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CEQ should withdraw federal agency GHG guidance, CLNG recommends

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

A seventh US natural gas group joined six others in calling for the White House Council on Environmental Quality to withdraw revised guidance it issued in December for federal agencies considering greenhouse gas emission impacts of their decisions.

Delayed West Ells SAGD project to start up this summer

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Full first steam from the West Ells thermal oil sands project in the Athabasca region of Alberta is slated to commence in late June, with production launch in September.

NPC report outlines prime Arctic oil and gas research needs

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Most of the US Arctic’s offshore potential conventional oil and gas can be developed using existing field-proven technology, a new National Petroleum Council report said. But substantial work still needs to be done to win the necessary public confidence that it can be done safely and without damage to either the environment or Alaska’s indigenous communities, it added.

BHI: US rig count decline smallest in 15 weeks

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The US drilling rig count dropped just 21 units to settle at 1,048 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 27, representing the smallest decline in 15 weeks, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

Wyoming seeks judicial review of BLM’s new fracing regulations

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Wyoming’s government sued in response to the US Bureau of Land Management’s final rule covering hydraulic fracturing on onshore public and Indian tribal lands. Gov. Matt Mead (R) directed the Attorney General’s Office to petition for review of final agency action in US District Court for Wyoming on Mar. 26.

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Iraq, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Copperchase Ltd., Cramlington, Northumberland, UK, to build security fencing at the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery in southern Karbala Province, 100 km south of Baghdad.

Chevron to sell Caltex Australia interest

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Chevron Global Energy Inc. has entered an underwriting agreement for the sale of its 50% interest in Caltex Australia Ltd. to what it described as “a broad range of Australian and global equity market institutional investors.”

Polarled pipeline installation under way from Norwegian Sea

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel has started Stage 1 of the Statoil ASA-operated Polarled installation project connecting Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway.

Riggs named Clayton Williams Energy president

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Mel G. Riggs has been named president of Clayton Williams Energy Inc., Midland, succeeding Clayton W. Williams Jr., who remains chairman and chief executive officer.

Deck named senior VP of EnLink Midstream

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Andrew A. Deck has been appointed senior vice-president of the Permian basin of EnLink Midstream, Dallas.

NZOG goes for jugular on Cue takeover

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

New Zealand Oil and Gas Ltd. has issued a tough fifth supplement to its hostile takeover attempt on Cue Energy Resources Ltd.

MARKET WATCH: Crude prices surge again amid tensions in Yemen

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Crude oil prices in New York and London jumped again on Mar. 26 after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched airstrikes in Yemen to neutralize Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. However, crude prices fell in early trading on Mar. 27 as nuclear talks with Iran progressed. An agreement could ease oil sanctions on the nation. 

Schlumberger subsidiary pleads guilty to violating US sanctions

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. (SOHL) agreed to plead guilty and pay a fine of more than $232.7 million for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by willfully facilitating illegal transactions and engaging in trade with Iran and Sudan, the US Department of Justice announced on Mar. 25.

Motiva to integrate Norco, Convent refineries in Louisiana

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC reported it will integrate the company’s two Louisiana refineries—the 220,000-b/cd Norco facility and the 227,000-b/cd Convent facility—creating the Louisiana Refining System (LRS).

NGC asks CEQ to withdraw GHG guidance for agencies

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Six US natural gas associations jointly asked the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to withdraw its December 2014 guidance for federal agencies to consider greenhouse gas emissions in their regulatory activities.

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