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Ending crude exports ban would help US security, Rice study finds

Mar 25, 2015

Lifting the 40-year-old US crude oil export ban would benefit pricing, energy security, and petroleum investment, according to a new study issued by the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston.

DOE report identifies deficiencies in crude oil analysis techniques

Mar 25, 2015

A US Department of Energy report found gaps in important crude oil characterization data, uncertainty about how to best sample and analyze crude to ensure its properties are determined accurately, and deficiencies in understanding how a crude’s properties affect its potential to accidentally ignite, combust, and explode.

Shell completes $1.7 billion lease, trunk line sale in Nigeria

Mar 25, 2015

Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC) has completed its assignment of interest in oil mining lease 29 (OML 29) and the Nembe Creek trunk line (NCTL) and related facilities in the Eastern Niger Delta to Aiteo Eastern E&P Co. Ltd. for $1.7 billion.

Rio Grande LNG plant, gas pipeline granted FERC pre-filing status

Mar 25, 2015

NextDecade LLC has received notification from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of acceptance into the pre-filing process for its 27-million tonne/year Rio Grande LNG liquefaction plant and associated Rio Bravo pipeline.

Enlink to acquire VEX pipeline from Devon Energy

Mar 24, 2015

EnLink Midstream Partners LP, Dallas, reported entering into an agreement to acquire the Victoria Express Pipeline (VEX) and related truck terminal and storage assets from Devon Energy Corp. for a total of $210-220 million.

Lawyer says pipeline not in Tamar gas deal

Mar 23, 2015

A lawyer for Eastern Mediterranean Gas Co., owner of the marine pipeline crucial to an agreement signed recently for delivery of natural gas produced offshore Israel to Egypt, has served notice the company is not a party in the deal.

Fortescue River gas pipeline reaches completion

Mar 23, 2015

The joint venture of TransAlta Corp. and Duet Group has completed the Fortescue River gas pipeline in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

PAA, Delek enter venture to build Caddo pipeline

Mar 23, 2015

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) reported the formation of Caddo Pipeline LLC, a 50-50 joint venture with Delek Logistics Partners LP, to develop the Caddo Pipeline, an 80-mile, 12-in. system between Longview, Tex., and Shreveport, La.

Supporters and critics alike call for RFS reforms

Mar 23, 2015

Calls to reform the federal Renewable Fuels Standard increased as critics and supporters alike said it is not working as it was intended.

Native what?

Mar 23, 2015

The term, "native advertising," has been buzzing around the commercial media world for the last couple of years or so, especially digital media-and what medium isn't digital if it expects to stay, well, around?

Two obsolete laws

Mar 23, 2015

New tightening of a logistics squeeze on US oil producers gives Congress the chance to show bipartisan judgment by scuttling two obsolete laws.

Transco files FERC application for Dalton expansion project

Mar 20, 2015

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco), a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners LP, has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its Dalton expansion project, which would transport Marcellus shale gas to the US Southeast for electric power generation and local natural gas distribution.

Howard Energy to acquire Marcellus gathering assets for $500 million

Mar 20, 2015

Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC, San Antonio, has agreed to acquire gathering assets in Bradford and Lycoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania from Southwestern Energy Co., Houston, for $500 million. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

Senate crude exports hearing raises price, logistics, safety issues

Mar 19, 2015

Potential consumer price impacts dominated a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing examining whether to allow more exports of domestically produced crude oil. Witnesses agreed that permitting more US crude to be sold abroad could provide benefits, but were divided on whether changes need to be made in the Jones Act and other transportation regulations.

Anadarko joins Magellan, PAA to build Saddlehorn system

Mar 19, 2015

Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline LP reported that a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has exercised its option to purchase a 20% equity interest in Saddlehorn Pipeline Co. As a result of the announcement, Saddlehorn’s equity ownership would be Magellan 40%, PAA 40%, and Anadarko 20%.

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