Trump Makes Cabinet Picks, Energy Looks Promising

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his nominees for the departments of energy, state and head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but they must first be approved by the senate. Trump nominated former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, and Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott […]

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EPA Issues New Ozone Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new guidelines, known as Control Technique Guidelines, to reduce smog-forming emissions for oil and gas drilling sites. While this may seem like a small step, the Guidelines will bring urgently needed health protections to citizens living adjacent to or downwind of oil and gas operations, especially since in […]

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TransCanada Pipeline Resumes Production After Leak

A TransCanada Corp. pipeline resumed operations after a week long shutdown, according to the company. The pipeline was temporarily closed when a leak was discovered in South Dakota. The leak is said to have spilled nearly 400 barrels of oil. The company plans to use aerial patrols and visual inspections to check the pipeline’s progress. […]

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Week in Review: April 4th

U.S. Judge Approves BP Settlement for 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – CNBC By Reuters BP received final approval from a U.S. Judge to pay $18.7 billion in fines to the U.S. government and five states affected by the 2010 oil spill. The agreement requires BP to pay at least $12.8 billion to the […]

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U.S. Continues To Be Leading Importer of Oil

Congress voted to lift the 40-year ban on U.S. oil exports in December 2015, while attempting to propel America into a leading oil exporter. Yet, nearly four months later, oil imports reached a three year high according to Bloomberg Business Week. As of March 25, the U.S. imported 7.9 million barrels of oil a day. […]

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California farms are using drilling wastewater to grow crops

By Bloomberg California’s epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it’s struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year. Golden State drillers have pumped much of that liquid back underground into disposal wells. Now, amid a four-year dry spell, […]

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Southcross announces completion of gas pipeline

By PennEnergy Editorial Staff Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. (SXE) (“Southcross”) today announced the completion of a 60,000 bbls/d Y-gradepipeline connecting Southcross’ Woodsboro processing facility to Southcross Holdings LP’s (“Holdings”) 63,000 bbls/d Robstown Fractionator (“Robstown”) near Corpus Christi, Texas and a 20,000 bbls/d propane pipeline from Southcross’ Bonnie View Fractionator to the Corpus Christi area for […]

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Interior’s new fracking rules get swift GOP backlash

Politico By Elana Schor The Obama administration unveiled the first major national safety restrictions for fracking on Friday, touching off a swift backlash from the president’s critics in Congress and the energy industry. Two oil industry groups immediately sued to challenge the rules, calling them “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns,” while 27 Senate Republicans introduced […]

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U.S. Working to Cut Flaring of Natural Gas

UPI By Daniel J. Graeber WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) — The U.S. government will roll out new standards in the coming months to cut the amount of shale natural gas wasted through flaring, the interior secretary said. Much of the natural gas associated with shale oil deposits is burned off, or flared, because of a lack […]

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Drones – Could NASA Technology Benefit The Oil and Gas Industry?

 oilprice.com By Thomas Miller These days drones are catching a lot more attention than from just hobbyists and areal photographers. Even the Secret Service announced plans recently to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems into otherwise restricted airspace in and around Washington D.C. during the wee hours of the morning. Why? To discover where potential vulnerabilities are […]

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