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US, Canada jointly release crude-by-rail transportation rules

May 1, 2015

The US and Canada simultaneously issued new regulations governing transportation of crude oil and other hazardous materials by rail.

Senate Democrats offer bill to phase out older rail tank cars

May 1, 2015

Legislation to accelerate the phase-out of older rail tank cars to reduce accidental crude oil spills has been introduced by Finance Committee Ranking Minority Member Ronald L. Wyden (D-Ore.) and six other US Senate Democrats.

Enterprise plans Midland-Sealy crude line

May 1, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has secured long-term agreements with shippers that it says warrant construction of a 416-mile, 24-in. crude and condensate pipeline between Midland and Sealy, Tex., west of Houston.

Cost opportunity seen for LNG projects in western Canada

Apr 30, 2015

Rising construction costs in the US and falling oil prices give LNG export projects in western Canada a window of opportunity in competition with otherwise advantaged projects to the south.

Foreign suppliers maintain ties as crude sales to US fall, study says

Apr 30, 2015

International producers are keeping relations with the US strong despite its plunging crude oil imports as production from domestic tight shales climbs, research by 16 University of Texas at Austin master’s degree candidates found.

Chevron makes gas discovery near Gorgon

Apr 30, 2015

Chevron Australia has made a natural gas discovery with its Isosceles-1 wildcat drilled in the greater Gorgon gas project area offshore Western Australia.

Dallas-based midstream companies complete merger

Apr 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners LP and Regency Energy Partners LP, both of Dallas, have completed the merger of an ETP indirect subsidiary with Regency, with Regency surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of ETP, the companies reported.

Enterprise, Oxy to build Delaware basin gas plant

Apr 30, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) and an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Corp., both of Houston, will develop a 150-MMcfd cryogenic natural gas processing plant to handle growing rich-gas production in the Delaware basin, EEP reported.

Canada’s crude oil exports reached record high in January

Apr 29, 2015

Canada’s crude oil exports set a monthly record with an average of 3.11 million b/d in January, the country’s National Energy Board reported.

Moniz emphasizes work with other agencies to implement QER proposals

Apr 28, 2015

Other federal departments and agencies will need to be brought into the process of implementing recommendations outlined in the initial Quadrennial Energy Review, US Sec. of Energy Ernest G. Moniz told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Freeport LNG unit closes on financing, starts building third train

Apr 28, 2015

FLNG Liquefaction 3 LLC, a unit of Freeport LNG Expansion LP, has closed on the $4.56 billion in financing needed to start construction of the third train of FLNG’s gas liquefaction and LNG loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Tex.

BLM seeks comments on QEP’s proposed gas, helium processing project

Apr 28, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on QEP Resources Inc.’s plans to build a natural gas and helium processing plant in the Dry Piney Creek area 10 miles northwest of LaBarge, Wyo. Information received will be used to help prepare an environmental assessment of the proposed project, BLM’s Pinedale field office said in an Apr. 20 notice.

Fourth-quarter earnings hit by dropping crude oil prices

Apr 27, 2015

The plunge in crude oil prices eroded North American oil and gas companies' earnings in the last quarter of 2014.

CERAWeek: Regulatory hurdles still threaten US shale, CEOs say

Apr 27, 2015

Leaders of prominent US shale producers came together on Apr. 21 to drive home what's emerged as a primary theme during this year's IHS CERAWeek in Houston: The urgent need to lift the export ban on US crude oil.

CERAWeek: Murkowski to introduce bill this year to lift oil export ban

Apr 27, 2015

US Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) told IHS CERAWeek in Houston that she plans this year to introduce legislation to repeal the decades-old ban on US exports of crude oil.

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