||Valero Eyes Refinery Investment
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) Texas-based Valero Energy Corp. will invest as much as C$200 million in its Quebec refinery if Enbridge Inc. proceeds with its plan to reverse its Line 9 pipeline.
||House Passes Bill to Speed Keystone Approval
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) The bill, which won votes from 19 Democrats, eliminates the need for a special permit from Obama and declares a 2011 environmental review of Keystone sufficient.
||Pipelines' Struggles Drive Trend to Oil by Rail
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) Canadian and Asian energy companies have begun looking to move oil to the West Coast by rail as new pipeline projects struggle against broad opposition.
||Total: SE Texas Steam Cracker Is Processing Ethane from Shale Gas
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) To capitalize on the shale gas revolution in the U.S., the BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC (BTP) joint venture (40% Total, 60% BASF) revamped the Port Arthur steam cracker in Texas to process ethane, found in abundance in U.S. shale gas.
||Trains Leave Oil Pipeline in Lurch
(Friday, May 24, 2013) A $2 billion pipeline project intended to ship oil from West Texas's booming oil fields to California has failed to pique the interest of several big refiners in the Golden State. The culprit: the growing popularity of railroads.
||Here Come The Millennials: Good For Energy Demand?
(Friday, May 24, 2013) Millennials, the largest population segment the U.S. has ever seen, could surprise America and the world with their economic might and spending power.
||Quebec to Hold Own Hearings on Enbridge Pipeline Plan
(Friday, May 24, 2013) The Quebec government has announced plans to hold its own hearings on Enbridge Inc.'s proposed pipeline project to bring western oil to Montreal, a move that could raise roadblocks to Alberta's efforts to access new markets.
||CRRM Disputes EPA's Characterization of Settlement
(Friday, May 24, 2013) Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing, LLC (CRRM) does not agree with the characterization of either the company or the settlement it reached with EPA, which was announced in a recent EPA Region 7 press release.
||API's Felmy: Sound Energy Policy Could Help Address High Gasoline Prices
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) The Obama Administration could do more to address gasoline prices by supporting more U.S. oil and natural gas development and by avoiding harmful tax increases and unnecessary regulations, API's chief economist told reporters Thursday morning.
||Pipeline Politics; Is Putin Running Out of Gas?
(Monday, May 27, 2013) The Cold War is now so over that it might as well be grouped with the ancient ice ages, but there is one echo rolling across Europe from East to West: the Russian attempt to dominate the natural gas market on the European continent. As the energy sec