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Nelson vows to block Murkowski’s stand-alone crude oil bill

Jul 31, 2015

The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved Chair Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alas.) bill to end the ban on exporting US-produced oil. But Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) immediately said he would try to block it procedurally because of the measure’s provision expanding the number of coastal states sharing federal offshore oil and gas revenue.

Phillips, ETP, Sunoco JV to build, operate Bayou Bridge oil pipeline

Jul 31, 2015

Phillips 66, Houston; Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas; and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, Philadelphia, have formed a joint venture to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which will deliver crude oil from the Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics terminals in Nederland, Tex., to Lake Charles, La.

FRA issues final rule to keep unattended trains from rolling away

Jul 31, 2015

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule to prevent unattended trains carrying crude oil, ethanol, or other highly flammable contents from rolling away. The regulation comes more than 2 years after a parked train carrying Bakken crude rolled downhill and derailed in Lac-Megantic, Que., killing 47 people and injuring many more.

BLM seeks comments on proposed Fidelity E&P Utah oil and gas project

Jul 30, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.’s proposed oil and gas project 17 miles northwest of Moab, Utah.

Murkowski, Warner want US ready to use energy abundance strategically

Jul 30, 2015

The US should better prepare itself to use its new energy abundance as a geopolitical tool by jettisoning obsolete policies and broadening access for potential overseas customers, two US Senators recommended.

Tawke oil flowing despite pipeline blast

Jul 30, 2015

DNO ASA, Oslo, said oil production from Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq continues despite shutdown of the pipeline that carries Iraqi crude from Kirkuk to Ceyhan, Turkey, on the Mediterranean.

Petronas lets contract for Kanowit field FLNG work

Jul 29, 2015

Malaysian state-owned Petronas has let a contract to France’s Technip for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, and tie-in of the PFLNG1 (Satu) floating LNG (FLNG) facility to the KAKG-A platform in Kanowit field. Kanowit lies in 80 m of water 200 km offshore eastern Malaysia.

Construction starts on first phase of Jagdishpur-Haldia gas line

Jul 29, 2015

Construction has begun on the first phase of the Jagdishpur-Haldia natural gas pipeline, also known as the Energy Highway of Eastern India.

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