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Howard Energy to acquire Marcellus gathering assets for $500 million

Mar 20, 2015

Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC, San Antonio, has agreed to acquire gathering assets in Bradford and Lycoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania from Southwestern Energy Co., Houston, for $500 million. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

Senate crude exports hearing raises price, logistics, safety issues

Mar 19, 2015

Potential consumer price impacts dominated a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing examining whether to allow more exports of domestically produced crude oil. Witnesses agreed that permitting more US crude to be sold abroad could provide benefits, but were divided on whether changes need to be made in the Jones Act and other transportation regulations.

Anadarko joins Magellan, PAA to build Saddlehorn system

Mar 19, 2015

Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline LP reported that a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has exercised its option to purchase a 20% equity interest in Saddlehorn Pipeline Co. As a result of the announcement, Saddlehorn’s equity ownership would be Magellan 40%, PAA 40%, and Anadarko 20%.

Egyptian group, Tamar partners sign gas deal

Mar 18, 2015

Partners in Tamar natural gas field offshore Israel have signed a contract for interruptible sales of gas to Dolphinus Holdings Ltd. of Egypt.

DNV GL updates two pipeline guides

Mar 17, 2015

DNV GL has updated recommended practices for corroded pipelines and for integrity management of submarine pipeline systems.

Production from Pluto LNG plant shut following Cyclone Olwyn

Mar 16, 2015

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has temporarily shut-in production at its Pluto LNG plant after the Atwood Osprey submersible drilling rig drifted near Pluto flowlines during Cyclone Olwyn, which impacted the Australia’s northwest coast on Mar. 12.

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EIA: US petroleum product exports rise for 13th consecutive year

Mar 16, 2015

US exports of petroleum products averaged a record 3.8 million b/d in 2014-an increase of 347,000 b/d from 2013-based on data from the US Energy Information Administration's Petroleum Supply Monthly.

Maritime transportation is moving toward LNG, Brookings speakers say

Mar 16, 2015

Maritime industries' use of LNG instead of diesel to fuel its vessels is changing from potential to reality, speakers agreed at a Mar. 3 discussion at the Brookings Foundation.

Western Australia's EPA gives nod for Gorgon LNG fourth train

Mar 16, 2015

The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (EPAWA) has approved plans for expansion of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project on Barrow Island into a fourth train.

Oil Climate Index measures 30 global crudes’ environmental impacts

Mar 12, 2015

Researchers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanford University, and the University of Calgary unveiled the first Oil Climate Index to compare various crude oils’ environmental impacts from the wellhead to the consumer.

API is examining dilbit’s environmental impacts when released

Mar 10, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute is studying the properties of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and expects to develop findings about how oil sands crude behaves when it is accidentally released, API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak told a National Academies hearing on the same subject.

Dunn named president of Questar Pipeline

Mar 10, 2015

Micheal Dunn has been named executive vice-president of Questar Corp., Salt Lake City, and president of the company’s interstate pipeline subsidiary, Questar Pipeline. He succeeds Allen Bradley, who will retire June 1.

Report notes strong Saudi fiscal 'buffers'

Mar 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia has fiscal buffers enabling it to cover projected deficits while oil prices are low for at least 4 years and perhaps more than 8 years, according to an analyst at Arab Petroleum Investments Corp., Dammam.

CSIS report outlines main US oil infrastructure challenges

Mar 9, 2015

The US crude oil renaissance has created strong demand for expanded US transportation systems, resulting in five primarily challenges, a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies report concluded.

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