http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil EIA: Haynesville natural gas production reaches five-year high https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/eia-haynesville-natural-gas-production-reaches-five-year-high In June 2018, natural gas production in the Haynesville shale formation, located in northeastern Texas and Louisiana, averaged 6.35 Bcfd, accounting for 8.5% of the total U.S. dry natural gas production, Haynesville’s highest production level since November 2012. Rice University engineers find nanoscale solution to produced water problem https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/rice-university-engineers-find-nanoscale-solution-to-produced-water-problem Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99% of the emulsified oil that remains after other processing is done. Eastern Canadian LNG project wins buyers in shadow of Western rival https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/eastern-canadian-lng-project-wins-buyers-in-shadow-of-western-rival Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s giant liquefied natural gas project in western Canada may be grabbing the headlines, but a smaller rival in the east is busy lining up another customer from Europe. Keystone XL pipeline sent back for new environmental review https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/keystone-xl-pipeline-sent-back-for-new-environmental-review The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office. Midstates Petroleum in talks to buy some Sandridge assets https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/midstates-petroleum-in-talks-to-buy-some-sandridge-assets Midstates Petroleum Co. may soon walk away with at least some of SandRidge Energy Inc. after setting out to acquire all of it earlier this year. Oil recovers as Turkey tumult calms, U.S. supplies seen falling https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/oil-recovers-as-turkey-tumult-calms-us-supplies-seen-falling Crude rose as troubles in Turkey showed signs of abating and amid expectations of tightening inventories in the U.S. GulfSlope Energy spuds Canoe prospect, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/13/gulfslope-energy-spuds-canoe-prospect-in-the-us-gulf-of-mexico GulfSlope Energy, Inc. has announced that last week it commenced drilling of the Canoe Prospect No.1 well located in the Vermilion Area, South Addition Block 378 with the Rowan Ralph Coffman jack-up rig. Oil holds gain as Iran concerns counter bearish U.S. rigs report https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/13/oil-holds-gain-as-iran-concerns-counter-bearish-us-rigs-report Oil held gains above $67/bbl after Iran said the OPEC nation has no intention of holding talks with the U.S. anytime soon, countering signs American shale output may increase. PetroChina is said to mull suspending U.S. LNG purchases https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/13/petrochina-is-said-to-mull-suspending-us-lng-purchases PetroChina Co. may temporarily halt purchases of U.S. liquefied natural gas spot cargoes through the winter to avoid potential tariffs amid a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, according to people with knowledge of the strategy. U.S. drilling reaches high in U.S. as global disruptions mount https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/us-drilling-reaches-high-in-us-as-global-disruptions-mount U.S. oil producers expanded drilling this week, moving to fill in a gap left by supply disruptions around the globe.