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MARKET WATCH: Oil futures down on fear of trade war progress reversal November 13, 2019 - Benchmark crude oil prices fell slightly Nov. 12 on markets in both London and New York on commentary related to ongoing US-China trade negotiations. Oil markets have been “ultrasensitive to headlines pertaining to the progress on the US-China… MARKET WATCH:… Full Story
EIA: Recent crude oil market risks starting to diminish November 13, 2019 - Crude oil markets traded in a relatively narrow range in October following heightened volatility in September stemming from the attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil processing facilities. EIA: Recent crude oil market risks starting to diminish Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 5 units to 817 November 8, 2019 - The US drilling rig count fell 5 units reaching 817 rigs working for the week ended Nov. 8, according to Baker Hughes Co. data. The count is down 264 units from the 1,081 rigs working this time a year ago… Full Story
‘This is not a joke’: High levels of lead found in water at Canadian daycares, schools November 8, 2019 - A new study has found that some Canadian cities have higher levels of lead in their drinking water than Flint, Michigan, which has become synonymous with contaminated H20. The year-long investigation, conducted by more than 120 journalists from nine universities… Full Story
Workers plug Keystone pipeline in North Dakota to access site of spill November 6, 2019 - TC Energy Corp has plugged its Keystone crude oil pipeline in North Dakota, allowing workers to excavate a portion of the pipeline that leaked last week and determine the cause of the spill, a state official said on Tuesday. Work… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 7.9 million bbl November 6, 2019 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Nov. 1, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 7.9 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 7.9 million… Full Story
Keystone Crude Pipeline Restart Schedule Still Undetermined November 5, 2019 - Oil deliveries off the Keystone pipeline are set to tumble this month, as fears mounted over a longer-than-expected outage after its operator said Monday that work to remove a damaged section of the pipe would be completed by week’s end.… Full Story
Oil Gains for a Third Day as Trade-Deal Optimism Extends November 5, 2019 - Oil rose for a third day, buoyed by signs of progress in the prolonged U.S.-China trade dispute, despite expectations for expanding American crude stockpiles. Futures climbed as much as 1% in New York. China is reviewing locations in the U.S.… Full Story
U.S. oil output soars to record 12.4 mln bpd in August November 4, 2019 - U.S. crude production soared nearly 600,000 barrels per day in August to record of 12.4 million, buoyed by a 30% increase in Gulf of Mexico output, according to government data released on Thursday.The U.S. has become the world’s largest oil… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices end week higher November 4, 2019 - Crude prices ended the week higher with $2/bbl gains Nov. 1, with December West Texas Intermediate up 3.7% to settle at $56.20/bbl and January Brent up 3.5% to reach $61.69/bbl, partly on indications of progress in ongoing US-China trade talks.… Full Story
Michigan court rejects state AG’s Enbridge pipeline opinion November 1, 2019 - A Michigan Court of Claims judge rejected Atty. Gen. Dana Nessel’s opinion that an agreement Enbridge Inc. negotiated with the previous administration to rebuild its Line 5 crude oil pipeline across the Mackinac Straits was unconstitutional. Michigan court rejects state… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 8 units to 822 November 1, 2019 - The US drilling rig count fell 8 units, reaching 822 rigs working for the week ended Nov. 1, according to Baker Hughes Co. data. The count is down 245 units from the 1,067 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX front-month oil contract ends month lower November 1, 2019 - The light, sweet crude contract for December on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 88¢ to $54.18/bbl on Oct. 31. The January contract decreased 85¢ to settle at $54.25/bbl. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX front-month oil contract ends month lower Full Story
U.S. drillers cut oil rigs for record 11th month October 29, 2019 - U.S. energy companies reduced the number of oil rigs operating this week, leading to a record 11-month decline as producers follow through on plans to cut spending on new drilling. Drillers cut 17 oil rigs in the week to Oct.… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil benchmarks start week lower October 29, 2019 - Oil benchmarks on the New York and London markets began the week lower Oct. 28 on uncertainty over whether the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will cut oil output come December. MARKET WATCH: Oil benchmarks start week… Full Story
