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Pipelines

Pennsylvania Judge Rejects Shutting Energy Transfer's Mariner East Pipelines

A Pennsylvania administrative law judge on Dec. 11 denied a petition by state residents asking utility regulators to prohibit the operation of Energy Transfer LP and its Sunoco subsidiary’s Mariner East pipelines.

Reuters

Crude Oil

OPEC Offsets Iran Oil Loss, Sees Lower 2019 Demand

OPEC said on Dec. 12 it had offset a drop in sanctions-hit Iranian oil exports and lowered the 2019 forecast of demand for its crude, underlining the challenge the producer group faces to prevent a glut even after last week's decision to trim output.

Reuters

Construction

US Diplomat: Russia Gas Pipeline To Boost Grip On Ukraine, Europe

Transit revenues would evaporate when Nord Stream 2 goes online, says Francis Fannon.

Reuters

Crude Oil

Russia Sees Modest Oil Output Cuts In January

Russia plans to cut its oil output by at least 50,000 to 60,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in January, its energy minister said on Dec. 11, less than its final target under a global production deal reached last week, aiming for gradual, smooth reductions.

Reuters

Regulation

Climate Policies Put World On Track To Exceed Paris Agreement Limit: Study

Average world temperatures are on course to far exceed the main goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Dec. 11.

Reuters

Regulation

US Discusses Iran Sanctions With Iraq, Baghdad Hurt By Curbs On Iranian Gas Imports

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Dec. 11 he discussed sanctions against Iran with Iraqi energy officials as Washington pressures Baghdad to stop importing Iranian gas that is crucial for its power grid.

Reuters

Construction

Venture Global Picks Kiewit To Build Its Louisiana LNG Export Plant

Construction on 10 mtpa facility to start in early 2019 after expected FERC approval.

Reuters

Pipelines

US Senate Confirms McNamee To FERC On Party Line Vote

New commissioner served as a lawyer in the Energy Department.

Reuters

Crude Oil

Trump Administration Targets Pair Of Obama-Era Rules To Boost Oil, Coal

The Trump administration took aim at Obama-era environmental policies with the proposal to open up a bird's wildlife habitat to oil and gas drilling.

Reuters

Regulation

British Columbia Details Plan To Shift Homes, Cars To Clean Energy

Plan would cut emissions by 40% by 2030.

Reuters

Regulation

Energy Secretary Perry To Visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Dec. 4 he would soon visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia, a trip expected to occur after this week’s meeting of OPEC.

Reuters

Crude Oil

Some Canadian Producers Push Back As Alberta Orders Oil Cuts

Several oil companies in Canada pushed back on Dec. 3 against Alberta's mandated cuts in crude production, warning about excessive government intervention even as the discount on Canadian crudes narrowed sharply on the curtailment plan.

Reuters

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