On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. Read more


Environmental awareness

Gaj Rudolf

On the heels of the passage of legislation to debottleneck the expedited permitting program at TCEQ, the Commission has announced the creation of a team to focus solely on expediting air permits. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is very concerned about the impact that tensions in the Middle East may have on global energy security and will act if there is any physical disruption to supplies. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Oil prices fell on Monday on concerns about the possibility of weakening demand after large gains last week caused tensions between the United States and Iran. Read more


The EPA Administrator signed the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities final rule on December 19, 2014, and it was published in the Federal Register (FR) on April 17, 2015. Read more


Canada on Tuesday approved as expected a hotly contested proposal to expand the western Canadian crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but angering environmental groups. Read more


Mexico sends 600,000 to 700,000 barrels of oil to the United States every day, mostly to refiners that process that crude into gasoline, diesel and other products. Read more


Magnolia will generate 1,500 construction jobs and 200 permanent direct positions for Louisiana, as well as substantial cascading benefits into the Southwest Louisiana region and the State of Louisiana overall. Read more


U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently chaired a hearing where International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol testified about his agency's perspective on global energy markets. Read more


A recent American Petroleum Institute (API) statistical report showed the U.S set a new record for oil production at 12.1 million barrels a day in February. Read more


The Iron Workers (IW) found it easy to comply with OSHA's 2010 Subpart CC Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard with its comprehensive 80-hour rigging and cranes training. Read more


President Trump has rolled back stifling policies put in place by the previous administration that were holding back our country from achieving energy dominance. Read more


The escalation of the trade war between the US and China could jeopardize several LNG mega projects that are awaiting final approval, according to Rystad Energy. Read more


Chevron Phillips Chemical studying potential expansion of 1-Hexene, U.S. refinery runs hit record highs, NETL creates building blocks for $200 billion-per-year chemical industry, New regulations boost Gulf Coast refinery demand for hydrogen Read more


The project remains on track for a Final Investment Decision and commencement of construction in late 2019 with full commercial operations expected in 2023. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Williams reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Northeast Supply Enhancement project. Read more



Rodney White

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry believes America is entering a "new era" in energy, giving him and the rest of the DOE "a front-row seat to some of the most astonishing examples of cutting- edge innovation." Read more

Current Issue

The Trump administration unveiled its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

The new Alberta government has proclaimed into a law an act enabling it to restrict the flow of oil and gas to neighboring British Columbia. Read more


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