||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.
||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.
||Crude-Oil Ends Near Flat as Traders Eye Mideast Risks
(Monday, June 17, 2013) US crude-oil futures settle slightly lower, holding close to 4-month highs, as traders gauge whether the involvement of world powers in the Syrian conflict will disrupt oil supplies.
||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.
||Spectra Urged by Activist Investor to Review Options for Canadian Unit, DCP
(Monday, June 17, 2013) Spectra Energy Corp.'s plans to drop down its remaining U.S. transmission and storage assets to Spectra Energy Partners don't go far enough, according to activist investor Sandell Asset Management.
||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.
||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.
||Pakistan's High Court Disposes of LNG Case
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of the multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract case after the Ministry of Petroleum agreed in principle to scrap it.
||Israel Looks 'Down Under' for LNG Export Expertise
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The expertise of Australian energy firms in hydrocarbon development could be of tremendous value to Israeli firms as they move forward with natural gas exploration - particularly with export mechanisms, experts from both countries agreed June 12.