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Qatar Petroleum tenders for 60-100 new LNG carriers
Qatar Petroleum issued an invitation to tender for construction of the LNG carrier fleet for its North Field Expansion (NFE) project. The invitation foresees initial delivery of 60 LNG carriers, with the potential.......
Underground wastewater pipelines can be a big, unregulated business in Pennsylvania
Equitrans Midstream Corp. is in the gas pipeline business and a little bit in the water pipeline business. There are lots of reasons to grow that little bit, promised Thomas Karam, the CEO of the Pittsburgh-based.......
Ohio cement plant looks to wind to reduce footprint of energy-intensive industry
Workers broke ground this week for a One Energy wind project at LafargeHolcim’s Paulding cement plant in Ohio. The three turbines being built by the Findlay-based energy company will supply about one-fifth of the cement
BLM offers draft for Moneta: font of revenue, pollutants
The Bureau of Land Management published Thursday its analysis of four options for expanding the Moneta Divide oil and gas field — a project that has stirred local debate over its potential for significant economic......
4,000 well oil and gas project moves forward in central Wyoming
An oil and gas firm’s controversial plan to expand its operations by more than 4,000 wells in central Wyoming advanced with the release of a draft federal environmental review. Aethon Energy’s Moneta Divide Oil....
Removing oil from produced water
A PROCESS has been developed that can remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water. Produced water is found in the same formations as oil and gas, and around 9.5bn L/d is generated in the US. The content of the.....
In 2018, the United States consumed more energy than ever before
Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017 and 0.3% above the previous record set in 2007. The increase in 2018 was the
Small-scale LNG opens up markets
Small-scale LNG on the supply side refers to liquefaction plants with capacity of less than 500,000 metric tons a year, while on the demand side it is effectively the breaking down of LNG into ever smaller parcels to...
The US exported 2 million bpd of crude oil in 2018
A US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report has found that, in 2018, US exports of crude oil rose to 2 million bpd, nearly double the 1.2 million bpd rate in 2017. Export volumes by destination changed.....
Study: LNG Reduces Shipping GHG By 21%
Using LNG as a marine fuel could cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 21%, according to a study released Apr 11. SEA/LNG and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) commissioned the Well-to-Wake GHG Emissions
Canadian Regulator Approves Alberta Gas Pipe Project
Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB), in a decision handed down April 11, has approved an application from Nova Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL) for its West Path Delivery Project, designed to increase the ability....
Under Trump, U.S. drilling permits on federal lands soar
The United States approved nearly 40 percent more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in 2018 than it did the previous year thanks to an automated online system introduced in the waning days of the Obama.....
LNG By Rail Could Help Protect U.S. Maritime Law
President Donald Trump's executive order allowing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to move by rail could be used to head off attempts to open up domestic vessel shipments to foreign competition, a maritime executive has told
Betting on more growth from the Permian Basin
When flying into the Midland airport in West Texas, there was no doubt that I had arrived in oil country. It was a pleasant March afternoon and I could see drilling rigs on either side of the airport runway.
Lawmakers approve 'benefit corporation' status
House Bill 2423 creates a new incorporation class in Oklahoma, called a "benefit corporation." Similar laws have been adopted in at least 36 states. Oklahoma's version has passed both the House and Senate, and now awaits
Maran Gas orders new LNG carrier at DSME
South Korea’s shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has booked a new liquefied natural gas carrier order from the Greek shipping company Maran Gas Maritime, a unit of Angelicoussis Shipping
US Vice President on Venezuela
Media Stakeout by Mr. Mike Pence, Vice President of the US, on the situation in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Russia to standardize LNG processing and liquefaction
Russian giant Gazprom signed program for standardization of developing technologies and equipment in oil refining, petrochemistry, and LNG processing and liquefaction in St. Petersburg. Gazprom said on Tuesday......
The "New Energy Economy" : An Exercise in Magical Thinking
A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world’s energy. It began with the fear that we were running out of oil. That fear has since migrated to the belief...
API-AOPL: Number of pipeline incidents declining, report shows
The number of incidents affecting people has decreased 20% as the total of US mileage and deliveries has increased more than 10% in the last 5 years, the American Petroleum Institute and the Association for Oil ...