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  1. Senate likely to vote on allowing crude exports in 2015, Hoeven says

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    Ending the US crude oil export ban will produce such significant energy, economic, and geopolitical benefits that it appears likely to come to a Senate vote during 2015, Energy and Commerce Committee member John Hoeven (R-ND) predicted.

  2. Wintershall to exit Qatar, citing lack of infrastructure access

    Online Articles

    Wed, 20 May 2015

    25, because of lack of access to local infrastructure, the company said. A 2013 offshore gas discovery, Al Radeef, is on Block 4 North ..... the Middle East. “This access was not granted.” The company said further activities in the Middle East are not affected

  3. Obama administration opposes Senate’s trio of OCS leasing bills

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    priced energy again.” Franz Matzner, who directs the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Beyond Oil Initiative’s Government Affairs Program, said that opening additional portions of the US OCS to oil and gas activity would be a big step in the wrong

  4. Marathon Petroleum settles federal Clean Air Act allegations

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. agreed to pay a $2.9 million fine, retire 5.5 billion sulfur credits worth $200,000, and spend more than $2.8 million to install pollution controls on facilities in three states to resolve charges that it violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the US Department of Justice and ...

  5. EIA: Crack spreads higher due to low oil prices, rising gasoline demand

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    Gasoline crack spreads in the US, especially on the East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months, according to a recent report from the US Energy Information Administration.

  6. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude prices dive more than $2/bbl

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    analysts attributed to positive US and European economic indicators. Meanwhile, US oil inventories declined last week, a government report showed. The US Energy Information Administration estimated commercial crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic

  7. Ruptured Plains All American crude oil line causes Pacific spill

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    PAA] deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact.” The company deployed a 1,500-ft boom May 19 to help contain the oil and began skimming operations. Las Flores Canyon removes water

  8. Total starts gas, condensate production from Russian Arctic field

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    b/d of condensate, or a combined 65,000 boe/d, the company said. Total’s Arctic-adapted infrastructure in the field ..... independent gas producer (OGJ Online, June 25, 2009) . The JV company , Terneftegas, operates the field with Novatek holding 51

  9. Rocky Mountain states urge Washington not to interfere with sage grouse partnership

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    Tue, 19 May 2015

    Dustin Miller, who directs Idaho’s Species Conservation Office, said, “We built a cohesive strategy with the federal government by blending our two alternatives, creating a plan that preserves sage grouse habitat with considering economic needs. BLM

  10. Yang named CNOOC’s chairman

    Online Articles

    Tue, 19 May 2015

    30 years of experience in exploration and production. From 1999 to 2011, Yang served in a number of positions within the company , including senior vice-president , executive vice-president , president, and chief executive officer ( OGJ Online, Aug

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