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Fire Continues At Wyoming Natgas Facility, Disrupts Supply
(Thursday, April 24, 2014) A fire is still raging at Williams Companies Inc's natural gas processing plant in Opal, Wyoming, disrupting regional supplies.

NTSB Head: Action Needed Now on Oil Train Safety
(Thursday, April 24, 2014) NTSB Head: The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority.

Ky. Senate Candidate Wants Keystone Pipeline OK'd
(Thursday, April 24, 2014) Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes calls on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

Canada to Phase Out Old Rail Tank Cars in 3 Years
(Thursday, April 24, 2014) Canada will require a three-year phase out or retrofit of the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of an oil train that incinerated much of a Quebec town and killed 47 people, says Canada's transport minister.

API:Majority of American Voters Overwhelmingly Support Keystone XL Pipeline
(Thursday, April 24, 2014) American voters of all political affiliations overwhelming support building the Keystone XL pipeline, according to new polling conducted for API by Harris Poll, API Downstream Operations Senior Manager, Refining and Oil Sands Cindy Schild.

Oil Near $102 On Ukraine Crisis; US Gas Prices Up
(Thursday, April 24, 2014) The price of oil rises to near $102 a barrel on worries about tensions in Ukraine.

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.




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