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The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend. The American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers each said EPA’s Nov. 21 announcement demonstrates again that it’s time for Congress to repeal or dramatically reform the RFS.

Posted: November 21, 2014, 6:29 pm

Oil prices bounced back up $1/bbl on the New York market Nov. 20 on indications that Chinese oil demand might be recovering.

Posted: November 21, 2014, 6:20 pm

An explosion that occurred on Nov. 20 at the Fieldwood Energy LLC-operated West Delta 105 E offshore platform, also known as Echo, in the Gulf of Mexico, 12 miles offshore New Orleans, killed one contracted employee and seriously injuring another, according to reports from the company and US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Posted: November 21, 2014, 5:40 pm

Total SA, in what it describes as a consolidation of its efforts to address climate change, will support initiatives of the United Nations Global Compact, the World Bank, and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).

Posted: November 20, 2014, 7:12 pm

The vast majority of potential US tight-oil production growth remains economical in the current crude oil price environment, according to a recent report by IHS. About 80% of potential gross US tight-oil capacity additions in 2015 would remain resilient at West Texas Intermediate prices dropped to $70/bbl, the report said.

Posted: November 20, 2014, 7:00 pm

Houston independent Apache Corp. has agreed to sell noncore southern Louisiana and certain Anadarko basin assets in two separate deals for a combined $1.4 billion. Both transactions, effective Oct. 1, are expected to close during the fourth quarter.

Posted: November 20, 2014, 6:01 pm

Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program is unconstitutional, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said in comments submitted in response to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 rulemaking and proposed rule changes.

Posted: November 20, 2014, 5:09 pm

US light, sweet crude oil prices remained below $75/bbl Nov. 19 on the New York market, while analysts and traders focused on the upcoming meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Iran nuclear talks.

Posted: November 20, 2014, 4:48 pm

Alaska’s Division of Oil & Gas received 356 bids on 298 tracts in its 2014 Northern Alaska area-wide lease sales, trumping the 92 bids received for 91 tracts in the same areas last year.

Posted: November 19, 2014, 10:39 pm

Offshore oil and gas leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and on the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts could create more than 838,000 American jobs and raise more than $200 billion in revenue for the government, according to recent studies released jointly by the National Ocean Industries Association and the American Petroleum Institute.

Posted: November 19, 2014, 10:13 pm

Freeport LNG Expansion LP expects later this month to close on financing and begin construction on the first two trains of its natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Tex.

Posted: November 19, 2014, 10:04 pm

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Posted: November 19, 2014, 6:15 pm

US light, sweet crude oil prices dropped below $75/bbl Nov. 18 on the New York market, prompting analysts to suggest prices will see little upward movement until after members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meet Nov. 27 in Vienna.

Posted: November 19, 2014, 4:23 pm

The US Senate finally debated a bill authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Nov. 18 before rejecting the measure by a single vote. Republicans vowed to bring the measure back once they assume majority control in January.

Posted: November 19, 2014, 4:10 pm

The George Washington National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia will allow some oil and gas activity using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling under its new final forest plan, which was released in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 18.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 9:14 pm

The biggest issue this winter could be electricity generation in New England because of pipeline constraints rather than a drawdown of stored natural gas as happened last winter because of severe cold weather, said Adam Sieminski, administrator for the US Energy Information Administration.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 8:28 pm

Eni SPA has signed an addendum to the production-sharing agreement (PSA) it has with Turkmenistan with respect to the onshore Nebit Dag block in western Turkmenistan.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 6:41 pm

Forest Oil Corp., Denver, has agreed to sell its natural gas properties in the Arkoma basin for aftertax cash proceeds of $185 million. The deal, effective Oct. 1, is expected to close on or before Dec. 15.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 5:53 pm

Cenovus Energy Inc., Calgary, has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the province of Alberta for its wholly owned Telephone Lake thermal oil sands project, 90 km northeast of Fort McMurray in the company’s Borealis Region of northern Alberta.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 5:19 pm

The federal government’s system for assuring that oil and gas companies operating offshore have enough capital to remove structures is badly broken, the Independent Petroleum Association of America said in comments submitted to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 4:17 pm

Eni SPA and state-owned Sonangol have entered a strategic agreement to assess potential of nonassociated gas in the Lower Congo basin offshore Angola.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 4:12 pm

More oil and gas executives are growing increasingly confident that the US will be self-sufficient in oil in 5-10 years, said a Deloitte survey titled, “2014 Oil & Gas Survey: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance.”

