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EIA: Russian gas pipeline exports to Western Europe up 20%

May 30, 2014

In 2013, Russia’s natural gas pipeline exports to Eastern and Western Europe averaged 15.6 bcfd, a 16% rise compared with 2012, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration, Eastern Bloc Research, and Russian Energy Monthly. The increase was mainly driven by exports to Western Europe, which rose by 20% to 12.3 bcfd.

DOE proposes changes in its LNG export application review process

May 29, 2014

The US Department of Energy is considering changes in its review process for LNG export applications by limiting final national interest determinations to projects that have completed their National Environmental Policy Act compliance reviews. The move would suspend its practice of issuing conditional approvals.

Sener: Mexico’s gas imports from US see rapid near-term increase

May 29, 2014

Higher natural gas demand from Mexico’s industrial and electric power sectors coupled with increased US natural gas production has resulted in a doubling of US gas pipeline exports to Mexico during 2009-13. The country’s Secretaria de Energia de Mexico (Sener) forecasts that US pipeline exports to Mexico will reach 3.8 bcfd in 2018, more than double the 1.8 bcfd of US pipeline exports to Mexico in 2013.

Gulf Coast LNG project lets FERC FEED contract

May 29, 2014

Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co. LLC has hired KBR to provide a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission front-end engineering and design (FEED) and prefiling services contract in support of Gulf LNG’s application to build an export plant at the existing LNG terminal near Pascagoula, Miss.

Shell, Chubu Electric sign LNG supply deal

May 29, 2014

Shell Eastern Trading (Pte.) Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. to supply as many as 12 cargoes/year of LNG over the next 20 years beginning in October.

Infrastructure critical, Deloitte's US oil and gas chief says

May 26, 2014

Significant challenges exist to creating the necessary transportation systems for the US to fully realize its significant oil and gas potential, according to John England, who leads Deloitte LLP's US oil and gas practice. It also could provide some of the biggest investment opportunities, he quickly added.

Noble, Woodside terminate $2.5 billion MOU for Leviathan

May 26, 2014

The nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the $2.5 billion sale of interest in the Leviathan licenses offshore Israel between Noble Energy Inc. and Woodside Petroleum, first reported in December 2012, has been terminated by the companies.

TransCanada considers rail as Keystone XL alternative, Girling says

May 23, 2014

TransCanada Corp. is considering rail as an alternative to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said for the first time on May 21. His response to a reporter’s question during a conference in New York indicated the Calgary transmission company was looking at the more expensive alternative to its 1,179-mile project from Hardesty, Alta., to Steele City, Neb.

Atlantic LNG’s Darlow not concerned with competition from US in LNG market

May 23, 2014

Atlantic LNG (ALNG) says it is not concerned with impending competition from the US because it is the most reliable LNG producer in the world, ALNG Chief Executive Officer Nigel Darlow told OGJ. He said that when one considers global LNG production, ALNG is the only company that has met all its deliveries over the 15 years the company has been in operations.

Noble, Woodside terminate $2.5 billion MOU for Leviathan

May 21, 2014

The nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the $2.5 billion sale of interest in the Leviathan licenses offshore Israel between Noble Energy Inc. and Woodside Petroleum, first reported in December 2012, has been terminated by the companies.

LNG Canada lets FEED, project execution contracts

May 21, 2014

LNG Canada Development Inc. let a front-end engineering and design contract and project execution services contract to Foster Wheeler AG subsidiary Global Engineering & Construction Group in joint venture with affiliates of Chiyoda Corp., Saipem SPA, and WorleyParsons Ltd., for its proposed LNG Canada export project in Kitimat, BC.

Bakken similar to other light crudes, study for NDPC finds

May 20, 2014

Bakken crude oil is similar to other North American light, sweet grades and does not pose a greater rail transportation risk than other transportation fuels, a study commissioned by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) concluded.

EPP begins refined products exports from Beaumont

May 20, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has loaded the first cargo of refined products for export from its reactivated marine terminal in Beaumont, Tex. The terminal on the Neches River can load as much as 15,000 bbl/hr and includes a dock with 40-ft draft to accommodate Panamax vessels with a capacity as great as 400,000 bbl.

Koch to expand Eagle Ford crude line

May 20, 2014

Koch Pipeline Co. LP, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., plans to install a 24-mile, 200,000-b/d pipeline in San Patricio County, Tex., effectively expanding the company’s South Texas crude oil pipeline system.

Keyera takes stake in Enbridge Athabasca diluent line

May 20, 2014

Keyera Corp. has agreed with Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc. to participate in the Norlite Pipeline as a 30% nonoperating owner. The Norlite Pipeline will move diluent for producers from the Edmonton-Fort Saskatchewan area into the Athabasca oil sands region.

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