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MARKET WATCH: US, Brent oil prices rise on geopolitical tensions December 8, 2017 - Brent crude oil for February delivery gained nearly $1 to settle above $62/bbl on the London market Dec. 7. The benchmark continued gaining on Dec. 8. Analysts credited both Brent and US benchmark oil price support to the release of Full Story
Pipeline explodes in southeastern New Mexico oil patch December 8, 2017 - The pipeline that exploded early Wednesday morning is in a sparsely populated area about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Carlsbad and is believed to be used for natural gas. Pipeline explodes in southeastern New Mexico oil patch
Baker Hughes: US rig count ticks up 2 units to 931 December 8, 2017 - The US drilling rig count climbed for the fifth straight week with a 2-unit gain to 931 rigs working during the week ended Dec. 8, data from Baker Hughes indicate. The pair of rigs are both oil-targeted, bringing the total Full Story
EIA: US crude oil inventory fell by 5.6 million bbl December 6, 2017 - US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 5.6 million bbl for the week ended Dec. 1 compared with the previous week. The latest estimate is 448.1 million bbl, which puts oil supplies in the upper Full Story
Developer abandons plans for long-stalled Cape Cod wind farm December 6, 2017 - Cape Wind Associates notified the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management this week that it has ceased operations and was surrendering its federal lease for 46 square miles (119 square kilometers) in Nantucket Sound. Developer abandons plans for long-stalled Cape Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Brent crude oil drops below $63/bbl December 6, 2017 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for January delivery fell nearly 90¢ but held above $57/bbl on the New York market Dec. 4 while Brent crude oil for February fell more than $1, setting below $63/bbl—its biggest single-day decline since Full Story
The oilfield meets the sun at California’s largest solar energy project December 1, 2017 - Located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield, the integrated solar project will be the first of its kind in the world to use solar steam and solar electricity to power oilfield operations, efficiently reducing the field’s carbon emissions. The Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count climbs 6 units to 929 December 1, 2017 - The US rig count climbed for the fourth straight week with a 6-unit gain to 929 rigs working during the week ended Dec. 1, data from Baker Hughes indicate. Gas-directed rigs were up 4 units from a week ago to Full Story
TransCanada to run inspection device through Keystone pipeline December 1, 2017 - TransCanada says it will run an inspection device through its Keystone oil pipeline to make sure there aren't segments of pipe with similar characteristics to a section that ruptured in South Dakota. TransCanada to run inspection device through Keystone pipeline
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil holds above $57/bbl before OPEC meeting November 30, 2017 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for January delivery settled above $57/bbl Nov. 29, dropping modestly before OPEC members met Nov. 30 in Vienna. Brent crude oil for January also fell but still settled above $63/bbl. OPEC and non-OPEC producers Full Story
Nebraska PSC approves Keystone XL’s mainline alternative route November 29, 2017 - Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s Mainline Alternative Route in a 3-2 vote. The new route maximizes co-location of the new system with the existing Keystone pipeline while having potential impacts on fewer miles Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude trade flat ahead of OPEC meeting November 29, 2017 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for January delivery declined slightly to settle just under $58/bbl Nov. 28 on the New York market while Brent crude oil for January also fell but still settled above $63/bbl. OPEC meets in Vienna Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX January crude holds above $58/bbl November 28, 2017 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for January delivery fell more than 80¢ but still settled above $58/bbl Nov. 27 on the New York market while Brent crude oil for January fell slightly but closed above $63/bbl. Ole Hansen, head Full Story
Texas ranks highest in oil and gas allure November 28, 2017 - Texas tops a list of 97 jurisdictions ranked by oil and gas executives for investment allure in an annual survey by the conservative Fraser Institute of Canada. Venezuela ranked last in the survey, which had 333 respondents. Continue Reading »
Baker Hughes: US rig count climbs another 8 units to 923 November 28, 2017 - The US rig count climbed again during a shortened week last week with an 8-unit climb to 923 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 22, data from Baker Hughes indicate. Rigs targeting oil in the US gained 9 units Full Story
Thankfully, no oil in ditch near Keystone spill November 27, 2017 - A South Dakota official says TransCanada Corp.'s testing of water from a drainage ditch next to the Keystone oil pipeline's estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill found no oil. Thankfully, no oil in ditch near Keystone spill