Posted: November 18, 2014, 3:49 pm

US light, sweet crude oil prices settled below $76/bbl Nov. 17 on the New York market and Brent oil prices settled below $80/bbl on the London market upon expectations that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will not act to reduce ample oil supplies worldwide.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 3:37 pm

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final regulation aimed at improving the clarity and consistency of oil and gas data submitted to its greenhouse-gas reporting program (GHGRP). It also proposed a rule that would add emissions reporting for sources that the program does not cover currently to its Subpart W.

Posted: November 18, 2014, 3:16 pm

America’s Natural Gas Alliance Pres. Martin J. Durbin called for a stronger focus on transportation as he outlined issues that the US gas industry faces following the 2014 midterm elections and heading into 2015.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:44 pm

The International Energy Agency reported it has revised downward its global oil demand forecast for 2014 since its last report by 200,000 b/d to 92.4 million b/d. IEA said this revision was made “on reduced expectations of economic growth and the weak recent trend.”

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:26 pm

The New York Mercantile Exchange December crude oil contract increased $1.61 on Nov. 14, closing at $75.82/bbl. The January 2015 contract increased $1.66 to $75.82/bbl.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:21 pm

Damage assessment remains under way at the Shell Chemical LP-Motiva Enterprises LLC integrated refining and petrochemical complex at Norco, La., following a mid-November fire at the site.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

OAO Rosneft reported signing a long-term supply contract for oil and oil products with Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).

Posted: November 17, 2014, 4:54 pm

Two of the largest oil-field services companies have agreed to merge. Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. signed a definitive agreement for the stock-and-cash acquisition by Halliburton of all outstanding Baker Hughes shares. Equity value of the deal is $34.6 billion, based on Halliburton’s closing price on Nov. 12.

 

Posted: November 17, 2014, 4:06 pm

Brent crude oil prices fell to $84/bbl at the end of October from $95/bbl at the beginning of the month.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 3:52 pm

Not a whole lot changed for US oil and gas in the 2014 elections despite Republicans regaining majority control of the Senate and increasing their number of governorships.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:00 am

Presidents Barack Obama of the US and Xi Jinping of China asserted international leadership in the politics of climate change by announcing on Nov. 12 new targets for cuts in their countries' emissions of greenhouse gases.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:00 am

Sustainability is eternally important and perpetually enigmatic. It's like justice: widely seen as embodying transcendent value yet defined in disparate ways.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:00 am

US President Barack Obama reiterated his stance on Nov. 5 that the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's ongoing cross-border permit review process should be allowed to proceed amid suggestions that Republicans winning majority control of the Senate in elections a day earlier opens the way for congressional legislation on the matter to reach his desk.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:00 am

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued the final regulatory report on its investigation of the August 2012 pipe rupture and ensuing fire at Chevron Corp.'s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery, in which the agency reinforced its call for a more-rigorous approach to safety management at US refineries.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 6:00 am

The Texas Petro Index (TPI), a composite index based on a comprehensive group of upstream economic indicators released by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), continued on its record pace in September, reaching a score of 312.3, up 6% compared with September 2013.

Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:22 am

The US Department of Energy authorized LNG exports to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the US from Freeport LNG Expansion LP and FLNG Liquefaction LLC’s Quintana Island terminal and liquefaction plant in Texas.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 11:01 pm

The Senate of the 30th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands has voted unanimously to send back a proposed agreement that would provide for the restart of Hovensa LLC’s idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix to the legislative body’s finance committee for further review.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 10:33 pm

Members from both parties criticized the measure’s motivation as the US House approved US Rep. Bill Cassidy’s (R-La.) bill to expedite federal approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project. The measure passed by 252 to 161 votes as 31 Democrats joined Republicans in support of the action.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 8:49 pm

Oil & Gas UK has issued a sharp rebuttal to reports that UK producers enjoy generous governmental subsidies.

