||Aramco, Dow Petrochemical JV Secures $10.5 Bln Bank Facilities
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The $19.3 billion petrochemical joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical has signed loan facilities worth $10.5 billion for its Jubail chemical plant.
||MDU: Greenfield Refinery Construction Well Underway
(Monday, June 17, 2013) MDU Resources announced Monday that construction of the Dakota Prairie Refinery project is on track with initial site grading substantially complete.
||Spain Faces Flaring After Low Demand for LNG
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) Spain's natural gas TSO and its energy regulator are seeking to reduce the amount of boil-off gas flared in the country.
||Tesoro to Divest Hawaii Refinery
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) The buyer, Par Petroleum, plans to operate the assets as an integrated refining, logistics and retail system.
||DOE to Move Forward on LNG Export Applications
(Monday, June 17, 2013) U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said he "absolutely" expects to have final decisions before the end of the year on some of the 16 pending applications to export natural gas to countries that don't have free-trade agreements with the United States.
||U.S., EU Agree to Start Talks on Free-Trade Agreement
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The U.S. and the European Union on Monday said they would start talks to build a free-trade agreement to boost growth and create jobs across the Atlantic--a deal that officials hope will strengthen the world's biggest two-way economic relationship.
||Some Albertans Turn to NRDC for Pipeline Safety Information
(Monday, June 17, 2013) Some Albertans have turned to a vocal U.S. environmental group for information on pipeline safety they say they can't get from their own government.
||FERC Strips Certificates from Pipe to Planned LNG Port
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) FERC vacated certificates and authorizations it issued to Freeport-McMoRan Energy LLC in 2006 that would have allowed the company to build an onshore natural gas pipeline to help link a proposed deepwater LNG port facility to an Ala. pipeline hub.
||Egypt Shakes Up Management of State Energy Cos. to Tackle Fuel Shortage
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) Egypt's Oil Minister Sherif Haddara on Monday reshuffled several officials at the top of state-owned companies in the energy sector in a bid to tackle the deepening fuel crisis that is gripping the country.
||Natural Gas Line Blast Rocks Rural Louisiana Area
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) A natural gas transmission line exploded early Tuesday in a rural Louisiana community about 70 miles north of New Orleans, knocking out power and causing area residents to be evacuated, local authorities said.