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NASEM releases hazardous liquids transportation report

US pipelines and waterways have accommodated most of the growth in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and other hazardous liquids and gases well as the US energy landscape has changed, the National Academies of Science, Engineering&nb…




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Canadian province seeks oil and gas growth

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has published a plan for oil and gas industry growth that envisions the drilling of more than 100 exploration wells and a doubling of oil and gas production by 2030. An industry-government group called the Oi…


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Iraq retains major oil, gas potential amid challenges, AC forum told

Iraq’s oil and gas potential remains considerable despite a wide range of challenges the country faces, speakers agreed at an Atlantic Council forum for the US launch of a new report. “With the exception of the US, Iraq mounted the biggest production i…


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Novatek, Aramco seek gas collaboration

Novatek and Saudi Aramco have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on natural gas projects. Subjects include LNG supplies, development of LNG markets, gas exploration and production, and research and technology development.


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Partners in Elk-Antelope gas fields discuss development concept

Oil Search Ltd., Port Moresby and Sydney, has revealed that recent high-level meetings between itself, ExxonMobil Corp., and Total SA have resulted in broad agreement for the preferred development concept for the Elk-Antelope natural gas fields in rete…


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Novatek wins two Yamalo-Nenets licenses

Novatek, Moscow, has won an open auction to acquire the holders of two exploration and production licenses in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, where it produces hydrocarbons from 13 fields. 


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Noble to sell US gulf assets to restructuring Fieldwood Energy

Noble Energy Inc. agreed to sell its deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets to Fieldwood Energy for $710 million in a move the company calls “the last major step” in its portfolio transformation. The deal is conditional as Fieldwood is restructuring.


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Kuwait begins major turnaround at Al-Ahmadi refinery

Kuwait Petroleum Corp. subsidiary Kuwait National Petroleum Co. has started a more than month-long turnaround at its 466,000-b/d Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery about 28 miles south of Kuwait City on the Persian Gulf.