International news for oil and gas professionals
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With new regulation of refinery process heaters and flares, the US Environmental Protection Agency will cut emissions of several statutory air pollutants or substances that cause them.
The Obama administration's stated all-of-the-above energy strategy favors alternative and renewable sources and discourages fossil fuels, a US House committee chairman charged.
A new survey of methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing in the US found that they are 50% lower than the US Environmental Protection Agency's estimates, the American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance jointly announced.
The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule updating Clean Air Act standards for refinery flares and process heaters on June 1.
US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar directed Marine Well Containment Co., one of two consortiums formed following the 2010 Macondo deepwater well's oil spill, to conduct a live drill this summer deploying critical well control equipment in the Gulf of Mexico.
The International Energy Agency released a special unconventional gas report May 29 in London outlining "Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas."
Australia's coal seam gas and China's shale gas resources hold great promise for future global gas supply, Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser told the 25th World Gas Conference during a speech in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 5.
The US could become a major LNG supplier to Asia in the future, Toshi Yoshida, global energy partner of Mayer Brown LLP, told a Mayer Brown energy conference in Houston on May 23.
Dominion Resources Inc. sued to confirm its right to construct a natural gas liquefaction plant at its Cove Point LNG terminal in Lusby, Md. The Richmond, Va., utility holding company sought a declaratory judgment from the Calvert County, Md., Circuit Court in response to what it considers an erroneous claim by the Sierra Club that the environmental organization has authority under a 2005 agreement to block the project.
China will more than double its gas consumption over the next 5 years, while lower prices from the unconventional gas revolution will continue to benefit the US, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.
Penn Virginia Resource Partners will begin building natural gas pipeline extensions in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania, providing an outlet for producers to link to El Paso Corp.'s Tennessee Gas Pipeline and Williams Cos.' Transcontinental pipeline for shipment to markets in the US Northeast.
The world has increased its resilience to increases in the price of oil, according to a researcher at the International Monetary Fund.