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Shell Reluctant to Part with California Refinery Amid Asset Sale
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) Royal Dutch Shell is in talks with several potential buyers for its refinery outside of San Francisco, but the Anglo-Dutch oil giant is reluctant to part with its last asset in California, three people familiar with the process say.

OPEC Cuts Pad Wallets of North American Heavy Oil Producers
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) "The cut will reduce the availability of heavier imports from overseas, creating an opportunity for more domestic barrels to be soaked up," Mara Roberts, a New York-based analyst at BMI Research, said in a phone interview.

U.S. State Dept to Approve Keystone Pipeline Permit Friday -Sources
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) The move would mark the beginning of process that could be lengthy and complicated by approvals needed by state regulators and legal challenges.

Oil Slips, Inventories Curb Recovery From Four-Month Lows
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) Oil prices dipped, struggling to recover from four-month lows.

U.S. Asked to Slap Duties on Biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) The move comes after years of rising tensions between U.S. and foreign producers.

Canadian Province Saskatchewan Reviews Pipeline Rules after Husky Spill
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) The western Canadian province of Saskatchewan will review regulations and engineering standards for pipelines around bodies of water following a Husky Energy Inc oil spill last year into a major river.

Cost of U.S. Car Fuel Standards Could Be 40 Pct Lower -Report
(Thursday, March 23, 2017) If accurate, the report could present a challenge to automakers which have lobbied strongly against the implementation of the standards largely on the grounds of excessive cost.

BLOG: Ask the Careers Editor Series to Launch in April
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Rigzone launches a new initiative to answer your burning questions about employment in the oil and gas industry.

Analyst Sees Possible Crest for US Gasoline Demand Growth Wave
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) U.S. gasoline demand could fall by more than 1.7 million barrels per day by 2030, according to Wood Mackenzie analyst Andrew Shepard.

Enbridge Cutting 1,000 Jobs in US and Canada
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Following the closing of its acquisition of Spectra Energy, Enbridge is trimming its workforce by 6%.

Oil Falls on Yet Another US Crude Build
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Both the US and global benchmarks slipped over 80 cents off newsflow that US crude inventories had risen by 5 million barrels for the week ending March 17.

Police Investigating Dakota Pipeline Vandalism
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) South Dakota authorities are investigating an act of vandalism at the Dakota Access pipeline, a day after the project owner said oil could begin flowing through the pipeline soon, officials said on Tuesday.

Kinder Morgan Secures Commitments for Trans Mountain After Dip
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Kinder Morgan Inc said it had booked all of the 22,000 barrels per day of capacity it had offered to the oil industry earlier this month on its Canadian Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, following a dip in shipper commitments.

ICE to Offer First U.S. Gulf Coast LNG Futures Contract
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) U.S. gas producers, plagued by low domestic prices in recent years, are eager to sell into the international marketplace through LNG.

U.S. Crude Stockpiles at Record High As Imports Surge -EIA
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) U.S. crude oil stocks rose to a fresh record last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, as a surge in imports and rising domestic production more than offset a hike in refinery runs.

Exxon Must Confer with NY Atty Gen'l on Tillerson Emails -Judge
(Wednesday, March 22, 2017) A New York state judge on Wednesday ordered ExxonMobil Corp to work with New York's attorney general to recover lost emails from an account once used by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was the oil company's chief executive.

WWRA: What Would A Rookie Ask?
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Rigzone needs your help compiling a list of simple technical questions that a newcomer to the oil and gas industry might ask.

US Oil Hits Nov. Low As Fresh Glut Fears Overshadow OPEC Cut Talk
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Oil prices fall, with US crude dropping to its lowest since November.

US Oil Hits Nov. Low As Fresh Glut Fears Overshadow OPEC Cut Talk
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Oil prices fall, with US crude dropping to its lowest since November.

Enbridge Oil Leak in Canada Contained, Volume Unknown -Regulator
(Tuesday, March 21, 2017) Crude oil that leaked into a creek in the Canadian province of Alberta from an Enbridge Inc storage facility has been contained but there is no estimate yet of its volume, the National Energy Board regulator said on Tuesday.

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