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Gulf Coast refiners make progress on restarts, damage assessments from Ida

17 September 2021

Refiners on the US Gulf Coast have continued to assess the damage from Hurricane Ida – which hit the region at the end of August – and will make repairs and bring facilities back online.

Chevron to more than triple low-carbon investments

17 September 2021

Super-major Chevron will more than triple its planned spending on lower-carbon energy to $10bn by 2028, but is not yet ready to adopt a net-zero target.

Diamondback accelerates stock buyback programme

17 September 2021

Shale driller Diamondback Energy announced this week that it had accelerated plans to return 50% of its free cash flow to shareholders, bringing them forward to the fourth quarter of this year.

Suncor partners with indigenous groups to buy Northern Courier stake

17 September 2021

Canada’s Suncor Energy announced this week that it had signed agreements with eight indigenous communities to acquire all of TC Energy’s 15% equity interest in the Northern Courier Pipeline Limited Partnership in Alberta.

FortisBC scales back Tilbury LNG expansion plan

17 September 2021

Canada’s FortisBC has filed a detailed project description for the Phase 2 expansion at its small-scale Tilbury LNG facility with regulatory authorities, scaling back capacity from prior plans.

Morgan Stanley warns of further gas, LNG price volatility risk

17 September 2021

Investment bank Morgan Stanley warned this week that low inventories and the imminent arrival of the winter heating season leave room for further upside volatility for gas and LNG prices.

Investment firm Warwick buying Eagle Ford assets for $450mn

17 September 2021

Warwick Investment Group announced this week that it had agreed to buy operated oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford shale play from privately owned Rosewood Resources for around $450mn.

New Fortress battles to advance LNG plans

17 September 2021

New Fortress Energy is running into regulatory issues and environmental opposition to its LNG plans in both the US and Puerto Rico.

NGTL updates Canadian regulator on West Path expansion

17 September 2021

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd, a subsidiary of Canada’s TC Energy, has told regulators that shipper contracts still support the latest phase of its West Path expansion plans despite increasingly ambitious emissions reduction goals.

US lawmakers make last ditch effort to kill off the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

16 September 2021

US lawmakers made a last ditch effort to kill off Russia’s recently completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is now completed but not yet in operation.

NorthAmOil: Post-Ida refinery repairs may be too costly for Phillips 66

14 September 2021

Downstream player Phillips 66 may be forced to idle a refinery in Louisiana as a result of severe damage from Hurricane Ida, which hit the state at the end of August.

Golden Pass LNG aims for 2024 start-up

10 September 2021

The first train at the Golden Pass LNG terminal, which is under construction in Texas, is scheduled to enter service in 2024.

ExxonMobil, Seneca make separate gas certification moves

10 September 2021

Two separate announcements have come from ExxonMobil and Seneca Resources since the start of this month on the companies’ efforts to certify their natural gas production from some of their respective assets.

GeoSouthern reportedly explores asset sale

10 September 2021

Blackstone-backed Haynesville shale gas producer GeoSouthern is reportedly exploring options that include a sale of its acreage for $2bn.

Suncor moves boost outlook for Eastern Canada’s offshore

10 September 2021

Suncor Energy has announced two separate moves relating to the Terra Nova and West White Rose projects, bolstering the prospects for Eastern Canadian offshore production.

Enbridge to take over leading oil export terminal with $3bn Moda deal

10 September 2021

Canada’s Enbridge announced this week that it had struck a deal with private equity firm EnCap Flatrock Midstream to acquire Moda Midstream Operating for $3.0bn in cash, giving it ownership of the largest crude export terminal in North America.

Cheniere unveils long-term capital allocation plan

10 September 2021

US LNG producer Cheniere Energy said this week that its board of directors has approved a long-term capital allocation plan.

Chevron reportedly seeking to exit Eagle Ford

10 September 2021

Super-major Chevron is seeking a sale of its assets in the Eagle Ford shale play in Texas, as part of efforts to regularly review its portfolio.

Trouble in Deer Park

9 September 2021

Pemex is pursuing a refinery takeover deal that is likely to put further strain on its shaky finances – and draw unwelcome attention from US legislators.

NorthAmOil: Chevron reportedly seeking to exit Eagle Ford

7 September 2021

Super-major Chevron is seeking a sale of its assets in the Eagle Ford shale play in Texas, as part of efforts to regularly review its portfolio.

Chevron, Bunge propose renewable fuel joint venture

3 September 2021

Subsidiaries of super-major Chevron and food production company Bunge have signed a memorandum of understanding proposing a 50:50 joint venture to develop renewable fuels.

DoI moves towards leasing restart

3 September 2021

The US Department of the Interior is taking steps towards a court-ordered restart to its federal oil and gas leasing programme.

Trudeau makes re-election pledge of tougher emissions rules for oil companies

3 September 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on August 29 that if he is re-elected, his government will require the country’s oil and gas industry to achieve certain benchmarks for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Gulf Coast operators assess Ida’s impact

3 September 2021

Gulf Coast refiners and Gulf of Mexico producers are assessing the damage from Hurricane Ida this week, after the storm passed through the region and hit Louisiana.

More progress towards Line 3 replacement start-up

2 September 2021

Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement pipeline from Alberta to the US Midwest is inching closer to start-up, with more progress this week.

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