Louisiana could be the site of the next wave of pipeline expansions, which might be a boon for refiners there, but other midstream players could find themselves on the outside looking in, depending on the origin of the crude on the lines.
Posts Tagged ‘pipelines’
By Joshua Mann | September 1, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
By Nick Coleman | August 25, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (6)
Oil-rich Azerbaijan is being rattled by disruption and attacks on pipelines, highlighting its tough geopolitical position and adding to worries about falling oil prices.
Having been courted by previous US governments, international interest in Azerbaijan and fellow Caspian producer Kazakhstan has waned in recent years, not least because of the increase in US shale oil production. Azerbaijan’s oil production is, in any case, thought to have peaked.
But with 848,000 b/d of output last year, Azeri production still matters.
By Tom Balcerek | August 24, 2015 07:00 AM Comments (0)
By Joshua Mann | August 24, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
While pipelines and rail are often the transportation modes that spring to mind for moving oil in the US, there’s also a market for inland barges. In this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars, Joshua Mann assesses how the market to move oil has shifted under pressure from crude prices.
By Ross McCracken | July 31, 2015 11:07 AM Comments (8)
By News Desk | July 31, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (4)
With the end of the Obama administration in sight (or at least the 2016 presidential campaigns already making headlines), signs point toward a deadline on the Keystone XL decision.
By Ashok Dutta | April 20, 2015 05:26 AM Comments (0)
By Elizabeth Bassett | February 18, 2015 05:40 PM Comments (2)
It seems like only yesterday that big winter storms or other extreme weather events could curtail or shut natural gas production in the US. A winter storm and freezing temperatures in the Northeast or in the Southeast would prompt freeze-offs or shut-ins along pipelines. But perhaps no longer.
By William Powell | February 2, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
Relations between Gazprom and the European Commission have sunk to an all-time low over the past year as Ukraine breaks up and the civilian and military death toll in the east rises.
Gazprom is too closely related to the government – and the president Vladimir Putin in particular – for it to be seen as a gas production, transport and supply company just like any other. Gazprom inevitably takes some of the heat for the activities in the Kremlin.
The EC has already imposed sanctions on Russian companies. But if an outright ban on Russian gas is too damaging for its own end-users, the EC can also employ other means – directives, anti-trust probes, exemption clauses and all the other weapons in its armoury – to limit Russia’s ability to profit from Europe.
By Tom Balcerek | January 30, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
In North America, 2015 has started with a curious amalgam of steel and oil news, both involving business between the US and Canada.
The most well-known story is the saga of the Keystone XL pipeline. What has been a long-running oil story has become a steel story as well, compliments of a former American comedian.