WAEPA approves Pluto-NWS interconnector gas pipeline

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (WAEPA) has recommended environmental approval for the proposed natural gas pipeline interconnector between the Pluto and North West Shelf LNG plants on the Burrup Peninsula. Source: News

MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices fall on economic slowing

Light, sweet oil for July delivery dropped to settle below $53/bbl on the New York market June 3 while the Brent contract for July dropped to under $67/bbl in London. Oil prices continued falling in early trading June 4 on concerns about slowing oil demand. “Slowing economic activity now threatens to derail our base case of […]

New technology due in Aerfugl development

Aker BP plans to use two new technologies in development of Aerfugl gas and condensate field in the Norwegian Sea, reports partner PGNiG Upstream Norway. The Polish Oil & Gas Co. subsidiary says the subsea wells will use the world’s first 7-in. vertical trees in anticipation of high flow rates. Source: News

Sasol starts up second unit at Louisiana petchem complex

Sasol has commissioned the second of seven production units scheduled to come online as part of its long-planned Lake Charles Chemicals Project, an integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex under construction in Westlake, La., near Lake Charles. As of May 31, both portions of the complex’s combined ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol are in operation. […]

CNRL cuts Alberta output amid wildfires

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said on May 31 it had suspended about 65,000 b/d of crude oil production in response to wildfires in the Wabasca and Slave Lake areas of Alberta. Source: News

Open season extended for Voyager crude oil line

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Navigator Energy Services have extended the open season to solicit transportation commitments for the proposed Voyager Pipeline to transport crude oil from Cushing, Okla., and Midland, Tex., to Houston. Source: News

Sentinel submits application for oil export facility

Sentinel Midstream subsidiary Texas GulfLink submitted a license application with the US Maritime Administration May 30 to construct and operate a deepwater crude oil export facility near Freeport, Tex. The completed facility will be capable of fully loading very large crude carriers. Source: News

AIE lets first contract for Port Kembla LNG terminal

Australian Industrial Energy (AIE), Sydney, has let the wharf facility and pipeline construction contract for its proposed Port Kembla LNG receipt terminal to the SCSB joint venture composed of international companies Spiecapag and Soletanche Bachy. Source: News

Cheniere makes FID on Sabine Pass Train 6

Cheniere Energy Partners LP has made a positive final investment decision with respect to Train 6 at the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, La. Cheniere has issued full notice to proceed with construction to Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Inc. Source: News