Maersk Oil to close Houston office, trim Chissonga group

Maersk Oil, a wholly owned subsidiary of AP Moller-Maersk AS of Copenhagen, reported that it will cut about 100 staff positions, reflecting the closure of its Houston office and reduction of its Luanda team. Source: News

API: Regulatory onslaught may keep producers out of methane program

An eruption of proposed US Environmental Protection Agency regulations in the last year could create such substantial compliance costs for oil and gas producers that many would not be able to participate in EPA’s voluntary Methane Challenge Program, two American Petroleum Institute officials warned. Source: News

Tallgrass to add interest in Rockies Express pipeline

Rockies Express Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tallgrass Development LP, has agreed to acquire the 25% interest in the Rockies Express Pipeline LLC belonging to Sempra US Gas & Power, a unit of Sempra Energy, for $440 million in cash. Source: News

Seven Generations Energy commissions Alberta gas plant

Seven Generations Energy Ltd., Calgary, has completed construction and commissioning of the Cutbank gas processing plant at its Kakwa River project in northwest Alberta. Source: News