 

Posted: November 14, 2014, 6:49 pm

The New York Mercantile Exchange December crude oil contract dropped $2.97 on Nov. 13, closing at $74.21/bbl. The January 2015 contract dropped $2.99 to $74.16/bbl.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 6:46 pm

Mexico is moving quickly to implement its aggressive energy reforms, two officials of its government told a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “My office has a very tight schedule where we’ll publish all the terms for the first shared contracts by the end of this month, and into next year,” said Maria de Lourdes Melgar Palacios, hydrocarbons undersecretary in the country’s hydrocarbons secretariat.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 6:39 pm

GAIL (India) Ltd. reported the establishment of a company that will build, own, and operate the 1,800-km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 5:41 pm

A group led by Santos Ltd. Has released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed expansion of a gas field development that would be used to feed the Gladstone LNG project on Curtis Island in Queensland.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 5:26 pm

Oil producers in North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks formations could be required to strip gases from crude oil showing high vapor pressure before transporting the oil under new standards being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which met Nov. 13.

Posted: November 14, 2014, 4:14 pm

American Energy–NonOp LLC (AENO), an affiliate of American Energy Partners LP (AEP), Oklahoma City, has completed a series of transactions with Double Eagle Energy Holdings LLC, Ft. Worth, and several other parties to acquire nonoperated working interests in the SCOOP and STACK resource plays in southern and central Oklahoma for $251 million.

Posted: November 13, 2014, 10:24 pm

BP Egypt and its partners have committed to investing $240 million in two exploration blocks awarded by Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. (Egas) in its 2013 bid round.

Posted: November 13, 2014, 10:21 pm

US Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) and US Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who face a Dec. 6 runoff for her seat, presented separate bills to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s crossborder permit, on Nov. 12. House Republican leaders immediately scheduled a vote on Cassidy’s bill for the following day.

Posted: November 13, 2014, 9:08 pm

Encana Corp. now holds a premier 140,000 net acre spread in the oil-rich Permian basin after successfully acquiring Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. for $7.1 billion.

Posted: November 13, 2014, 5:45 pm

Falling crude oil spot prices have caused South Africa’s Tullow Oil PLC to cut its 2015 exploration and appraisal budget to about $300 million, placing more emphasis on development and production assets.

Posted: November 13, 2014, 5:24 pm

Brent crude oil prices dropped more than $1/bbl but still hovered above $80/bbl in Nov. 12 settlement prices for December and January 2015 delivery while prices for US light, sweet crude dropped more than 70¢/bbl on the New York market.

Posted: November 13, 2014, 4:49 pm

The US Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Gunnison sage grouse—a ground-dwelling bird found only in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah—as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. Government officials in both states and oil and gas producers called the action unnecessary while environmental organizations said it did not go far enough.

Posted: November 12, 2014, 10:47 pm

Petronas has reached a deal with a subsidiary of Phillips 66 to acquire full ownership of Malaysian Refining Co. Sdn. Bhd. (MRC), which operates of one of two refining trains included in Petronas’ 200,000-b/d refinery complex in Sungai Udang, Melaka state, Malaysia.

Posted: November 12, 2014, 10:37 pm

Brent crude oil prices fell to $84/bbl at the end of October from $95/bbl at the beginning of the month. A handful of core drivers for this tumble include weakening outlooks for global economic and oil demand growth, the return to the market of previously disrupted Libyan crude oil production, and continued growth in US tight-oil production.

Posted: November 12, 2014, 6:49 pm

TC PipeLines LP (TCPL) will acquire the remaining 30% interest in Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) from TransCanada Corp., which, through its subsidiaries, currently holds 28% interest in TCPL.

Posted: November 12, 2014, 6:12 pm

Brent crude oil prices on the London market reached a 4-year low Nov. 11 upon anticipation by traders and analysts that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will take no action to reduce abundant world oil supply. US light, sweet crude on the New York market gained slightly Nov. 11.

Posted: November 12, 2014, 5:00 pm

Alon USA Partners LP has agreed to buy the 74,000-b/d Krotz Springs refinery from Alon USA Energy Inc., Dallas, for a total consideration of $437.5 million, which will be payable to Alon Energy in a combination of $100 million cash and $337.5 million in common units representing limited partner interests in Alon Partners, the companies jointly said.

Posted: November 12, 2014, 4:08 pm

The American Petroleum Institute published five new recommended practices (RPs) for the design, construction, and maintenance of structures used in offshore oil and gas drilling and production.