Uh Oh! Acting Citgo president detained in Venezuela November 27, 2017 - Chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday that Jose Pereira and five Citgo vice presidents have been detained on suspicion of embezzlement. Uh Oh! Acting Citgo president detained in Venezuela
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX January crude contract nears $59/bbl November 27, 2017 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for January delivery gained nearly $1/bbl on Nov. 24 on the New York market after a government report earlier in the week showed a fall in the US crude oil inventory. The US Energy Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent oil prices gain more than $1/bbl November 22, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil futures gained more than $1/bbl on Nov. 17 on the New York market as did Brent crude oil futures in London that same day. But oil prices ended lower for the week for the first time Full Story
Alternative Keystone XL route gets approved in Nebraska November 22, 2017 - Nebraska regulators approved an alternative route Monday for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. Alternative Keystone XL route gets approved in Nebraska
Chesapeake Bay could have more corrosive water than expected November 22, 2017 - A study shows for the first time that the oxidation of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia from the bottom waters could be a major contributor to lower pH in coastal oceans and may lead to more rapid acidification in coastal waters Full Story
Surrey Street Bridge in Lafayette, Louisiana, will be closed up to 8 months November 17, 2017 - If you're being inconvenienced by the Surrey Street Bridge closure in Lafayette, Louisiana, expect the delays to continue. The project will take about eight months to complete. Lafayette Consolidated Government says previous inspections did not find the corrosion on the Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX prices drop, settling closer to $55/bbl November 17, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil futures dropped to approach $55/bbl on the New York market Nov. 16 during a week in which the US benchmark declined nearly daily, but crude prices gained in early Nov. 17 trading. Analysts said price support Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count jumps another 8 units to 915 November 17, 2017 - The US rig count climbed again this week with an 8-unit jump to 915 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 17, data from Baker Hughes indicate. Rigs targeting natural gas in the US gained 8 units to reach 177 Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude prices drop on inventory gain November 16, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil futures dropped modestly on the New York market Nov. 15 after the US government reported a gain in crude oil inventories along with rising production. Total US crude oil production for the week ended Nov. 10 Full Story
Macomb County ignored sewer collapse warning in Sterling Heights, Michigan November 16, 2017 - Sterling Heights, Michigan, officials accused Macomb County on Nov. 9 of ignoring “dire” warnings and failing to properly inspect and maintain the pipeline that collapsed in Fraser last December, causing a massive sinkhole. At issue is a county-requested report done Full Story
Enel’s new 320 MW U.S. wind project will power Facebook Data center November 16, 2017 - The wind energy will supply 100% of the power needed to operate Facebook’s new data center in Papillion, Nebraska, located about 120 miles from the Rattlesnake Creek wind project. Enel’s new 320 MW U.S. wind project will power Facebook Data center
Growth seen for electric vehicles, oil use November 14, 2017 - Demand for oil will grow through 2040 even as dominance of the internal combustion engine weakens in road transportation, according to base-case projections by IHS Market. But gasoline consumption will decline as fuel economy improves and as gasoline-fueled vehicles lose Full Story
DOJ vows to prosecute vandalism at pipelines, other energy systems November 14, 2017 - Strong federal prosecutions will occur when individuals or groups vandalize oil and gas pipelines or other US energy transportation systems, the Department of Justice pledged. “This department is committed to vigorously prosecuting those who damage this critical energy infrastructure in Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude prices fall slightly on IEA demand outlook November 14, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil futures traded mixed Nov. 13 but held fairly flat on the New York market while Brent crude oil prices fell modestly in London yet still settled above $63/bbl. Oil futures edged lower Nov. 14 after the Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude prices fall as tensions ease about Saudi Arabia November 13, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil prices on the New York market fell Nov. 10 to settle below $57/bbl while Brent crude oil prices fell modestly in London but still settled above $63/bbl. Both benchmarks ended the week higher for a fifth Full Story
