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General Interest 2014 P1

  • 04/02/2014 -- Senate Republicans introduce energy amendment to jobs bill
    Three Republican members of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduced legislation that would approve the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and expedite applications to export US LNG as an amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Extension Bill.
  • 04/01/2014 -- Ultra Petroleum selects senior vice-president
    Ultra Petroleum Corp., Houston, has appointed Brad Johnson to succeed William Picquet, who will retire from the company at the end of the month, as senior vice-president, operations.
  • 04/01/2014 -- Columbia Pipeline names chief executive officer
    Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), a unit of NiSource Inc., has named Glen L. Kettering as its executive vice-president and group chief executive officer.
  • 04/01/2014 -- East Timor not entitled to Bayu-Undan gas pipeline tax, Australia warns
    The Australian government has written to East Timor to warn that the East Timorese are not entitled to tax the natural gas pipeline from the Bayu-Undan gas-condensate fields in the Timor Sea to the Darwin LNG plant operated by ConocoPhillips.
  • 04/01/2014 -- New Gulf Resources appoints chief executive officer
    New Gulf Resources LLC, Tulsa, has appointed Ralph A. Hill as chief executive officer and chairman of its board. He previously served as chief executive officer and president of WPX Energy Inc.
  • 04/01/2014 -- MARKET WATCH: Oil, gas prices end March on strong note
    Crude oil futures on the New York and London markets were down slightly Mar. 31 after weekend talks between US Sec. of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seemingly yielded little progress toward resolving the Ukraine conflict.
  • 03/31/2014 -- Apache to sell more Western Canada assets
    Houston independent Apache Corp. has agreed to sell its producing oil and gas assets in the Deep basin area of western Alberta and British Columbia for $374 million. The transaction is expected to close on or about Apr. 30.
  • 03/31/2014 -- MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures end week above $100/bbl mark
    The New York Mercantile Exchange May crude oil contract was up 39¢ on Mar. 28, closing at $101.67/bbl. The June contract increased 36¢ to settle at $100.89/bbl.
  • 03/31/2014 -- Workshops planned on offshore voluntary near-miss reporting system
    Workshops will be held Apr. 22 in Los Angeles and Apr. 24 in Houston to discuss the federal government’s new voluntary near-miss reporting system for oil and gas producers, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced in a Mar. 31 Federal Register notice.
  • 03/31/2014 -- API report unveils economic gains from US crude exports
    A recent study details significant US jobs gains, reduced consumer fuel costs, and robust economic growth associated with future crude oil exports, according to Kyle Isakower, vice-president for regulatory and economic policy for the American Petroleum Institute. The new study, by ICF International and EnSys Energy, was released Mar. 31 during an API conference call.
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04/24/2015 The US Geological Survey issued a report with preliminary outlines of models to predict severity of ground tremors in areas where sharp seismicity ...

SandRidge names senior vice-president, production

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Antin Infrastructure Partners buys BP’s interest in CATS

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Preventing, detecting and mitigating leaks or commodity releases from pipelines are a top priority for all pipeline companies. This presentation will look at various aspects related to preventing, detecting and mitigating pipeline commodity releases from a generic and conceptual point of view, while at the same time look at the variety of offerings available from Schneider Electric to meet some of the requirements associated with pipeline integrity management. 

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Global LNG: Adjusting to New Realities

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s March 20, 2015, webcast will look at how global LNG trade will be affected over the next 12-24 months by falling crude oil prices and changing patterns and pressures of demand. Will US LNG production play a role in balancing markets? Or will it add to a growing global oversupply of LNG for markets remote from easier natural gas supply? Will new buyers with marginal credit, smaller requirements, or great need for flexibility begin to look attractive to suppliers? How will high-cost, mega-projects in Australia respond to new construction cost trends?

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US Midstream at a Crossroads

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Mar. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on US midstream companies at an inflection point in their development in response to more than 6 years shale oil and gas production growth. Major infrastructure—gas plants, gathering systems, and takeaway pipelines—have been built. Major fractionation hubs have expanded. Given the radically changed pricing environment since mid-2014, where do processors go from here? What is the fate of large projects caught in mid-development? How to producers and processors cooperate to ensure a sustainable and profitable future? This event will serve to set the discussion table for the annual GPA Convention in San Antonio, Apr. 13-16, 2015.

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The Future of US Refining

Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in different directions. Lower oil prices generally reduce feedstock costs, but they have also lowered refiners’ returns, as 2015 begins with refined products priced at lows not seen in years. If lower per-barrel crude prices dampen production of lighter crudes among shale plays, what will happen to refiners’ plans to export more barrels of lighter crudes? And as always, refiners will be affected by government regulations, particularly those that suppress demand, increase costs, or limit access to markets or supply.

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