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  1. California lawmakers pass in-state gas system methane emissions bill

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for final action. The measure would require that each in-state gas pipeline and local distribution company file a report as soon as possible that would include a summary of utility leak management practices, a list of new methane

  2. Fitch: Drilling downturn might prompt some consolidation

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    A cyclical downturn in offshore drilling might provide an opportunity for driller contractors having financial flexibility to buy their peers at favorable prices, Fitch Ratings of Chicago said in a recent research note, adding that master limited partnerships (MLPs) in particular can provide ...

  3. Planned maintenance under way at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    Scinta, ExxonMobil’s public and government affairs advisor, in an e-mail to OGJ. The routine maintenance is part of the company ’s ongoing effort to maintain the ..... the maintenance period to impact the company ’s ability to meet its contractual

  4. Canacol tests Lower Magdalena Valley gas discovery

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    subsequently tie the well 5 km east to the company ’s operated gas processing and transportation facility at Jobo. The company has identified up to two follow ..... results at Palmer-1 have validated the company ’s gas exploration model using advanced

  5. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent oil futures rise on Russia-Ukraine conflict

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    between Russia and Ukraine. News reports indicated Russian forces supported separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine government said Russian forces seized Novoazovsk, a coastal town, and several villages near the Russian border. Regarding US natural

  6. European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

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    Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    European refining is pivotal in “a second wave of structural changes” pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes a report from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, London.

  7. MRPL commissions FCC at Mangalore refinery

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    Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    and propylene to be used as feedstock for an integrated 440,000-tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, MRPL said. The company previously said it expects to reach manual completion on the PP unit, also a part of the Phase 3 expansion, by October

  8. SOCAR builds gas-cleaning plant at Baku refinery

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    Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    Union, SOCAR said. The project also will contribute to lower sulfur levels in the refinery’s diesel production, the company said. Construction of the unit, which has occurred concurrently with the reconstruction of the refinery’s fluid catalytic

  9. WoodMac: Norway’s 10 billion bbl of undeveloped resources could net $106 billion

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    Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    sector and $84 billion in tax revenue alone for the Norwegian government , excluding the profits of Statoil and the state direct financial ..... cooperation between the companies, state DFI, and Norwegian government as vital in order to achieve the $106 billion prize.”

  10. Hungary lets contract for Danube refinery upgrade

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    Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    the year as a way for the refinery to adapt to increased regional demand for diesel, according to a January presentation from Marcus Lippold, vice-president of business strategy and regulatory and public affairs for the company .

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