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Dominion, Duke Propose $5B Natural Gas Pipeline
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Pembina Buys Pipeline to Tap into Bakken Shale Production
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Pembina Pipeline Corp. has agreed to buy the Vantage pipeline system as well as a stake in a Saskatchewan ethane processing plant.

Dakota Plains to Build Third Oil Storage Tank at Rail Terminal
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Dakota Plains Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would build a third, 90,000-barrel storage tank for Bakken crude oil at its Pioneer Rail Terminal in North Dakota.

A Stronger Canadian Dollar in the Pipeline?
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Over time, the Canadian dollar might prove to be a winner from the conflict in Ukraine, which has highlighted the European Union's reliance on energy supplies from Russia.

Magellan Says Sold 90 Percent of BridgeTex Oil Line Capacity
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) BridgeTex, which is expected to become a key supply route to alleviate a glut of crude oil in the Permian Basin, will run from Colorado City, Texas, to refineries on the Gulf Coast near Houston.

Two Ex-U.S. Senators to Lobby for Sanctioned Russian Bank
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Gazprombank, Russia's third largest bank and the target of Western sanctions, has hired two former U.S. senators to lobby on its behalf in Washington, according to a disclosure form.

TX Lawmaker Barton Backs Lifting Oil Export Ban Despite Peers' Misgivings
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) A senior U.S. Congressman from Texas has come out in full support of the United States lifting the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the controversial issue.

Brent Oil Sinks To 16-Month Low On Demand Fears, Strong Dollar
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Brent crude oil futures fall to the lowest level in 16 months, pressured by the prospect of slowing oil demand growth in China and Europe.

Trafigura to Sell Majority Stake in S. Texas Assets
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Trafigura AG has signed an agreement for the sale of 80 percent of its membership interests in the entity which holds its South Texas midstream assets, Trafigura Terminals LLC, to Buckeye Partners, L.P.

EQT, NextEra Launch Open Season for Mountain Valley Project
(Tuesday, September 02, 2014) Subject to FERC approval, the estimated 330-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline will connect the existing Equitrans transmission system in West Virginia, to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company’s (Transco) Zone 5 compressor station 165 in Virginia.

California Passes Plastic Bag Ban, Would Be First Such Law in U.S.
(Monday, September 01, 2014) The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.

Oil Train Regulation Passes in California
(Monday, September 01, 2014) California lawmakers on Friday passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state.

Disputed Kurdish Oil Tanker Reappears Off Texas Coast, Still Full
(Monday, September 01, 2014) A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking on Monday near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea.

Is Canada Finally Seeing the Light on Energy?
(Monday, September 01, 2014) A slew of refinery and LNG export terminal projects could enable Canada to begin accessing world markets for its energy resources.

LyondellBasell to Build PO/TBA Plant on Gulf Coast
(Friday, August 29, 2014) The preliminary timetable is to have the plant operational in 2019, and the project is expected to generate up to 1,200 construction jobs at its peak.

Oil Higher On Ukraine Tensions, Data, But Posts Second Monthly Fall
(Friday, August 29, 2014) Crude oil prices post their second straight monthly loss, despite rising on worries that the intensifying Ukraine crisis may trigger more sanctions.

Cheaper Energy Helps Cut Canada July Industrial Prices
(Friday, August 29, 2014) Canada's industrial prices and raw material prices fell in July from June, in both cases because of cheaper energy, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday.

Athabasca Oil Completes Dover Stake Sale to PetroChina Unit
(Friday, August 29, 2014) Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp said it had closed the sale of its 40 percent interest in the Dover oil sands project to a unit of PetroChina Co Ltd for $1.18 billion.

EIA: Tight Oil Stabilizes Brent Crude Prices
(Friday, August 29, 2014) Production from US shale formations is making oil imports from OPEC countries less important.

LNGL Acquires Nova Scotia Project Ahead of Schedule
(Friday, August 29, 2014) Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL or the Company) Wednesday announced that it has finalized the acquisition of 100 percent of Bear Head LNG Corporation (BHLC).




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