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North Dakota lawmakers mull Bakken crude regulations

Nov 14, 2014

Oil producers in North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks formations could be required to strip gases from crude oil showing high vapor pressure before transporting the oil under new standards being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which met Nov. 13.

Landrieu, Cassidy push separate Keystone XL bills toward votes

Nov 13, 2014

US Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) and US Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who face a Dec. 6 runoff for her seat, presented separate bills to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s crossborder permit, on Nov. 12. House Republican leaders immediately scheduled a vote on Cassidy’s bill for the following day.

Pembina to expand northeast British Columbia pipeline system

Nov 12, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has entered into binding agreements to proceed with a $210-million expansion to Pembina’s pipeline system in northeast British Columbia. The NEBC expansion will transport condensate and NGLs for producers in the liquids-rich Montney shale.

TC PipeLines to acquire remaining interest in GTN system

Nov 12, 2014

TC PipeLines LP (TCPL) will acquire the remaining 30% interest in Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) from TransCanada Corp., which, through its subsidiaries, currently holds 28% interest in TCPL.

Gazprom, CNPC sign agreement on gas supplies via western route

Nov 11, 2014

OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. signed a framework agreement on gas supplies via the Altai pipeline, known as the “western route.”

BLM issues EA about proposed eastern Utah gas interconnect lines

Nov 10, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment analyzing 2 proposed Enduring Resources LLC Rockhouse-Anadarko interconnect pipelines in eastern Utah. Written or e-mailed comments will be accepted until Nov. 21, BLM’s Vernal field office said.

Santos GLNG installs final LNG module

Nov 10, 2014

Partners in the Santos Ltd.-led GLNG project in Queensland has installed the final module on its two-train LNG processing facility being constructed by Bechtel on Curtis Island in central coastal Queensland.

EIA: Brent, not WTI, dominates US gasoline price movements

Nov 10, 2014

A recent study from the US Energy Information Administration would appear to weaken the argument that lifting the ban on US crude oil exports would raise domestic gasoline prices.

Russia, Ukraine sign interim gas supply agreement

Nov 10, 2014

Russia and Ukraine signed a $4.6 billion agreement in Brussels that secures natural gas supplies for Ukraine and, ultimately, much of Europe through March 2015.

Latest EIA report lists mixed impacts from higher US LNG exports

Nov 10, 2014

Increased US LNG exports would raise natural gas prices and increase production, reduce end-users' demand, push higher total primary energy use and related carbon dioxide emissions, and modestly increase consumer expenditures for gas and the electricity it generates, according to a recent report from the US Energy Information Administration.

Kurdistan oil exports ramping up, says ministry

Nov 7, 2014

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) plans to increase oil exports through the Kurdistan crude oil pipeline to Turkey to 400,000 b/d by yearend and 500,000 b/d by the end of first-quarter 2015, reports the Iraqi region’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).

Bear Head LNG applies for NEB export license

Nov 7, 2014

Bear Head LNG Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. (LNGL), filed an application with Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) to export as much as 12 million tonnes/year (tpy) of LNG. The application also seeks a license to import as much as 503 bcf/year of natural gas from the US.

Sunoco Logistics to move ahead with Mariner East 2 NGL pipeline

Nov 7, 2014

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, Philadelphia, reported receiving sufficient binding commitments from shippers to move ahead with its Sunoco Pipeline LP subsidiary’s $2.5-billion investment in the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline project.

Ophir selects Excelerate FLSO for offshore Equatorial Guinea development

Nov 7, 2014

Ophir Energy PLC and Equatorial Guinea have agreed with Excelerate Energy LP for it to provide a floating liquefaction, storage, and offloading vessel (FLSO) to station at the Fortuna floating LNG project on Block R off Equatorial Guinea. Block R is owned 80% by Ophir and 20% by the national oil company GEPetrol.

Better transportation seen as key to North American energy promise

Nov 7, 2014

Significant transportation improvements will be essential for North America to fully realize its dramatically brighter oil and gas future, speakers agreed during a Nov. 6 discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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