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EPA finalizes methane emissions control rule, proposes another

Jan 5, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final regulation aimed at improving the clarity and consistency of oil and gas data submitted to its greenhouse-gas reporting program (GHGRP).

Keystone XL looms large as 114th Congress prepares to meet

Jan 2, 2015

The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee scheduled a hearing for Jan. 7 on legislation to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project.

FERC approves Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction project, pipeline

Jan 2, 2015

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline LP to construct and operate their proposed 15-million ton/year (tpy) liquefaction plant, 400-MMcfd regasification terminal, and associated pipeline.

BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG second train on track

Dec 31, 2014

BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project is on schedule to bring its second train on stream during third-quarter 2015.

Gazprom buys South Stream shares from partners

Dec 30, 2014

OAO Gazprom has purchased shares in South Stream Transport BV from Italy’s Eni SPA 20%, Germany’s Wintershall AG 15%, and France’s EDF Energy 15%. Financial terms weren’t disclosed beyond reimbursement of “cash invested.”

First LNG ship arrives at Gladstone

Dec 29, 2014

The Methane Rita Andrew LNG carrier has arrived in Gladstone, Qld., and is preparing to load the first cargo of LNG from BG Group’s coal seam gas-LNG plant on Curtis Island in the next few days.

BLM seeks comments on gas pipeline to Utah oil upgrading plant

Dec 29, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Moab, Utah, field office is seeking public comments on Gray Canyon Energy LLC’s proposal to build a natural gas pipeline to its planned 9,000 b/d crude oil upgrading facility 3.2 miles east of the town of Green River in Emery County.

Moody's: Russian oil-tax change helps exporters

Dec 22, 2014

A new adjustment to Russian oil and gas taxation will benefit oil companies that export most of their crude oil and high-grade oil products but hurt domestically focused producers, refiners, and petrochemical manufacturers, says Moody's Investors Service.

Woodside to buy Apache's interests in Wheatstone, Kitimat LNG for $2.75 billion

Dec 22, 2014

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has agreed to acquire interest in the Wheatstone LNG and Kitimat LNG projects, respectively in Western Australia and British Columbia, along with accompanying upstream oil and gas reserves, belonging to Houston independent Apache Corp. for $2.75 billion.

Barton introduces bill to remove US crude export limits

Dec 22, 2014

US Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) introduced legislation that would remove US crude oil export limits that have been in place for nearly 40 years.

US needs more data before ending crude export ban, House panel told

Dec 22, 2014

Much more environmental impact information is needed before the US can reasonably remove crude oil export limits, a witness told a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee during a Dec. 11 hearing examining energy policies enacted nearly 40 years ago.

Oil and militancy

Dec 22, 2014

That oil prices can collapse while bloody militancy ravages three important members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries shows dominance of market fundamentals over geopolitical worry. But geopolitics never can be ignored.

Never enough knowledge

Dec 22, 2014

Take a moment and try to think of an occupation in which performance improves as the knowledge-base of the people engaged in it stagnates or declines. It's tough to do.

Russia’s Turkey pipeline deal possibly may keep door to Europe ajar

Dec 18, 2014

Russia’s memorandum of understanding to build a natural gas pipeline to Turkey after canceling its South Stream project could help keep the door open for it to eventually sell more gas to Europe, two Washington-based observers suggested.

Woodside delays Browse FLNG development schedule

Dec 17, 2014

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has reported it expects to enter front-end engineering and design phase for the proposed Browse floating LNG (FLNG) development in mid-2015. Partners BP, Japan Australia LNG, PetroChina, and Shell have all agreed to the revised schedule.

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