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API: Energy exports boost US economic vitality, diplomatic strength

American energy exports are revitalizing the economy and shifting the balance of power around the world, as shown by the Aug. 6 trade report from the US Department of Commerce, said API Chief Economist John Felmy.

EPA finalizes GHG permits for Texas olefins complex

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) to proceed with the third major expansion of its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort, Tex.

US crude exports seen helping consumers

Ending the US ban on exports of crude oil would hurt refiners now profiting from low feedstock costs but help producers and consumers, says an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Hickenlooper forms task force to address oil, gas siting questions

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.

BP gets key approval for $12-billion Tangguh LNG expansion

Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment has approved the environmental and social impact assessment, known as AMDAL, for the BP PLC-led Tangguh LNG expansion project in Teluk Bintuni, Papua Barat province, and an environmental permit has been issued.

Europe's renewable future

With European offshore hydrocarbon production on the decline, a host of developments promise to breathe new life into several regions.

API survey finds gap between voters, federal officials on development

A substantial gap exists between registered voters' support for more US oil and gas development on federal lands, and what they think federal officials actually are doing about it, according to a recent survey commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute.

Contests of fairness

While sidling toward a sensible-sounding appeal for tax reform recently, President Barack Obama couldn't resist a swerve into populism. "You don't get to pick which rules you play by or which tax rate you pay," Obama said in his weekly address on July 26. "And neither should these companies."

IG's office recommends EPA begin regulating LDC methane emissions

The US Environmental Protection Agency, which does not regulate methane emissions from natural gas local distribution companies (LDC), should start working with the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to address the problem, EPA's inspector general's office said in a July 25 report.

Climate testimony by EPA chief light on facts, balance

A government official proposing to overhaul energy use should ground arguments in facts and present them with balance.

City approves Chevron’s Richmond refinery revamp

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.

Senate Democrats call for expanded leasing in next OCS 5-year plan

Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) and three other US Senate Democrats urged US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell to consider leasing more of the US Outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas exploration and development in the next 5-year program.

BLM drilling permit bill attracts broad support at Senate hearing

Witnesses and committee members argued over the extent of oil and gas drilling permit delays at US Bureau of Land Management field offices. But they strongly supported a bill that would make permanent a pilot program enacted in 2005 to begin relieving the problem at a July 29 US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.

EPA won’t require 2013 RFS reports until after 2014 quotas are out

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.

Oregon LNG granted DOE approval to export to non-FTA countries

The US Department of Energy conditionally authorized LNG Development Co. LLC (Oregon LNG) to export the equivalent of up to 1.25 bcfd of US-produced LNG for 20 years to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the US. The Oregon LNG terminal will be sited in Warrenton, Ore.

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