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Oil, rail groups comment on DOT's proposed crude-by-rail regulations

Oct 13, 2014

Proposed federal crude-by-rail regulations should focus more on accident prevention and mitigation than tank-car redesigns and retrofits, two major oil industry trade associations separately said in comments submitted to the US Department of Transportation on Sept. 30.

US refiners could process more light, tight crudes, study finds

Oct 13, 2014

US refiners will have the capacity by 2020 to process 3.1-4.3 million b/d more of light, tight crude oil (LTC) than in fourth-quarter 2013, according to a Baker & O'Brien Inc. study commissioned by Consumers & Refiners United for Domestic Energy (CRUDE).

US should reexamine Jones Act, Tesoro's CEO recommends

Oct 13, 2014

Tesoro Corp. Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Goff called for a review of the Jones Act, a federal law dating from the 1920s that requires US-produced goods moving between US ports to do so aboard US-flagged vessels.

NGSA forecasts lower winter gas prices on a combined analysis

Oct 13, 2014

In its 14th annual Winter Outlook assessment of the natural gas market, the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) expects downward price pressure on the natural gas market compared with last winter.

National Fuel Gas CEO becomes INGAA’s 2014-15 chairman

Oct 10, 2014

National Fuel Gas Co. Chief Executive Officer Ronald J. Tanski was elected as chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America for a 1-year term during the trade association’s annual board meeting on Oct. 10. He succeeds David J. Devine, president of Kinder Morgan Inc.’s central regional gas pipelines.

AER approves 84 of 90 Grand Rapids pipeline applications

Oct 10, 2014

Alberta Energy Regulator reported it has approved, with 26 conditions, “the majority” of applications by Grand Rapids Pipeline GP Ltd. to construct two pipelines carrying diluted bitumen and hydrocarbon diluents.

Spectra proposes Wyoming-Illinois crude line

Oct 10, 2014

Spectra Energy and Spectra Energy Partners have proposed a pipeline that would add an initial 400,000 b/d of capacity to carry crude oil from growing supply areas in the US West to the Midwest and Gulf Coast.

Pembina to expand recently completed Resthaven plant

Oct 10, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, has entered into commercial agreements to proceed with a $170-million expansion of the company's recently completed 200-MMcfd Resthaven facility. The company also will build, own, and operate a new gas gathering pipeline that will deliver gas into the facility.

Gassco takes operatorship of Valemon gas pipeline

Oct 9, 2014

Norway’s Gassco AS has taken over operatorship of the 177-km, 22-in. Valemon rich gas pipeline following approval of a pressure test.

Midla to replace 1920s-era natural gas pipeline

Oct 9, 2014

American Midstream Midla LLC (Midla), a subsidiary of American Midstream Partners LP (AMP), agreed with its customers that Midla may retire an existing 1920s-era pipeline and replace its existing natural gas service with a 12-in. OD line from Winnsboro, La., to Natchez, Miss.

Cedigaz: Worldwide gas storage capacity up 5%

Oct 9, 2014

Worldwide working gas capacity totaled 399 billion cu m (bcm) on Jan. 1, representing 5% growth over the previous year, according to Cedigaz’s latest Worlwide Underground Gas Storage (UGS) database.

Vector Pipeline floats doubling capacity, bidirectional flow

Oct 8, 2014

Vector Pipeline LP is holding a binding open season to secure shipper interest in adding as much as 650,000 MMcfd to its natural gas pipeline system.

Louisiana LNG lets FEED contract to Bechtel for export site

Oct 8, 2014

Louisiana LNG Energy LLC (LLNG) selected Bechtel Corp. to provide front-end engineering and design for a 2-million tonne/year liquefaction plant and LNG export terminal in Louisiana, south of New Orleans near Mile Marker 46 on the east bank of the Mississippi River.

FERC issues final EIS for Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG project

Oct 8, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Cheniere Energy Inc.’s proposed Corpus Christi LNG project. It said approval of the proposed project, with mitigation measures the EIS recommends, would ensure impacts in the area would be avoided or minimized, and not be significant.

Arrow Energy gas pipeline gets environmental nod

Oct 8, 2014

Arrow Energy Ltd. has received environmental approval from the Australian government for construction of its proposed 4,500-km Arrow Bowen project gas pipeline to link its coal seam gas (CSG) fields in the Bowen basin of Queensland to Gladstone on the central-east coast.

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