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Will Texas Ship Crude to California?
(Thursday, April 17, 2014) Texas is eyeing the possibility of shipping its excess crude oil to California, a state that historically imports from the Middle East and Ecuador.

Kemp: Why Hubbert Was Wrong. US Petroleum Production In 2014
(Thursday, April 17, 2014) Production of crude oil, gas and condensates in the United States is on course to a hit a record this year, passing the previous peak set in 1972.

Transco Pipeline System Receives Binding Commitments from Shippers
(Thursday, April 17, 2014) Another Williams Partners’ Transco Pipeline expansion fully subscribed to serve Southeast’s growing demand for natural gas.

Oil Tops $104 On Ukraine Fears
(Thursday, April 17, 2014) The price of oil rises past $104 per barrel on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine.

Brent Oil Rises Close To $110 On Ukraine Tension; US Oil Unmoved
(Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Brent rises toward $110 a barrel on mounting tensions in Ukraine, while prices for US oil are nearly unchanged.

Canada-Japan LNG Joint Venture Cleared For Exports
(Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Canadian regulators approved a 25-year LNG export license on Wednesday for the Triton LNG project.

Petrobras Defends U.S. Refinery; Still Calls Deal 'Bad'
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) Petrobras on Tuesday defended its 2006 decision to buy a refinery in Pasadena, Texas, against allegations it had dramatically overpaid.

Evolution Or Revolution? LNG And The Railroads: Kemp
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) Just as diesel locomotives ousted steam trains in the middle of the 20th century, LNG could replace diesel in the 21st.

Oil Falls Ahead of Ukraine Meeting, US Supply Data
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) The price of oil falls ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine and the latest report on U.S. oil supplies.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Hazardous Air Pollution Rule
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a victory for the Obama administration, could help spur utility companies to shut down some coal-fired plants.

U.S. EPA Studies Whether To Regulate Methane From Oil And Gas
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) The EPA on Tuesday released five technical papers that will help it decide whether to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall 10 Pct Since 2005 -EPA
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, according to the latest national emissions inventory.

BP North America Taps Arcadis for Project Management Role
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) The contract is expected to be worth a minimum of $5 million per year and will be applicable for work in the Americas and Caribbean.

Ebel to Chair Spectra's Board
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) Spectra Energy Corp Tuesday announced that the board of directors has elected Gregory L. Ebel to serve as chair of the board of directors.

Maiden LNG Tank Rolls Off Lockheed Martin's La. Assembly Line
(Tuesday, April 15, 2014) Lockheed Martin's first LNG tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wartsila LNG propulsion system.

Oil Price Up Past $104 Amid Ukraine Tensions
(Monday, April 14, 2014) The price of oil rises on the prospect of higher demand in the US and escalating tensions in Ukraine.

U.S. Renews ConocoPhillips' Permit For Alaska LNG Exports
(Monday, April 14, 2014) The U.S. Energy Department on Monday renewed ConocoPhillips' permit allowing the company to export LNG from Alaska to all countries.

Stabilis to Acquire Encana's US LNG Business
(Monday, April 14, 2014) Stabilis Energy announced Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the U.S.-based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc. The transaction is scheduled to close on April 30, 2014.

Oil Traffic May Delay U.S. Fertilizer Shipments, Farmers Warn
(Monday, April 14, 2014) Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn.

Arcadia In Settlement Talks In CFTC Manipulation Case
(Monday, April 14, 2014) Arcadia Petroleum and Parnon Energy have entered talks to settle accusations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that they fixed the physical crude oil market, possibly ending one of its most highly-publicized oil manipulation cases.

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