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BP Energy Outlook projects global energy demand to jump 37% by 2035

Global demand for energy is expected to rise by 37% from 2013 to 2035, or by an average of 1.4%/year, due in large part to ongoing economic expansion in Asia, particularly in China and India, according to the latest BP Energy Outlook 2035.

Devon reduces capital budget by 20% in 2015

Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, plans an exploration and production capital budget of $4.1-4.4 billion in 2015, representing a 20% decline compared with 2014.

Ohio Supreme Court rules against municipality in oil and gas case

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the city of Munroe Falls cannot impose local drilling and zoning ordinances that conflict with Ohio state law regarding oil and natural gas activities. The high court split in a 4-3 decision with three justices providing written dissents.

Uganda taps Russian firm to build country’s first refinery

The government of Uganda has selected a consortium led by Russia’s RT Global Resources, Moscow, as its first choice to construct the country’s first refinery.

Montana governor wants PHMSA to beef up pipeline enforcement in state

Citing a Jan. 17 leak of 1,200 bbl of crude oil from a ruptured pipeline in eastern Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock (D) asked US Sec. of Transportation Anthony Foxx to send more pipeline inspectors to the state and schedule more inspections there.

Derailed West Virginia oil train carried Bakken crude

A large-scale cleanup and investigation have launched following the Feb. 16 derailment of a CSX crude oil train near Mount Carbon, W.Va.

MARKET WATCH: Brent crude oil reaches above $62/bbl

The April ICE contract for Brent crude oil prices rose modestly in London to settle above $62/bbl on Feb. 16 while the New York Mercantile Exchange was closed for Presidents Day so no settlement prices were available for US energy commodities.

Phillips 66 Partners to buy pipeline systems’ interests for $1 billion

Phillips 66 Partners LP has reached agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire Phillips 66’s interests in three pipeline systems for a total of $1.01 billion.

Bear Head LNG exempted from 2012 Canadian environmental act

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiary Bear Head LNG Corp. received notice from the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency (CEAA) that its proposed LNG liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nova Scotia would not need to adhere to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012 (CEAA 2012).

BLM decision clears way for first NPR-A federal oil production

The US Bureau of Land Management issued a record of decision (ROD) for the proposed Greater Mooses Tooth One project (GMT1), which cleared the way for the first crude oil production from federal land within the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Indian state, Kuwaiti firm sign deal for refinery, petchem complex

The government of India’s Andhra Pradesh state has entered an agreement with Al Qebla Al Watya Inc., a subsidiary of Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons Co., Safat, to set up a large-scale refinery and petrochemical complex along the country’s eastern coast.

Northern Territory selects Inpex in bid for onshore exploration

Australia’s Northern Territory government has selected Inpex Corp. for onshore oil and gas exploration in the Beetaloo basin, southeast of Darwin.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices near $53/bbl

US light, sweet crude oil prices closed more than $1/bbl higher on the New York market Feb. 13, and Brent crude oil prices settled more than $2/bbl higher on strong economic indicators from Europe where stock markets ended a volatile week at 7-year highs.

EPA offers new, twisted excuse to stall Keystone XL

Anyone puzzled by the delay in approval of the Keystone XL pipeline border crossing-running 6 years now, and counting-should read the Obama administration's latest rationale.

USW union workers add two BP refineries to strike list

Union workers at two BP PLC-owned refineries in Indiana and Ohio have joined the United Steelworkers union's unfair labor practice strike against the oil industry that began on Feb. 1 after a breakdown in discussions with companies regarding collective bargaining agreements over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards.

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