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COLUMN-US Manufacturing Renaissance Proves Elusive Despite Cheap Gas
(Thursday, October 30, 2014) The downstream gains that have occurred have been narrowly concentrated in industries like fertilizers, petrochemicals, iron and steel.

Total's New Boss Says Europe Must Fight US Oil Export Ban
(Thursday, October 30, 2014) The new head of French energy major Total challenged Europe to fight Washington over the U.S. oil export ban, in his first public appearance since his predecessor Christophe de Margerie was killed in a Moscow plane crash last week.

U.S. Natgas Exports Would Raise Energy Prices but Boost Economy -EIA
(Wednesday, October 29, 2014) Expanded U.S. liquefied natural gas exports would mean a modest price increase for domestic consumers, but those higher costs would be outweighed by a boost to the economy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

Iran Gas Exports to Europe Would Take at Least 5 Years - Experts
(Wednesday, October 29, 2014) Iran would take at least five years to start exporting natural gas to the European Union if sanctions were removed, industry experts said on Wednesday.

COLUMN-Why Some Asian Refiners Want Higher Crude Prices, for Now
(Tuesday, October 28, 2014) As counter-intuitive as it sounds, it's possible that some major Asian oil refiners are actually trying to boost the price of crude, at least in the short term.

The SUV Goes from All-American to Global Star
(Monday, October 27, 2014) Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.

Australia's LNG Export Ambitions May Spell Trouble for Domestic Gas Prices
(Monday, October 27, 2014) The United States, Canada and others will be watching as an LNG export debate unfolds Down Under.

U.S. Gas Prices Will Not Rise on Lifting Crude Export Ban - Study
(Friday, October 24, 2014) Domestic gasoline prices are set in the global market, and the price of U.S. gasoline is tied more closely to the global benchmark price than WTI, EIA's administrator said.

U.S. Oil Export Battle Heats Up As Drillers Group to Fight Ban
(Friday, October 24, 2014) More than a dozen oil producers have joined to lobby the federal government to reverse the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude exports.

COLUMN-History of Controls on U.S. Oil Exports
(Thursday, October 23, 2014) Following the U.S. mid-term elections next month, Congress will take up the issue again, a debate that would benefit from an understanding of the history behind the ban.

EU Leaders Divided Over Costs As Climate Talks Begin
(Thursday, October 23, 2014) European leaders met on Thursday to forge energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions in the years to 2030, but haggled over how to share out the costs of a deal.

Wood Mackenzie: US to Achieve Energy Independence by 2025
(Thursday, October 23, 2014) The US will achieve energy independence by 2025, which will mark the first time since 1952 that the US will export more energy than it imports, according to an integrated outlook by Wood Mackenzie’s Global Trends Service.

COLUMN-Congressional Study Questions Embargo-era Policies
(Tuesday, October 21, 2014) Lifting restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports could actually lower fuel prices for U.S. motorists and other consumers by contributing to a drop in world oil prices, according to a report from an influential congressional watchdog.

U.S. Natgas Engine Sales Lagging Fuel's Steep Price Plunge
(Monday, October 20, 2014) Natural gas-fueled engines, touted as a clean, low-cost alternative to diesel, continue to struggle for acceptance in the U.S. transportation sector despite a surge in gas production that has sent the alternative fuel's domestic price plunging.

China Utility Aims to Triple Gas Power Plants by 2020 - Industry Paper
(Monday, October 20, 2014) Power generation will be one of the key drivers for China's gas demand surge over the next two decades, experts have forecast, as the government tries to curb the country's heavy dependence on dirtier coal.

COLUMN-EU Wants Market-led Response to Any Russian Gas Crisis
(Friday, October 17, 2014) Cooperation and relying as much as possible on the market would benefit everyone.

A Primer on the Industrial Internet for Downstream
(Friday, October 17, 2014) The Industrial Internet could help refineries and petrochemical plants run more efficiently, safely and economically.

COLUMN-Oil Market Proves Mightier Than OPEC
(Thursday, October 16, 2014) There is nothing remotely surprising about the sharp fall in oil prices over the last four months, except perhaps the timing.

NGSA Says More Gas Supply, Less Demand This Winter
(Wednesday, October 15, 2014) Rest easy about this winter's energy market, but keep your long johns handy.

Saudi Price War Should Fuel Drive for U.S. Crude Exports
(Wednesday, October 15, 2014) Saudi Arabia's move to keep crude oil production high, fueling a steep global price slump, may have an unexpected consequence: intensifying the campaign by U.S. producers to scrap Washington's decades-old ban on exports of domestic crude.




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