Posted: November 11, 2014, 8:33 pm

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued the final regulatory report on its investigation of the August 2012 pipe rupture and ensuing fire at Chevron Corp.’s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery, in which the agency reinforced its call for a more-rigorous approach to safety management at US refineries.

Posted: November 11, 2014, 6:43 pm

OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. signed a framework agreement on gas supplies via the Altai pipeline, known as the “western route.”

Posted: November 11, 2014, 6:32 pm

Crude oil prices fell more than $1/bbl on the New York and London markets during Nov. 10 trading as traders and analysts remain focused on whether the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will cut production quota levels at its Nov. 27 meeting in Vienna.

Posted: November 11, 2014, 4:36 pm

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment analyzing 2 proposed Enduring Resources LLC Rockhouse-Anadarko interconnect pipelines in eastern Utah. Written or e-mailed comments will be accepted until Nov. 21, BLM’s Vernal field office said.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 10:45 pm

Investors and oil companies expect Mexico to release its bid terms any day now for its upstream bid round, Mayer Brown energy partner Dallas Parker and associate Gabriel Salinas said in a recent interview with Oil & Gas Journal.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 9:23 pm

Total investment in Canadian oil sands projects during 2014-38 will exceed $514 billion (2013 Can.), according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

Posted: November 10, 2014, 7:13 pm

The Texas Petro Index (TPI), a composite index based on a comprehensive group of upstream economic indicators released by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), continued on its record pace in September, reaching a score of 312.3, up 6% compared with September 2013.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 5:34 pm

The closing of the year is an interesting time for editors at Oil & Gas Journal. For some, it marks an opportunity to breathe that deep sigh of relief and reflect thankfully on a body of work well-executed and now behind them. For others, however, it signals the start of a frantic race to deliver our readers the biggest, most challenging projects undertaken all year.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 5:32 pm

The New York Mercantile Exchange December crude oil contract ended the week on Nov. 7 up 74¢, closing at $78.65/bbl. The January 2015 contract rose 73¢ to $78.60/bbl.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 4:10 pm

More transparency is essential to improve resource governance, speakers suggested at a Nov. 4 Brookings Institution discussion. But much more is needed, they quickly agreed.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

Falling oil prices will have an uneven effect across US unconventional plays based on the qualities of reservoirs within any given play, Gaffney Cline & Associates said in a recent report, noting there exists a complex relationship between the pace of shale production and falling futures prices for light, sweet crude oil.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

Land controversies threaten to impede Mexico's opening of oil and gas projects to international investment, warns an issue brief from the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, Houston.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

The US currently dominates global upstream capital spending, and producers in many unconventional plays can still make a profit with futures prices for benchmark light, sweet crude oil fetching a price less than $80/bbl, a Wood Mackenzie Ltd. senior analyst told an oil breakfast forum hosted by consulting firm Decision Strategies.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for Outer Continental Shelf Leas Sale No. 193, which originally was held in 2008.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

Newly amplified warnings about climate change had to compete in the US with shrill, last-minute political advertising before the party of climate activism suffered humiliation in midterm elections.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

Increased US LNG exports would raise natural gas prices and increase production, reduce end-users' demand, push higher total primary energy use and related carbon dioxide emissions, and modestly increase consumer expenditures for gas and the electricity it generates, according to a recent report from the US Energy Information Administration.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

Falling oil prices, rising costs, and looming political questions darken the business mood about the UK offshore.

Posted: November 10, 2014, 6:00 am

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) plans to increase oil exports through the Kurdistan crude oil pipeline to Turkey to 400,000 b/d by yearend and 500,000 b/d by the end of first-quarter 2015, reports the Iraqi region’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).

Posted: November 7, 2014, 10:19 pm

Working natural gas in storage ended October at 3,571 bcf, a record increase of 2,734 bcf during the Apr. 1-Oct. 31 injection season, and within 7% of the average of the last five end-of-season storage levels, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.

Posted: November 7, 2014, 5:34 pm

The New York Mercantile Exchange December crude oil contract declined 77¢ on Nov. 6, closing at $77.91/bbl. The January 2015 contract declined 73¢ to $77.87/bbl.

Posted: November 7, 2014, 5:31 pm

A US Forest Service proposal on voluntary actions to manage species before they are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act falls significantly short, the Independent Petroleum Association of America said.

