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Pipeline & Terminal Shortage Stall Energy Production Growth
Connect Texas, July 26, 2019
Export terminal and pipeline shortages slowed production growth in the West Texas Permian Basin during 2019. And despite ongoing construction linking West Texas to the U.S. coast, more problems are forecast for oil and natural gas production. 

Permian Output Getting Unwieldy for Gulf Coast Ports
Rigzone, July 30, 2019
A recent study by researchers at the University of Houston found production in the Permian Basin will be negatively impacted by the inability of most Gulf Coast ports to accommodate the VLCCs needed to export the increasing output of crude oil.

Australian Antitrust Watchdog Raises Concerns on Graincorp-ANZ Terminals Deal
Nasdaq, July 24, 2019
Citing concern that an already concentrated industry would be losing a significant competitor, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the proposed acquisition of GrainCorp's Australian bulk liquid terminals by ANZ Terminals.

Enterprise Products in Deal with Chevron to Develop Crude Oil Port
Netscape, July 30, 2019
Enterprise Products Partners LP and Chevron Corp. have signed a long-term agreement to advance Enterprise's proposed offshore crude projects along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

US Ethanol Industry Nearing Breaking Point
Hydrocarbon Processing, July 29, 2019
The ethanol industry is bowing under the strain from both the Trump Administration's trade war with China and his administration's decision to back the oil industry, leaving some plants no option but to slow down or shut down entirely.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Hosts Chemical Sector Security Summit
Homeland Preparedness News, July 25, 2019
A three-day summit hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Chemical Sector Security Council brought security experts together to discuss chemical security and to promote cooperation between public and private parties.

Singapore JPTT Secures PetroChina as Anchor Tenant
Nasdaq, July 29, 2019
Singapore Jurong Port Tank Terminals announced this week that remaining space at their Jurong Island Phase I facility had been fully leased by China's PetroChina, with the majority of the tanks being used for gasoline and blending component storage.

EU Investment Bank Aims to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects
Associated Press, July 26, 2019
To align itself with the European Union’s efforts to address climate change, the European Investment Bank is proposing to end loans for fossil fuel programs. The EIB governors will vote on the proposed planned, released Friday, in September. The plan proposes halting loans to “oil and gas production, infrastructure primarily dedicated to natural gas, power generation or heat based on fossil fuels” by the end of 2020.

Pipeline Operator EPIC to Begin US Crude Export Operations by Year-End: Executive
Reuters, July 29, 2019
EPIC Midstream Holdings LP announced this week the filling of their new 400,000 bpd pipeline running from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast. EPIC also announced construction of a second dock at its Corpus Christi terminal will be capable of loading Suezmax carriers that carry up to 1 million barrels each.

Medallion Launches Open Season for EPIC Permian Pipeline
July 22, 2019, Hart Energy
Launching a binding open season July 19, Medallion Pipeline Co. LLC is soliciting long-term commitments for capacity leased on the EPIC Crude Pipeline currently under construction in the Permian Basin.

Enterprise Expanding Oil Exports and More Along Houston Ship Channel
LMTonline, July 9, 2019
In a move toward expansion of its Houston Shipping Channel terminals, Enterprise Productions Partners said it will concentrate its efforts on its terminal south of Channelview by increasing the number of docks and expanding its liquefied petroleum gas export capacity.

Army Corps Tours Houston Ship Channel
One News Page, July 8, 2019
In an on-going effort to obtain federal authorization to widen and deepen the Houston Shipping Channel, Port of Houston Commission Chairman Ric Campo invited Lt Gen. Todd T. Semonite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to witness first-hand the challenges and constraints the waterway experiences daily.

New EPA Ruling Expands Sale of 15% Ethanol Blended Motor Gasoline
Today in Energy, July 16, 2019
In an effort to increase the availability of E15 gasoline blends (contains up to 15% ethanol) in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final ruling allowing year-round sales of E15 gasoline effective May 31, 2019.

Total to Sell French Pipeline Stake in $289M Deal
Seeking Alpha, August 5, 2019
Total has agreed to sell a 30% share of the French-built Trapil pipeline to Pisto SAS for 260M euro ($289M). Total will maintain a 5.55% stake in the Trapil network.



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