MidAmerican plans to spend $1B to update wind turbines November 13, 2017 - The turbines will be retrofitted with newer, more efficient components, including longer blades, to extend their lifespans an estimated 20 years. MidAmerican plans to spend $1B to update wind turbines
Putting in place an effective corrosion monitoring strategy November 10, 2017 - Without an effective and appropriate corrosion monitoring system in place, upstream operations could be susceptible to significant asset damage and product loss, which could lead to declining profitability and potentially catastrophic environmental and reputational damage. However, new technologies and customized Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude prices gain on Saudi-Iran tensions November 10, 2017 - Crude oil prices on the New York market gained modestly Nov. 9 as did Brent crude oil prices in London while conflict intensified between Middle Eastern rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. Continue Reading »
Baker Hughes: US rig count breaks downward trend, jumps 9 units November 10, 2017 - The US rig count ended a 5-week streak of declines with a surprise 9-unit jump to 907 during the week ended Nov. 10, data from Baker Hughes indicate. The cumulative increase reflects gains in land-based and oil-targeting rigs. Continue Reading Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil ends week with 2017 high closing November 7, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil prices gained more than $1 to close above $55/bbl on the New York market Nov. 3—the second consecutive day the US benchmark reached a settlement high since July 2015. Continue Reading »
Repowering wind turbines adds generating capacity at existing sites November 7, 2017 - Repowering older wind turbines, which involves replacing aging turbines or components, is becoming more common in the United States as the turbine fleet ages and as wind turbine technology advances.  Continue Reading
MARKET WATCH: Oil prices climb on Saudi politics November 7, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil prices soared by more than $1.70 on Nov. 6 on the New York market while Brent crude oil prices jumped by more than $2 in London. The oil benchmarks reached 2-year highs although they were edging Full Story
A novel way to predict corrosion caused by sulfur compounds in crude oil November 6, 2017 - Studies related to X-ray performed by SLAC will aid the oil sector in improving guidelines for corrosion from sulfur in crude oil. Using X-ray methods, researchers are developing an analysis tool that can more accurately foresee how sulfur compounds in Full Story
Dominion set to begin construction on new transmission line November 6, 2017 - Dominion says mitigation requirements outlined in a memorandum of agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers, the state and a historic preservation advisory council have been completed, allowing limited construction to begin within the James River.  Continue Reading
Dakota Access builder and Corps object to tribal proposal November 6, 2017 - The builder of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the federal agency that permitted the project are objecting to an effort by American Indian tribes to bolster protections for their water supply.  Continue Reading
Baker Hughes: US rig count falls 4 units to 909 November 3, 2017 - The US rig count during the week ended Oct. 27 declined for the tenth time in 13 weeks. Baker Hughes’ tally of active rigs fell 4 units this week to 909. US oil-directed rigs gained 1 rig to reach 737. Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude hits highest price since July 2015 November 3, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil prices closed above $54.50/bbl on the New York market Nov. 2, marking the near-month’s highest settlement since July 2015 while Brent crude oil prices in London held above $60/bbl. Continue Reading »
Enbridge official testifies aging pipeline needs replacing November 3, 2017 - An official with Enbridge Energy testified Wednesday that the company's aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota is increasingly subject to corrosion and cracking, and that its maintenance needs are expected to grow rapidly unless the company is Full Story
SunPower is first to receive automated access for drone flights in U.S. FAA controlled airspace November 1, 2017 - SunPower uses drones to survey potential solar power plant sites for customers. Information and images gathered by the drones is used to quickly develop solar plant layouts to optimize site use and achieve customers' project goals.  Continue Reading
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil flirts with $55/bbl November 1, 2017 - Oil prices climbed on the New York market Oct. 31 and reached above $55/bbl in early Nov. 1 trading on what analysts called growing optimism that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend its production-cut targets. Continue Reading »
State demands gas stations pay up for Harvey price gouging November 1, 2017 - The state has formally notified 127 gas stations that they were guilty of price gouging during the Hurricane Harvey emergency.  Continue Reading
