas Deepwater Ports
Friday, November 30, 2018 Jupiter Energy Group has launched its 90-day open season for binding shipper commitments on the Jupiter Pipeline

Alaska Earthquake Threatens Oil Exports
Friday, November 30, 2018 A magnitude 7 earthquake struck Alaska early Friday, shutting the state's most important oil pipeline.

Trump Boosts Biofuel Quotas
Friday, November 30, 2018 The Trump administration ordered oil companies to blend more renewable fuel into gasoline and diesel next year.

EPA to Keep Exempting Refineries From Biofuel Mandates
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 The Trump administration has decided to keep waiving some oil refineries from US biofuel mandates.

Williams Seeks Buyers for Stake in Wyoming Pipeline
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Williams Cos. is seeking buyers for its stake in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services.

Par Pacific Buys US Oil and Refining for $358MM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Par Pacific's acquisition of Tacoma, WA based US Oil will significantly boost the company's mainland refining and logistics presence.

Louisiana Port Developers Acquire Site
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 The Plaquemines Liquids Terminal would open up to 20 million barrels of storage for both crude oil and refined products and export facilities capable of loading Suezmax and VLCC vessels.

EPA to Hold Biofuel Quotas for Gasoline Steady for 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 The Trump administration is set to order refiners to use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels.

Corpus Christi Port Project Nears Funding Halfway Point
Monday, November 26, 2018 The Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project will cost an estimated $360 million.

Florida LNG Project Clears Hurdle
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 An aerial rendering of the Jacksonville Export Project. SOURCE: Business Wire

China's Tariffs: A Headache for the Next Wave of US Natgas Export Projects?
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 What effect will Trump's tariffs have on US LNG exporters in particular and LNG trade?

US Gasoline Price Approaches Level for Last Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 AAA contends that motorists should add cheaper gasoline prices to their list of 'things for which to be thankful' this Thanksgiving.

Corpus Christi LNG Export Facility Starts Production
Friday, November 16, 2018 Cheniere Energy has begun producing LNG from its Corpus Christi Liquefaction project in Texas' Coastal Bend region.

Lagging Gas Storage Finally Triggers Market Reaction
Thursday, November 15, 2018 The reality of the low level of supplies has suddenly awoken gas prices from their months-long slumber.

US Set to Export Petroleum Like It's 1949
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 IHS Markit contends that the total 2017 US merchandise trade deficit was nearly $250 billion lower than it would have been otherwise had the petroleum trade deficit remained at the 2007 level.

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Blocked
Friday, November 09, 2018 TransCanada Corp.'s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project was blocked by a Montana federal judge pending further environmental review.

Trump Admin-approved Iran Oil Buyers Line Up
Friday, November 09, 2018 Armed with waivers to keep importing Iranian oil without running afoul of U.S. sanctions, some of the Islamic Republic's top customers are preparing to buy.

Crudes from Rockies and Bakken May Get New Routes to Texas Coast
Friday, November 09, 2018 The Liberty and Red Oak pipelines could begin service by the end of 2020.

Trading in Biggest Natural Gas ETF Heats Up
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Trading in the largest exchange-traded fund tracking natural gas futures is heating up as the US faces a cold blast.

New Pipeline Would Link Cushing to Houston, Possibly Corpus
Monday, November 05, 2018 The proposed Voyager pipeline would extend nearly 500 miles and could be in service in late-2020.

$10B LNG Facility Starts Commissioning Phase
Friday, November 02, 2018 Cameron LNG has begun the commissioning process for the support facilities and first liquefaction train of Phase 1 of its liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, La.

McDermott to Sell Storage Tank and Pipe Businesses
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 McDermott plans to divest its storage tank business and US pipe fabrication business for more than $1 billion.

Brownsville LNG Project Advances
Monday, October 29, 2018 FERC has issued a key document for Texas LNG's proposed LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville to proceed.

Trump Admin E15 Boost Concerns Voters in Poll
Monday, October 29, 2018 'Consumers are speaking loud and clear,' says API exec.

Calcasieu Pass LNG Clears FERC Hurdle
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 FERC has issued the final EIS for Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility.

Permian Refinery Project Gets EPC Contractor
Monday, October 22, 2018 The developer of a grassroots Permian Basin oil refinery has named its overall EPC contractor for the project.

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.