Posted: November 7, 2014, 5:26 pm

Significant transportation improvements will be essential for North America to fully realize its dramatically brighter oil and gas future, speakers agreed during a Nov. 6 discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Posted: November 7, 2014, 4:03 pm

US President Barack Obama reiterated his stance on Nov. 5 that the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s ongoing cross-border permit review process should be allowed to proceed amid suggestions that Republicans winning majority control of the Senate in elections a day earlier opens the way for congressional legislation on the matter to reach his desk.

Posted: November 7, 2014, 3:44 pm

The UK’s 28th offshore licensing round has resulted in the issuance of 134 licenses covering 252 blocks. The announcement was made by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Posted: November 6, 2014, 9:27 pm

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Posted: November 6, 2014, 9:12 pm

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) and Plains GP Holdings LP have signed an agreement with Occidental Petroleum Corp. to purchase Oxy’s 50% interest in BridgeTex Pipeline Co. LLC for $1.075 billion.

Posted: November 6, 2014, 6:29 pm

Crude oil futures prices rebounded by more than $1/bbl on New York market Nov. 5, pulling back above $78/bbl for contracts for both December and January 2015 deliveries while the Brent contract for December delivery gained modestly although it still hovered below $83/bbl.

Posted: November 6, 2014, 4:39 pm

Energy was the big winner in the 2014 elections, American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard said the day after polls closed and ballots were counted. “In race after race, voters from all regions of our nation and from both political parties voted for pro-development, true all-of-the-above energy policies,” he said.

Posted: November 5, 2014, 11:06 pm

Land controversies threaten to impede Mexico’s opening of oil and gas projects to international investment, warns an issue brief from the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, Houston.

Posted: November 5, 2014, 7:00 pm

AWE has completed the sale of a portion of its interests in the offshore Tasmanian offshore Bass Basin gas-condensate permits T/L1 and T/18P that contain the Yolla and Trefoil fields.

Posted: November 5, 2014, 5:37 pm

ONGC Videsh Ltd. has named Pasala Krishna Rao as director of operations. He succeeds Shyamal Bhattarcharya, who has retired.

Posted: November 5, 2014, 5:34 pm

Crude oil futures prices continued falling on New York and London markets Nov. 4 with US benchmark light, sweet crude contracts dropping below $78/bbl for delivery in December and January 2015 while the Brent contract for December delivery dropped below $83/bbl.

Posted: November 5, 2014, 4:48 pm

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, and Reliance Holding USA Inc. are pursuing the divestment of their Eagle Ford shale (EFS) Midstream business. PNR operates the business with 50.1% interest, and Reliance holds the remaining 49.9%.

Posted: November 4, 2014, 10:32 pm

Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, says uncertainty regarding natural gas price premiums in India could cause deferral of development of certain discoveries.

Posted: November 4, 2014, 9:16 pm

Falling oil prices will have an uneven effect across US unconventional plays based on the qualities of reservoirs within any given play, Gaffney Cline & Associates (GCA) said in a recent report, noting there exists a complex relationship between the pace of shale production and falling futures prices for light, sweet crude oil.

Posted: November 4, 2014, 6:23 pm

Touchstone Exploration Inc., Calgary, signed an onshore exploration and production license with Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs.

Posted: November 4, 2014, 5:04 pm

Third-quarter financial and operating results included updates on several oil sands projects in Alberta.

Posted: November 4, 2014, 4:47 pm

Crude oil prices fell by more than $1/bbl on both the New York and London futures markets Nov 3, prompting analysts to note that the US light, sweet crude oil price settled below $80/bbl for the first time in more than 2 years.

Posted: November 4, 2014, 4:31 pm

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities.

Posted: November 3, 2014, 10:13 pm

The US Department of Energy will hold a natural gas infrastructure and methane emissions workshop Nov. 12-13 in Pittsburgh as part of a broader examination of gas transmission systems from the wellhead to the end-user that it announced in late July.

Posted: November 3, 2014, 10:03 pm

Growing production of Canadian heavy crude oil and problems delivering the new supply to distant markets will keep the discount of Western Canadian Select crude high against the West Texas Intermediate price, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Posted: November 3, 2014, 8:03 pm

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