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Wednesday, 01/04/2023

January 4, 2023 – Engineering News Record

First Shortlist Selected in $7B Hydrogen Hub Funding Competition

By Mary B. Powers, Debra K. Rubin

DOE said its encourage or discourage notifications to applicants were meant to caution them from spending resources to develop a full application of a concept unlikely to meet hydrogen hub program goals.

DOE divided the full program funding into four phases of competition that will result in “go/no-go” decisions, it said. The first phase includes planning and analysis to ensure the proposal is...

Thursday, 12/15/2022

December 15, 2022 – Energy Intelligence

TC Energy Restarts Eastern Keystone Segment

By Frans Koster

Canadian midstream firm TC Energy said it reopened a portion of its Keystone oil pipeline late Wednesday after a major spill shut down the entire system earlier this month. “TC Energy has communicated with its regulators and customers about today’s restart of the Keystone Pipeline section that extends from Hardisty, Alberta to Wood River/Patoka, Illinois,” the company said in a statement…

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Thursday, 12/15/2022

December 15, 2022 – Natural Gas Intelligence

Top North American Natural Gas Marketers Extend Gains in 3Q2022 as Demand, Production Jump

By Kevin Dobbs

Supplies in the Lower 48, too, are plentiful. The question is whether the United States can update and expand its infrastructure to deliver gas where it’s needed.

Prices in West Texas, for example, briefly flipped negative in late October when maintenance work in the region backed up supplies and caused a temporary glut because of takeaway constraints.

It was “an indication of just...

Wednesday, 12/14/2022

December 14, 2022 – Wall Street Journal

U.S. Oil Prices Under Pressure From Keystone Pipeline’s Largest-Ever Leak

By Benoît Morenne and Vipal Monga

A weeklong shutdown of the Keystone oil pipeline is squeezing Gulf Coast refiners, who now have to replace hundreds of thousands of barrels that are no longer flowing through the system…

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Monday, 12/12/2022

December 12, 2022 – Energy Intelligence

Keystone Still Down, No Timeline for Restart

By Frans Koster

If Keystone remains shut down for long, the roughly 600,000 b/d that was traversing the line this year would struggle to find alternative delivery systems. Enbridge’s lines are running near capacity and the rail system is congested.

The recently reversed Capline has spare capacity, however, according to analysts with RBN Energy.

“This 40-inch-diameter pipe once moved up to 1.2 [million b/d], but until recently was...