International news for oil and gas professionals
Most people dislike admitting they don't know something. To some questions, however, the only honest answer is, "I don't know."
Much has been written lately about the obsolescence of a ban enacted nearly 39 years ago on US exports of crude oil. The attention is warranted.
Witnesses and committee members argued over the extent of oil and gas drilling permit delays at US Bureau of Land Management field offices.
Colorado Gov. John W. Hickenlooper (D) announced that he has formed a task force to develop recommendations that would reduce land use conflicts when oil and gas facilities are located near homes, schools, businesses, and recreation areas.
The US Department of Energy announced an initiative to reduce methane emissions from natural gas systems nationwide following a series of roundtables with stakeholders.
The risk is obvious when a Washington forum notice says it will try to get "beyond rhetoric." So much of what passes for discussion here depends on supporting a position with tried-and-true slogans and rigorously staying "on-message."
Refiners and other obligated parties under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard won't be required to file 2013 reports until after 2014 quotas for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel have been announced, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.
The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) has released the final report on a study it commissioned to examine the characteristics of crude oil produced from the Bakken shale region.
Local officials have issued a final approval for Chevron Corp. to proceed with a long-stalled modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif.
The US oil and gas industry experienced a substantial rise in mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter, according to a quarterly report by PwC US Energy Practice.
In a move "consistent" with its "ongoing repositioning for profitable and repeatable North American onshore growth," Houston independent Apache Corp. reported July 31 during its quarterly earnings statement that it would exit completely its holdings in the Wheatstone LNG project in Western Australia and the Kitimat LNG project in Bish Cove, British Columbia.
Williams Partners LP's wholly owned subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has fully contracted its Garden State Expansion project designed to deliver 180 MMcfd of additional natural gas for local distribution to Hurricane Sandy-affected local gas distribution along the New Jersey coast.
Around the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, regional allegiances are complex, confusing, and unconventional.