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Big Decline in Global Oil Production Capacity Surplus Cited

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(P&GJ) — Preliminary estimates from EIA’s Global Surplus Crude Oil Production Capacity shows, as of May 2022, surplus capacity in non-OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) countries decreased by 80% compared with 2021.

CPC Terminal Repairs to Delay Russian, Kazakh Crude Exports

Russian and Kazakh oil exports via the Caspian Pipeline Consortium's (CPC) Black Sea terminal face at least one month's disruption each once repairs begin on two of its three single mooring points, CPC confirmed on Tuesday.

Australia's Santos Moves Forward with $2.6 Billion Alaska Oil Project

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Wednesday it will move ahead with developing a $2.6 billion Alaskan oil project in a surprise decision that sent the energy producer's shares lower despite it posting a record first-half profit.

Two Oil Pipelines Destroyed by Explosives in Nigeria, Officers Arrest Four

Nigerian police said on Tuesday two oil pipelines that feed the Brass export terminal, one of Nigeria's export streams operated by Italian group Eni, were recently blown up by explosives.

EIA: Permian Oil Output Forecast to Hit Record High in September

Oil output in the Permian in Texas and New Mexico, the biggest U.S. shale oil basin, is due to rise 79,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) to a record 5.408 million bbl/d in September, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its productivity report on Monday.

Kazakhstan Plans to Sell Crude Oil Via Azeri Pipeline to Bypass Russia

Kazakhstan is expected to sell some of its crude oil through Azerbaijan's biggest oil pipeline from September, as the nation seeks alternatives to a route Russia threatened to shut, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Oil Falls as Druzhba Pipeline Resumes Flows, US Stocks Build

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as flows on the Russia-to-Europe Druzhba pipeline resumed and after U.S. crude stocks rose far more than anticipated.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium Says Oil Supplies Significantly Down

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Caspian Pipeline Consortium, which connects Kazakh oil fields with the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, reported last week that supplies were significantly down, without providing figures.

Oil Prices Fluctuate on Russian Pipeline Constraints, Recession Fears

Oil prices see-sawed on Tuesday, as worries that a slowing economy could cut demand vied with news that some oil exports had been suspended on the Russia-to-Europe Druzhba pipeline that transits Ukraine.

US Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was responding to an oil spill at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana.

Governor: Third Oil Storage Tank Collapses in Cuba Terminal Following Fire, Spill

A third crude tank caught fire and collapsed at Cuba's main oil terminal in Matanzas, its governor said on Monday, as an oil spill spread flames from a second tank that caught fire two days earlier in the island's biggest oil industry accident in decades.

US Emergency Crude Stockpile Falls to Lowest in 37 Years

The U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile fell by 4.6 million barrels last week to its lowest level since May 1985, according to the Department of Energy on Monday.

Magellan's Permian-Houston Crude Pipelines Volumes Drop

Volumes on Magellan's 450-mile (724-km) Longhorn crude oil pipeline from West Texas to Houston averaged about 200,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in the three months ended June 30 compared with 260,000 bbl/d in the same period last year.

US Senate Bill Could Deal Significant Blow to Biden’s Anti-Drilling Pledge

U.S. President Joe Biden's vow to end federal oil and gas drilling could be axed by a $430 billion spending bill proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats. If it passes, it would effectively guarantee continued drilling rights auctions on federal lands and waters for at least another decade.

Perspective: Rebalancing Texas’ Grid the Right Way

On the afternoon July 11, the part of the Texas electric grid managed by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) produced roughly 80,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

Keystone Pipeline Disruption Seen as Having Low Impact on Oil Deliveries

Reduced flow rates on the 590,000 barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline are having only a slight impact on oil deliveries, analysts at consultancy Wood Mackenzie said last week, following operator TC Energy's decision to declare force majeure.

Can US Port Infrastructure Handle More Crude Exports?

U.S. crude shippers are exporting huge amounts of oil to meet strong demand from Europe following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions against Moscow. In coming years U.S. oil may find even more buyers overseas, but that could test the capabilities of U.S. export infrastructure.

Czechs to Get Capacity Boost Through TAL Oil Pipeline

The Czech Republic will be able to raise daily capacity for crude oil deliveries coming via the TAL pipeline, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Thursday after the country got clearance from German authorities.

Biden Administration Issues Options for ConocoPhillips’ Alaska Oil Drilling Project

The Biden administration on Friday outlined several options for the development of ConocoPhillips' planned $6 billion Willow oil and gas project in Alaska, including a proposal to build up to five drill sites, dozens of miles of roads, seven bridges and pipelines.

Austria Orders Industry to Make Switch from Natural Gas to Oil

Austria will order industry and utilities to make plants run on alternatives to natural gas where possible, especially oil, its energy minister said on Tuesday, as the country scrambles to hoard gas in case Russia cuts it off.

Russia Seizes Control of Sakhalin-1 Oil and Gas Project

A senior Russian lawmaker said on Thursday that Moscow would take control of the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in which Exxon Mobil, Japan's SODECO and India's ONGC Videsh are partners, a week after taking over the neighboring Sakhalin-2.

Russian Court Orders Caspian Oil Pipeline to Suspend Operations

Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which takes oil from Kazakhstan to the Black Sea via one of the world's largest pipelines, has been told by a Russian court to suspend activity for 30 days, although exports were still flowing.

China Port Group Starts Pumping Crude Oil into New 230-Mile Pipeline

China's Yantai Port Group started on Monday pumping oil into a newly expanded crude oil pipeline that connects the port of Yantai to a group of independent refineries in the country's refining hub Shandong, state media reported on Tuesday.

Nigeria Takes $1 Billion Hit in Q1 Revenue Due to Crude Oil Theft

Nigeria lost $1 billion in revenue during the first quarter of this year due to crude oil theft, the petroleum regulator said on Friday, warning the practice was a threat to the economy of Africa's top producer.

US Gulf Coast Crude Oil Exports to Hit Record High This Quarter

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Exports of crude oil from the U.S. Gulf Coast could hit a record 3.3 MMbbl/d this quarter, analysts said on Monday, as Europe chases U.S. crude to offset sanctioned Russian oil.

Russia Looks to Lure Asian Buyers with Higher Quality Crude Oil

Russia has been improving the quality of its flagship Urals crude oil export, making the heavily-discounted grade even more attractive to buyers in Asia who have been snapping it up, data obtained by Reuters showed.

US Authorities Stop Oil Tanker Traveling from Russia to Verify Origin

U.S. authorities have stopped an oil tanker traveling from Russia to New Orleans to check whether it is Russian in origin, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

EIA Expects Nine New Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas, Crude Oil Fields to Start in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that new fields coming online in 2022 will account for 5% of natural gas production and 14% of crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico by the end of 2023.

Challenging Tethered ILI of a Crude Pipeline in the Caribbean

In most cases, inline inspections (ILI) follow a basic principle: what goes into the pipeline at one end must come out at the other. Sometimes, it is not that simple.

US to Sell Up to 45 Million Barrels of Oil from Historic SPR Release

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The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it was selling up to 45 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of the Biden administration's previously announced, largest-ever release from the stockpile.