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Turkey, Gazprom mull Blue Stream capacity increase

Apr 22, 2014

Turkey and OAO Gazprom have discussed a possible increase in natural gas capacity of the Blue Stream gas pipeline to 19 billion cu m/year from 16 bcm/year. Blue Stream, which extends through the Black Sea, handles more than half of all gas purchased by Turkey from Russia.

EPP to build Gulf Coast ethane export plant

Apr 22, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) plans to build a fully refrigerated ethane export plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. EPP has executed long-term contracts to support the development, designed to have an aggregate loading rate of about 10,000 bbl/hr, or as much as 240,000 b/d. EPP expects the plant, which it describes as the largest in the world, to begin operations in third-quarter 2016.

Latest Keystone delay isn’t political, White House spokesman says

Apr 22, 2014

The decision to give eight federal agencies more time to prepare comments about the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project’s cross-border permit was not political, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

DOE: ConocoPhillips can resume LNG sales to non-FTA countries

Apr 21, 2014

The US Department of Energy approved a ConocoPhillips Co. subsidiary's request to resume exports of LNG to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the US from the company's Kenai facility in Alaska in an Apr. 14 order.

Sevan Louisiana towed to Curacao

Apr 21, 2014

Fairmount Marine, Rotterdam, has moved the Sevan Louisiana ultradeepwater rig from Singapore to Curacao.

Russia falls to last place in SAFE's latest security index

Apr 21, 2014

Russia, which ranked as high as No. 9 in 2005, fell to last place in the most recent quarterly update of the global Oil Security Index (OSI), released by Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), the nonpartisan organization dedicated to the reduction of US dependence on foreign oil.

GlobalData: US needs to 'fast-track' LNG exports to compete in global market

Apr 21, 2014

The US's lack of approved export terminals has prevented energy companies from competing in the growing global LNG market, despite the fact that the country is now the world's largest natural gas producer, said an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

FRA to propose requiring two-member crews on trains carrying crude

Apr 21, 2014

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plans to propose requiring trains transporting crude oil to have at least two crew members, the US Department of Transportation agency announced.

Alaska passes bill to advance state’s LNG project

Apr 21, 2014

Alaska’s state legislature has passed Senate Bill 138, which would advance a large-diameter, 800-mile natural gas pipeline project to transport production from the Alaska North Slope (ANS) to a 15-18 million tonne/year LNG plant on the state’s south-central coast.

DOS gives federal agencies more time for Keystone XL comments

Apr 19, 2014

Eight federal agencies preparing comments on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project’s cross-border permit received additional time, the US Department of State announced. It did not set a new deadline, but emphasized that the agency consultation process will not start over.

Western Refining plans Delaware basin line

Apr 17, 2014

Western Refining Inc. plans to lay 40 miles of pipeline for light crude oil and condensate produced in the Delaware basin of Texas.

Regulatory uncertainty hampers LNG export projects

Apr 16, 2014

By now it is likely a familiar story that, since the mid-2000s, intense drilling activity in unconventional formations, like shale, has led to a glut in natural gas supplies across North America and a collapse in regional gas prices.

Port Corpus Christi emerges as a growing transportation and storage hub for crude oil from Eagle Ford shale

Apr 16, 2014

Port Corpus Christi has emerged as a coastal gateway for crude produced in the Eagle Ford shale, with roughly 16.4 million bbl of crude moving out of the port in January primarily to refineries along the Gulf Coast, according to data compiled by ClipperData LLC.

DOE lets ConocoPhillips Alaska resume LNG sales to non-FTA countries

Apr 15, 2014

The US Department of Energy approved a ConocoPhillips Co. subsidiary’s request to resume exports of LNG to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the US from the company’s Kenai facility in Alaska in an Apr. 14 order. ConocoPhillips’s authorization for such LNG exports from the site expired on Mar. 31, it noted.

LNG Ltd. lets Magnolia LNG technical services agreement

Apr 15, 2014

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiary Magnolia LNG LCC (MLNG) let a technical services agreement to SK E&C USA Inc. (SKEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., of South Korea covering ongoing engineering, procurement, and construction activities for MLNG's planned 8-million tonne/year liquefaction plant in Lake Charles, La.

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