MARKET WATCH: Brent crude approaches $61/bbl October 31, 2017 - Brent crude oil price for December delivery moved toward $61/bbl on Oct. 30 while the US light, sweet December crude price settled above $54/bbl in New York. Continue Reading »
More than half of Alaska petroleum reserve up for oil bids October 30, 2017 - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced it will be accepting oil exploration bids for more than half of the land on a Northern Alaska petroleum reserve that's the size of Indiana.  Continue Reading
MARKET WATCH: Brent crude reaches above $60/bbl October 30, 2017 - Benchmark crude oil prices on US and London markets rose on Oct. 27 with Brent crude oil rising above $60/bbl for the first time in more than 2 years. The Brent contract for December delivery rose $1.14/bbl to settle at Full Story
Solar, wind jobs to boom over next decade October 30, 2017 - President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy.  Continue Reading
TransCanada agrees to sell its Ontario solar facilities for $540M October 27, 2017 - TransCanada Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell its Ontario solar portfolio comprised of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 76 megawatts to Axium Infinity Solar LP for approximately $540 million.  Continue Reading
MARKET WATCH: Brent oil settles above $59/bbl October 27, 2017 - Brent crude oil prices gained more than 80¢ to settle above $59/bbl on the London market Oct. 26 but fell in Oct. 27 trading. The US benchmark gained to remain above $52/bbl on the New York market on Oct. 26. Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count falls 4 units to 909 October 27, 2017 - The US rig count during the week ended Oct. 27 declined for the tenth time in 13 weeks. Baker Hughes’ tally of active rigs fell 4 units this week to 909. US oil-directed rigs gained 1 rig to reach 737. Full Story
EIA reports 5.7 million-bbl decline in US crude stockpiles October 18, 2017 - For a fourth straight week, US crude oil stockpiles fell while gasoline inventories climbed, data from the US Energy Information Administration indicates. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude oil prices steady despite Iraq, Iran politics October 18, 2017 - Crude oil prices held flat on the New York and London markets Oct. 17 as oil investors monitoring political tensions in the Middle East and awaited the release of the weekly US oil and product inventory. Continue Reading »
Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast October 18, 2017 - Authorities have suspended the search for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans.  Continue Reading
Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start 2018 October 17, 2017 - An official says work on an electric cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project.  Continue Reading
US FERC approves certificate for proposed Atlantic Coast gas pipeline October 17, 2017 - The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Atlantic Coast interstate natural gas pipeline project. Continue Reading »
EIA: Major US onshore regions’ oil output to rise 81,000 b/d in November October 17, 2017 - Crude oil production from the major US onshore regions is forecast to increase 81,000 b/d month-over-month in November to 6.12 million b/d, the US Energy Information Administration said in its monthly Drilling Productivity Report. Continue Reading »
Agencies responding to Lake Pontchartrain platform explosion October 16, 2017 - US federal, state, and local agencies continued their response on Oct. 16 to an explosion on a natural gas platform operated by New Orleans-based Clovelly Oil Co. LLC on Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, La. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX gains on concerns about Middle East October 16, 2017 - The crude oil contract for November delivery gained nearly $1 on the New York market Oct. 13 to settle above $51/bbl and rose above $52/bbl in early trading Oct. 16, which analysts attributed to tensions about US policy in the Full Story
Study: Lack of corrosion controls caused Flint water crisis October 13, 2017 - Findings of this new study led by university researchers support the understanding that lead leached into the pipes system in Flint, Michigan. READ MORE
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil climbs above $51/bbl October 13, 2017 - Crude oil prices gained modestly for a third consecutive day on the New York market Oct. 11 with the November contract settling at $51.30/bbl. But prices fell again in early trading on Oct. 12. Continue Reading »
Enbridge Energy defends plan to replace Line 3 oil pipeline October 13, 2017 - Enbridge Energy disputed a state agency's recommendation against the company's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, insisting in filings Wednesday that the project is needed to ensure adequate crude supplies for Minnesota and other Full Story
Brazos Midstream buys Delaware basin gas gathering system October 10, 2017 - Subsidiaries of Brazos Midstream Holdings LLC, Fort Worth, have completed their acquisition of a natural gas gathering system in the southern Delaware basin from Callon Petroleum Co., Natchez, Miss. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil gains but still settles under $50/bbl October 10, 2017 - Crude oil prices gained modestly on the New York market Oct. 9 while oil market participants await more details regarding whether major crude producers might extend or deepen existing production-cut targets. Continue Reading »
