Cassidy white paper responds to Democrats’ Green New Deal Resolution

Natural gas already is reducing US greenhouse gas emissions more effectively than what congressional Democrats proposed in their Green New Deal Resolution, US Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Energy Subcommittee, said on Feb. 14. Source: News

Queensland grants license for Senex’s Atlas Project

Queensland has granted a petroleum facility license to Melbourne-based energy infrastructure company Jemena for the construction of a natural gas processing plant that will form part of the Atlas Pipeline project. The Atlas project involves the delivery of gas from 100 coal seam gas wells on acreage owned by Senex Energy Ltd., Brisbane, in the […]

API: US oil industry broke several records in January

The US natural gas and oil industry broke several records in January, according to the latest Monthly Statistical Report from the American Petroleum Institute. US total petroleum demand, as measured by total domestic petroleum deliveries, was 20.7 million b/d in January, which was down 0.2% from December but up 1.1% compared with January 2018. This […]

Baker Hughes: US rig count gains 2 units to 1,051

The US drilling rig count is up 2 units to 1,051 rigs working for the week ended Feb. 15, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is also up 76 units from the 975 rigs working this time a year ago. With a 1-unit loss week-over-week, 1,028 rigs are drilling on land. The number of […]

PHMSA issues final rule to strengthen oil train spill preparedness

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration, issued a final rule requiring railroads to develop and submit comprehensive oil spill response plans covering route segments used by high hazard flammable trains. Source: News

Eni reports record oil production for 2018

Eni SPA said it achieved record production of 1.85 million b/d during 2018, up by 2.5% from 2017, while its proved reserves replacement ratio again rose above 100% for a 3-year average of 131%, the company said in an earnings statement. Source: News

Williams, Targa plan projects to link Conway-Mont Belvieu NGL markets

Williams Cos. and Targa Resources have entered into agreements to expand key systems that will link the Conway, Kan., and Mont Belvieu, Tex., NGL markets. As part of the agreements, Williams will build the 188-mile Bluestem NGL pipeline from its Conway fractionator and the southern terminus of the Overland Pass Pipeline to an interconnect with […]

NAPE: Croatia opens licensing round in Dinarides onshore area

Croatia has opened a licensing round for oil and gas exploration in its central and southern regions with the bid deadline being Sept. 10. Licenses are tentatively scheduled to be announced in December, a spokesman with the Croatia Hydrocarbon Agency (CHA) said. CHA Pres. Marijan Krpan told the North American Prospect Expo in Houston on […]

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil gains while US-China trade talks continue

Light, sweet crude oil prices gained for a third consecutive trading session on the New York market Feb. 14, settling above $54/bbl. Meanwhile, the gap between Brent and US futures widened with Brent settling at about a $10/bbl premium above light, sweet crude. Analysts said oil prices also climbed this week because of expectations that US […]