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Power to stonewall

Dec 1, 2014

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

A new Gulf Coast paradigm

Dec 1, 2014

Following the reversal of Seaway Crude Pipeline System in 2012, a series of projects both in oil pipelines and storage has unlocked the crude oil bottleneck at Cushing, Okla., and connected the Gulf Coast-where nearly 47% of the US refining capacity resides-back to the Canadian, Midcontinent, and West Texas production centers on a massive scale.

Chapman to succeed Pryor as ExxonMobil Chemical president

Nov 24, 2014

Neil A. Chapman is expected to assume the roles of president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice-president of ExxonMobil Corp. following the retirement of Stephen D. Pryor on Jan. 1, 2015. Chapman has served as ExxonMobil Chemical’s senior vice-president, polymers since 2011.

WoodMac: Deepwater gulf production to reach 1.9 million boe/d in 2016

Nov 24, 2014

Production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach a new peak of 1.9 million boe/d in 2016, according to the latest outlook from consultancy group Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

Mexico moving quickly to implement energy reforms, officials report

Nov 24, 2014

Mexico is moving quickly to implement its aggressive energy reforms, two officials of its government told a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Bakken, deepwater Gulf of Mexico to boost Hess's production

Nov 24, 2014

Hess Corp. plans to increase its production growth rate forecast by 6-10%/year during 2013-18, assuming $90-100/bbl Brent, anchored by production in the Bakken shale and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the company said Nov. 10 during an investor presentation in Houston.

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 24, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 24, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Industry's eternal battle

Nov 24, 2014

Polling conducted by Gallup in August drilled home what most of us already knew: People don't like the oil and gas industry. Fifty-six percent of those polled had either a "somewhat negative" or "very negative" opinion of the industry.

Deloitte: More executives believe US can be self-sufficient in oil

Nov 24, 2014

More oil and gas executives are growing increasingly confident that the US will be self-sufficient in oil in 5-10 years, said a Deloitte survey titled, "2014 Oil & Gas Survey: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance."

Deloitte: US gas supplies rebuilt since last winter, EIA's Sieminski says

Nov 24, 2014

The biggest issue this winter could be electricity generation in New England because of pipeline constraints rather than a drawdown of stored natural gas as happened last winter because of severe cold weather, said Adam Sieminski, administrator for the US Energy Information Administration.

EPA won’t finalize RFS’s 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

Nov 21, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend. The American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers each said EPA’s Nov. 21 announcement demonstrates again that it’s time for Congress to repeal or dramatically reform the RFS.

AFPM: Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard unconstitutional

Nov 20, 2014

Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program is unconstitutional, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said in comments submitted in response to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 rulemaking and proposed rule changes.

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 19, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Westlake Chemical lets EP contract for ethylene plant expansion

Nov 18, 2014

Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, has let a contract to Technip for work related to the expansion of ethylene capacity at its Sulphur, La., plant near Lake Charles.

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