Small Diesel Spill Cleaned, Houston Ship Channel Reopened

Part of the Houston Ship Channel is now open after it was briefly shut down while about 31 barrels of diesel in Greens Bayou were cleaned up, Reuters said. 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:25

Global Oil Tanker Association Protests Nigerian Tanker Ban

Global oil tanker industry association INTERTANKO protested ban on 113 oil tankers by Nigerian state oil company NNPC, Reuters said. Nigerian authorities must prove tankers’ involvement in illegal activities.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:56

Bipartisan Senate Energy Bill Avoids Oil Export Issue

Legislation would require the Energy Department secretary to issue a final decision on LNG export applications 45 days after projects receive Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval, Bloomberg said. 

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:35

Nexen: Determining Cause Of Emulsion Pipeline Leak Ongoing

Nexen executives brought journalists to tour the site, which smells like tar. Sound cannons were deterring birds and other wildlife from becoming entangled in the gooey emulsion, Reuters said.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:01

Oil Products Pipeline Supplying Nigeria’s Southwest Shut Down

After an explosion, a pipeline supplying Nigeria’s southwest was shut down, Reuters said. The explosion was a result of clashing vandal groups. Oil is often stolen for refineries or exports.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:49

Plus Or Minus, Regulation To Have Major Midstream Impact

‘The regulatory environment is expected to have a very material impact on the pace of growth and the peak level achieved,’ according to study.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:04

Oil Could Be Sold Under Senate’s Transportation Funding Bill

Road and rail projects could be supported through proposed sale of 101 million barrels of crude from government's strategic petroleum reserve in 2018 to 2025 fiscal period, Reuters said. 

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:56

Surerus Pipeline Followed Nexen Energy’s Pipeline Design Plan

Fort St. John, British Columbia-based Surerus Pipeline Inc. built Nexen Energy’s double-layer oil sands pipeline that ruptured and leaked 31,500 barrels of emulsion in Alberta, Reuters said.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:07

Canadian Gas Producers’ Pipeline Space Shortage Slows Growth

Producers have shut in supplies due to a capacity squeeze on TransCanada’s NGTL system. Canadian producers sell increasingly less gas in the U.S., Bloomberg said. 

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:08

Bear Head LNG Receives DOE Export Authorization

Bear Head LNG Corp. and Bear Head LNG (USA) LLC can export up to 440 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of U.S. natural gas to Canada.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:13

Cause Of Emulsion Leak At Nexen Oil Sands Pipeline Unknown

A pipeline installed just last year leaked 31,500 barrels of emulsion. Nexen found a hand-sized breach but does not know root cause of the leak, Reuters said.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:14

BNSF Train Derails, Spills Oil In Eastern Montana

None of the 35,000 gallons of crude oil reached waterways in a July 16 spill from a BNSF train east of Culbertson, Mont., officials told Reuters. 

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 08:30