||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.