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Canadian forecast assumes heavy oil will be transported

Dec 6, 2013

Canadian government analysts identified transportation as a major export uncertainty in the National Energy Board’s latest long-term supply and demand projections, but expect market forces to resolve the question, particularly for heavy oil, one of them told a Washington audience.

InterOil, Total strike Elk-Antelope farmout deal in Papua New Guinea

Dec 6, 2013

InterOil Corp. has made a billion-dollar joint venture deal with France’s Total SA for the development of its gas reserves in the Elk and Antelope fields onshore Papua New Guinea.

EPP begins Appalachia-to-Texas ethane line fill

Dec 6, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) began injecting ethane into the Appalachia-to-Texas Express (ATEX) pipeline in late November and will continue through this month.

Shell floats hull for world’s largest FLNG facility

Dec 3, 2013

The 488-m hull of Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) plant was floated from the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea, where Prelude is begin built. The company laid the keel for the vessel in May.

Chevron drilling carbon dioxide injection wells on Barrow Island

Dec 2, 2013

Chevron has started drilling its planned carbon dioxide injection wells on Barrow Island as part of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project in Western Australia.

Rising production, exports to boost margins for US refiners

Dec 2, 2013

US refiners have been blessed with growing domestic and Canadian crude supplies and low operating costs over 2012-13. Replumbing of the distribution system to get these supplies to market is nearing completion–aided by expedient use of rail and barge.

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Dec 2, 2013

International news for oil and gas professionals

Marathon signs as anchor Sandpiper crude line shipper

Nov 26, 2013

Marathon Petroleum Corp. signed with Enbridge Energy Partners LP as an anchor shipper for the Sandpiper Project crude oil pipeline, which will become part of Enbridge's North Dakota System when completed. The companies expect Sandpiper to be operational first-quarter 2016.

Gazprom projects first LNG to Kaliningrad region in late 2017

Nov 26, 2013

OAO Gazprom is projecting late 2017 for an LNG terminal on the Baltic Sea coast in the far-western region of Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania.

DOT agencies issue supplemental crude transport-by-rail advisory

Nov 26, 2013

Two US Department of Transportation agencies jointly issued a supplemental safety advisory covering unintended movement of freight trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.

FERC approves Transco natural gas pipeline expansion

Nov 22, 2013

Williams Partners LP has received approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $300 million Transco Virginia Southside expansion for service to Dominion’s 1,358-Mw facility in Brunswick County, Va. The gas-fired, electric power-generation plant will replace generating capacity from retiring coal-fired plants, Tulsa-based Williams said.

NEB: Canadian LNG exports possible in 2019

Nov 22, 2013

With production of natural gas expected to grow from shales and other tight formations, Canada should be able to export LNG beginning in 2019, says the National Energy Board.

US natural gas exports into Mexico to continue growth

Nov 19, 2013

Natural gas imports into Mexico from the US—its largest supplier—increased 24% to 1.69 bcfd in 2012, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration cited by Mayer Brown Practices in a legal update on US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting of NET Mexico Pipeline Partners LLC’s cross-border gas export project.

Alaska releases study of proposed LNG project’s commercial aspects

Nov 19, 2013

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources released a study of the commercial aspects of a proposed LNG export project the three major North Slope oil and gas producers and TransCanada Corp. are pursuing.

Business seen driving Europe's use of Russian gas

Nov 18, 2013

Europe's growing dependence on Russian natural gas since the 1990s was more a series of business decisions than geopolitical maneuvers, a Harvard Business School international management professor said.

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