Proposed solar farm eligible for 15-year contract October 10, 2017 - Montana utility regulators have approved more favorable contract terms for a proposed solar farm west of Billings. But developers still aren't sure the numbers will work out to sell the power to NorthWestern Energy.  Continue Reading
TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East pipeline October 6, 2017 - Pipeline company TransCanada says it's cancelling a plan to pipe 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast.  Continue Reading
Baker Hughes: US rig count drops 4 units October 6, 2017 - The US drilling rig count fell 4 units to 936 during the week ended Oct. 6, according to Baker Hughes data. Continue Reading »
Study finds more US LNG exports could increase jobs, boost economy October 6, 2017 - More US exports of LNG could support another 220,000-452,000 jobs and add as much as $73 billion to the economy by 2040, a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute concluded. The report also found that increased LNG exports would Full Story
EIA: US crude stockpiles fall 6 million bbl, but gasoline rises again October 4, 2017 - For a second straight week, US crude oil stockpiles decreased while gasoline inventories increased, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Commercial crude inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, fell 6 million bbl during the week Full Story
Study finds more US LNG exports could increase jobs, boost economy October 4, 2017 - More US exports of LNG could support another 220,000-452,000 jobs and add as much as $73 billion to the economy by 2040, a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute concluded. Continue Reading »
Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out September 29, 2017 - The tribe opposed the $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners over fears it would harm cultural sites and the tribe's Missouri River water supply.  Continue Reading
Epic Pipeline to build 650-mile NGL line in Texas September 29, 2017 - Epic Y Grade Pipeline LP, a subsidiary of Epic Y Grade Services LP and Epic Midstream Holdings LP, has agreed with BP Energy Co., a subsidiary of BP PLC, to anchor a 650-mile NGL pipeline that will link the Permian Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent prices drop pending US weekly inventory September 28, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil prices dropped modestly on the New York market with the November contract settling below $52/bbl Sept. 26 while the Brent contract for November declined in London to settle below $59/bbl. Continue Reading »
Construction under way on Atlantic Sunrise project in Pennsylvania September 27, 2017 - Williams Partners LP reported that construction has begun in Pennsylvania on the greenfield portion of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project, an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline that will connect Marcellus supplies with the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US. Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories decline, gasoline stockpiles increase September 27, 2017 - US crude stockpiles declined last week for the first time since Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey wreaked havoc on US Gulf Coast midstream and downstream systems. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX October oil contract settles above $50/bbl September 21, 2017 - Light, sweet crude oil for the October contract gained nearly $1 to settle above $50/bbl on Sept. 20 while a weekly US government report showed a steep drop in distillates and gasoline supplies. During the trading session, US oil price Full Story
Ohio EPA asks state’s attorney general to begin Rover Pipeline action September 21, 2017 - Saying that negotiations to resolve allegations that Rover Pipeline LLC and PreTec Directional Drilling LLC violated two state environmental regulations are no longer productive, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency asked Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine (R) to begin civil proceedings Full Story
Hurricanes increase demand for North Dakota oil September 19, 2017 - North Dakota Bakken sweet crude oil is seeing increased demand and is temporarily priced at a premium due to recent hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida.  Continue Reading
Texas drilling permits and completions statistics for August 2017 September 18, 2017 - The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,125 original drilling permits in August 2017 compared to 660 in August 2016. Continue Reading »
EIA: Post-storm timeline uncertain for full return of US oil production, refining September 13, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey has tremendously disrupted the US crude oil and product markets in recent weeks. At the peak of disruption, an estimated 3.9 million b/d of US Gulf Coast refining capacity was taken offline, and oil transportation capacity in the Full Story
