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Rosneft to increase ownership in German refinery

OAO Rosneft has agreed to purchase Total SA’s 16.67% share in the 11.5-million tonne/year PCK Raffinerie GMBH refinery located along Druzhba pipeline in Schwedt, Germany, about 120 km northeast of Berlin.

Wintershall, Statoil complete offshore Norway transaction

Wintershall Holding GMBH and Statoil ASA reported completion of a $1.25-billion transaction involving assets offshore Norway.

AFPM files notice of intent to sue EPA over 2015 RFS

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a notice of intent to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on time.

WoodMac: OPEC’s decision undermines potential for near-term price recovery

The decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain its members’ production quota at 30 million b/d directs the focus of crude oil pricing on oil-demand growth expectations and tight-oil breakeven economics, said Wood MacKenzie Ltd.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices dive after OPEC maintains quota

Oil prices dived on the New York market to settle at $66.15/bbl for the January crude oil contract on Nov. 28, falling more than $7/bbl from the previous closing after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties announced the cartel agreed to maintain its production quota at 30 million b/d.

Elastic nonlinearity, lower wave velocities add to frequency spectrum

Current seismic imaging practices have generally ignored the effects of dynamic elastic nonlinearity and treat sedimentary rocks as elastically linear, using a relatively simpler scientific model.

CLARIFYING GOM DECOM COSTS-1: Settled-liability data provide insight for cost estimates

Cost data in the oil and gas industry are proprietary and obtaining them is difficult. Unless collected across a large and diverse sample, summary statistics are unlikely to be representative of the activity or process these data are trying to specify.

US-African energy moves

Getting electricity to more Africans is a top priority at the US Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), an official told a House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee on Nov. 14.

EPA will set RFS requirements for this year next year

How bad does regulation of the Renewable Fuel Standard have to become before the US Congress ends a program broken beyond repair?

Power to stonewall

Presidential stonewalling of the Keystone XL pipeline is hurting the US. Congress should exercise its constitutional power and end the damage.

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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.

IHS: 'Tight-oil test' under way in US amid lower oil prices

The vast majority of potential US tight-oil production growth remains economical in the current crude oil price environment, according to a recent report by IHS.

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.

Boehner urged to bring BLM drilling permit processing bill to floor

Six oil and gas association presidents and officials from two major national business groups urged US House Speaker John A. Boehner to consider a Senate-approved measure extending a drilling permit processing pilot program in several US Bureau of Land Management field offices before Congress’s lame-duck session concludes.

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