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Gas agreement seen firming China-Russia energy ties

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.

EPA air proposals should recognize progress, API official says

The US Environmental Protection Agency should recognize progress that is continuing before it considers imposing costly new air quality requirements, an American Petroleum Institute official suggested.

SEC said to extend Dodd-Frank proposals deadline to October 2015

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has extended its deadline until October 2015 for proposing new requirements for publicly traded US oil and gas and mining companies to report payments to foreign governments under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank financial reporting reform law.

New South Wales legislation extinguishes license applications

Legislation to extinguish 16 petroleum exploration licence applications in New South Wales has been passed by the state parliament.

DOI, Colorado announce Roan Plateau development dispute settlement

A dispute over development of federal natural gas leases on the Roan Plateau in western Colorado that were issued in 2008 has been settled, the US Department of the Interior and Colorado state government jointly announced in Denver.

Senate debates, then barely rejects, Keystone XL approval bill

The US Senate finally debated a bill authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Nov. 18 before rejecting the measure by a single vote. Republicans vowed to bring the measure back once they assume majority control in January.

Watching Government: Greece and energy in Europe

Amid growing energy supply geopolitics, Greece is a stable anchor within a rapidly destabilizing region, Yannis Maniatis, its Environment, Energy, and Climate Change Minister, said on Nov. 3.

Keystone strategies

Politics provided an interesting sideshow to the unsuccessful, ironic, last-minute push in the 113th Congress for sanction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The oil and gas industry shouldn't let that passing amusement distract it from what truly was at stake.

EPA won’t finalize RFS’s 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend. The American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers each said EPA’s Nov. 21 announcement demonstrates again that it’s time for Congress to repeal or dramatically reform the RFS.

AFPM: Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard unconstitutional

Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program is unconstitutional, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said in comments submitted in response to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 rulemaking and proposed rule changes.

Bids spike in Northern Alaska lease sales

Alaska’s Division of Oil & Gas received 356 bids on 298 tracts in its 2014 Northern Alaska area-wide lease sales, trumping the 92 bids received for 91 tracts in the same areas last year.

NOIA, API studies list benefits of more federal OCS leasing

Offshore oil and gas leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and on the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts could create more than 838,000 American jobs and raise more than $200 billion in revenue for the government, according to recent studies released jointly by the National Ocean Industries Association and the American Petroleum Institute.

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Senate debates, then barely rejects, Keystone XL approval bill

The US Senate finally debated a bill authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Nov. 18 before rejecting the measure by a single vote. Republicans vowed to bring the measure back once they assume majority control in January.

National Forest in Va., W.Va., leaves fracing to state governments

The George Washington National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia will allow some oil and gas activity using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling under its new final forest plan, which was released in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 18.

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