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EPA Scales Back Biofuel Mandate to Reflect Reality
(Wednesday, April 23, 2014) The Obama Administration is reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year.

Dow Chemical Expects Margin Growth After Cost Control Pays
(Wednesday, April 23, 2014) Dow Chemical Co. expects margins to grow in almost all of its businesses in the near term, after tight cost control helps lift margins in the first quarter.

Oil Falls As US Oil Supplies Rise By 3.5M Barrels
(Wednesday, April 23, 2014) The price of oil slips as a government report shows US oil supplies rose more than expected last week.

Canada Says to Keep Keystone XL Issue Alive With White House
(Tuesday, April 22, 2014) Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the US, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said Canada would keep the issue alive with the Obama administration despite a further delay of the US decision on whether to approve it.

Oil Falls On Expectations US Stocks Rose Close To Record
(Tuesday, April 22, 2014) US crude futures fall ahead of data expected to show that inventories in the world's top oil-consuming nation have risen close to record highs.

National Energy Boom Blurs Political Battle Lines
(Monday, April 21, 2014) The US energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

Oil Futures Range-Bound In Low Volumes, Eyes On Ukraine
(Monday, April 21, 2014) Brent crude oil strengthens slightly while US crude is briefly supported by positive economic data.

US Exporting Tital Wave of Gasoline, Products
(Friday, April 18, 2014) With crude oil output in North America raining down on U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, a 'tidal wave' of products flowing out of the U.S. will be eager to capture export markets, according to a new report.

Polyester: A Cooler Choice for Flame-resistant Apparel?
(Friday, April 18, 2014) New technology makes FR garments more comfortable without sacrificing safety, according to developer.

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.

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