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Genesis to build new liquids import-export terminal in Baton Rouge

Feb 18, 2014

Genesis Energy LP plans to build a new crude oil, intermediates, and refined products import-export terminal in Baton Rouge, La.

Irving to complete crude rail car conversion by April

Feb 18, 2014

Irving Oil reported that by Apr. 30 it will complete the conversion of its proprietary fleet of crude oil rail tank cars to Association of American Railroads' (AAR) recommended specifications for DOT-111 railcars constructed after Oct. 1, 2011. This will require the voluntary removal of older-model railcars from service.

Improve federal pipeline permitting process, UTA white paper urges

Feb 17, 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.

DOE allows LNG exports from Cameron terminal to non-FTA nations

Feb 17, 2014

Energy exports could help national security, new report suggests

Feb 17, 2014

The US should encourage oil and gas exports as part of a broader strategy that also includes accepting the reality of energy interdependence, taking steps to reduce domestic consumption and diversify supplies, and integrating energy security into strategic policy and military planning, a recent report recommended.

Petronas reaches FID on second FLNG, awards contracts

Feb 14, 2014

Malayan state oil company Petronas reached final investment decision (FID) last month for its second floating LNG (FLNG) project, the company said.

Phillips 66 Partners to acquire assets from Phillips 66

Feb 13, 2014

Phillips 66 Partners LP has acquired Phillip 66’s Gold Product Pipeline System and Medford Spheres, two newly constructed refinery-grade propylene storage spheres, for $700 million. It’s the partnerships’ first acquisition since its initial public offering last July.

Infrastructure main US gas development challenge, NARUC panel told

Feb 12, 2014

Infrastructure could be the single biggest limitation to the US fully exploiting its abundant unconventional natural gas resources, gas industry association leaders told state utility regulators on Feb. 11.

DOE allows LNG exports from Cameron terminal to non-FTA nations

Feb 11, 2014

The US Department of Energy conditionally approved LNG exports from the Cameron LNG LLC terminal in Louisiana to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US.

Improved pipeline safety needed at all levels, NARUC committee told

Feb 11, 2014

Oil and gas pipelines and the government agencies that regulate them are making progress in improving safety and responses by emphasizing greater involvement at all levels, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Natural Gas Committee learned on Feb. 10.

Eagle Ford crude prompts upgrades at Valero's Texas refineries

Feb 10, 2014

Valero Energy Corp., the largest US independent refiner-marketer, plans to invest $730 million in upgrading two of its Texas refineries to process increased volumes of light crude sourced from the Eagle Ford shale.

E&Y: Unconventional resources largest source of US oil, gas growth in 2013

Feb 10, 2014

Unconventional resources in the US constituted the oil and gas industry's largest source of growth in 2013—a trend that's expected to continue into 2014, Ernst & Young indicated in its US quarterly outlook.

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.

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