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Cameron LNG export terminal can break ground

The Energy Department on Wednesday handed critical final government licenses to the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana and a much smaller Florida facility, giving both approval to widely export natural gas around the globe. The two projects now are part of an elite club, joining only one other would-be LNG exporter in the continental United States to be fully authorized.  More »

Residents near gas wells twice as likely to report symptoms, study finds

Researchers found that residents living near Marcellus Shale natural gas wells were more likely to report rashes, sinus problems, coughs, sore throats, itchy eyes, nose bleeds and stuffy noses than those who lived farther away.  More »

Texas oil regulator wields rhetorical sword against industry enemies

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter sees a threat to the state’s booming oil industry from invading Islamists, Russian propaganda and Barack Obama.  More »

Statoil, partners expand effort to put flared natural gas to use

Statoil, GE and Ferus Natural Gas are expanding use of technology designed to fuel oil field equipment with natural gas that otherwise would be flared off into the atmosphere.  More »

Shale boom boosts diverse group of refining, LNG, petrochemical interests

Unlike the first wave of investment, which gave the biggest boost to smaller independent oil companies that got an early start in shale plays, the manufacturing resurgence will involve a diverse set of players, including chemical giants like Dow Chemical and LyondellBasell, which are planning to expand their capacity along the Gulf Coast, and midstream companies hoping to export LNG, according to a report by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions  More »

OPEC cuts demand outlook by most in three years on shale

The change implies that OPEC’s 12 members would need to cut output by about 1.1 million barrels a day from the 30.3 million they produced in August.  More »

Long supply chain keeps oil industry pumping

America’s energy renaissance isn’t brought to you by Big Oil. That’s the message the American Petroleum Institute is delivering with a new report that shines a spotlight on the nearly 30,000 businesses that supply the oil and gas industry with equipment and services.  More »

Gulf Coast drives surge in U.S. exports of petroleum products

The United States is exporting more petroleum products, most of which is coming from the Gulf Coast.  More »

Biorefineries planned for South Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, the company’s chief operating officer, said Monday that NFR BioEnergy will convert sugar cane waste, known as bagasse, into hardened energy pellets for use as fuel at global power plants.  More »

Israel looks to Texas for energy investment, expertise

Texas, with its history of oil booms and busts, offers expertise for a country new to the energy game.  More »

Guest commentary: Offshore is next target for environmentalists

Guest commentary: There is still time for the industry to take back control of the online narrative before activists chip away at the 68 percent of Americans who currently support offshore oil and gas drilling.  More »

Shell announces first oil from Cardamom field in Gulf of Mexico

Shell Oil Co. announced Monday that it had begun production from a subsea project in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to eventually produce 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.  More »
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