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US House subcommittee examines gas pipeline permitting delays

Jun 8, 2015

Reforms should be considered to ease delays that have developed for interstate natural gas pipeline projects requiring federal permits, two witnesses told a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

Competitive unconventional output gives US diplomatic muscle

Jun 8, 2015

Price declines for crude oil in the last 6 months and natural gas in the last 6 years have made US unconventional producers become more efficient to stay globally competitive that the US still has significant energy geopolitical opportunities, an IHS official told a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

API: US petroleum demand slightly up in April

Jun 8, 2015

According to data from the American Petroleum Institute, total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, gained 0.7% in April from the same period last year to average 18.9 million b/d. These were the highest April deliveries since 2010.

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Jun 8, 2015

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WEA survey finds strong support for energy development

Jun 8, 2015

US voters strongly support developing resources on public lands, giving states more control over regulating such activities, and lifting the ban on exporting crude oil produced in the US, concluded a survey commissioned by the Western Energy Alliance.

Final EISs, management plans released for sage grouse in 10 states

Jun 8, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service jointly released 14 final environmental impact statements and proposed federal land management plans in 10 Western states to protect the greater sage grouse and its habitat.

ExxonMobil Alaska LNG lets contract for G&G program

Jun 5, 2015

ExxonMobil Alaska LNG LLC (AKLNG) has let a contract to Fugro for a geotechnical and geophysical (G&G) program.

APA Group finalizes Queensland pipeline acquisition

Jun 4, 2015

Australian gas infrastructure entity APA Group has completed its purchase of BG Group’s 543-km pipeline network linking BG Group’s Surat-Bowen basin coal seam gas fields with the recently commissioned LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone in Queensland.

Gazprom Neft completes first winter sea shipments of oil from Yamal Peninsula

Jun 4, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft reported completion of its first winter shipments of oil from Novoportovskoye field in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula.

PHMSA finds 82% WT loss at Santa Barbara rupture site

Jun 4, 2015

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s (PAA) 24-in. OD Coastal Line 901 crude pipeline had suffered 82% WT loss at the site of the May 19 rupture in Santa Barbara, Calif., according to an amended corrective action order issued June 3 by the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Tidewater Midstream to buy Pembina area gas plant, pipelines

Jun 3, 2015

Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., Calgary, will pay $180 million (Can.) to unspecified “private company vendors” to purchase their 63% operated working interest in an unnamed 185-MMcfd natural gas processing plant in West Pembina along with related pipelines in central Alberta.

Competitive unconventional production gives US diplomatic muscle

Jun 2, 2015

Price declines for crude oil in the last 6 months and natural gas in the last 6 years have made US unconventional producers become so much more efficient to stay globally competitive that the US still has significant energy geopolitical opportunities, an IHS official told a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

Obama to nominate new leaders of PHMSA, FRA

Jun 1, 2015

US President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Marie Therese Dominguez to lead the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and Sarah Feinberg to lead the Federal Railroad Administration, the US Department of Transportation said on May 29.

Final EISs, management plans released for sage grouse in 10 states

Jun 1, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service jointly released 14 final environmental impact statements and proposed federal land management plans in 10 Western states to protect the greater sage grouse and its habitat. Oil and gas groups said the requirements contradict a strong cooperative effort by states, producers, ranchers, local communities, and other stakeholders to accomplish the same purpose.

EPP acquires Eagle Ford midstream assets

Jun 1, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, has executed agreements to purchase all of the member interests in EFS Midstream LLC from affiliates of Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Irving, Tex., and Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, for $2.15 billion. The companies announced last year their desire to divest EFS Midstream.

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