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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.

FERC issues FEIS for Maine’s Downeast LNG project

May 19, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Downeast LNG project in Washington County, Maine, proposed by Downeast LNG Inc. and Downeast Pipeline LLC.

Partners enter next phase for North Reggane gas project

May 19, 2014

Partners in the $3 billion North Reggane natural gas project in west-central Algeria have let a $976 million contract with Petrofac International (UAE) LLC.

Technology binds industries

May 19, 2014

The incredibly daunting, 2-months-and-counting hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has covered 1.8 million square miles of the southern Indian Ocean and driven searchers to investigate where few have dared to explore.

ELI forum examines pipeline, rail, maritime crude oil transportation

May 19, 2014

Crude oil transportation—whether by pipeline, rail, or maritime—has become a hot public topic in the US only relatively recently.

Senators to Obama: Exercise restraint on LNG exports

May 19, 2014

A bipartisan group of 22 US senators, led by Energy and Natural Resources Committee member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Foreign Relations Committee member Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), urged US President Barack Obama to consider possible impacts on American manufacturing and families that rely on natural gas for heat when looking to approve new LNG export facilities.

OTC: Engineers consider human factors in offshore designs

May 19, 2014

Offshore engineers increasingly are taking human factors into account when designing oil and gas equipment, said speakers participating in a May 5 Offshore Technology Conference technical session entitled "Human Factors in Engineers."

OTC: Total suggests Shanghai as Asian natural gas hub

May 19, 2014

Shanghai, China, would be a natural geographic and market position for a natural gas hub in Asia, according to Laurent Maurel, Total senior vice-president for strategy, marketing, and LNG, who also acknowledged that "it won't be that simple" to establish such a hub there or anywhere else in the near term.

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