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Cue buys out PetroChina in Indonesian PSC

Cue Energy Resources Ltd., Melbourne, has completed acquisition of PetroChina’s 60% interest in the Mahakam Hilir production-sharing contract in Indonesia’s Kutei basin.

Production from Pluto LNG plant shut following Cyclone Olwyn

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has temporarily shut-in production at its Pluto LNG plant after the Atwood Osprey submersible drilling rig drifted near Pluto flowlines during Cyclone Olwyn, which impacted the Australia’s northwest coast on Mar. 12.

Alberta introduces oil sands environmental requirements

Alberta introduced new requirements to control tailings ponds and regulate water use from the Athabasca River as part of the Canadian province’s efforts to reduce oil sands development impacts.

EIA: Monthly average Brent price up for first time in 8 months

North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $58/bbl in February-up $10/bbl from the January average-representing the first monthly average price increase since June 2014, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

Messing with RFS

At a Mar. 7 gathering in Des Moines of Republicans flirting with presidential candidacy, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad opened with a warning: "Don't mess with the RFS."

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Low crude prices alter challenges in sub-Saharan Africa, speakers say

Significantly lower crude oil prices have reduced foreign companies' interest in developing oil and gas resources in sub-Saharan Africa nations, speakers at a Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies seminar agreed.

US Arctic priorities shortchange Alaskans' needs, Senate panel told

As the US prepares to chair the Arctic Council later this year, the country recognizes that international decisions can directly affect Alaska and its residents and plans to closely engage with them, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the US Department of State's Special Representative for the Arctic, told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Watching Government: NWT make plans

Canada's Northwest Territories sit on trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, yet many of its 43,000 residents pay more than they should to heat their homes each winter because they have to rely on diesel fuel.

API examining environmental impacts of dilbit when released

The American Petroleum Institute is studying the properties of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and expects to develop findings about how oil sands crude behaves when it is accidentally released, API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak told a National Academies hearing on the subject.

Western Australia's EPA gives nod for Gorgon LNG fourth train

The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (EPAWA) has approved plans for expansion of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project on Barrow Island into a fourth train.

USW, Shell reach tentative deal to end strike at US refineries

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and the United Steelworkers union (USW) have reached a tentative bargaining agreement over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards for union workers that could settle a more than 6-week unfair labor practice (ULP) strike in effect at 15 US refineries and associated installations.

Tillerson: Sound policies needed to buoy N. American energy revolution

The US government needs to adjust its energy policies to ensure the country realizes all the benefits of the new era of energy abundance, said Rex W. Tillerson, ExxonMobil Corp. chairman and chief executive officer, during a Mar. 12 address to The Economic Club of Washington.

TAEP: Year of ‘dramatic contraction’ under way in Texas oil, gas employment

The Texas Petro Index (TPI) dropped seven points to 299.6 during January compared with December, reflecting low crude oil prices, a falling rig count, and decline in drilling permits.

Hazard seen behind North American rig upturn

Wells not completed while oil prices are low might foreshorten recovery of North American drilling, even if the upturn arrives sooner than expected, analysts warn.

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