Sebastian Inlet Bridge found to be ‘structurally deficient’ October 15, 2019 - Problems have been found on a bridge in the Treasure Coast that many people use everyday. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) says the bridge is "structurally deficient." The Sebastian Inlet Bridge on A1A is a landmark, an aging landmark… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks, US natural gas prices fall October 9, 2019 - Crude oil benchmarks ended slightly lower on New York and London markets on Oct. 8 while US natural gas future prices also declined after having recently snapped the longest losing streak since at least 1990. MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks,… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories increase 2.9 million bbl October 9, 2019 - US crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 2.9 million bbl for the week ended Oct. 4, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories increase 2.9 million bbl Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks end week with a gain October 7, 2019 - Oil benchmark prices rose Oct. 4 to end the week with light, sweet crude contracts for December settling below $53/bbl on the New York market while the Brent crude contract for December settled just under $58.40/bbl. MARKET WATCH: Crude oil… Full Story
Baker Hughes: International rig count down 7 units in September October 7, 2019 - The international rig count for September reached 1,131 units, a decline of 7 from August and an increase of 127 from September 2018, according to Baker Hughes data. Baker Hughes: International rig count down 7 units in September Full Story
New noninvasive technique measures steel rebar corrosion October 4, 2019 - University of Saskatchewan doctoral student Arthur Situm has developed a new noninvasive technique to study the rusting of steel. Situm believes the research could help with the safety of potash mining and the construction of buildings, roads, and bridges. READ… Full Story
Baker Hughes: Canada gains 17 oil rigs for the week October 4, 2019 - Canada has added 17 rigs for the week ended Oct. 4, according to Baker Hughes data. While the jump puts the total number of rigs running at 144, the count is less than the 182 units drilling this week a… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks trade mixed, settle flat October 4, 2019 - Oil benchmark prices traded mixed on Oct. 3 with light, sweet crude oil prices declining on the New York market while Brent crude oil prices gained slightly in London. Overall, oil prices held fairly flat compared with Oct. 2 settlements.… Full Story
Federal agency announces “rust busters” competition October 3, 2019 - The United States Bureau of Reclamation, a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior that oversees water resource management, recently launched “Rust Busters,” a new prize competition that solicits new, innovative, or cost-effective solutions for protecting steel structures… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks fall on higher US inventories October 3, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil prices declined on the New York market by about $1/bbl on Oct. 2 after a US government report showed oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 3.1 million bbl for the week ended Sept.… Full Story
Corrosion resistance of steel bars in concrete when mixed with aerobic microorganisms September 26, 2019 - Dissolved oxygen in pore solution is often a controlling factor determining the rate of the corrosion process of steel bars in concrete. This study reports on the corrosion resistance and polarization properties of steel bars in a mortar specimen mixed… Full Story
Morristown bridge closed after report of severe structural corrosion September 26, 2019 - The Northumberland Street bridge that spans Morristown Bay has been closed by the St. Lawrence County Department of Highways. State inspectors informed the Department of Highways that an inspection revealed severe corrosion of the steel bridge pilings and issued a… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 2.4 million bbl September 25, 2019 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Sept. 20, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased 2.4 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Continue Reading » Full Story
NRG Energy Accelerates Carbon Reductions: Climate Week Update September 24, 2019 - NRG Energy Inc. accelerated its effort to eliminate carbon emissions from its power supplies by 2050 or offset any that remain, citing a “new climate imperative,” said Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Gutierrez. The Princeton, New Jersey-based power supplier expects to… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices gain on uncertainty about Saudi oil supply September 24, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil for November delivery rose moderately to settle above $58/bbl on the New York market Sept. 23 and Brent for November rose moderately in London to settle above $64/bbl as worries continue about Saudi oil supply. Continue… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil benchmarks decline Sept. 20 but up for week September 23, 2019 - Brent crude for November delivery fell slightly to settle below $65/bbl on Sept. 20 compared with the week’s high settlement of above $69/bbl on Sept. 16 following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq crude oil processing complex and Khurais oil field.… Full Story
U.S. oil drillers cut rigs to lowest since May 2017 -Baker Hughes September 23, 2019 - U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fifth week in a row to the lowest since May 2017, even as crude prices jumped more than 7% this week after an attack halved output… Full Story
