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Nebraska Supreme Court vacates lower court’s Keystone XL ruling

Jan 9, 2015

Nebraska’s Supreme Court vacated a lower court’s decision that legislation transferring authority to determine the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s route across the state to the governor from the Public Service Commission was unconstitutional.

 

Pompeo reintroduces gas pipeline permitting reform bill

Jan 8, 2015

US Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) reintroduced legislation he offered in 2014 to help improve federal processing of applications to construct natural gas pipelines. The bill, HR 161, aims to overcome delays when other federal agencies fail to move quickly during the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review process.

Murkowski Keystone XL bill clears committee, heads for Senate floor

Jan 8, 2015

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee marked up and approved Chair Lisa Murkowski’s bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The 13-9 vote sends the measure to the full Senate, which is expected to debate and vote on it next week.

SPDC agrees to £55 million settlement with Bodo community

Jan 8, 2015

Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC), reported signing a £55-million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two operational spills in 2008.

Bradshaw to head Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Jan 7, 2015

Ian Bradshaw, senior vice-president for capital projects at BG Group, has been named managing director of Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, Baar, Switzerland.

White House: Obama won’t sign bill approving Keystone XL

Jan 6, 2015

The White House signaled that US President Barack Obama will not sign a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline if one reaches his desk. “I would not anticipate the president would sign this piece of legislation,” Press Sec. Josh Earnest said during the regular daily briefing.

Tall Oak expanding Oklahoma natural gas midstream

Jan 6, 2015

Tall Oak Midstream, LLC began natural gas gathering operations on its 150-mile STACK System, serving producers in Oklahoma’s STACK play (Sooner Trend, Anadarko basin and Oklahoma’s Canadian and Kingfisher counties).

House to vote Jan. 9 on bill to approve Keystone XL project

Jan 6, 2015

The US House of Representatives majority has scheduled a Jan. 9 vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), an incoming member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, plans to introduce the measure when the 114th Congress convenes on Jan. 6.

Corrected maps narrow compressor performance prediction range

Jan 5, 2015

Tests on two in–service compressors show corrected performance maps can predict a compressor's performance within 5% relative error under most situations.

Pipeline test finds Monte Carlo superior to FORM

Jan 5, 2015

Pipeline failure probabilities calculated by the Monte Carlo method are better than those given by the first-order reliability method (FORM) but have a longer calculation time.

EPA finalizes methane emissions control rule, proposes another

Jan 5, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final regulation aimed at improving the clarity and consistency of oil and gas data submitted to its greenhouse-gas reporting program (GHGRP).

Keystone XL looms large as 114th Congress prepares to meet

Jan 2, 2015

The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee scheduled a hearing for Jan. 7 on legislation to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project.

FERC approves Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction project, pipeline

Jan 2, 2015

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline LP to construct and operate their proposed 15-million ton/year (tpy) liquefaction plant, 400-MMcfd regasification terminal, and associated pipeline.

Gazprom buys South Stream shares from partners

Dec 30, 2014

OAO Gazprom has purchased shares in South Stream Transport BV from Italy’s Eni SPA 20%, Germany’s Wintershall AG 15%, and France’s EDF Energy 15%. Financial terms weren’t disclosed beyond reimbursement of “cash invested.”

BLM seeks comments on gas pipeline to Utah oil upgrading plant

Dec 29, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Moab, Utah, field office is seeking public comments on Gray Canyon Energy LLC’s proposal to build a natural gas pipeline to its planned 9,000 b/d crude oil upgrading facility 3.2 miles east of the town of Green River in Emery County.

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