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Woodside gets NEB approval for British Columbia LNG exports

Feb 2, 2015

Woodside Energy Holdings Pty. Ltd. has received approval from Canada’s National Energy Board on its application for a 25-year natural gas export license with a maximum term quantity of 807 billion cu m, plus or minus 15%. Exports would leave a proposed LNG liquefaction plant near Grassy Point, north of Prince Rupert, BC.

Near-term pipeline plans shrink, longer-term growth returns

Feb 2, 2015

Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2015 slipped 30% from forecasts for 2014, with expected products, crude, and natural gas project completions all softer even as future planned mileage rose in all three categories and most regions.

Kerry expects to receive other agencies’ Keystone XL reports soon

Feb 2, 2015

US Sec. of State John F. Kerry said he expects to receive other federal agencies and departments’ reports soon on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline so the US Department of State can determine if it is in the national interest.

E&Y: Oil-price collapse to boost global M&A activity in 2015

Feb 2, 2015

The oil-price collapse will facilitate increased global transaction activity in 2015 as companies revise and implement new strategies, according to a quarterly report on the industry published by Ernst & Young.

Iran yields to Russia in talks over Caspian resources

Feb 2, 2015

Iranian acquiescence to Russia, to which the Islamic Repubic increasingly turns in response to pressure from the West, has become a standard feature of long-unresolved deliberations over jurisdiction and resource ownership in the Caspian Sea.

Russia, Iran outlined joint Caspian position in 2001

Feb 2, 2015

Following are the delineated points of a March 12, 2001, agreement between leaders of Russia and Iran at a meeting on Caspian Sea issues in Moscow

US oil, gas industry eager to build on past successes

Feb 2, 2015

The US oil and gas industry entered 2015 optimistically as a dramatically improved US supply outlook's economic and security benefits became increasingly apparent.

Shell cancels Arrow LNG project

Jan 30, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has abandoned its plans for what would have been a fourth coal seam gas-LNG project at Gladstone in Queensland.

US Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL pipeline project

Jan 30, 2015

The US Senate has passed a bill approving construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline by a 62-36 vote after 3 weeks of debate. Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans in the affirmative. Two Independents—Angus King (Me.) and Bernard Sanders (Vt.)—voted with 34 Democrats in opposition.

DOE could meet 45-day LNG export decision deadline, Senate panel told

Jan 29, 2015

The US Department of Energy would have no trouble meeting a 45-day deadline to reach a national interest determination for proposed LNG export facilities that a US Senate bill would establish, Christopher A. Smith, assistant US energy secretary for fossil energy, told the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Douglas Channel LNG moves toward 2018 startup

Jan 29, 2015

Exmar NV, EDF Trading, and AIJVLP, a joint venture of AltaGas Ltd. and Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., have taken full ownership of the 550,000 tonne/year Douglas Channel LNG project and executed long-term lease agreements with the Haisla Nation regarding land and water tenure, and with Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. for long-term pipeline capacity to supply gas to the project.

Mitsui charters two more LNG ships for Cameron export project

Jan 29, 2015

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, reports contracts for chartering two new ships to transport LNG to Japan from the Cameron LNG export project in Louisiana.

US House approves bill aimed at increasing LNG exports

Jan 28, 2015

The US House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at increasing US LNG exports by requiring the Department of Energy to determine whether a project is in the national interest once its federal environmental reviews were complete.

New Russia-Turkey gas pipeline route approved

Jan 28, 2015

OAO Gazprom reported selection of a route for a gas pipeline across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey.

PHMSA outlines community steps to reduce pipeline incident risks

Jan 27, 2015

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released a guide to best practices for communities to reduce risks from pipeline incidents, including those caused by natural hazards.

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