Oil Set for Biggest Weekly Gain Since January After Saudi Attack September 20, 2019 - Oil edged lower on Friday but still posted the biggest weekly gain in months, days after an attack on a key Saudi Arabian facility roiled markets.Brent rose 6.7% this week, the largest weekly gain since January, while West Texas Intermediate… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count tumbles 18 units to 868 September 20, 2019 - The US drilling rig count tumbled 18 units to reach 868 rigs working for the week ended Sept. 20. Oil rigs were down 14 to 719 rigs working for the week while rigs targeting natural gas fell 5 units to… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Brent crude for November climbs above $64/bbl September 20, 2019 - Brent crude oil for November delivery climbed above $64/bbl Sept. 19 on the London market while light, sweet crude oil for November held above $58/bbl in New York. Continue Reading » Full Story
World’s Biggest Wind Turbines Coming to U.S. Waters, Care of GE September 19, 2019 - The tallest, most powerful wind turbines ever made are coming to U.S. waters care of General Electric Co. Denmark-based Orsted A/S plans to use 12-megawatt turbines made by GE for projects off the coast of Maryland and New Jersey, according… Full Story
Corrosion Management for Pipeline Integrity: Part 2 September 19, 2019 - Three experts in oil and gas pipeline corrosion management explain the value of corrosion management systems, how they work, and what programs and platforms are available to help organizations improve their performance. READ MORE Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil price benchmarks drop on Saudi reassurances September 19, 2019 - Crude oil benchmark prices fell about $1/bbl Sept. 18 in New York and London after Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Arabia said he expects full oil production will be restored following damage inflicted by an unmanned aircraft attack.… Full Story
US should address gas pipeline decision-making delays, IEA recommends September 16, 2019 - The US should evaluate the allocation of decision-making authority for the permitting and siting of gas pipelines to find possible ways to shorten lead times and reduce uncertainty for investors, the IEA recommended in its latest 5-year US energy review.… Full Story
Attacks in Saudi Arabia rock oil market September 16, 2019 - The loss of 5.7 million b/d of Saudi crude oil production to airborne incursion on Sept. 14 shoved the oil market into panicky adjustment and raised worry about retaliation in an always-tense region. In a statement, Saudi Aramco attributed the… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count falls 12 units to 886 September 13, 2019 - The US drilling rig count dropped 12 units to reach 886 rigs working for the week ended Sept. 13. The count is down 169 units from the 1,055 rigs working this time a year ago, according to Baker Hughes data.… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude benchmarks turn lower September 13, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil for October fell by 66¢ to settle just above $55/bbl on Sept. 12 while Brent for November dropped 43¢ to settle under $61/bbl. Continue Reading » Full Story
Epoxy-coated rebar bridge decks outperform mixed rebar decks September 5, 2019 - Bridge decks reinforced with one layer of epoxy-coated rebar and a bottom layer of uncoated steel rebar show corrosion damage sooner than decks constructed with all epoxy-coated rebar. Inspection methods should be enhanced to add a rating for cracking density… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil benchmarks rebound more than $2/bbl September 5, 2019 - Benchmark oil prices on the New York and London market each rebounded by more than $2/bbl in continuing oil-price volatility on slowing economies, US-China trade relations, and geopolitical uncertainty in Hong Kong. Continue Reading » Full Story
Nebraska Supreme Court backs state-approved Keystone XL route August 26, 2019 - The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a route approved by the state’s Public Service Commission for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state is in the public interest. The Aug. 23 decision backing the Mainline Alternative Route,… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count gains 1 to 935 August 16, 2019 - The US drilling rig count gained a single unit to 935 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 16, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The count is down 122 units year-over-year. Land-based rigs fell 2 units to 907 while rigs drilling… Full Story
Norwood leaders concealed ‘advanced metal corrosion,’ dead bird found in water tanks for five years August 16, 2019 - Officials with the city of Norwood, Ohio, knew for five years that its twin water tanks, standing mottled and rusty at the top of a hill, needed repairs. A consultant's inspection May 14, 2014, discovered a dead bird floating in… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Brent price drops on slowing German, Chinese economics August 16, 2019 - Brent crude oil contracts for October and November dropped by more than $1/bbl for a second consecutive day on the London market Aug. 15 after slowing economic reports from Germany and China. The negative indicators caused oil investors to worry… Full Story
