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Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper capacity increase receives US approval

Enbridge Energy LP received a presidential permit from the US State Department authorizing it to increase transport up to full design capacity of roughly 890,000 b/d across a 3-mile segment of its Line 67 Alberta Clipper crude oil pipeline at the US-Ca…


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CNOOC’s Huizhou refinery completes 10 million-tpy expansion

CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., the refining arm of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has commissioned the Phase 2 expansion of subsidiary CNOOC Huizhou Refining & Chemical Co. Ltd.’s (CHRCC) 12 million-tonne/year integrated refining complex at the Daya Bay Economic & Technological Development Zone in Huizhou in China’s Guangdong province.



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Nonbinding open season launched for Calpine pipeline reversal

Plains All American Pipeline LP, Marathon Petroleum Corp., and BP Oil Pipeline Co. are launching a nonbinding open season to gauge shipper interest in a proposed reversal of their 40-in., 1.2 million-b/d Capline pipeline that transports crude oil from …


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Oil Search reaches record production in third quarter

Sydney and Port Moresby company Oil Search Ltd. has notched up its highest ever production volumes during the third quarter, most of it thanks to the rise in output from the ExxonMobil Corp.-operated Papua New Guinea-LNG project.



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COGA, API council jointly sue City of Thornton over new regulations

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and the American
Petroleum Institute’s Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) jointly sued the
City of Thornton on Oct. 10 over new regulations that the trade associations said could hurt jobs, raise energy costs to Colorado consumers, and hurt the state’s economy.


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Pruitt issues directive aimed at curbing ‘sue-and-settle’ litigation

Declaring that “the days of regulation through litigation are over,”
US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator E. Scott Pruitt issued a directive on Oct. 16 aimed at increasing public participation and transparency in consent decrees and settlement agreements.