Category: Crude oil

West Virginia opens bids on drilling under Ohio River

Noble Energy, Gastar Exploration and Statoil submitted bids with 20 percent royalty rates. State officials plan to pick winners in the next week or two.  More »

Lawmakers fear voters won’t approve of easing export ban

Some Republican congressional leaders and lawmakers from oil states have been reluctant to say much on the topic of easing the federal ban on oil exports.  More »

Mexico’s energy overhaul will bring benefits, challenges

Mexico’s move to open up its energy sector can be a boon to both sides of the border, but achieving the potential will require work,  More »

Surging Middle East oil increases tanker rates

The oil-refining wave in the Middle East is filling tankers to export the region’s processed fuels and driving freight rates to the highest for the time of year since 2008.  More »

Gasoline futures surge, crude prices decline

Gasoline futures gained 5.42 cents, or 2 percent, to end at $2.718 a gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »

Oil industry group offers crude-train testing standards

The oil industry’s lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.  More »

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Figures released by PeMex last week show the gangs are becoming more prolific and sophisticated; this year, illegal taps are up more than one-third from the same time in 2013.  More »

With new IPO, MLPs move further toward rail

Most everyone is familiar with the master limited partnership, but energy company USD Group is looking to put a unique spin on the structure with a crude-by-rail focused initial public offering.  More »

Crude advances after inventories drop to 8-month low

Oil for November delivery gained $1.24 to end at $92.80 a barrel.  More »

Report: U.S. crude could fall $30 below international prices without exports

The going rate for a barrel of oil in the U.S. could tumble $30 below international benchmarks in the coming decades if U.S. policymakers don’t reverse a ban on exporting crude oil, according to a report by analyst group Wood Mackenzie.  More »

Suncor looks east to find buyers for Western Canada crude

Suncor Energy Inc., the largest Canadian oil company by market capitalization, loaded its first tanker of heavy crude out of Canada’s eastern coast this week  More »

Producers fighting North Dakota rules on rail safety

Oil producers in the state say the crude oil being loaded on to rail cars is safe, but environmental groups are pushing the North Dakota Industrial Commission to act.  More »
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