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Cheniere delays first Sabine Pass LNG export

Tugboats at Sabine Pass ready for LNG exports

Cheniere Energy Partners plans to delay the first export of liquefied natural gas from its Sabine Pass terminal. Shipments will be pushed back by a month until late February or early March. The first commissioning cargo was initially expected to occur by late January. Cheniere said “instrumentation issues” discovered during plant commissioning lead to the delay. Bechtel Corp., the engineering ...

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Energy companies ready to ship oil abroad

Energy companies ready to ship oil abroad

Less than a month after President Barack Obama signed a bill abolishing America’s crude export ban, energy companies are positioning themselves to ship American oil overseas. The first oil tanker left Corpus Christi on New Year’s Eve and is expected to arrive in Italy on Jan. 20. ConocoPhillips produced the oil from Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. The crude will ...

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Tugboats at Sabine Pass ready for LNG exports

Four dedicated tugboats waited seven years to do their job. At Cheniere Energy’s $15 billion Sabine Pass LNG Terminal on the Texas-Louisiana border, the tugboats are stationed to ensure safe and timely escorts by crews trained to berth LNG vessels. But the shale revolution left the tugboats useless. Shale gas drillers started producing enough natural gas for the country, and ...

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ND lawmakers react to Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits

The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota in this undated photograph released on January 18, 2012. TransCanada Corporation Handout Photo

Last week, the company that proposed the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, TransCanada, filed legal challenges to the United States’ rejection of the project. One of the lawsuits will seek more than $15 billion in damages. In November, President Obama vetoed the pipeline despite approval from both the House and the Senate. The administration claimed the project would undermine ...

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Energy jobs struggle through oil downturn

Energy jobs struggle through oil downturn

The oil bust is more severe than any downturn in 45 years, according to the Houston Chronicle. Roughly 70,000 energy jobs have been lost so far and oil prices fell below $31 a barrel Monday. U.S. Crude fell to $30.98 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange in morning trading. It was the sixth-straight day of losses in 2016. ...

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Failing fast, failing cheap innovation philosophy electrifies Windcreek Services

If you’ve never heard the phrase “fail fast, fail cheap,” then you’re working with the wrong company. According to Cody Williamson, the Sales and Marketing Director of Windcreek, “That truly is key. You scratch together the stuff that’s in the yard to see if that will actually work. It works on paper, now put it into practice. It’s important to ...

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Occidental opens new facility in Midland

Occidental opens new facility in Midland

Occidental Petroleum opened doors to its new offices last month in Midland, Texas. The Oxy Permian Plaza is comprised of two office buildings connected by a conference center and covers 212,000 square feet. Oxy Permian Plaza is the second facility opened this year in Midland by Occidental Petroleum. The company constructed a training facility earlier this year. Occidental is the ...

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New Bakken refinery could bring jobs to Dickinson area

With the proposed Bakken refinery, Belfield, North Dakota might soon be the site of the second new refinery built in the United States since 1976.

The area west of Dickinson might soon get another diesel refinery, reports the Dickinson Press. California-based Meridian Energy Group Inc. says its focus on the development of what it’s dubbed the “Davis Refinery” is a reflection of its commitment to operating in the Bakken oil patch “with a commitment to the future and an eye to the big picture.” If ...

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Marcellus and Utica remain on top at the bottom of 2015

Some toast to new beginnings, others toast to new resolutions, but the Marcellus and Utica shales will be toasting the past four years as the clock ticks into 2016 on Friday.  Together, the two oil plays account for 85 percent of U.S. natural gas production growth since 2012 according to the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) the Energy Information Administration (EIA) ...

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