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SPDC agrees to £55 million settlement with Bodo community

Jan 8, 2015

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC), reported signing a £55-million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two operational spills in 2008.

Barrasso, Heinrich introduce bill to increase LNG exports

Jan 7, 2015

US Sens. John A. Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the 114th Congress’s first legislation aimed at increasing US exports of LNG.

Bradshaw to head Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Jan 7, 2015

Ian Bradshaw, senior vice-president for capital projects at BG Group, has been named managing director of Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, Baar, Switzerland.

White House: Obama won’t sign bill approving Keystone XL

Jan 6, 2015

The White House signaled that US President Barack Obama will not sign a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline if one reaches his desk. “I would not anticipate the president would sign this piece of legislation,” Press Sec. Josh Earnest said during the regular daily briefing.

Tall Oak expanding Oklahoma natural gas midstream

Jan 6, 2015

Tall Oak Midstream, LLC began natural gas gathering operations on its 150-mile STACK System, serving producers in Oklahoma’s STACK play (Sooner Trend, Anadarko basin and Oklahoma’s Canadian and Kingfisher counties).

House to vote Jan. 9 on bill to approve Keystone XL project

Jan 6, 2015

The US House of Representatives majority has scheduled a Jan. 9 vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), an incoming member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, plans to introduce the measure when the 114th Congress convenes on Jan. 6.

Golar to convert second LNG carrier to floating liquefaction

Jan 5, 2015

Golar LNG Ltd. will convert the 125,000-cu m LNG carrier Golar Gimi to a floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV).

Corrected maps narrow compressor performance prediction range

Jan 5, 2015

Tests on two in–service compressors show corrected performance maps can predict a compressor's performance within 5% relative error under most situations.

Pipeline test finds Monte Carlo superior to FORM

Jan 5, 2015

Pipeline failure probabilities calculated by the Monte Carlo method are better than those given by the first-order reliability method (FORM) but have a longer calculation time.

Imbalances weakening oil prices remain in place at start of 2015

Jan 5, 2015

Crude oil prices plunged nearly 50% from June, 2014, to mid-December, driven by fundamental imbalances and market pessimism that remain ominously in place as 2015 begins.

And now, the Watchies for 2014

Jan 5, 2015

Before we get much farther into the new year, let's look back on the old. 2014 was disappointing in several respects, but there were some bizarre - and occasionally bright - moments which deserve to be recognized. It's time to issue this column's latest set of "Watchies."

Russia sanctions realign Arctic exploration, geopolitics

Jan 5, 2015

The latest Western sanctions on Russia's Arctic gas industry, including OAO Gazprom and OAO Novatek, have had a geopolitical impact on the Kremlin. This may lead to closer relations between China and Russia in the region.

Severance tax would backfire, Pennsylvania association leaders warn

Jan 5, 2015

Enacting a severance tax aimed at Pennsylvania's unconventional natural gas activity would substantially harm the commonwealth beyond the industry itself, three oil and gas trade association officials warned.

EPA finalizes methane emissions control rule, proposes another

Jan 5, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final regulation aimed at improving the clarity and consistency of oil and gas data submitted to its greenhouse-gas reporting program (GHGRP).

Keystone XL looms large as 114th Congress prepares to meet

Jan 2, 2015

The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee scheduled a hearing for Jan. 7 on legislation to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project.

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