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Pennsylvania’s governor issues crude-by-rail study he commissioned

Aug 18, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) issued a study he commissioned in late April of issues stemming from the growing number of crude oil shipments by rail across the state. The report by Allan M. Zarembski, who directs the Railroad Engineering Program at the University of Delaware’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, made 27 recommendations including calls for more frequent track inspections and adoption of several voluntary safety measures.

Santos updates Gladstone LNG project status

Aug 18, 2015

The Santos Ltd.-led Gladstone coal seam gas-LNG project (GLNG) has introduced first gas to the LNG plant on Curtis Island. The gas will be used to test the plant facilities and move forward in the commissioning process in readiness for the start of LNG production slated for the end of September.

Browse FLNG project awarded Australian government approval

Aug 18, 2015

The Woodside Petroleum Ltd.-led Browse floating LNG (FLNG) project offshore Western Australia has taken another step forward with the Australian government granting conditional environmental approval for development. The approvals are valid until 2070.

NEB issues import, export licenses to Pieridae Energy

Aug 17, 2015

Pieridae Energy (Canada) Ltd. reported that it has been issued long-term licenses by Canada’s National Energy Board to import natural gas from the US and to export LNG from Canada.

DOE allows LNG exports in containers from Florida to non-FTA nations

Aug 17, 2015

The US Department of Energy ruled that American LNG Marketing LLC's proposal to export LNG in International Standards Organization certified containers from South Florida to countries not having a free trade agreement with the US is consistent with the national interest.

EIA: US refinery inputs hit record high

Aug 17, 2015

Gross inputs to US refineries exceeded 17 million b/d in each of the 4 weeks preceding the week ended Aug. 7, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. That's a level not previously reached since EIA began publishing weekly data in 1990.

Israel's gas squabble

Aug 17, 2015

Watching a country squabble its endowment of hydrocarbons into developmental stalemate warms few hearts in the international oil and gas industry.

US reportedly will begin limited crude oil swaps with Mexico

Aug 14, 2015

The Obama administration will begin to allow limited US crude oil swaps with Mexico, multiple news organizations reported. The US Department of Commerce is "acting favorably on a number of applications" to export US crude in exchange for imported Mexican oil, Reuters quoted an unnamed official as saying.

Meritage building oil, gas infrastructure in western Canada

Aug 13, 2015

Meritage Midstream Services III LP, the Canadian affiliate of Denver-based Meritage Midstream Services, has agreed with producer Canadian International Oil Corp. to build natural gas gathering, compression, and processing assets and crude oil gathering assets to support the development of CIOC’s Montney and Duvernay shale positions in west-central Alberta.

India, Nepal eye border products line

Aug 13, 2015

The governments of India and Nepal have signed a memorandum of understanding for construction of a pipeline to carry oil products from an Indian Oil Corp. depot at Raxaul, India, to Amlekhgunj, Nepal.

MarkWest, EMG to develop 2-bcfd Utica dry gas gathering system

Aug 13, 2015

MarkWest Energy Partners LP and The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) are developing a new 2-bcfd dry gas gathering system in the Utica Shale. A fee-based contract with Ascent Resources – Utica LLC, a subsidiary of Ascent Resources LLC will underpin the system, dedicating roughly 100,000 gross acres in northern Belmont and Jefferson counties, Ohio.

Alliance Pipeline restarts mainline system

Aug 13, 2015

Alliance Pipeline LP has restored full service of its 3,848-km (2,391-mile) integrated Canadian and US natural gas transmission mainline system after an early-August release of hydrogen sulfide into the pipeline forced its complete shutdown.

Howard Energy moves forward with construction plans for Nueva Era pipeline

Aug 13, 2015

A joint venture of Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC and Mexico-based energy and services firm Grupo Clisa will move forward with construction plans for the Nueva Era pipeline following a successful open season.

Alaska should move faster to export LNG, study concludes

Aug 12, 2015

Declining crude oil production and growing economic challenges make it urgent for Alaska’s business and government leaders to move ahead more quickly on getting a major LNG export project up and running in the state, an American Council for Capital Formation report concluded.

Alliance Pipeline schedules mainline system restart

Aug 12, 2015

Alliance Pipeline LP will resume full service of its 3,848-km (2,391-mile) integrated Canadian and US natural gas transmission pipeline this week after an early-August release of hydrogen sulfide into the system caused the operator to declare a force majeure along the mainline.

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