More than 5 decades of success off its coast farther south is helping Norway move ahead in seeking additional oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea, a government official indicated on Oct. 17.
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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…
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.
Honghua Group Ltd. has let a $12-million front-end engineering and
design contract to Wood PLC for its LNG platform development in the Gulf
of Mexico’s West Delta area.
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 …
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.
Crude oil prices rose modestly on the New York market Oct. 16 with
the December contract settling above $52/bbl on what analysts called
continuing political tensions in the Middle East. Crude prices continued
to rise Oct. 17.
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.
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.
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.