Privately held Meridian Energy Group Inc. made initial filings Wednesday to develop a refinery in the Bakken Shale play in Billings County, ND.
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Not exporting U.S. crude oil is leaving billions of dollars on the table to be scooped up by Saudi Arabia and Russia, oil and gas interests said at a Texas House joint committee hearing Monday where lawmakers considered resolutions urging Washington to set U.S. oil free and hasten export approvals for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
In a strategy aimed at flexibility and better meeting market demands, Alberta-based Husky Energy Inc. plans to make a $300 million investment in upgrades at its Lima Refinery in northwest Ohio that would enable it to process heavy crude oil from Western Canada.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP unit Calumet San Antonio Refining LLC has contracted with TexStar Midstream Logistics LP for TexStar to construct, own and operate a 30,000 b/d crude oil pipeline system to carry Eagle Ford crude oil to Calumet’s San Antonio, TX, refinery.
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota are considering building a natural gas processing plant, a facility that would complement an oil refinery slated to begin construction in the spring.
The Chevron Corp.-operated West Texas Liquefied Petroleum Gas System pipeline located near Milford, TX, that exploded Thursday morning resulted in a fire that was still burning late Friday afternoon, according to the company, which on Friday morning was also dealing with an unrelated refinery fire in Pascagoula, MS, that resulted in one death and one injury.
A group of companies, including at least two electric utilities, has begun a discussion to possibly build a large natural gas pipeline that would connect Marcellus Shale supplies with Philadelphia customers.
The future of continued robust growth in railing domestic crude oil supplies has come into question following the Quebec oil tanker car derailment in July, but the transporters don’t see a slowing trend longer term.