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  1. Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

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    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    atmospheric distillation , caustic treatment, and naphtha hydrotreating units on Nov. 17, the company said. ANP also granted Petrobras permission for the company to begin operating Rnest’s first train of six tanks, which have a combined storage

  2. MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices drop again awaiting OPEC meeting

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    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    US light, sweet crude oil prices dropped below $75/bbl Nov. 18 on the New York market, prompting analysts to suggest prices will see little upward movement until after members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meet Nov. 27 in Vienna.

  3. Senate debates, then barely rejects, Keystone XL approval bill

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    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    sands are mined, and along the US Gulf Coast, where the diluent that would move through the pipeline would be refined. “ People are sick around the tar sands,” Boxer charged. “XL stands for Extra Lethal. Misery follows the tar sands.” Pat Roberts (R

  4. National Forest in Va., W.Va., leaves fracing to state governments

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    The George Washington National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia will allow some oil and gas activity using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling under its new final forest plan, which was released in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 18.

  5. Deloitte: US gas supplies rebuilt since last winter, EIA’s Sieminski says

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    The biggest issue this winter could be electricity generation in New England because of pipeline constraints rather than a drawdown of stored natural gas as happened last winter because of severe cold weather, said Adam Sieminski, administrator for the US Energy Information Administration.

  6. Eni signs PSA addendum to extend E&P work in Turkmenistan

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Eni began operating in Turkmenistan in 2008. These agreements consolidate the company ’s cooperation with the national authorities and with state company Turkmenneft.

  7. Forest Oil to sell Arkoma basin gas properties

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    Forest Oil Corp., Denver, has agreed to sell its natural gas properties in the Arkoma basin for aftertax cash proceeds of $185 million. The deal, effective Oct. 1, is expected to close on or before Dec. 15.

  8. Cenovus receives approvals for Telephone Lake oil sands project

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    90 km northeast of Fort McMurray in the company ’s Borealis Region of northern Alberta. The company filed regulatory application and environmental ..... project life of more than 40 years. The company has drilled more than 300 stratigraphic test

  9. Westlake Chemical lets EP contract for ethylene plant expansion

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    center in Houston will execute the project with support from the company ’s office in Mumbai, India, the service provider said ..... about 250 million lb/year, Westlake Chemical said. The company previously completed an expansion of the Petro 2 (P2) ethylene

  10. Offshore ‘over-bonding’ must end, IPAA says in comments to BOEM

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    The federal government ’s system for assuring that ..... Management. “The federal government (and therefore the American taxpayer ..... years to tie up more and more company capital in bonds the government does not need or use.” Current

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