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Study finds gas utilities’ methane emissions lower than EPA estimates

Apr 1, 2015

Metering and regulating station upgrades, changes in pipeline materials, better pipeline leak-detection instruments, and regulatory changes helped US natural gas utilities reduce methane emissions in the last 20 years to levels 36-70% below US Environmental Protection Agency estimates, a new study found.

U-M researchers analyze Michigan's policy options for hydraulic fracturing in Utica-Collingwood

Apr 1, 2015

University of Michigan researchers released a detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing in Michigan during February.

Kinder Morgan Inc. purchased Hiland Partners for $3 billion

Mar 31, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc. acquired Hiland Partners, a small pipeline operator, in a deal that gave KMI what Moody's described as KMI's "initial footprint in the Bakken" and helped diversify the largest US midstream company's crude oil transportation business.

Teague to succeed Creel as EPP chief executive officer

Mar 31, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has selected AJ Teague to succeed the retiring Michael A. Creel as chief executive officer at yearend.

Bakken crude derailments spur rail safety concern

Mar 31, 2015

Recent derailments of trains carrying Bakken crude oil prompted elected officials across various states to request that federal regulators expedite efforts addressing the safety of moving crude oil by rail.

EIA inaugurates monthly crude-by-rail shipping information

Mar 30, 2015

The US Energy Information Administration is providing monthly data of crude oil shipments by rail for the first time. The new crude-by-rail movements will be integrated with its existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge, EIA said.

Senate crude exports hearing raises price, logistics, safety issues

Mar 30, 2015

Potential consumer price impacts dominated a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing examining whether to allow more exports of domestically produced crude oil.

DOE report identifies deficiencies in crude oil analysis techniques

Mar 30, 2015

A US Department of Energy report found gaps in important crude oil characterization data, uncertainty about how to best sample and analyze crude to ensure its properties are determined accurately, and deficiencies in understanding how a crude's properties affect its potential to accidentally ignite, combust, and explode.

CEQ should withdraw federal agency GHG guidance, CLNG recommends

Mar 27, 2015

A seventh US natural gas group joined six others in calling for the White House Council on Environmental Quality to withdraw revised guidance it issued in December for federal agencies considering greenhouse gas emission impacts of their decisions.

Polarled pipeline installation under way from Norwegian Sea

Mar 27, 2015

The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel has started Stage 1 of the Statoil ASA-operated Polarled installation project connecting Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway.

Deck named senior VP of EnLink Midstream

Mar 27, 2015

Andrew A. Deck has been appointed senior vice-president of the Permian basin of EnLink Midstream, Dallas.

Motiva to integrate Norco, Convent refineries in Louisiana

Mar 26, 2015

Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC reported it will integrate the company’s two Louisiana refineries—the 220,000-b/cd Norco facility and the 227,000-b/cd Convent facility—creating the Louisiana Refining System (LRS).

NGC asks CEQ to withdraw GHG guidance for agencies

Mar 26, 2015

Six US natural gas associations jointly asked the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to withdraw its December 2014 guidance for federal agencies to consider greenhouse gas emissions in their regulatory activities.

Senate Democrats offer bill to reduce crude volatility on rail cars

Mar 26, 2015

Four US Senate Democrats introduced a bill that would require reductions of volatility in crude oil shipped by rail. The bill, S. 859, also would halt the use of older-model tank cars that have been shown to be at higher risk for puncturing and catching fire during derailments, the measure’s sponsors said.

API, AAR develop crude-by-rail safety course for first responders

Mar 25, 2015

Associations representing the US oil and rail industries jointly announced a new safety course for first responders to crude-by-rail accidents.

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