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API official calls for end to nearly 6-year Keystone XL permit delay

Sep 16, 2014

Three days before the sixth anniversary of TransCanada Corp.’s original filing for presidential approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application, an American Petroleum Institute official said the Obama administration is catering to a small minority at the expense of the US national interest and the wishes of the vast majority of ordinary Americans.

AER approves conversion to low-pressure steaming at CNRL’s Primrose East

Sep 16, 2014

Alberta Energy Regulator has approved an application by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to convert to low-pressure steamflooding at its Primrose East Area 1 bitumen project.

Study finds bad well construction, not fracing, fouled water wells

Sep 16, 2014

Fugitive methane found in water wells above the Marcellus and Barnett shales came from poor well construction, not hydraulic fracturing, a study the National Academy of Sciences released on Sept. 15 concluded.

Kentucky: Daybreak furthers Twin Bottoms drilling campaign

Sep 15, 2014

Daybreak Oil & Gas Inc., Spokane, Wash., has drilled its 10th and 11th horizontal oil wells at the Twin Bottoms Field in Lawrence County, Ky.

Uneven effects seen from new Appalachian pipelines

Sep 15, 2014

Producers in the Appalachian basin will benefit unevenly from markets opening for natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to a Canaccord Genuity analyst.

AAPG ICE: Turkey sees early shale oil development

Sep 15, 2014

Turkey is slightly larger than the state of Texas geographically, yet the country has only seen 4,400 wells drilled since 1940. While Texas’ oil history goes back much further, the state has seen more than 1.5 million wells drilled through 2013. “Turkey is largely unexplored,” said Lee Muncy, vice-president, geosciences at TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., during the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition

AAPG ICE: ExxonMobil outlines international approach to unconventional development

Sep 15, 2014

Global energy demand is expected to increase 35% to 2040, translating to 120 billion boe/year, or nearly 350 million boe/d, stated Rocky Becker, vice-president, Europe-Caspian-Russia at ExxonMobil Exploration Co.

The gas market's horizon

Sep 15, 2014

This year has been relatively bullish for the US natural gas market, largely because of an extremely cold winter season in much of the nation and the drawdown of storage inventories to record-low levels.

Statoil expanding project that captures flare gas in North Dakota

Sep 12, 2014

Statoil ASA says a pilot project that captures flare gas in North Dakota is expanding to power six drilling rigs and a hydraulic fracturing fleet.

BHI: US rig count continues upward trend, reaches 1,931 units

Sep 12, 2014

The US drilling rig count increased 6 units to reach 1,931 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 12, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Surmont files OSCA application with AER for Wildwood oil sands project

Sep 12, 2014

Surmont Energy Ltd., Calgary, has submitted an Oil Sands Conservation Act application with Alberta Energy Regulator for its Wildwood steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project.

Freeport LNG supply header, compression trains advance

Sep 11, 2014

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has reached 20-year firm precedent agreements with foundation shippers to transport about 1.4 bcfd of natural gas on its Coastal Bend Header for the first two trains of Freeport LNG Development LP’s planned liquefaction plant, near Freeport, Tex.

Alon advances Bakersfield refinery, rail project

Sep 10, 2014

California state regulators have approved Alon USA Energy Inc. to move ahead with a plan designed to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 8, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Watching Government: Is a Citgo sale imminent?

Sep 8, 2014

Reports that the Venezuelan government wants to sell Citgo Petroleum Corp. have surfaced periodically for nearly a decade.

BHI: US rig count posts double-digit gain for second straight week

Sep 5, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 11 units to reach 1,925 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 5, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Devon Canada files with AER for Walleye oil sands project

Sep 5, 2014

Devon Canada Corp. has submitted applications with Canada’s Alberta Energy Regulator for its Walleye steam-assisted gravity drainage project.

Williams holding open season on Western Marcellus Transco expansion

Sep 5, 2014

Williams is holding an open season for its Western Marcellus Pipeline Project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation to growing markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US by late 2018.

KMEP launches binding open season for Utopia pipeline

Sep 4, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the Utica-to-Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project that would transport ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale area. KMEP expects the pipeline to be in service by early 2018.

Nova Scotia prohibits hydraulic fracturing

Sep 4, 2014

The government of Nova Scotia has imposed an indefinite ban on hydraulic fracturing onshore.

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