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Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

DOE wants to mobilize subsurface engineering R&D efforts

The US Department of Energy wants to mobilize federal government, oil and gas industry, university, and other research to address subsurface engineering challenges, particularly controlling fracture propagation and fluid flow, officials said at the first of several projected discussions.

BOEM issues ROD for environmental review of G&G survey off Atlantic Coast

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a record of decision (ROD) for environmental review of geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities offshore the Atlantic Coast.

SAFE: Report’s ‘flash points’ emphasize US transportation fuel problem

A proliferation of global oil geopolitical “flash points” makes it even more urgent for the US to aggressively reduce its dependence on crude oil for transportation fuels, according to speakers discussing a report issued by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).

BLM director: Fee system needed for increased onshore well inspections

A shortage of inspectors, reduced budgets, and a record number of wells on public lands make the US Bureau of Land Management’s budget request for a fee system to increase its oil and gas inspection capacity necessary, BLM Director Neil Kornze said.

Obama’s latest sanctions against Russia include oil, gas firms

In response to continued unrest in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has announced new sanctions against Russia that include—for the first time—operations of Russian state-owned energy firms.

Australia repeals carbon tax legislation

Australia’s Parliament has repealed the carbon tax legislation that this year imposed $24.15 (Aus.)/tonne of carbon dioxide emissions.

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin is blaming the shale gas revolution in the US and lower crude prices at Cushing, Okla., for its decision to significantly reduce its refinery throughput to 120,000 bo/d from 180,000 bo/d.

India pondering natural gas safety board

India may create a natural gas safety board in the wake of the June 27 pipeline explosion that killed 19.

North Dakota flaring reduction policy may impact January production

North Dakota production continued to climb in May but new requirements in the state’s flaring reduction plan slowed permitting activity in June and may lead to production curtailments for some operators early next year.

EIA conference speakers warn of US light crude oil’s ‘day of reckoning’

The US could find its light crude oil production growth stymied if it doesn’t allow more of it to be exported, speakers warned during the US Energy Information Administration’s 2014 energy conference’s first day.

OGUK welcomes ‘urgently needed’ tax consultation

Oil & Gas UK said it welcomes “urgently needed” formal consultation announced July 14 by HM Treasury into the future of the UK offshore oil and gas tax regime.

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BLM seeks comments on proposed carbon dioxide wells in Colorado

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office has begun a public scoping period for two proposed carbon dioxide wells near Gardner, Colo. Oxy USA, which operates the existing Sheep Mountain CO2 production unit, proposed the wells, the US Department of the Interior agency said on July 10. Comments will be accepted through July 25.

US House Refining Caucus formed

US Rep. Pete Olson (R-Tex.) announced the formation of the House Refining Caucus with 21 Republicans and 5 Democrats as members. The group’s goal is to educate House members about issues refiners face and related impacts on consumers, he said on July 9. US Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) is co-chairman.

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