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BC bill advances Pacific Northwest LNG

Jul 22, 2015

The British Columbia legislature has passed a controversial bill enabling the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export project to advance (OGJ Online, Mar. 17, 2014).

Excelerate FSRUs complete LNG transfer at Pakistan terminal

Jul 22, 2015

Excelerate Energy LP, The Woodlands, Tex., reported the completion of the first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of LNG at the Engro Elengy LNG terminal in Port Qasim, Pakistan.

Study looks at gas transmission, storage sites’ methane releases

Jul 21, 2015

A comprehensive study of US natural gas transmission and storage operations found total methane emissions from 2,292 on-site measurements, additional emissions data from 677 facilities, and activity data from 922 facilities were 27% lower than emissions for the industry in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 20, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

PHMSA issues state pipeline excavation damage prevention programs rule

Jul 17, 2015

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a final rule to establish the process for evaluating state excavation damage prevention programs and enforcing federal standards in states where such requirements are inadequate or do not exist.

US House panel grills PHMSA's interim chief over pipeline safety delays

Jul 17, 2015

Members of a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee asked US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Interim Executive Director Stacy Cummings why several significant provisions of a federal pipeline safety law passed in 2011 have yet to be implemented.

EIA: US oil output fell 50,000 b/d in May

Jul 17, 2015

Total US crude oil production dropped 50,000 b/d in May compared with April and is expected to continue falling through early 2016 before growth resumes, according to the US Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

Advocates urge US to end its crude export ban in Iran agreement's wake

Jul 17, 2015

Advocates called for removing the US ban on exports of domestically produced crude oil in the wake of the July 14 international nuclear weapons agreement with Iran that also would lift sanctions on that country's crude sales.

Ending crude export ban would help rural US areas, House panel told

Jul 17, 2015

Rural US communities generally have benefited from the nation's crude oil production renaissance, and potentially could be helped more if restrictions on exports of crude were eliminated, witnesses told a US House Agriculture Committee hearing on July 8.

House panel's oil export ban hearing weighs urgency against caution

Jul 17, 2015

A US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on legislation to repeal the ban on exporting US-produced crude oil quickly broke along party lines.

TGP advances Northeast Energy Direct gas line to New England

Jul 17, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), Houston, has been cleared by KMI’s board to proceed with plans to build the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas project’s “market path” segment from Wright, NY, to Dracut, Mass.

Net product exports

Jul 17, 2015

Record refinery runs and rising global demand for petroleum products from the US in 2015 has increased net petroleum product exports.

Nexen pipeline leaks 5,000 cu m of emulsion in Alberta

Jul 17, 2015

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) reported that a Nexen Energy ULC pipeline has leaked 5,000 cu m of emulsion—a mixture of bitumen, produced water, and sand—according to Nexen’s initial estimates.

DOE official: LNG exports could be limited by silt-clogged waterways, ports

Jul 16, 2015

Silt, which is increasingly filling US waterways and ports, potentially could limit US LNG exports if it is not dredged soon, a top US Department of Energy official warned.

KMI to buy Shell’s stake in Elba LNG project for $630 million

Jul 16, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc., Houston, has reached a deal with Royal Dutch Shell PLC to purchase 100% of Shell’s equity interest in Elba Liquefaction Co. LLC (ELC).

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