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Monday, 07/24/2017

July 17, 2017 – iPolitics

The party's over, oilsands. Time to call it a day, Trudeau.

By: Ross Belot

The oilsands have become, politically, the gift that keeps on taking. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brand has been badly tarnished by his pro-pipeline stance even as evidence mounts that new pipeline capacity isn’t needed. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley...

Tuesday, 07/11/2017

July 5, 2017 – The New York Times

Oil exports, illegal for decades, now fuel a Texas port boom

Crude from West Texas shale fields is increasingly making its way abroad as a pipeline system is expanded to take it to market through Corpus Christi.

By: Clifford Krauss

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. — In a twist that would have been unthinkable only two years ago, the oil tanker that arrives in China today may be carrying crude that left the South Texas port of Corpus Christi instead of Saudi Arabia.

Chinese drivers...

Monday, 07/03/2017

June 25, 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

The Shale Revolution’s Staggering Impact in Just One Word: Plastics

Petrochemicals, once simply a cheap byproduct, are powering a U.S. manufacturing boom and export bonanza

By: Christopher M. Matthews

When new parents in Rio de Janeiro buy baby food in plastic containers, they are bringing home a little piece of the U.S. shale revolution.

That boom in drilling has expanded the output of oil and gas in the U.S. more than 57% in the past decade, lowering prices for the primary...

Wednesday, 06/28/2017

June 28, 2017 – Reuters

Oil pipeline firms' discounts rile clients, roil markets

By: Catherine Ngai

U.S. pipeline operators are selling their underused space at steep discounts to keep crude flowing - angering shippers and distorting an already opaque market for oil trading.


Wednesday, 06/28/2017

June 27, 2017 – Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI)

As Waha Basis Grows, Existing Takeaway Not Fully Tapped, Says RBN

By: Jeremiah Shelor

Natural gas takeaway from the Permian Basin's Waha Hub still has room to grow on existing pipelines, with "considerable upside" on potential exports across the border to Mexico, according to an analysis by RBN Energy LLC....