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Industry, regulators work to build US crude pipelines right

Sep 1, 2014

Surging US production has led to strong demand for the construction of crude oil pipelines. The industry and its government regulators are working hard to make certain the systems are properly designed, constructed, operated, and maintained.

Utah's crude transportation options include Uinta Express project

Sep 1, 2014

Utah's crude oil transportation options-which include Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC's proposed Uinta Express Pipeline-typify the broader US challenge in several ways.

CERI: Market access key to Canadian bitumen output

Sep 1, 2014

Outcomes in two areas of critical uncertainty can mean a difference in Canadian bitumen production in 2030 of 1.7-1.8 million b/d, according to a study published by the Canadian Energy Research Institute.

EIA: Brent crude oil price stability continues

Sep 1, 2014

Spot prices of Brent crude oil averaged $107/bbl in July, marking the 13th consecutive month in which the average price has ranged $107-112/bbl.

California lawmakers pass in-state gas system methane emissions bill

Aug 28, 2014

The California Senate passed a bill aimed at curbing methane emissions from intrastate natural gas pipelines and local distribution systems. SB 1371, which was approved by 23 to 11 votes on Aug. 27, passed the state’s Assembly a day earlier by 57 to 20 votes. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for final action.

BG Group: Mzia DST supports potential hub development offshore Tanzania

Aug 27, 2014

Results from the second drillstem test (DST) on the Mzia discovery on Block 1 offshore southern Tanzania indicated further support for a hub development to supply a potential onshore LNG project, BG Group PLC said on Aug. 27.

Dakota Gold to develop Bakken-Three Forks crude terminal

Aug 27, 2014

Dakota Gold Transfer-Plaza LLC plans to develop a crude oil transload terminal in Mountrail County, ND. Sited on 350 acres in the eastern section of the Bakken and Three Forks shale oil producing areas and served by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), the Plaza Terminal will allow shipment to multiple markets via rail and pipeline.

ExxonMobil Pipeline settles charges from 2012 Louisiana spill

Aug 27, 2014

Exxon Pipeline Co. agreed to pay more than $1.4 million to resolve federal charges that a 2012 spill from the company’s North Line near Torbert, La., violated the Clean Water Act, the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced.

EIA: China to increase natural gas consumption, investment

Aug 25, 2014

China more than tripled natural gas production since 2003, producing 3.8 tcf in 2012, and the government is targeting production to reach about 5.5 tcf/year of gas by the end of 2015, according to a recent analysis from the US Energy Information Administration.

DOE finalizes LNG export national interest review reforms

Aug 25, 2014

The US Department of Energy finalized reforms it proposed on May 29 to its process for determining whether planned LNG export projects are in the national interest.

USCG proposes higher offshore oil spill liability limits

Aug 25, 2014

The US Coast Guard proposed higher offshore oil spill liability limits under the 1990 Oil Pollution Act to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index.

OGJ Newsletter

Aug 25, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Canada’s NEB to hear Aboriginal viewpoint on Trans Mountain expansion

Aug 22, 2014

Canada’s National Energy Board will hear the viewpoint of Aboriginal groups on the Trans Mountain expansion project on Aug. 25 in Edmonton, the first of four scheduled hearings through Nov. 28.

Plains All American to build Cushing-to-Memphis pipeline

Aug 22, 2014

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to construct a 440-mile, 20-in. crude oil pipeline that will carry as much as 200,000 b/d of sweet crude from the Plains Cushing, Okla., terminal to Valero’s Memphis Refinery. The project is expected to cost $900 million and be completed in late 2016.

TSB report outlines ‘multitude of factors’ behind Lac-Megantic train derailment

Aug 20, 2014

A multitude of factors led to July 6 derailment of a runaway train in Lac Megantic, Que., carrying 72 carloads of Bakken crude oil bound for Irving Oil Ltd.’s refinery in Saint John, NB, according to an investigation report released Aug. 19 by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

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