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Senate panel hears arguments for, against US crude oil exports

Feb 10, 2014

Witnesses on both sides of the debate over whether to expand US crude oil exports used improved energy security and creation of more domestic jobs to support their viewpoints during a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the subject.

Phillips 66 advances Sweeney fractionator, Freeport export terminal

Feb 7, 2014

Phillips 66 will build both its Sweeny Fractionator One and Freeport LPG Export Terminal. The 100,000-b/d Sweeny fractionator will be in Old Ocean, Tex., close to the company’s Sweeny refinery, and will supply purity NGLs to the petrochemical and heating markets.

Tesoro to upgrade rail fleet to newer, more-compliant cars

Feb 7, 2014

Tesoro Corp. unit Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC (TRMC) reported it will begin to replace older cars in its crude oil rail car fleet with post-October 2011 design, CPC 1232-compliant rail cars, after evaluating rail car safety features.

Crosstex adding Permian basin gas gathering capacity

Feb 6, 2014

Crosstex Energy is building a 35-mile, 12-in. OD high-pressure natural gas pipeline, providing Permian basin gathering capacity for its previously announced 60-MMcfd Bearkat gas processing complex in Glasscock County, Tex.

Australian power generator switches from gas to coal

Feb 6, 2014

Queensland state-owned power generator Stanwell Corp. has decided to mothball its largest natural gas-fired electric power station in October for as long as 3 years.

Oxy to ship NGL to Mont Belvieu on idle NuStar products line

Feb 6, 2014

NuStar Energy LP has signed a long-term agreement allowing Occidental Petroleum Corp. to ship NGL on NuStar’s currently idled, 200-mile, 12-in. OD pipeline between Mont Belvieu and Corpus Christi, Tex. NuStar has begun work to reactivate the line, reverse its flow and convert it from refined products service to NGL service.

Improve federal pipeline permitting process, UTA white paper urges

Feb 6, 2014

Federal oil and gas pipeline permitting processes need to be accelerated and improved if they are to keep pace with rapidly expanding production, a new white paper produced for United Transportation Advisors LLC argued.

Keystone XL supporters, opponents press Obama for prompt decision

Feb 4, 2014

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline separately urged US President Barack Obama to decide promptly on whether the project should receive a cross-border permit. Their calls came days after the US Department of State released its final supplemental environmental impact statement on the project.

Keystone XL not the only US-Canada dispute

Feb 3, 2014

The long-delayed approval of the Keystone XL pipeline border crossing isn't the only source of friction between the US and Canada, reports a study by the Fraser Institute, Vancouver, BC.

US, Canadian transportation boards want tougher oil-by-rail rules

Feb 3, 2014

In an unprecedented move, the US and Canadian national transportation boards simultaneously called for tougher regulations covering shipments of crude oil by rail.

OGJ Newsletter

Feb 3, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Chu: Decision to build Keystone XL pipeline a political one

Feb 3, 2014

The decision on whether to permit the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is a political one and not one of that is scientific in nature, according to former US Energy Sec. Steven Chu.

No major environmental impact from Keystone XL, DOS says

Feb 1, 2014

The proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s construction and operation would not have significant environmental impacts, the US Department of State said in its long-awaited final supplemental environmental impact statement for the 1,700-mile project.

Fracing faces legal and regulatory challenges in 2014

Feb 1, 2014

Last year was an eventful one for hydraulic fracturing. Use of the completion technology helped to dramatically boost US oil and gas production—tight oil production from the Bakken and Eagle Ford formations alone increased by 700,000 b/d during the year, and gas production from the Marcellus shale jumped to 13.5 bcfd.

BAKKEN Briefs

Feb 1, 2014
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