Baker Hughes: International rig count climbs 24 units in July August 13, 2019 - The international rig count for July reached 1,162, an increase of 24 units from June and up 165 units from July 2018, according to Baker Hughes. The international offshore rig count for July was 255, up 9 units from June… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Brent for October settles under $60/bbl for four days straight August 13, 2019 - Brent crude oil prices rose slightly but held relatively flat on the London market Aug. 12, settling above $58/bbl for a second consecutive day. Light, sweet crude gained moderately in New York to settle under $55/bbl. Continue Reading » Full Story
Trump Delay Casts Doubt on First Big US Offshore Wind Farm August 12, 2019 - Trump Delay Casts Doubt on First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Full Story
US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for Sixth Week In A Row August 12, 2019 - U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for sixth week in a row -Baker Hughes Full Story
IEA: First-half global oil demand growth slowest since 2008 August 12, 2019 - World oil demand increased by just 520,000 b/d year-over-year during January-May—the slowest pace for this period since 2008, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest Oil Market Report. Continue Reading » Full Story
EIA: US crude oil inventories build, ending seven consecutive weekly declines August 8, 2019 - US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 2.4 million bbl for the week ended Aug. 2 compared with the previous week, the Energy Information Administration said. Continue Reading » Full Story
Cause of pipeline explosion still unknown, but experts say corrosion could be factor August 8, 2019 - Federal investigators have taken over the site of the natural gas pipeline explosion that killed one person and left five injured south of Danville, Kentucky. The blast ejected 30 feet of pipeline into the air, scorched railroad tracks and burned… Full Story
Corrosion at water treatment plant could cost Longview more than $500K August 7, 2019 - Less than seven years after the Mint Farm Regional Water Treatment Plant started serving Longview customers, city officials are finding unexpected corrosion that is expected to cost more than half a million to repair. READ MORE Full Story
The crisis lurking in Californians’ taps: How 1,000 water systems may be at risk August 6, 2019 - It was bath time and Rosalba Moralez heard a cry. She rushed to the bathroom and found her 7-year-old daughter, Alexxa, being doused with brown, putrid water. “We kept running the tub, we turned on the sink, we flushed the… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Benchmarks fall amid growing US-China trade tensions August 6, 2019 - Light, sweet oil prices for September and October fell close to the $1 mark, again settling under $55/bbl on the New York market amid growing US-China trade tensions. Continue Reading » Full Story
US Drillers Cut Rigs for Fifth Week In A Row – Baker Hughes August 6, 2019 - U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for fifth week in a row -Baker Hughes Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX natural gas prices climb nearly 10¢ August 1, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil prices on the New York market gained more than 50¢ to approach $58.60/bbl by the end of daily trading after a weekly government report showed US crude oil inventories fell sharply. Continue Reading » Full Story
DOE approves LNG exports from Mississippi terminal August 1, 2019 - The US Department of Energy’s Fossil Energy Office authorized exports of domestically produced LNG from Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co. LLC’s proposed terminal near Pascagoula, Miss. Continue Reading » Full Story
Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count down 8 units to 946 July 26, 2019 - The US drilling rig count dropped 8 units to 946 rigs working during the week ended July 26, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The count is down from the 1,048 units drilling this time last year. Continue Reading » Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude rises on lower EIA inventory July 26, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil prices for September rose moderately on the New York market closing above $56/bbl on July 25 while Brent crude oil also rose, settling at nearly $63.40/bbl. Continue Reading » Full Story
Wisconsin tribe sues Canada’s Enbridge to shut down crude oil pipeline July 25, 2019 - Wisconsin tribe sues Canada’s Enbridge to shut down crude oil pipeline Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude for September drops under $56/bbl July 25, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil prices for September dropped by nearly 90¢ to settle under $56/bbl in New York July 24 while Brent for September in London fell 65¢ to settle just above $63/bbl, which analysts attributed largely to concerns about… Full Story
Study: Microbial corrosion led to California gas leak July 18, 2019 - An investigative report into the 2015 blowout of a natural gas well near Los Angeles, California, USA, cited corroded pipe casings, safety failures by a utility, and inadequate regulations as incident causes. READ MORE Full Story
