International news for oil and gas professionals
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Allowing US exports of crude oil might seem to defy logic. Oil & Gas Journal expects the country to meet 13.4 million b/d of the 18.8 million b/d of oil it will need this year through field production of crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas plant liquids
The shale gas revolution in the US does not pose a threat to Atlantic LNG's (ALNG) business, according to Nigel Darlow, the company's chief executive officer.
Total SA has entered into the UK shale gas arena through the purchased of 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in the UK, paying $1.6 million in back costs and the funding of a fully carried work program of up to $46.5 million.
The chairman of two US Senate committees asked US Sec. of Energy Ernest G. Moniz and US Sec. of Transportation Anthony Foxx to fully examine crude oil transportation in the wake of several recent rail accidents.
Advancing and protecting the US energy revolution will be a key part of the US Chamber of Commerce's 2014 strategy, Pres. Thomas J. Donohue said Jan. 8 in his annual State of American Business address.
The Western Energy Alliance asked the US Department of the Interior's Board of Land Appeals on Jan. 13 to overturn Bureau of Land Management Utah Director Juan Palma's Nov. 14, 2013, decision to defer 57 tracts from an oil and gas lease sale 5 days later.
The US Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6 office followed established procedures when it issued an emergency order to a Range Resources Inc. division in Texas in 2010 that it withdrew 2 years later, the agency's inspector general's office concluded.
Encana Corp. said it will focus 75% of its planned $2.4-2.5 billion capital for 2014 on liquids-rich assets in the Montney, Duvernay, DJ basin, San Juan basin, and the Tuscaloosa Marine shale, facilitating a 30% increase in year-over-year liquids production.
Semco Maritime reported it will undertake a 200 million kroner upgrade project for the 85 m-long, 64 m-wide, and 110 m-high John Shaw semisubmersible drilling rig. When complete, the rig will be handed off to operator Transocean Inc.
Chevron Corp. UK subsidiary Chevron North Sea Ltd. has reached a final investment decision (FID) and received approval from the UK government to proceed with the development of the Alder field in the central North Sea.
During a decade before 2005, natural gas production remained relatively flat in both US and European member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The US Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy launched a new advocacy platform, Energy Works for US, aimed at convincing the Obama administration and Congress to adopt policies that reflect the dramatically improved US energy outlook.
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