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Obama vetoes bill approving Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

Mar 2, 2015

US President Barack Obama vetoed S. 1, authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, saying that Congress had attempted to circumvent long-standing processes for determining whether building and operating a crossborder pipeline was in the national interest.

BP: Global energy demand to jump 37% by 2035

Mar 2, 2015

Global demand for energy is expected to rise by 37% from 2013 to 2035, or by an average of 1.4%/year, due in large part to ongoing economic expansion in Asia, particularly in China and India, according to the latest BP Energy Outlook 2035.

Work stoppages commence at largest US refinery, three other facilities

Mar 2, 2015

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has launched additional work stoppages at the largest refinery in the US and three other facilities as part of USW's unfair labor practice (ULP) strike.

Method improves high-pressure settle-out calculations

Mar 2, 2015

Settle-out calculations in natural gas systems need to be sufficiently rigorous accurately to predict settle-out under various operating conditions without being so conservative as to increase costs.

Magellan, PAA form Saddlehorn crude pipeline joint venture

Feb 27, 2015

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Plains All American Pipeline LP have formed Saddlehorn Pipeline Co., a 50-50 limited liability joint venture, to build, own, and operate the 550-mile Saddlehorn pipeline, shipping crude oil from the Denver-Julesburg basin, and potentially the broader Rocky Mountain area, to storage in Cushing, Okla.

Recent CSIS report outlines main US oil infrastructure challenges

Feb 27, 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.

PetroChina mulling sale of its stake in Arrow CSG

Feb 27, 2015

PetroChina is reportedly considering selling its half of Arrow Energy’s Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) resources.

Petroleum detected in fish tested after Yellowstone River pipeline spill

Feb 26, 2015

Detectable levels of petroleum were found in tests of fish pulled from the Yellowstone River downstream from a broken petroleum pipeline near Glendive. Mont., and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised fishermen to use caution when deciding whether to eat fish from the oil spill area.

House panel launches probe of DOS’s Keystone XL application process

Feb 26, 2015

The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee began an investigation of the US Department of State’s environmental impact statement for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. It requested comments DOS asked other federal departments to provide regarding DOS’s final supplemental EIS for the project in a Feb. 24 letter to Sec. of State John F. Kerry.

Obama vetoes bill approving Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

Feb 25, 2015

US President Barack Obama vetoed S. 1, authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, saying that Congress had attempted to circumvent long-standing processes for determining whether building and operating a crossborder pipeline was in the national interest.

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

Feb 24, 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.

EPP, Anadarko, others form NGL pipeline joint venture

Feb 24, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., DCP Midstream Partners LP, and MarkWest Energy Partners LP have formed a joint venture assigning 45% ownership interest in EPP’s wholly owned Panola Pipeline Co. LLC in equal 15% shares to Anadarko’s affiliate, WGR Asset Holding Co. LLC (WGR), DCP Midstream Partners, and MarkWest.

County decision in Washington state stalls Shell’s Bakken rail plans

Feb 24, 2015

A Skagit County Hearing Examiner in Mount Vernon, Wash., halted Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans to move Bakken crude oil by rail to the company’s Anacortes refinery in northwest Washington pending an environmental and public health risk review, which could take a year or more.

First custom-built carrier for Papua New Guinea LNG arrives

Feb 23, 2015

The first custom-built LNG carrier for the Papua New Guinea LNG project has docked at the Port Moresby LNG plant.

Montana governor wants PHMSA to beef up pipeline enforcement in state

Feb 23, 2015

Citing a Jan. 17 leak of 1,200 bbl of crude oil from a ruptured pipeline in eastern Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock (D) asked US Sec. of Transportation Anthony Foxx to send more pipeline inspectors to the state and schedule more inspections there.

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