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EIA: US natural gas net imports lowest since 1987

Jun 1, 2015

US net imports of natural gas totaled 1,171 bcf in 2014, down 9% from the level in 2013 and continuing an 8-year decline, according to the US Energy Information Administration. This was the lowest level since 1987.

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Jun 1, 2015

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Iran faces hurdles hiking oil production when sanctions lifted

Jun 1, 2015

For an oil market destabilized by geopolitical turbulence and oversupply, an important question is when Iranian production, now limited by international sanctions, might recover and rise toward the Islamic Republic's geologic potential.

FOURTH-QUARTER 2014 FIRST-QUARTER 2015: Oil price collapse will slow midstream's growth

Jun 1, 2015

In the second article of this new series on midstream industry trends and developments, discussion shifted from a 10-year review to an analysis of quarterly trends in US gas plant NGL production, domestic demand, and LPG exports. That second article also reviewed the expansion of the NGL raw-mix pipeline grid during 2009-13.

La Jolla Conference: Regulations still constraining unconventional energy development

Jun 1, 2015

While unconventional oil and gas production in the US remains mostly resilient amid the industry downturn, energy policy under the Obama administration hasn't made things easier on companies forced to cope with new market realities, panelists said on May 20 during the XXIV La Jolla Energy Conference in La Jolla, Calif.

Turkish Stream offers Russia increased export control

Jun 1, 2015

Estimates have the European Union importing 49% more gas in 2035 than in 2012.1 Russia would like to secure as much of this market as possible.

Bill is wrong way to speed gas pipeline approvals, House panel told

Jun 1, 2015

A bill that would give the US Department of the Interior authority to approve natural gas pipelines crossing National Parks Service land is unnecessary and unwanted, a US Bureau of Land Management official told a House Natural Resources subcommittee.

Study links iron sulfide to MEG column burping

Jun 1, 2015

Iron sulfide (FeS) particles entrained in formation water are small (< 1 μm) with a very large surface area. When freshly produced FeS contacts hydrocarbon condensates they create stable emulsions that are carried all the way to monoethylene glycol (MEG) still columns and likely cause burping in these columns.

Ethane availability spurs US infrastructure build

May 29, 2015

Strong natural gas production and ethane extraction in US shale plays have created an oversupply of NGLs, but plunging crude prices at the same time have reduced their global competitiveness with naphtha as a petrochemical feedstock.

Gov. Wolf forms Pennsylvania gas pipeline system taskforce

May 29, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) formed a Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force to help state agencies, natural gas producers, and communities closely work together as thousands of miles of pipelines are proposed to move gas and related products from wellheads to markets.

DOE authorizes Alaska LNG to export LNG to non-FTA countries

May 28, 2015

The US Department of Energy has issued a conditional authorization for Alaska LNG Project LLC to export as much as 2.55 bscfd of US-produced natural gas for a 30-year period to countries with no free-trade agreement with the US.

Timor-Leste lets pre-FEED contract for Beaco LNG plant

May 28, 2015

Timor-Leste has let a $3.8-million pre-front-end engineering design contract to Amec Foster Wheeler for the proposed Beaco LNG plant.

American Midstream holding open season for Bakken gathering line

May 28, 2015

American Midstream Bakken LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Midstream Partners LP, Denver, is conducting a binding open season for a proposed 50-mile Bakken crude oil gathering and transportation system in the core of McKenzie County, ND.

Bill is wrong way to speed gas pipeline approvals, House panel told

May 27, 2015

A bill that would give the US Department of the Interior authority to approve natural gas pipelines crossing National Parks Service land is unnecessary and unwanted, a US Bureau of Land Management official told a House Natural Resources subcommittee.

Affected portion of ruptured California pipeline to be removed soon

May 26, 2015

The affected portion of ruptured Plains All American Pipeline Line 901 is expected to be removed and replaced soon, a company official said on May 25 as crews continued cleaning up crude oil released at San Refugio State Park in Santa Barbara County.

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