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USCG issues interim offshore supply vessel size limit rule

Aug 20, 2014

The US Coast Guard issued an interim offshore supply vessel (OSV) size limit rule after a 2010 law removed the previous statutory limit. The regulation became effective upon its publication in the Aug. 18 Federal Register. Comments on it will be accepted until Nov. 17.

Canadian firms plan BC gas plant, target LNG export

Aug 19, 2014

AltaGas Ltd. and Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd., both of Calgary, have agreed to develop processing and marketing of natural gas and NGLs for Painted Pony’s liquids-rich Montney gas production in northeast British Columbia.

Companies plan to connect Pioneer Rail terminal, Bakken gathering line

Aug 19, 2014

Dakota Plains Holdings Inc., Wayzata, Minn., and Hiland Partners LP unit Hiland Crude LLC reported signing an interconnection agreement that will link Dakota Plains’ Pioneer Rail terminal in New Town, ND, with Hiland’s Market Center gathering system crude oil pipeline network.

Aramco's August price differentials drop for non-US destinations

Aug 18, 2014

Saudi Aramco has reduced its August price differentials for destinations outside the US, especially Europe.

US crude exports seen helping consumers

Aug 18, 2014

Ending the US ban on exports of crude oil would hurt refiners now profiting from low feedstock costs but help producers and consumers, says an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

EnLink to continue Utica expansion with 45-mile condensate pipeline

Aug 18, 2014

EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC, affiliates of EnLink Midstream, plan to build a 45-mile, 8-in. condensate pipeline and six natural gas compression and condensate stabilization facilities in the Ohio River Valley at a total cost of more than $250 million.

EIA: China to increase natural gas consumption, investment

Aug 18, 2014

China more than tripled natural gas production since 2003, producing 3.8 tcf in 2012, and the government is targeting production to reach about 5.5 tcf/year of gas by the end of 2015, according to a recent analysis from the US Energy Information Administration.

DOE finalizes LNG export national interest review reforms

Aug 15, 2014

The US Department of Energy finalized reforms it proposed on May 29 to its process for determining whether planned LNG export projects are in the national interest.

Murex, Cetane to double Permian rail terminal capacity

Aug 15, 2014

Murex LLC and Cetane Energy LLC agreed to double the capacity at their Cetane crude oil transloading terminal in Carlsbad, NM, to 40,000 b/d by July 2015. Murex says it and Cetane have already worked closely with the BNSF Railway and Southwest Railroad to convert Cetane from what was a 25 car/day manifest terminal into a site capable of shipping as many as two unit trains/week.

Prelude FLNG turret sets sail for Samsung shipyard

Aug 15, 2014

The largest piece of the turret for Shell’s 3.6 million tonne/year Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) plant has set sail from Dubai for the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, where the vessel is under construction.

Eustream to begin testing Slovak gas line to Ukraine

Aug 14, 2014

Eustream Slovak Gas TSO will begin testing phase for the 10-billion cu m/year Vojany–Uzhorod natural gas pipeline Aug. 16. Eustream is upgrading the previously idle line to return it to service for shipment of gas from the European Union to Ukraine.

Work begins on Jordan LNG import-terminal jetty

Aug 13, 2014

Aqaba Development Corp. contractor BAM International BV has begun work on the jetty for Jordan’s planned floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project at Aqaba, at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba. ADC expects work on the jetty to be complete in April 2015.

PennEast to build $1-billion Marcellus pipeline

Aug 12, 2014

PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC plans to construct a $1-billion, 100-mile pipeline extending from Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania to Transco’s Trenton-Woodbury interconnection in New Jersey.

Columbia to build Marcellus-Utica gas pipeline

Aug 12, 2014

Columbia Gas Transmission (CGT), part of NiSource Inc.’s Columbia Pipeline Group, will build a 160-mile natural gas pipeline, Leach XPress, in Ohio and West Virginia, supporting gas supply development in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio.

INGAA Foundation, ICF jointly release infrastructure study data

Aug 12, 2014

Data are now available that underpin a major natural gas infrastructure study the INGAA Foundation Inc. released in March, the foundation and ICF International, which prepared the study, jointly announced on Aug. 11.

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