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US House committee leaders send letters to Plains, PHMSA about leak

Jul 6, 2015

US House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders from both parties asked Plains Pipeline LP and the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for more information following a Plains system rupture that leaked crude oil near Santa Barbara, Calif. (OGJ Online, May 20, 2015).

Gas faces more competition from coal, renewables, IEA official says

Jul 6, 2015

Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said.

Total unveils development sites for renamed Papua LNG project

Jul 6, 2015

Total SA and its joint venture partners Oil Search Ltd. and InterOil have announced key infrastructure sites for development of the proposed Elk-Antelope LNG project in Papua New Guinea, now dubbed the Papua LNG project (PLNG).

Global oil glut continues despite increasing demand

Jul 6, 2015

A year since crude prices plunged, oversupply lingers, evident in a record-setting stock build, as production by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries remains far above the group target, squeezing high-cost producers elsewhere.

Natural gas opposition has shifted to transportation, speakers say

Jul 6, 2015

Opposition to natural gas projects has moved from exploration and production to transportation, speakers said during a discussion on Capitol Hill of US gas infrastructure needs. 

PHMSA proposes pipeline accident notification regulations

Jul 2, 2015

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed new federal oil and gas pipeline accident and notification regulations. Operators would be required to notify the National Response Center (NRC) of a release at the earliest practicable time following its confirmed discovery, but not more than an hour after that point, the US Department of Transportation agency said on July 1.

Quicksilver Canada gets LNG export approval

Jul 2, 2015

Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. has received approval from the National Energy Board of Canada to export 20 million tonnes/year of LNG from a possible liquefaction plant near Campbell River, BC.

Origin lets contract for Otway basin fields

Jul 2, 2015

Origin Energy Ltd., Sydney, has let a $1.3 million (Aus.) contract to Wood Group Kenny for provision of a detailed engineering design for the onshore pipelines related to Halladale, Black Watch, and Speculant natural gas fields in the Otway basin just offshore western Victoria.

API to issue recommended practice to address pipeline safety

Jul 1, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute expects to issue a new recommended practice in another few weeks that addresses pipeline safety issues, but the trade association is equally working on challenges involving rail and maritime transportation, said Robin Rorick, API midstream and industry operations director.

Shell Midstream Partners takes interest in Poseidon oil pipeline

Jul 1, 2015

Shell Midstream Partners LP has completed its acquisition of 36% equity interest in Poseidon Oil Pipeline Co. LLC from Equilon Enterprises LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US, for $350 million.

Shell makes FID on Appomattox deepwater development in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 1, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Appomattox deepwater development, authorizing construction and installation of the company’s eighth and largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Woodside-led Browse FLNG venture enters FEED phase

Jul 1, 2015

The Woodside Petroleum Ltd.-led Browse LNG joint venture has entered the front-end engineering and design phase for a floating LNG (FLNG) development of Torosa, Brecknock, and Calliance natural gas fields offshore Western Australia.

Case for Keystone XL has grown stronger, TransCanada tells Kerry

Jun 30, 2015

Canada is taking strong steps toward combating climate change, and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline crude oil pipeline remains in the US national interest, TransCanada Corp. said in a June 29 letter to US Sec. of State John F. Kerry and two senior State Department officials.

Construction begins on Chinese section of Russia-China Gas Pipeline

Jun 30, 2015

Construction has begun on the Chinese section of the Russia-China Gas Pipeline, according to China National Petroleum Corp.

Firms form Powder River basin logistics JV

Jun 29, 2015

NGL Energy Partners LP, Tulsa, and Meritage Midstream Services II LLC, Denver, have formed a joint venture to develop crude oil gathering and water-services systems in the Powder River basin of Wyoming.

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