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California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years.

Renewed dilbit investigation faces similar hurdles of past decade

A National Research Council committee opened a second investigation of potential environmental consequences from diluted bitumen (dilbit) spills from pipelines.

Moody's sees no quick supply response to spending cuts

Spending cuts announced so far by oil and gas companies will have a limited effect on oil supplies in a year beginning with oil price weakness and promising trouble for the producing and support industries, says a report from Moody's Investors Service.

Watching Government: This year's 'infrastructure' matters

In one of the busiest Decembers ever for oil and gas in the nation's capital, one word-infrastructure-kept popping up as a key challenge for 2015.

Obama makes Alaska's Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas activity

US President Barack Obama placed Bristol Bay off-limits for future oil and gas leasing, extending a temporary withdrawal he imposed in 2010 that was due to expire in 2017.

White House: Obama won't sign bill approving Keystone XL

The White House signaled that US President Barack Obama will not sign a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline if one reaches his desk at presstime last week.

Take that, Canada!

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto needs a warning about how the US treats friends nowadays. On the day of his chummy, Dec. 6, 2014, meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, the White House promised Obama would veto legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline border crossing.

That was then...

Thirty-three years ago, nearly to the day, this editor walked into the Houston offices of Oil & Gas Journal to take a job no one had ever held before...nor would hold again.

API includes other sources in broader State of American Energy report

The American Petroleum Institute broadened its fifth annual State of American Energy report as it included solar, nuclear, hydropower, wind, coal, geothermal, biomass, and energy efficiency as well as oil and gas.

US House set to vote on bill to approve Keystone XL project

The US House of Representatives majority has scheduled a Jan. 9 vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project as OGJ went to press last week.

China to subsidize Iranian refinery revamp

Iran is in the process of securing a credit line from China that would finance the rehabilitation and modernization of Iran’s 400,000-b/d Abadan refinery, the country’s oldest and largest crude oil processing complex.

Nebraska Supreme Court vacates lower court’s Keystone XL ruling

Nebraska’s Supreme Court vacated a lower court’s decision that legislation transferring authority to determine the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s route across the state to the governor from the Public Service Commission was unconstitutional.

 

Georgia invites bids for country’s first refinery

The government of Georgia is seeking investors to develop on a build, operate, and transfer basis what would be the country’s first refinery.

Barclays sees likely downside to North American E&P budgets

Global exploration and production spending is expected to decline at least 8.8% in 2015 vs. 2014, according to 225 companies surveyed in the Barclays E&P Spending Outlook. North American budgets, meanwhile, are expected to fall at least 14.1% with significant downside potential, Barclays said.

Fitch: Regs limit demand response to price

Regulations meant to trim the use of oil products in the US will distort fuel-market adjustments to falling oil prices by putting the burden on supply, warns Fitch Ratings, New York.

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