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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.

Norway’s PSA cites Statoil for January leak at Hammerfest LNG plant

May 16, 2014

An investigation into a Jan. 5 hydrocarbon leak at Statoil ASA’s Hammerfest LNG facility in northern Norway found that the event “had a big accident potential and could have led to loss of life,” according to a May 15 report from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).

JSC Yamal LNG lets EPC contract for 16.5-million-tpy facility

May 15, 2014

JSC Yamal LNG has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Technip SA for an LNG facility with a capacity of 16.5 million tons/year (tpy).

FERC issues EA for Cove Point LNG export project

May 15, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. The project is proposed by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP).

GlobalData: High Asia-Pacific LNG prices could soon erode

May 15, 2014

Although high LNG prices in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to persist in the near term, there are increasing signs they will erode as a result of rising Asia-Pacific LNG production, US exports, and the region’s diversification of energy supplies, according to a forecast from an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

First shipment leaves from PNG LNG project

May 15, 2014

An official ceremony to mark the beginning of loading of the first shipment of LNG from the ExxonMobil group’s Papua New Guinea LNG project (PNG LNG) onto the Spirit of Hela LNG carrier was held on May 14.

Bakken crude within rail car safety design standards, AFPM study says

May 15, 2014

Bakken crude oil is well within the safety standards for current rail car designs, an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers report concluded. The crude is comparable to other light grades and does not pose risks that are significantly different than other crudes or flammable liquids authorized for rail transport, it added.

Oil and gas midstream ripe for investment, Deloitte specialists say

May 14, 2014

Surging US production has made oil and gas midstream operations attractive investment prospects, three Deloitte specialists said during the final day of the financial services company’s 2014 Washington Energy Conference.

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