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Oil Climate Index measures 30 global crudes’ environmental impacts

Mar 12, 2015

Researchers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanford University, and the University of Calgary unveiled the first Oil Climate Index to compare various crude oils’ environmental impacts from the wellhead to the consumer.

API is examining dilbit’s environmental impacts when released

Mar 10, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute is studying the properties of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and expects to develop findings about how oil sands crude behaves when it is accidentally released, API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak told a National Academies hearing on the same subject.

Dunn named president of Questar Pipeline

Mar 10, 2015

Micheal Dunn has been named executive vice-president of Questar Corp., Salt Lake City, and president of the company’s interstate pipeline subsidiary, Questar Pipeline. He succeeds Allen Bradley, who will retire June 1.

CSIS report outlines main US oil infrastructure challenges

Mar 9, 2015

The US crude oil renaissance has created strong demand for expanded US transportation systems, resulting in five primarily challenges, a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies report concluded.

Low crude prices pressure Latin American producers, CSIS forum told

Mar 9, 2015

Depressed crude oil prices are putting new pressure on Latin American producing countries to improve terms if they expect to attract outside investment for developing resources, speakers said last month during a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

More pragmatism urged for developing Eastern Mediterranean gas

Mar 9, 2015

Eastern Mediterranean nations should abandon inflated expectations and adopt more realistic approaches to developing their natural gas resources, speakers recommended at a Feb. 19 Brookings Institution forum.

Report notes strong Saudi fiscal 'buffers'

Mar 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia has fiscal buffers enabling it to cover projected deficits while oil prices are low for at least 4 years and perhaps more than 8 years, according to an analyst at Arab Petroleum Investments Corp., Dammam.

Maritime transportation is moving toward LNG, Brookings speakers say

Mar 5, 2015

Maritime industries’ use of LNG instead of diesel to fuel its vessels is changing from potential to reality, speakers agreed at a Mar. 3 discussion at the Brookings Foundation. New ship, barge, and boat orders increasingly specify dual-fuel capability, and LNG’s favorable economics are holding up surprisingly well despite the recent crude-oil price plunge, they said.

Senate vote to override Obama’s Keystone XL veto falls 5 votes short

Mar 5, 2015

The US Senate’s vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) crude oil pipeline fell 5 votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority. Sixty-two senators—including 4 Democrats—voted in the affirmative, while 37 voted no.

Western Australia’s EPA approves Gorgon LNG fourth train

Mar 4, 2015

The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (EPAWA) has approved plans for expansion of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project on Barrow Island into a fourth train.

Bear Head LNG requests DOE permits to export US natural gas

Mar 3, 2015

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Bear Head LNG Corp. and Bear Head LNG LLC (USA), have filed an application with the US Department of Energy requesting authorization to export as much as 440 bcf/year of US natural gas to Canada and 8 million tonnes/year of LNG from Canada to free-trade agreement and non-FTA nations.

TAP initiates contracts for offshore section construction

Mar 3, 2015

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has launched two pre-qualification contracts for building the natural gas pipeline’s 105-km offshore section through the Adriatic Sea.

Pennsylvania governor asks Obama for stronger crude-by-rail rules

Mar 2, 2015

Noting that 60-70 trains/week carry Bakken crude oil across Pennsylvania to the Philadelphia area or other East Coast refineries, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) asked US President Barack Obama for stronger federal regulations to prevent derailments and improve safety.

Gassco takes over as operator of Knarr pipeline

Mar 2, 2015

Gassco has taken over as operator of the Knarr pipeline, which will transport rich gas to the Shell-Esso Gas and Liquids (Segal) system and St. Fergus in Scotland.

IHS: Crude transported by Keystone XL would be consumed in US

Mar 2, 2015

Most, if not all, of the crude oil that would be transported via the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the US Gulf Coast would not be exported, and the vast majority of refined product-about 70%-derived from it would be consumed in the US, according to a recent report by IHS.

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