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Boehner urged to bring BLM drilling permit processing bill to floor

Nov 26, 2014

Six oil and gas association presidents and officials from two major national business groups urged US House Speaker John A. Boehner to consider a Senate-approved measure extending a drilling permit processing pilot program in several US Bureau of Land Management field offices before Congress’s lame-duck session concludes.

Woodside enters license offshore Morocco

Nov 26, 2014

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has secured another area offshore Morocco by taking up a reconnaissance license with the country’s national oil company over an ultradeepwater block adjacent to permits it farmed into with Chariot Oil & Gas in July.

EPA proposes tighter ground-level ozone pollution controls

Nov 26, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing ground-level emissions limits to 65-70 ppb from their current level of 75 ppb. It also will take comments on possibly cutting limits to 60 ppb.

Gazprom, PetroVietnam sign agreement for two fields in Russia

Nov 26, 2014

OAO Gazprom and PetroVietnam on Nov. 25 signed a framework agreement for the joint development of two fields in Russia.


EIA: US gasoline prices lowest in years heading into Thanksgiving holiday

Nov 26, 2014

As of Nov. 24, the average retail regular-grade gasoline price in the US is $2.82/gal, 47¢ lower than a year ago, and the lowest price heading into a Thanksgiving holiday since 2009, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices volatile before OPEC meeting

Nov 26, 2014

Crude oil prices fell more than $1/bbl on the New York and London markets Nov. 25 while traders waited to see if the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would change production quotas for its members during a Nov. 27 meeting.

BSEE extends platform aviation safety proposal comment period

Nov 26, 2014

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement extended the public comment period on its proposed regulations to improve the safety of helideck and aviation fuel operations on fixed offshore facilities until Dec. 24.

Gas agreement seen firming China-Russia energy ties

Nov 25, 2014

A Nov. 9 framework agreement for another large gas-supply deal between OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. remains far from concluded but “reinforces the notion of a growing relationship between energy-hungry China and energy-export-dependent Russia,” according to analysts at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC.

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