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Tuesday, 10/08/2013

(Bloomberg – October 9, 2013) Ethane’s Tumble Seen Boosting Profits at Dow to Westlake: Energy (By: Jack Kaskey)

If you want to make a chemical company boss smile these days, here’s the word to use: ethane.

Ethane isn’t a term ordinary people come across every day but after processing the natural gas liquid into ethylene it does end up in a lot of ordinary things: plastic bags and bottles and even bumpers on cars. It’s used to make chemicals found in everything from antifreeze to diapers.

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Monday, 10/07/2013

(Reuters – October 3, 2013) Canada's first oil-sands unit train to run in November (By: Nia Williams)

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Western Canada's first crude-by-rail unit train terminal is set to start transporting 50,000 barrels per day of oil sands crude to the U.S. market next month, the CEO of operating company Canexus said.

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Friday, 09/20/2013

(The Wall Street Journal – September 2013) Propane Distributors Seek to Boost Demand with Lawn Mowers (By: Tom Fowler)

Scrambling to find new ways to boost demand for propane in the U.S., distributors are touting the benefits of propane-fueled lawn mowers.

The propane industry has set its sights on that symbol of American middle-class achievement: the lawn mower.

Blame it in part on the natural-gas drilling boom, which has left distributors scrambling to find new ways to increase demand for...

Tuesday, 08/13/2013

(The American Oil & Gas Reporter – August 2013) Geographical Shifts In U.S. NGL Production Underlie New Market Realities (By: E. Russell “Rusty” Braziel) 

HOUSTON–Increasing production of high-Btu “rich” natural gas is driving natural gas liquids production toward the stratosphere. U.S. propane,...

Tuesday, 08/06/2013

(NGI’s Daily Gas Price Index – August 5, 2013) Deep Panuke's NatGas Supplies Might Find Opening in New England

Encana Corp. was given the green light on Friday to start up the long-awaited Deep Panuke natural gas project offshore Nova Scotia.

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board issued the operations authorization, which allows Encana to begin flowing gas from the reservoir to a production field center installed offshore. Ultimately, the center would transport gas to onshore markets.

The OK was authorized after the board completed an...