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US should rework Azerbaijan relations carefully, House panel told

The US should pursue relations with Azerbaijan that recognize its strategic importance as an energy supplier to countries farther west but do not ignore human rights questions that have emerged recently, witnesses told a US House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.

New regulator lists UKCS 'priority actions'

The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), responding to calls from industry and the government for prompt support of UK Continental Shelf exploration and production, has described "eight highest priority actions" for its first year of operation.

Smart phone technology enhances field studies

Throughout northern Oklahoma and Kansas, the Mississippian Lime has emerged as a significant unconventional oil play.

Methanol proves low-cost, sustainable option for gasoline blending

Following the discovery of large natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean offshore, the Israeli government in 2011 implemented its FCI, a program designed to encourage the economic and sustainable development of natural gas-based transportation fuels to reduce the country's dependence on imported crude oil products.

Magellan, PAA form Saddlehorn crude pipeline joint venture

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Plains All American Pipeline LP have formed Saddlehorn Pipeline Co., a 50-50 limited liability joint venture, to build, own, and operate the 550-mile Saddlehorn pipeline, shipping crude oil from the Denver-Julesburg basin, and potentially the broader Rocky Mountain area, to storage in Cushing, Okla.

Noble Energy's budget down 40% in 2015

Noble Energy Inc., Houston, plans to spend $2.9 billion in 2015, representing a 40% reduction from 2014. The company also reported full-year 2014 net income of $1.21 billion and adjusted income of $881 million.

UKCS report cites need for deep cost cuts

The struggling producing industry on the UK Continental Shelf needs deep cost cuts, according to the Oil & Gas UK's Activity Survey 2015.

Recent CSIS report outlines main US oil infrastructure challenges

The US crude oil renaissance has created strong demand for expanded US transportation systems, resulting in five primarily challenges, a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies report concluded.

PetroChina mulling sale of its stake in Arrow CSG

PetroChina is reportedly considering selling its half of Arrow Energy’s Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) resources.

Michie named Oil & Gas UK chief executive

Deirdre Michie has been named chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, replacing Malcolm Webb, who will retire May 31.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices swing down again

The contract for US light, sweet crude oil for April delivery plunged by more than $2.80/bbl on the New York market Feb. 26 as volatility sent crude prices on a steep decline toward their lowest level in nearly a month.

Low crude prices pressure Latin American producers, CSIS forum told

Depressed crude oil prices are putting new pressure on Latin American producing countries to improve terms if they expect to attract outside investment for developing resources, speakers said during a Feb. 25 discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Petroleum detected in fish tested after Yellowstone River pipeline spill

Detectable levels of petroleum were found in tests of fish pulled from the Yellowstone River downstream from a broken petroleum pipeline near Glendive. Mont., and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised fishermen to use caution when deciding whether to eat fish from the oil spill area.

Suriname bid round draws lackluster response

The dramatic fall in oil prices is being blamed for the lack of interest shown by international oil companies (IOCs) in the deepwater offshore Suriname in the Suriname-Guyana basin.

House panel launches probe of DOS’s Keystone XL application process

The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee began an investigation of the US Department of State’s environmental impact statement for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. It requested comments DOS asked other federal departments to provide regarding DOS’s final supplemental EIS for the project in a Feb. 24 letter to Sec. of State John F. Kerry.

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