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Outlook & Insights
Supreme Court Weighs Possible Curb on Patent Suit Locations
(Monday, March 27, 2017) The Eastern District of Texas handles more than a third of all patent suits in the U.S.

Don't Make People Feel Stupid. Drop the Jargon!
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) Industry jargon and three-letter acronyms have their place, but they can also prevent you from selling a message effectively to others.

COLUMN-U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Reaps the Benefits of International Trade
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Rising exports have thrown a lifeline to U.S. shale producers and refiners, giving them an additional outlet at a time when the domestic market has been at risk of becoming saturated.

WWRA: What Would A Rookie Ask?
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Rigzone needs your help compiling a list of simple technical questions that a newcomer to the oil and gas industry might ask.

America's Nuclear Sector Braces for More Closures
(Monday, March 20, 2017) How does natural gas threaten nuclear power's profitability, and will President Trump come to nuclear's rescue? S&P Global Ratings' Michael Ferguson outlines the reasons behind nuclear's decline and the industry's likely direction.

Refining
Texas Energy Museum Serves as Piece of History, Educational Resource
(Tuesday, March 28, 2017) Beaumont, Texas is home to a museum that tells the history of Texas oil.

Sinopec Overhauls Fuel Buying Policy in New Blow to Teapots
(Tuesday, March 28, 2017) Asia's top refiner Sinopec Corp said on Tuesday that it will begin buying gasoline and diesel fuel from third parties through its central office in Beijing, a move that puts further limits on China's independent oil refiners.

Syncrude Brings Forward Maintenance at Oil Sands Plant After Fire
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Syncrude Canada has brought forward an eight-week turnaround at its oil sands plant in northern Alberta after a fire two weeks ago damaged the facility and forced a cut in crude production, majority-owner Suncor Energy said on Monday.

Taiwan's CPC to Start Trial Runs at New Refining Units in May
(Monday, March 27, 2017) State-run Taiwanese refiner CPC Corp said on Monday it plans to start trial runs at new refining units located in the south of the country in May, delayed from earlier this year.

Asia Refiners Snap Up Cheap Light Oil to Reap Higher Fuel Profits
(Monday, March 27, 2017) As the cost of light crude drops, some refiners in Asia are snapping up cargoes of the oil that is easier and cheaper to process than their usual diet of heavy crude, chasing profits from making diesel and gasoline.

Biofuels
Argentina Rejects Dumping Accusations by U.S. Biodiesel Producers
(Monday, March 27, 2017) The Argentine government on Friday denied accusations by U.S. producers that Argentine exporters had flooded the U.S. market with biodiesel and violated trade agreements.

U.S. Oil Refiners Push for Biofuels Overhaul at White House
(Friday, March 24, 2017) U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters.

U.S. Asked to Slap Duties on Biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) The move comes after years of rising tensions between U.S. and foreign producers.

German Scientists Test World's 'Largest Artificial Sun'
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) Scientists in Germany are testing what they describe as "the world's largest artificial sun," which they hope could pave the way toward creating hydrogen to use as a green fuel.

Indonesia Plans to File WTO Complaint Over EU Biodiesel Duties
(Monday, March 20, 2017) Indonesia plans to file a World Trade Organization complaint this month against European Union anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports from the Southeast Asian country, trade officials said on Sunday.

Petrochemical
Total-Borealis-Nova JV to Build Ethane Cracker in SE Texas
(Monday, March 27, 2017) $1.7 billion Total-Borealis-Nova Texas ethane cracker to create 1,500 construction jobs.

German Industrial Plant Builders Report Lowest Orders Since 2004
(Monday, March 27, 2017) German manufacturers of large industrial plants reported a 12-year low in new orders for 2016 as the weak oil price held back demand in the Middle East while Germany's move to renewable energy wiped out demand for conventional electricity generation.

Lotte Chem: Not Picked as Preferred Bidder for Singapore's Jurong Aromatics
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) South Korea's Lotte Chemical Corp said on Thursday it had not been picked as a preferred bidder for the acquisition of Singapore petrochemical company Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC).

Saudi Arabia Spends Money to Make Money in Foreign Investment Drive
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Most of the big deals were in refining and petrochemicals, not the new industries Riyadh hopes to develop.

Saudis to Tighten Curbs on Foreign Workers in Local Jobs Push -Sources
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) The new rules could potentially affect large numbers of people since about 12 million foreigners work in Saudi Arabia, doing many of the strenuous, dangerous and lower-paid jobs shunned by 20 million Saudi citizens.

Pipelines
Dakota Access Oil Line Outlasts Protests, Readies for Service
(Tuesday, March 28, 2017) In the end, the pipeline won.

Italian Court Gives Green Light to Contested TAP Pipeline
(Monday, March 27, 2017) The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the end piece of the $40 billion Southern Gas Corridor, is slated to bring 10 billion cubic metres of gas from Azerbaijan into the small Italian seaside town of San Foca in Puglia by 2020.

Keystone Foes Prepare Fight as Trump Issues Pipeline Permit
(Friday, March 24, 2017) The fight now shifts to courtrooms, a Nebraska agency and congressional town hall meetings.

East Africa's Oil Ambitions Tested by Pipeline Machinations
(Friday, March 24, 2017) A decade after its first big oil find, East Africa's emergence as a crude exporter has been hindered by security and cost concerns that left the region building two pipelines instead of one.

First Oil For Long-Awaited Myanmar Pipeline To China Delayed Again
(Friday, March 24, 2017) A long-awaited pipeline that would allow overseas oil to be pumped through Myanmar and into China for the first time has been delayed again.