Minnesota Commerce Department recommends against Line 3 plan September 13, 2017 - Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and it might be better to just shut down the existing line, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Full Story
Changes since Katrina made post-Harvey recovery better, speakers say September 12, 2017 - A wide range of changes since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 clearly improved the recovery since Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana, two experts agreed in a Sept. 7 teleconference sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute. Continue Full Story
Tank failures in Harvey reveal vulnerabilities in storm September 12, 2017 - Federal and state rules require companies to be prepared for spills, but mandate no specific measures to secure storage tanks at refineries, chemical plants and oil production sites.  Continue Reading
ExxonMobil increases Harvey relief effort commitment to US9.5M September 11, 2017 - Exxon Mobil Corp. has increased its financial commitment for Harvey relief to up to US9.5 million, which includes a new employee and retiree donation match program and in-kind donations to the American Red Cross for recovery efforts in South Texas. Full Story
Irma: BP evacuates Thunder Horse platform in US gulf September 8, 2017 - BP PLC has begun securing offshore facilities and evacuating nonessential personnel from its Thunder Horse platform and the West Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Irma moves westward over the Atlantic toward Florida. Continue Reading Full Story
EPA says Oklahoma oil company’s spill cleaned up in Houston September 8, 2017 - A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency says a 2,500-gallon oil spill at an Oklahoma company's Houston-area facility has been cleaned up.  Continue Reading
Official says Texas gas supply recovering after Harvey September 8, 2017 - A Texas official says the state's gasoline supply is recovering quickly after shortages he blames on hoarding and panic buying due to Harvey.  Continue Reading
More refineries, Colonial Pipeline lines restarting after Harvey September 6, 2017 - US Gulf Coast refiners and shippers continue to restore operations amid possible damages and logistical constraints caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Meanwhile, upstream oil and gas firms are still monitoring the midstream and downstream recovery to determine how Full Story
Magellan to expand Texas refined petroleum products pipeline system September 6, 2017 - Magellan Midstream Partners LP plans to expand its refined petroleum products pipeline system in Texas to handle incremental demand for transportation of gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel to the central and northern portions of the state. Continue Reading »
DOE electricity grid reliability study examines roles for natural gas September 1, 2017 - Natural gas produced in the US has played a key role in making the country’s electricity grid more reliable and will continue to be an important fuel source, the US Department of Energy indicated a recently released study of the Full Story
In the wake of Harvey August 31, 2017 - The family of employees at ELK Engineering wishes to express their thoughts and prayers to the individuals, and families affected by Harvey, many of which are clients, suppliers, and industry partners. There are not enough words to express the immense Full Story
ETP sues environmental groups over Dakota Access pipeline campaign August 25, 2017 - Energy Transfer Partners has sued Greenpeace International, Earth First, and other environmental organizations opposed to construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline for manufacturing and materially disseminating false information about the project. The Aug. 22 complaint in US District Full Story
Elevated lead levels detected in 4 Mercer County, New Jersey, towns August 25, 2017 - Trenton, New Jersey, officials say that elevated levels of lead have been detected in drinking water in some homes in the city's water system. A letter was sent to Trenton Water Works' 64,000 customers this week after a routine sampling Full Story
Judge grants pipeline easements on holdout properties August 25, 2017 - A federal judge in Pennsylvania says a gas pipeline company can seize easements it needs from five final holdout property owners including land owned by nuns on which activists built an outdoor chapel to protest the project.  Continue Reading
TAEP: Texas upstream economy expands for eighth straight month August 24, 2017 - The Texas upstream oil and gas economy grew in July for an eighth consecutive month after contracting during the previous 24 straight months. Continue Reading »
Regulators postpone Dakota Access violations hearing August 18, 2017 - North Dakota regulators have rescheduled a public hearing on whether the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules.  Continue Reading
Capturing Carbon and Seizing Innovation: Petra Nova is Plant of the Year August 15, 2017 - Petra Nova wins Power Magazine highest honor as Plant of the Year. Petra Nova is the U.S.'s first and worlds largest commercial post combustion carbon capture system at a power plant and is distinctively a globally significant environmental breakthrough. The Full Story