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Planned LNG plants must consider potential permit modifications

Although the US Department of Energy (DOE) has so far not modified an LNG import or export permit after issuing it, it is not explicitly prohibited from doing so and the risk of future modification of DOE permits must be carefully analyzed and addressed in contract documents regarding LNG plants and terminals.

China accelerates shale gas development

China began tapping into its shale gas resources as early as 1996 (Table 1). But after a 2014 government report proposed that the nation "speed up the exploration and development of shale gas resources," the revolution is getting into full swing.

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

New SEG chief eyes mainstream role for full-waveform inversion

When asked about important geophysical trends, the new president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists points to a seismic processing method called full-waveform inversion (FWI).

Hydraulic fracturing battle has moved to several local ballot boxes

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, and other unconventional oil and gas development technologies have changed their focus to local governments.

Denationalizing EPA

Concerning the editorial in the Sept. 8, 2014: Few questioned the importance of clean air and clean water when the Environmental Protection Agency was established.

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Regulations: lead or pay

The US Government Accountability Office Sept. 22 called on the Department of Transportation to consider making new oil and gas transportation rules as production outpaces both pipeline construction and regulations.

Abysmal discussion on climate change touches new lows

The acrimony that masquerades as discussion about climate change touched new lows before a United Nations summit on the topic in New York.

Bahamas: Gravity data suggest existence of Triassic-Jurassic syn-rift

Recent analyses of gravity, magnetic, and seismic data in the southeastern region of the Bahamas provide clear evidence for the presence of a salt diapir at a depth of 5 km.

Shell begins production from Cardamom in Gulf of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has started production from its Cardamom development on Garden Banks Block 427, about 225 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.

ExxonMobil, Linn to make second asset exchange this year

ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to trade interest in 500 net acres from South Belridge field near Bakersfield, Calif., to Linn Energy LLC, Houston, in exchange for 17,800 net acres encompassing the Permian basin in Texas and Delaware basin in New Mexico.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

US crude exports aren't simply a 'yes-no' issue, law firm forum told

The question of whether the US should remove restrictions on crude oil exports is so complex that it has moved beyond a simple "yes-no" issue, speakers agreed during a Sept. 23 discussion hosted by Washington law firm Arent Fox LLP.

IHS: Unconventional supply chain industries support growing number of jobs, revenues

A diverse group of industries supporting unconventional oil and gas producers has reaped a large portion of the economic rewards from development of these previously untapped resources, highlights an IHS study released Sept. 23.

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