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PetroLogistics Contract Goes to McDermott

Aug 12, 2019

Texas-based PetroLogistics II, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, has awarded McDermott International, Inc. a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a new U.S. Gulf Coast propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant…

Corvus Energy Gets Shell Ventures Investment

Aug 12, 2019

Canadian-Norwegian battery maker Corvus Energy announced that it has finalized an investment deal with Shell Ventures.The investment is a step towards Shell’s ambition to decrease the carbon footprint of the energy products they sell by around 20% by 2035 and by around 50% by 2050…

Trafigura Started Crude Shipments via U.S. Pipeline Cactus II

Aug 12, 2019

Global commodities trader Trafigura has started shipments of Permian basin crude to the Corpus Christi oil hub in Texas via the newly operational Cactus II pipeline system, the company said in a statement on Monday.Trafigura signed a long-term…

US Reduces Upstream Activity Abroad

Aug 11, 2019

Rystad Energy data reveals that from 2014 to 2018, companies in Asia which experienced a merger and acquisition showed the most significant growth globally, increasing oil and gas production by about 1.4 million boepd by investing heavily in Asia…

Oil Outlook Becomes Gloomier: Rystad

Aug 09, 2019

Rystad Energy said the oil market was going “from gloomy to gloomier”, calling into question the consultancy's own bullish view for the first part of 2020.Recent developments in the oil market have sent cold shivers through Rystad Energy’s oil market team…

Qatar Invests in US Midstream Crude firm

Aug 09, 2019

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has purchased a significant stake in US-based Oryx Midstream Services, the largest privately held crude midstream provider in the Permian Basin.The stake was acquired from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners…

China Fixes First U.S. Crude Cargo Since Latest Tariff Threat

Aug 09, 2019

Chinese oil trader Unipec chartered a supertanker to ship U.S. crude to China in September, trading sources said, the first such cargo since U.S. President Donald Trump announced additional tariffs on Chinese import, ending a monthlong trade truce…

Venezuela, China Expanding Crude Oil JV

Aug 09, 2019

A Venezuelan oil joint venture with a state-owned Chinese company has started an expansion project to boost output to 165,000 barrels per day (bpd), President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, from a current capacity of 110,000 bpd.Sinovensa…

U.S. LPG Exports Grow by 22%: Dorian LPG

Aug 08, 2019

U.S. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports have grown year-over-year by 22% to 22.5 million tons year-to-date (YTD) and Middle East exports have grown on the same basis 3.5% to 22.6 million tons, said Dorian LPG.For the first time, U.S. and Middle East volumes were equal…

Anadarko Shareholders Go for Cash in Oxy Buyout

Aug 08, 2019

Shareholders of Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to sell the company for $38 billion to rival Occidental Petroleum Corp, ending a short-lived contest that pitted two of the most storied names in the oil industry against one another…

Energy Transfer in talks to build U.S. Gulf Coast Supertanker Crude Export Facility

Aug 08, 2019

Energy Transfer LP said on Thursday it was in discussions to build an export facility in Texas capable of handling supertankers with the capacity to transport about 2 million barrels of crude.The facility would be connected to its Nederland…

Total's Investments in Tellurian Totals $907mln

Aug 08, 2019

Tellurian, an integrated global natural gas business firm, announced that it entered into definitive agreements with subsidiaries of Total S.A. for a $500 million equity investment in Driftwood Holdings LP, and related purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

Permian Fracking Sets New Records

Aug 07, 2019

Hydraulic fracturing operations in the Permian shattered old records in June. The prolific shale basin in Texas and parts of New Mexico in the US has reached new heights in terms of the number of fracked wells – both on a daily basis and in terms of absolute monthly wells…

U.S. Crude Stockpiles Unexpectedly Rise - EIA

Aug 07, 2019

U.S. crude stocks rose last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories also rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.Crude inventories rose by 2.4 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 2…

IEA to Build 300 MW Nebraska Wind Farm

Aug 07, 2019

Indianapolis-based infrastructure construction company Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA) announced a new wind energy project valued at approximately $98 million.The deal is for construction of the Milligan 1 Wind Farm in Saline County in southeast Nebraska…

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