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Emissions

Nevada Passes Bill To Double Renewable Standard, Aim For Carbon-Free Electricity By 2050

The measure must pass another round of voting in 2020 as constitutional amendments in Nevada must be approved by voters a second time before becoming law.

Natural Gas

Cogent Midstream To Build Midland Basin Gas Pipeline

New line will connect Cogent’s Big Lake Processing Complex to Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline.

Crude Oil

China’s Sinopec Resumes US Oil Imports After 6 Months

Refiner’s action signals that risks of importing U.S. crude have lessened.

Infrastructure

Mariner East 1 NGL Pipeline Returns To Service

Energy Transfer’s pipeline again moves NGL from Eastern Ohio to Marcus Hook.

Acquisitions & Divestitures

Partners Group To Buy Norway's CapeOmega In $1.4 Billion Deal

Partners Group, which manages $84 billion worth of assets, said it was looking to make more acquisitions in Norway.

Markets

Exxon Mobil Agrees 20-Year LNG Deal With China's Zhejiang Energy

Zhejiang Energy is building a $1.34 billion receiving terminal for the fuel in Wenzhou, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, with annual handling capacity of 3 million tonnes.

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What’s Affecting Gas Prices? (Week of April 23, 2019)

Demand eases with warm weather; Stratas Advisors expects a 102 Bcf increase in storage.

Exxon Mobil Agrees 20-Year LNG Deal With China's Zhejiang Energy

Zhejiang Energy is building a $1.34 billion receiving terminal for the fuel in Wenzhou, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, with annual handling capacity of 3 million tonnes.

Bechtel, Fluor Bid For NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG Project

NextDecade Corp. said April 22 it has received bid packages from each of Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Inc. and Fluor Corp., two of the global LNG market’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.

Apache Delays Production Of Permian Natural Gas After Weak Prices

Oil and gas producer Apache said on April 23 it would delay natural gas production from its Alpine High assets in the Permian Basin due to "extremely" low prices.

Business

Executive Q&A: Jerry Jones

The career oil and gas man has put his money on U.S. natural gas via Comstock Resources Inc. and the Haynesville Shale.

Executive Q&A: Jerry Jones

The career oil and gas man has put his money on U.S. natural gas via Comstock Resources Inc. and the Haynesville Shale.

BCCK Holding Names Don Tyler As Director Of Engineering

BCCK Holding Co. has appointed Don Tyler as director of engineering, the company said on April 23.

Apache Delays Production Of Permian Natural Gas After Weak Prices

Oil and gas producer Apache said on April 23 it would delay natural gas production from its Alpine High assets in the Permian Basin due to "extremely" low prices.

Technology

Augmented Adoption

Multiple trends make midstream’s digital transformation a priority but operators must consider how to make it happen.

Bechtel, Fluor Bid For NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG Project

NextDecade Corp. said April 22 it has received bid packages from each of Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Inc. and Fluor Corp., two of the global LNG market’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.

BCCK Holding Names Don Tyler As Director Of Engineering

BCCK Holding Co. has appointed Don Tyler as director of engineering, the company said on April 23.

TechnipFMC Bags EPCI Contract For ConocoPhillips TOR II Development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract from ConocoPhillips for the TOR II development, the company said on April 23.

Exploration & Production

Uncertainty Clouds Development Of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale

Analysts are optimistic about Argentina's offshore oil and gas sector, while concerns surround development of the Vaca Muerta Shale.

HART ENERGY CONNECT: Diamondback CFO: “Money should flow to the Permian”

Kaes Van’t Hof of Viper Energy Partners and Diamondback Energy outlines why he thinks investor money should concentrate on the Permian plus why some E&P’s haven’t been active in M&A yet this year.

DUG Permian: Operators, Service Companies Talk Best Practices

Operators in the Permian are utilizing technologies offered by service companies to improve well performance, while incorporating their own talents and knowledge gained from peers and past experience.

Physics-based Or Data-driven Models?

Well interference has become problematic in oil and gas. Will data-driven analysis via artificial intelligence provide a solution?

Transactions

Murphy Oil To Buy LLOG Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico Assets For Up To $1.6 Billion

The acquisition from LLOG Exploration and its affiliates is expected to strengthen Murphy’s GoM portfolio at a “very attractive price,” Murphy Oil CEO Roger W. Jenkins says.

Duke Energy Contracts 600 Megawatts Of Solar From 14 Projects In Carolinas

Accion Group, the independent administrator of the procurement, issued a report saying customers will see savings of around $375 million over the 20-year contract period versus the company’s avoided cost.

Partners Group To Buy Norway's CapeOmega In $1.4 Billion Deal

Partners Group, which manages $84 billion worth of assets, said it was looking to make more acquisitions in Norway.

Marketed: D-J Basin Minerals, Arapahoe County, Colorado

Bull Moose Royalties and Whitetail Minerals retained EnergyNet for the sale of minerals assets within Colorado's  Denver-Julesburg Basin through an auction ending May 7.

Policy & Regulations

What Does The End Of The US Waiver On Iran’s Oil Exports Mean?

The United States has stepped up pressure on Tehran by announcing an end to the waivers that have allowed major oil importing nations to buy from Iran, in a move that raises questions about the ability of other oil producers to fill the gap.

China’s Sinopec Resumes US Oil Imports After 6 Months

Refiner’s action signals that risks of importing U.S. crude have lessened.

What Does The End Of The US Waiver On Iran’s Oil Exports Mean?

The United States has stepped up pressure on Tehran by announcing an end to the waivers that have allowed major oil importing nations to buy from Iran, in a move that raises questions about the ability of other oil producers to fill the gap.

UPDATED: US To End All Waivers On Iran Oil Imports, Crude Price Jumps

The United States demanded a cut off of Iranian oil exports to major importers like China and India who had been granted exemptions from sanctions, sending crude prices to six-month highs on fears the U.S. action could lead to a supply crunch.

Transport

Apache Delays Production Of Permian Natural Gas After Weak Prices

Oil and gas producer Apache said on April 23 it would delay natural gas production from its Alpine High assets in the Permian Basin due to "extremely" low prices.

Mariner East 1 NGL Pipeline Returns To Service

Energy Transfer’s pipeline again moves NGL from Eastern Ohio to Marcus Hook.

Partners Group To Buy Norway's CapeOmega In $1.4 Billion Deal

Partners Group, which manages $84 billion worth of assets, said it was looking to make more acquisitions in Norway.

Apache Delays Production Of Permian Natural Gas After Weak Prices

Oil and gas producer Apache said on April 23 it would delay natural gas production from its Alpine High assets in the Permian Basin due to "extremely" low prices.