Understanding localized corrosion of steel pipes July 18, 2019 - Localized corrosion can cause failures in steel pipes used in the oil and gas industry, but new research which advances understanding of nanoscale corrosion could lead to more robust steel pipes. The study of steel corrosion is challenging. While uniform… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil prices drop on US-China comments July 18, 2019 - Geopolitics sways oil prices July 17 with the light, sweet crude oil contract for August settling moderately lower at $56.78/bbl on the New York market following US President Donald Trump’s threat of imposing more tariffs on China. Continue Reading » Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Benchmarks gain moderately to end volatile week July 8, 2019 - Crude oil benchmark prices gained moderately on New York and London markets July 5 with the light, sweet contract for September closing at $57.59/bbl and the Brent contract for September closing above $64/bbl. Continue Reading » Full Story
API issues updated refinery fire prevention recommended practice July 8, 2019 - The American Petroleum Institute published an updated standard aimed at preventing fires and improving safety at US refineries. Continue Reading » Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count unchanged at 967 June 28, 2019 - The US rig count was unchanged for the week ended June 28, according to Baker Hughes data. With 967 rigs working, the count is 80 units lower than the 1,047 rigs drilling this week a year ago. Continue Reading » Full Story
Sustained North Texas Growth June 24, 2019 - The sustained North Texas growth continues to support increases in valuable infrastructure. If the task is new construction in an out of the way area of North Texas intended to increase commerce and information exchange, ELK is there. Where? Just… Full Story
Formal investigations begin into Philadelphia refinery blast June 24, 2019 - Different agencies began formal investigations on June 24 into the cause and origin of an explosion and ensuring fire that broke out early June 21 at Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ combined 335,000-b/d refining complex in Philadelphia. Continue Reading » Full Story
MARKET: Brent for August tops $62/bbl June 17, 2019 - Brent oil prices rose moderately on the London market June 14 with the August contract closing slightly above $62/bbl while light, sweet crude prices in New York held fairly flat, again settling above $52/bbl. Continue Reading » Full Story
North Texas Continues Infrastructure Growth … June 17, 2019 - Airport expansion is a key indicator of growth and is exemplified by the number of newly constructed multi-million square foot capacity warehouses at DFW Airport, and ELK is there ... Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 2.2 million bbl June 12, 2019 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended June 7, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased 2.2 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Separately, the American Petroleum Institute said its own… Full Story
North Texas Continues Infrastructure Growth June 12, 2019 - The sustained North Texas growth continues to support increases in valuable infrastructure. If the growth is related to expansion and improvement of existing infrastructure to support new technology development and information exchange, ELK is there... Full Story
NJ DEP rejects land use permit applications for pipeline June 6, 2019 - New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection rejected three land use permit applications for Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co.’s (Transco) proposed interstate natural gas pipeline across the state on June 5. It also kept the door open for the Williams Cos. subsidiary… Full Story
ELK Celebrates 25 Years of Professional Engineering Services 1994-2019 June 6, 2019 - A SALUTE TO ALL OF OUR CLIENTS OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS...  A & G Piping, Inc. Austin Commercial C. W. ROSS CONSTRUCTION 7 STAR FOOD MART Automation Control Company, Inc. Cajun Constructors, Inc. A & G Piping, Inc. Avanti… Full Story
U.S. drillers cut oil rigs for sixth straight month-Baker Hughes June 5, 2019 - U.S. energy firms last week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in four weeks but cut the rig count for the sixth straight month as most drillers cut spending plans.Companies added three oil rigs in… Full Story
Minnesota court rules environmental assessment for Enbridge pipeline inadequate June 5, 2019 - Minnesota court rules environmental assessment for Enbridge pipeline inadequate Full Story
MARKET: Brent for August rises to approach $62/bbl June 5, 2019 - Light, sweet oil for July climbed modestly on the New York market to settle above $53/bbl June 4 while the Brent contract for August also gained to settle at nearly $62/bbl in London. Oil prices, along with other stocks and… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 1 unit to 984 May 31, 2019 - The US drilling rig count gained a single rig to reach 984 rigs working for the week ended May 31, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 76 units from the 1,060 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
