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QCLNG begins commercial operations, gets CNOOC pipeline sale approval

May 22, 2015

BG Group subsidiary QGC has taken operational control of Train 1 at its Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant from Bechtel Australia, which built it. BG Group’s Train 1 equity partner, China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC), also approved sale of the QCLNG natural gas pipeline to APA Group, satisfying the last of the transaction’s preconditions.

Statoil’s Gudrun condensate leak could have been major incident

May 21, 2015

Statoil ASA said a Feb. 18 condensate leak at its Gudrun platform in the North Sea could have been much worse, even fatal, if anyone would have been present at the time.

Ruptured Plains All American crude oil line causes Pacific spill

May 20, 2015

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s Coastal Line crude pipeline ruptured May 19 in Santa Barbara, Calif., spilling more than 500 bbl into the Pacific Ocean, according to Governor’s Office of Emergency Services estimates.

Total starts gas, condensate production from Russian Arctic field

May 20, 2015

Total SA has started production of gas and condensate from onshore Termokarstovoye field in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district in the Russian Arctic.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline identifies alternate route segments

May 19, 2015

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP) has identified several alternate route segments as potentially having the least impact to environmental, historic, and cultural resources and is incorporating them into the proposed route of its 550-mile, 1.5-bcfd interstate natural gas transmission pipeline across three states. The alternate segments are in Augusta and Nelson counties, Va.

Anadarko lets contract to JV trio for development of Mozambique LNG project

May 18, 2015

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has let a contract to CB&I, Chiyoda Corp., and Saipem SPA—together forming the CCS joint venture—for the initial development of an LNG project in Mozambique.

Watching Government: Albertans vote for change

May 18, 2015

Alberta's voters sent a strong message on May 5 when they ended decades of Conservative rule and elected Rachel Notley, the New Democratic Party's candidate, as their new premier in a special election.

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May 18, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

WoodMac: Brazil, Norway oil to alter markets

May 18, 2015

An estimated 3.8 million b/d of new supply by 2025 of heavy, sweet crude from large developments offshore Brazil and Norway will help European refiners, says Wood Mackenzie.

Shell gets conditional approval for US Arctic drilling plan

May 15, 2015

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on May 11 conditionally approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.'s revised multiyear exploration plan (EP) that proposes the drilling of as many as six wells on the Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea.

OTC: Many variables dictate N. America's emergence as a global energy force

May 15, 2015

North American businesses and governments must work together toward the collective goal of advancing the continent's energy aspirations.

ANGA forum examines resistance to new gas pipeline projects

May 15, 2015

A growing public outcry from their constituents against mid-winter price spikes may be necessary to convince some public officials that supporting natural gas pipeline construction is in their own best interests, speakers agreed at a May 14 Infrastructure Week discussion hosted by America’s Natural Gas Alliance.

Rio Grande LNG project advances with FEED, EPC agreement

May 14, 2015

NextDecade LLC, The Woodlands, Tex., has signed an agreement with CB&I for the front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) terms related to the Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Tex. This agreement follows NextDecade’s applying for and acceptance into the FERC pre-filing process in late March.

US House subcommittee examines gas pipeline permitting delays

May 14, 2015

Reforms should be considered to ease delays that have developed for interstate natural gas pipeline projects requiring federal permits, two witnesses told a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. But a third warned that trying to facilitate approvals is unnecessary and could jeopardize protections for states under three major federal statutes.

Cheniere reaches FID for Corpus Christi liquefaction project

May 14, 2015

Cheniere Energy Inc. has made a final investment decision (FID) for its liquefaction project near Corpus Christi, Tex., and has issued a notice to proceed to Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Inc. for construction of the first two liquefaction trains.

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