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China Daily via REUTERS

A major explosion at a chemical plant in southwestern China has killed 19 people and injured 12. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Oil prices were set for a second straight week of decline on Friday after Libyan ports reopened and on the view that Iran might still export some crude despite U.S. sanctions. more

Refining/Petrochemical

A refinery in Saudi Arabia has shipped its RBOB gasoline to the United States for the first time. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices steadied on Thursday after sharp losses the previous session as the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the world’s oil supply cushion “might be stretched to the limit” due to production losses. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. crude oil production is expected to average more than 12 million barrels per day late next year for the first time ever. more

Refining/Petrochemical

CME Group Inc said it will develop the first physically deliverable U.S. liquefied natural gas futures contract as growing worldwide demand has made the United States a key LNG exporter. more

Natural Gas

Executives at Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas producers on Tuesday downplayed the severity of transportation bottlenecks to move oil in the near term, citing existing pipeline commitments and refining capabilities. more

Midstream

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro may extend the deadline for potential bidders for a 60 percent stake in four refineries to sign non-disclosure agreements. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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The owners of a long-closed oil refinery on St. Croix will disclose an agreement with the Caribbean island's governor to restart the plant and begin producing fuels late next year. more

Downstream

U.S. federal energy regulators have told Energy Transfer Partners LP to finish restoring the land around parts of its Rover natural gas pipeline in Ohio and Michigan. more

Midstream

The co-founder and chairman of Tellurian Inc. said the U.S. natural gas company expects to make a final investment decision on its proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas export facility in Louisiana in the first quarter of 2019. more

Natural Gas

The Canadian government would like to see construction accelerate on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but has no control over decisions to resume or start new work until it takes ownership of the major crude oil pipeline project. more

Pipeline/Transportation

Natural gas production from U.S. shale fields can keep growing for decades, giving Washington a powerful diplomatic tool to counter the geopolitical influence of other energy exporters such as Russia. more

Natural Gas

Enbridge wants to replace the aging 1,031-mile (1,660 km) pipeline that runs from Alberta, Canada, to Wisconsin. more

Pipeline/Transportation

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Commissioners on a Minnesota regulatory board questioned crude oil demand for Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 pipeline, ahead of an expected decision this week on whether work can proceed on a proposed expansion of the line. more

Pipeline/Transportation

Production at Syncrude Canada’s oil sands facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta is likely to remain offline at least through July, a Suncor Energy Inc. spokeswoman reaffirmed on Tuesday. more

Drilling & Exploration

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia’s energy minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. energy companies this week cut one oil rig, the first reduction in 12 weeks, after drillers started to slow down the rate of additions this month as pipeline constraints put a damper on future production. more

Drilling & Exploration

A Texas oil and gas businessman who called himself the “Frack Master” has been charged with securities fraud in connection with a scheme that defrauded investors out of $62.6 million. more

Training & Human Resources

Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC is now worth nearly $3 billion. more

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