Terminals & Storage
China State Firms Eye Land Around Panama Canal - Waterway Authority
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Chinese state firms have expressed an interest to develop land around the Panama Canal, the chief executive of the vital trade thoroughfare said, underlining China's outward push into infrastructure via railways and ports around the world.

Gasoline Floats Outside Europe as Traders Bet on Profit Spike
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) Cargoes of floating gasoline are building off the shores of Europe as margins hold near their lowest level seasonally since 2009, traders and market sources told Reuters.

Shell Gets Access to Key Oil Hub in Panama -Sources
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Royal Dutch Shell agreed to lease capacity at a large oil terminal in Panama that has been used by U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp, sources involved in the deal told Reuters, gaining much-needed storage for its crude operations.

U.S. Crude Stockpiles at Record High As Imports Surge -EIA
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) U.S. crude oil stocks rose to a fresh record last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, as a surge in imports and rising domestic production more than offset a hike in refinery runs.

Venezuela Indicts Two PDVSA Subcontractors in Jose Port Graft Case
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Venezuela has charged the presidents of two subcontractors with corruption for overbilling in equipment sales at the OPEC country's main oil-exporting port, the public prosecutor's office said on Monday.

LNG / LPG
Poland Considers Building Floating LNG Terminal By 2021
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Poland is considering building a second liquefied natural gas(LNG) terminal on the Baltic Sea by 2021.

Chevron Suspends Production at Gorgon Train Two LNG Project
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Chevron has temporarily suspended production of LNG at its Gorgon Train Two production line in Australia, the company said on Monday.

Kansai Elec to Form Trading Unit in Singapore to Boost LNG Trades
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Japan's second-biggest power utility Kansai Electric Power Co Inc said on Monday it would set up a trading unit in Singapore next month to reinforce its trade of LNG and win better deals.

Production at Russia's Sakhalin-2 LNG Plant Suspended
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Production of LNG at Sakhalin-2 LNG plant was suspended on Sunday after an accident at one of production platforms, a spokeswoman for Sakhalin Energy, which operates the plant, said on Monday.

Commodities Trader Trammo Shedding East Coast LPG Assets
(Friday, March 24, 2017) Commodities trader Trammo Inc is continuing to shed its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) assets, putting its Newington, New Hampshire, propane terminal on the block and selling a Tampa, Florida, facility, the company told Reuters on Friday.

Commodities
Oil Lower Again On Doubts Over Duration Of Output Cut
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Oil resumed its slide as investors remained uncertain whether producing nations would extend an OPEC-led output cut beyond the end of June in an effort to reduce a global glut of crude.

Oil Falls as Traders Shrug Off OPEC-Led Pledge to Mull Extension
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Oil fall as a pledge by OPEC-led producers to consider extending their output-cut deal failed to excite traders concerned that more time is needed to trim global stockpiles.

Libya's National Oil Corp Warns of New Attempt at Independent Oil Sales
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday that it had identified "illegal" efforts to sell crude oil without its approval and warned potential buyers not to enter into such contracts.

Vitol Reports Record Volumes as Gasoline Trade Booms
(Friday, March 24, 2017) Vitol's annual traded volumes rose 16 percent in 2016 to a new record as the world's largest independent energy trader sold more gasoline and diesel in markets such as the United States and Australia.

Oil Rises In Late Trade, Still Down On The Week As Glut Weighs
(Friday, March 24, 2017) Oil rose modestly in a spate of late-day activity, but fell on the week as concerns persisted over an excess of crude.

Finance & Acquisition
Dow-DuPont Deal Wins Conditional Antitrust Approval From EU
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. won European Union approval for a $77 billion merger, overcoming regulators' concerns with hefty concessions, including the sale of large parts of DuPont's global pesticide business.

Saudi Arabia Sweetens Huge Aramco IPO with Tax Cut
(Monday, March 27, 2017) Saudi Arabia's government has cut the income tax paid by national oil giant Saudi Aramco to smooth the company's initial public offer of shares next year, which is expected to be the world's largest equity sale.

Energy Transfer's Exit From Williams Merger Upheld by Court
(Friday, March 24, 2017) The Delaware Supreme Court's ruling means Energy Transfer doesn't have to consummate its corporate marriage with Williams and can press forward with claims that its former takeover target owes a breakup fee.

Enbridge Cutting 1,000 Jobs in US and Canada
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Following the closing of its acquisition of Spectra Energy, Enbridge is trimming its workforce by 6%.

Petrobras Raises Asset Sale Goal to $21 Bln for 2017-2018 Period
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Petrobras downstream director Jorge Celestino said the company remains very interested in finding partners for its refining business.

People on the Move
Recruiter Check-In: What's Happening in Oil, Gas
(Monday, March 27, 2017) As we near the end of First Quarter 2017, recruiters weigh in on what the industry's current needs are and what we will see going forward in the recruitment space.

Study Like a CEO: Universities Attended by Europe's Top Oil, Gas Execs
(Friday, March 24, 2017) Where, and what, did the CEOs of some of Europe's top oil and gas companies study?

Report: Hiring Managers See Salaries Stagnating or Decreasing in 2017
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) The majority of hiring managers in oil and gas see salaries as either remaining stagnant or decreasing within the next 12 months, according to the first Global Energy Talent Index (GETI).

Petrochina's Head Of Crude Oil Trading Resigns, Replaced By Deputy
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) The head of crude oil trading at Chinese state energy giant PetroChina has resigned after 20 years with the company.

BLOG: Ask the Careers Editor Series to Launch in April
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Rigzone launches a new initiative to answer your burning questions about employment in the oil and gas industry.






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