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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.

Ending crude exports ban would help US security, Rice study finds

Mar 25, 2015

Lifting the 40-year-old US crude oil export ban would benefit pricing, energy security, and petroleum investment, according to a new study issued by the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston.

DOE report identifies deficiencies in crude oil analysis techniques

Mar 25, 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.

Shell completes $1.7 billion lease, trunk line sale in Nigeria

Mar 25, 2015

Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC) has completed its assignment of interest in oil mining lease 29 (OML 29) and the Nembe Creek trunk line (NCTL) and related facilities in the Eastern Niger Delta to Aiteo Eastern E&P Co. Ltd. for $1.7 billion.

Rio Grande LNG plant, gas pipeline granted FERC pre-filing status

Mar 25, 2015

NextDecade LLC has received notification from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of acceptance into the pre-filing process for its 27-million tonne/year Rio Grande LNG liquefaction plant and associated Rio Bravo pipeline.

Enlink to acquire VEX pipeline from Devon Energy

Mar 24, 2015

EnLink Midstream Partners LP, Dallas, reported entering into an agreement to acquire the Victoria Express Pipeline (VEX) and related truck terminal and storage assets from Devon Energy Corp. for a total of $210-220 million.

Lawyer says pipeline not in Tamar gas deal

Mar 23, 2015

A lawyer for Eastern Mediterranean Gas Co., owner of the marine pipeline crucial to an agreement signed recently for delivery of natural gas produced offshore Israel to Egypt, has served notice the company is not a party in the deal.

Fortescue River gas pipeline reaches completion

Mar 23, 2015

The joint venture of TransAlta Corp. and Duet Group has completed the Fortescue River gas pipeline in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

PAA, Delek enter venture to build Caddo pipeline

Mar 23, 2015

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) reported the formation of Caddo Pipeline LLC, a 50-50 joint venture with Delek Logistics Partners LP, to develop the Caddo Pipeline, an 80-mile, 12-in. system between Longview, Tex., and Shreveport, La.

Supporters and critics alike call for RFS reforms

Mar 23, 2015

Calls to reform the federal Renewable Fuels Standard increased as critics and supporters alike said it is not working as it was intended.

Native what?

Mar 23, 2015

The term, "native advertising," has been buzzing around the commercial media world for the last couple of years or so, especially digital media-and what medium isn't digital if it expects to stay, well, around?

Two obsolete laws

Mar 23, 2015

New tightening of a logistics squeeze on US oil producers gives Congress the chance to show bipartisan judgment by scuttling two obsolete laws.

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