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Study improves subsea pipeline preheating

Dec 1, 2014

A higher flow rate at lower temperatures can more effectively preheat subsea crude oil pipelines than currently used techniques. This article found that a 350-cu m/hr flow rate combined with an inlet temperature of 65.2° C.

A new Gulf Coast paradigm

Dec 1, 2014

Following the reversal of Seaway Crude Pipeline System in 2012, a series of projects both in oil pipelines and storage has unlocked the crude oil bottleneck at Cushing, Okla., and connected the Gulf Coast-where nearly 47% of the US refining capacity resides-back to the Canadian, Midcontinent, and West Texas production centers on a massive scale.

US crude exports debate prompts a fresh look at the Jones Act

Dec 1, 2014

The Jones Act, which requires that maritime transportation of goods between domestic ports take place on US-flagged vessels, is becoming more prominent in the debate over whether to allow more US crude oil to be exported.

EPA won't finalize RFS's 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

Dec 1, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend.

Legislative vote delays St. Croix refinery sale

Dec 1, 2014

The Senate of the 30th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands has voted unanimously to send back a proposed agreement that would provide for the restart of Hovensa LLC's idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix to the legislative body's finance committee for further review.

Optimization yields gains for Saudi crude processing giant

Dec 1, 2014

Since 2000, Saudi Aramco has implemented an energy-conservation program to enhance efficiency throughout its operations. These efforts have paid off in energy savings valued in terms of cost/boe consumed internally that could otherwise be exported for profit.

Prospects for US crude exports to Asia are looking up

Dec 1, 2014

Within the next 3 to 4 years, the US can become an oil and condensate exporter capable of making available to the world market more than 1.5 million b/d of domestic crude and condensate along with 500,000-600,000 b/d of re-exported Canadian crude-a total liquids export volume on par with Kuwait.

Gas agreement seen firming China-Russia energy ties

Nov 25, 2014

A Nov. 9 framework agreement for another large gas-supply deal between OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. remains far from concluded but “reinforces the notion of a growing relationship between energy-hungry China and energy-export-dependent Russia,” according to analysts at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC.

Plains All American to expand Cactus pipeline takeaway capacity

Nov 25, 2014

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to provide additional pumps to increase the takeaway capacity of the Cactus pipeline in response to higher regional production forecasts and shipper demand.

Southcross completes acquisition of Eagle Ford pipeline system

Nov 24, 2014

Southcross Energy Partners LP, Dallas, has completed its acquisition of a natural gas gathering system in McMullen County, Tex.

Open season launched for Nederland-to-St. James crude oil pipeline

Nov 24, 2014

Phillips 66, Houston, and Energy Transfer Partners LP, Dallas, launched a binding open season to assess interest in committed service under local tariffs for crude oil pipeline transportation originating at Nederland, Tex., for deliveries to various terminals and refineries nearby Lake Charles and St. James, La.

Senate debates, then barely rejects, Keystone XL approval bill

Nov 24, 2014

The US Senate finally debated a bill authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Nov. 18 before rejecting the measure by a single vote. Republicans vowed to bring the measure back once they assume majority control in January.

Deloitte: More executives believe US can be self-sufficient in oil

Nov 24, 2014

More oil and gas executives are growing increasingly confident that the US will be self-sufficient in oil in 5-10 years, said a Deloitte survey titled, "2014 Oil & Gas Survey: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance."

Mexico moving quickly to implement energy reforms, officials report

Nov 24, 2014

Mexico is moving quickly to implement its aggressive energy reforms, two officials of its government told a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Oil & Gas UK rebuts industry-subsidy claim

Nov 24, 2014

Oil & Gas UK has issued a sharp rebuttal to reports that UK producers enjoy generous governmental subsidies.

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