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API: US petroleum demand falls in September, third quarter

Oct 17, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, averaged 18.6 million b/d last month, down 3.5% from September 2013, as stated in the latest monthly statistics from the American Petroleum Institute. For the third quarter, petroleum deliveries fell 0.9% from the same period last year.

MARKET WATCH: Crude futures prices gain some traction in New York

Oct 17, 2014

The New York Mercantile Exchange November crude oil contract gained 92¢ on Oct. 16, closing at $82.70/bbl. The December contract price rose $1.01 to $81.95/bbl.

Veresen appoints president, CEO for Jordan Cove LNG

Oct 17, 2014

Veresen Inc., Calgary, has named Elizabeth Spomer as president and chief executive officer of Jordan Cove LNG LLC and executive vice-president of Veresen.

ATP-IP settlement marks first joint resolution of CWA, OCSLA claims

Oct 16, 2014

ATP Infrastructure Partners LP (ATP-IP) agreed to pay a $1 million fine and perform corrective measures to resolve federal claims that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the US Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) jointly announced.

AGA will initiate nationwide peer safety, operations reviews

Oct 16, 2014

The American Gas Association’s board of directors approved creation of a nationwide peer safety and operations review program beginning in 2015. It will let the more than 200 local distribution companies in AGA observe their peers, share leading practices, and identify opportunities to better serve customers and communities, the trade association said.

BOEM proposes central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 235

Oct 16, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed Gulf of Mexico central planning area Lease Sale 235 for March 2015 in New Orleans. BOEM will make available 7,477 tracts covering 43.5 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Southwestern Energy to acquire Marcellus, Utica assets for $5.375 billion

Oct 16, 2014

Southwestern Energy Co., Houston, has agreed to acquire assets in the southern Marcellus shale and a portion of the eastern Utica shale in West Virginia from Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, for 5.375 billion.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil price stabilizes awaiting inventory report

Oct 16, 2014

Crude oil prices fell only slightly on the New York market Oct. 15 after plunging the previous day. Brent crude oil prices fell by more than $1/bbl on Oct. 15, and the average for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries basket dropped more than $3/bbl.


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