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PetroChina mulling sale of its stake in Arrow CSG

Feb 27, 2015

PetroChina is reportedly considering selling its half of Arrow Energy’s Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) resources.

Petroleum detected in fish tested after Yellowstone River pipeline spill

Feb 26, 2015

Detectable levels of petroleum were found in tests of fish pulled from the Yellowstone River downstream from a broken petroleum pipeline near Glendive. Mont., and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised fishermen to use caution when deciding whether to eat fish from the oil spill area.

House panel launches probe of DOS’s Keystone XL application process

Feb 26, 2015

The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee began an investigation of the US Department of State’s environmental impact statement for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. It requested comments DOS asked other federal departments to provide regarding DOS’s final supplemental EIS for the project in a Feb. 24 letter to Sec. of State John F. Kerry.

Obama vetoes bill approving Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

Feb 25, 2015

US President Barack Obama vetoed S. 1, authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, saying that Congress had attempted to circumvent long-standing processes for determining whether building and operating a crossborder pipeline was in the national interest.

IHS: Crude transported by Keystone XL would be consumed in US

Feb 24, 2015

Most, if not all, of the crude oil that would be transported via the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the US Gulf Coast would not be exported, and the vast majority of refined product—about 70%—derived from it would be consumed in the US, according to a recent report by IHS.

EPP, Anadarko, others form NGL pipeline joint venture

Feb 24, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., DCP Midstream Partners LP, and MarkWest Energy Partners LP have formed a joint venture assigning 45% ownership interest in EPP’s wholly owned Panola Pipeline Co. LLC in equal 15% shares to Anadarko’s affiliate, WGR Asset Holding Co. LLC (WGR), DCP Midstream Partners, and MarkWest.

County decision in Washington state stalls Shell’s Bakken rail plans

Feb 24, 2015

A Skagit County Hearing Examiner in Mount Vernon, Wash., halted Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans to move Bakken crude oil by rail to the company’s Anacortes refinery in northwest Washington pending an environmental and public health risk review, which could take a year or more.

First custom-built carrier for Papua New Guinea LNG arrives

Feb 23, 2015

The first custom-built LNG carrier for the Papua New Guinea LNG project has docked at the Port Moresby LNG plant.

Montana governor wants PHMSA to beef up pipeline enforcement in state

Feb 23, 2015

Citing a Jan. 17 leak of 1,200 bbl of crude oil from a ruptured pipeline in eastern Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock (D) asked US Sec. of Transportation Anthony Foxx to send more pipeline inspectors to the state and schedule more inspections there.

Derailed West Virginia oil train carried Bakken crude

Feb 23, 2015

A large-scale cleanup and investigation have launched following the Feb. 16 derailment of a CSX crude oil train near Mount Carbon, W.Va.

Association presidents want more access in next 5-year OCS plan

Feb 23, 2015

The presidents of three major US oil and gas trade associations urged the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to keep more of the US Outer Continental Shelf available for oil and gas leasing as the agency prepared to begin public meetings about the draft proposed 2017-22 US OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

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Feb 23, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Oil, gas infrastructure investments essential, House panel told

Feb 20, 2015

Investments in oil and gas transportation and storage should move ahead because they are essential in continuing the US economic recovery and North American energy renaissance, witnesses told a US House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee.

Noble Energy’s budget down 40% in 2015

Feb 20, 2015

Noble Energy Inc., Houston, plans to spend $2.9 billion in 2015, representing a 40% reduction from 2014. The company also reported full-year 2014 net income of $1.21 billion and adjusted income of $881 million.

NGL Energy expands DJ basin crude pipeline to 200,000 b/d

Feb 19, 2015

NGL Energy Partners LP will increase the capacity of its Grand Mesa crude pipeline to at least 200,000 b/d by using 20-in. OD pipe. Volumes committed to Rimrock Midstream LLC’s 150-mile Denver-Julesburg basin gathering system, currently under development and planned to tie into Grand Mesa at Lucerne, Colo., prompted the expansion decision.

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