June 2017


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Freeport LNG advances plans for fourth liquefaction train

Freeport LNG Development LP (FLNG) and its wholly owned subsidiary FLNG Liquefaction 4 LLC have filed a formal application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
for authorization to site, construct, and operate a fourth liquefaction
train …




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Takreer lets contract for Ruwais refinery repairs

Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Co. (Takreer), the refining arm of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.,
has let a contract to GS Engineering & Construction Corp. (GSEC),
Seoul, to repair damages caused by an early January fire at the
417,000-b/d West …


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AWE gets option to return to offshore Perth basin

Key Petroleum Ltd., Perth, and AWE Ltd., Sydney, have agreed binding
terms for Key’s acquisition of AWE’s 100% interest in production licence
L7 (R1) in the onshore North Perth basin, which contains Mount Horner
oil field.



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Enterprise to double Orla gas plant capacities

Enterprise Products Partners LP
(EPP), Houston, has approved a project to expand originally planned
capacities of its 300-MMcfd Orla I cryogenic natural gas processing
plant currently under construction near Orla, Tex., in Reeves County.


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Trans Mountain twin faces BC resistance

A pipeline expansion able to relieve a looming production bottleneck in the Alberta oil sands faces new opposition after a change of government in British Columbia.


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Abbas’ siege on Gaza: The goals and the financial benefits

Since Hamas’ victory in the parliamentary elections on 25 January 2006, the president of the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas, has been collaborating with the forces of the occupation to place Gaza under siege for approximately ten years now. These endeavours – directly or indirectly – have been aiming to suffocate Palestinian resistance and any potential to establish a viable and independent Palestinian state. Abbas’ latest measures, which include cutting the salaries of the families of martyrs and the wounded, as well as all employees, including those in Ramallah whose personal allowances have been decreased from 50 per cent to 30 per cent, point to the intention of declaring Gaza a rebel territory. The goal is to incite Arab regimes into taking […]