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Udall introduces updated bill to accelerate LNG export approvals

Jun 19, 2014

US Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced an updated version of his earlier bill aimed at accelerating federal approvals of LNG export projects. The new measure accounts for the US Department of Energy’s proposal to revise the process for determining whether such projects are in the US national interest, he explained on June 18.

FERC approves Cameron LNG liquefaction, export project

Jun 19, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Cameron LNG LLC’s plan to build and operate facilities to liquefy and export natural gas from its existing liquefied natural gas import terminal in Hackberry, La.

Bonaparte FLNG partners ponder other development options

Jun 19, 2014

The joint venture of GDF Suez and Santos Ltd. in the Bonaparte Gulf has decided to consider other potential development options as well as the floating LNG (FLNG) concept for the development of its Bonaparte natural gas fields.

Barrasso questions purpose of Senate Energy panel’s Keystone vote

Jun 18, 2014

As he announced his support for it, US Sen. John A. Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s vote on Chairwoman Mary L. Landrieu’s (D-La.) bill to bypass the White House and approve the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline “seems more like a cheerleading exercise than a meaningful effort to get Keystone built.”

American Energy, EMG form midstream unit

Jun 18, 2014

American Energy Partners LP (AEP) and The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) have formed American Energy–Midstream LLC (AE-MidCo) to focus on areas where affiliates of both companies have active upstream operations.

Canadian government approves Northern Gateway pipeline

Jun 18, 2014

Canada’s federal government approved Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline project as long as it meets 209 conditions a joint review panel imposed in December.

BG Group to sell interest in CATS pipeline for $954 million

Jun 17, 2014

BG Group has agreed to sale its equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea along with associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure Partners SAS, Paris, for total proceeds of as much as $954 million.

Crestwood Midstream secures capital boost

Jun 17, 2014

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP has received commitments of as much as $500 million in preferred equity for expansions and development projects in unconventional resource plays in the US.

Gerard, McGarvey urge Senate to act on Keystone XL

Jun 16, 2014

The increasingly unsettled Middle East situation makes it more important than ever for the US Senate to press the Obama administration for approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s border permit, leaders of the American Petroleum Institute and the nation’s building and trades unions said.

Russia shuts off natural gas shipments to Ukraine

Jun 16, 2014

Russia’s OAO Gazprom has halted shipments of natural gas to Ukraine after the collapse of negotiations over gas prices. The shutdown is the first since January 2009.

Williams to buy Access Midstream Partners

Jun 16, 2014

Williams, Tulsa, has agreed to acquire the 50% general partner interest it doesn’t now own in Access Midstream Partners LP, Oklahoma City, along with limited partnership units raising its stake to 50% from Global Infrastructures Partners II for $5.995 billion cash.

KMEP to build fifth Jones Act product tanker

Jun 16, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has expanded its contract with General Dynamics Nassco for the design and construction of an additional 50,000 dwt LNG-conversion-ready product tanker with a cargo capacity of 330,000 bbl.

Watching Government: Crude export policy questions

Jun 16, 2014

It was easy to wonder if anything new could be said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' June 9 forum about possible impacts of lifting the ban on US crude oil exports.

IHS: India needs to reform gas prices

Jun 16, 2014

Uncertain reform of natural-gas pricing in India, if allowed to move forward, would revive oil and gas investment and help the government balance its accounts, according to a new study by IHS.

IEA outlook: 'Golden Age' of gas to extend to China

Jun 16, 2014

The "Golden Age" of natural gas that has taken such a strong foothold in North America will extend to China over the next 5 years, driven by booming demand, according to the latest 5-year gas market outlook from the Paris-based International Energy Agency.

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