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New York starts strategic gasoline reserve

The state government of New York has begun a pilot program to store gasoline for use in emergencies.

Australia to revamp offshore petroleum management strategy

The Australian government is undertaking a strategic assessment of the current management processes of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) as a step towards ensuring a “one-stop-shop” approval process for offshore petroleum activities in federal waters.

AAA, API ask EPA to lower 2014 ethanol mandates

The American Automobile Association has asked the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration to reduce ethanol mandates under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014 until more realistic targets can be established.

Watching Government: Will opportunity be wasted?

The US oil and natural gas outlook's dramatic shift from scarcity to abundance potentially could increase the country's geopolitical leverage, prominent former federal officials speaking at a Washington conference agreed on Oct 16.

Agencies reopen after partial federal government shutdown ends

Employees returned to work Oct. 17 and began to restore full federal services after the 112th Congress approved and US President Barack Obama signed legislation ending a 16-day partial government shutdown.

BOEM schedules central gulf lease sale for March 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reported it will conduct Lease Sale 231—to auction off oil and gas tracts in the central Gulf of Mexico planning area—on Mar. 19, 2014, in New Orleans.

Congressmen ask OMB to finalize diesel in frac fluid rule

Two leading Democrats on the US House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the White House Office of Management and Budget to finalize permitting guidance covering diesel fuel use in hydraulic fracturing fluids that the US Environmental Protection Agency submitted in September.

Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas production not imminent, expert says

Development of potential offshore natural gas sources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea’s Levant basin could potentially increase global supplies significantly, but it probably won’t occur for some time, an Istanbul-based consultant suggested.

Moniz: US still vulnerable despite improved domestic outlook

The US still must address natural resources geopolitics despite its oil and gas outlook being dramatically better than it was when the Arab oil embargo began 40 years ago, US Sec. of Energy Ernest J. Moniz said.

Study: Uncertainty rules smaller nations’ rush to gas

Smaller nations’ plans to invest in natural gas should proceed with caution, according to interim results of a study by MIT Energy Initiative in collaboration with the Cyprus Institute.

Foreign oil, gas investment strong in Canada

Foreign investment in Canadian oil and gas, a topic that raised governmental concern when CNOOC Ltd. of China last year announced plans to acquire Nexen Inc. of Calgary for $15.1 billion, has averaged $20 billion/year since 2007, reports the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

Protest events seen as ‘new normal’ for Keystone XL opponents

Proponents of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline said opponents’ increasingly frequent protest events represent a “new normal” in efforts to keep the pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to US Gulf Coast refineries from being built.

EPA credits switches to gas for US power plants’ GHG reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions from US electric power plants declined 10% from 2010 to 2012 because of conversions to natural gas from coal and from slightly reduced demand, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.

Experts see changes ahead for Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela

Three major Latin American oil-producing nations face different near-term policy prospects, ranging from reforms in Mexico to possible retreat in Brazil to near-total uncertainty in Venezuela, experts said during a conference on Energy in the Americas.

Dana Gas group files arbitration on Kurdistan government

Three operators that hold oil and gas rights in Iraq’s Kurdistan region have filed an arbitration action in a London court seeking to clarify contractual rights under their agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government.

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