EPA issues temporary emergency fuel waivers May 31, 2019 - The US Environmental Protection Agency issued emergency fuel waivers for Allegheny County, Pa., to ensure that fuel supplies remain adequate following damage to a pipeline that supplies the area. Continue Reading » Full Story
Baker Hughes: Canada adds 15 rigs for the week May 24, 2019 - Canada has added 15 rigs for the week ended May 24, according to Baker Hughes data. With 78 rigs running, the count is slightly less than the 81 units drilling this week a year ago. The number of oil-directed rigs… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil prices tumble after US-China news May 24, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil contracts for July and August plunged by more than $3.50/bbl on May 23, marking the sharpest single-session drop since Dec. 24, 2018, and the lowest settlement since Mar. 12. Brent crude oil prices also fell more… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 1 unit to 987 May 17, 2019 - The US drilling rig count was down a single unit to 987 the week ended May 17, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 59 units from this time a year ago when the count stood at 1,046.… Full Story
API: US petroleum markets remained solid in April May 17, 2019 - US petroleum markets turned in a solid overall performance in April, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report from the American Petroleum Institute. Crude oil production sustained a record-tying 12.1 million b/d while total petroleum demand was the highest for… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil benchmarks gain for third session May 17, 2019 - Crude oil benchmarks gained on markets in New York and London for a third consecutive trading session May 16 with light, sweet crude marking its biggest single-session gain in 3 weeks as the June contract closed above $62.80/bbl and the… Full Story
Newark to begin corrosion control treatment to address lead in Bloomfield’s water system May 14, 2019 - The City of Newark, New Jersey implements new water treatment operations at the Valley Road Treatment Plant in Montclair. This represents a major commitment and capital infrastructure investment by the City of Newark to reduce lead levels throughout their water… Full Story
US rig count, down 2 units, stays below 1,000 for third week May 14, 2019 - The US drilling rig count fell 2 units to reach 988 rigs working for the week ended May 10—the third straight week below 1,000, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 57 units from the 1,045 rigs working… Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil prices fall awaiting Persian Gulf news May 14, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil prices closed just above $61/bbl on the New York market May 13 while Brent prices hovered around $70/bbl in London awaiting more details on repeated attacks within days to Saudi Arabian oil tankers and other vessels… Full Story
Baker Hughes: International rig count climbs 23 units in April May 7, 2019 - The international rig count for April reached 1,062, up 23 units from 1,039 in March and up 84 units from 978 in April 2018, according to Baker Hughes data. The international offshore rig count for April was 251, up 4… Full Story
TransCanada will become TC Energy May 6, 2019 - TransCanada Corp. shareholders, representing 99.55% of votes cast, have approved a special resolution authorizing the company to amend its articles to change its name to TC Energy Corp. Continue Reading » Full Story
Facility Grounding and Lightning Protection Design May 3, 2019 - Read more: http://www.elkeng.com/electrical-engineering/                   Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count remains below 1,000 units May 3, 2019 - The US drilling rig count fell 1 unit, remaining below 1,000, reaching 990 rigs working for the week ended May 3, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 42 units from the 1,032 rigs working this time a… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 9.9 million bbl May 1, 2019 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Apr. 26, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 9.9 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Continue Reading » Full Story
Audrain County gas pipe rupture caused by corrosion: Report April 30, 2019 - Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the natural gas pipeline that ruptured last month in Audrain County, Missouri, has filed an incident report this month with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. READ MORE Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude price rises, Brent crude oil prices drop April 30, 2019 - Light, sweet crude oil for June delivery gained modestly to settle around $63.50/bbl on the New York market Apr. 29 while the Brent contract for June fell 11¢ to $72.04/bbl on the London market. The modest gain in the US… Full Story
Storage tank enforcement: Tennessee department of environment and conservation order and assessment addressing Jackson, Tennessee facility April 29, 2019 - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued an April 8 Order and Assessment (“Order”) to Sunrise Oil, LLC, (“Sunrise”) for alleged violations of certain underground storage tank regulations. See Case No. UST 19-0022. READ MORE Full Story