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Oil inventory at Cushing crude hub nears critically low levels

Stockpiles at the biggest U.S. crude depot are quickly approaching critically low levels. The last time that happened, crude cost more than $100 a barrel.

Flare combustion monitoring system for upstream flares

Chong Tao, Lei Sui, Baker Hughes

A novel flare combustion efficiency monitoring method has been developed, using parametric modeling based on existing experimental data and computational fluid dynamic calculations. This method can be deployed to upstream flare systems to achieve maintenance-free real-time monitoring.

Registration open for EWTC’s Annual Meeting

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council’s 2021 Annual Meeting is set for September 15-17 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, and registration is open now.

AADE Lafayette Chapter announces 2019-2020 board, committee members

The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) has announced its 2019-2020 board and committee members.

Concho Resources, Frontier Midstream form JV, Beta Crude Connector

Concho Resources Inc. and Frontier Midstream Solutions IV, LLC announced the formation of Beta Crude Connector, LLC (BCC), a midstream joint venture to build and provide crude oil gathering, transportation and storage services in the Northern Midland Basin.

OTC, United Against Human Trafficking continue five-year partnership

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) are proud to continue their now five-year partnership to provide awareness, education, and outreach to end human trafficking.

U.S. Senate confirms David Bernhardt as interior secretary

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued a statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior.

Apache founder and former CEO Raymand Plank dies at 96

Houston-based Apache Corporation confirmed to various wire services that its Founder and former Chairman, Raymond Plank, died Nov. 8 at his Wyoming home, at the age of 96.

McDermott, Saipem to partner for planned Rio Grande LNG project

International, Inc. has announced that it plans to partner with the Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem to bid for NextDecade's planned Rio Grande LNG project in Brownsville, Texas.

Tenaris employees, elected officials celebrate restart of Conroe plant

Tenaris employees, executives and elected officials gathered at Tenaris’s plant in Conroe, Texas, Friday, Oct.19, to celebrate its reactivation following a three-year suspension of operations.

Cheniere, Vitol sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Vitol Inc.

Henderson acquires HP Piping Solutions, improving service capabilities

Henderson has acquired HP Piping Solutions, specializing in high specification/high pressure fabrication, to further improve its service capabilities within the growing North American oil and gas market.

LAGCOE 2019 expands to New Orleans, Louisiana

LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on promoting commerce and connecting people through educational programs and a technical exposition and conference, announced that it will host LAGCOE 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Finalists announced for the 2018 World Oil Awards

World Oil and Gulf Energy Information has announced the finalists for the 2018 World Oil Awards. For 17 years, these prestigious awards have honored the upstream energy industry's leading innovators and innovations.

'Dangerous Heat’ sends California gas prices to 10-yr high

Natural gas prices in Southern California surged to the highest in almost a decade as blistering heat kept air conditioners on full blast, stoking demand for the power-plant fuel.

Cortec announces $2.5-million expansion of Port Allen facility

Cortec, a manufacturer of high-quality API chokes, valves and manifolds, and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) have announced a $2.5-million expansion of Cortec’s industrial coatings facility in Port Allen, La.

ASHCOR announces high pressure low pressure flare

ASHCOR LLC announced the public launch of its High Pressure Low Pressure (HPLP) flare system for primary use in upstream oil and gas applications.

Cheniere upsizes financing for Corpus Christi LNG to $6.4 billion

Cheniere Energy, Inc., has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, LLC, has engaged financial institutions to act as Joint Lead Arrangers to assist in the structuring and arranging of up to $6.4 billion of credit facilities.

OHH to host 15th Annual Spring Sporting Clays Tournament in Katy, Texas

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) will be holding its 15th Annual Spring Sporting Clays Tournament on April 13, 2018, at Westside Sporting Grounds, in Katy, Texas.

Commissioner Christian encourages Congress to review Jones Act

Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian (R-Texas) today encouraged Congress to review the Jones Act of 1920.