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PetroChina’s biggest refinery doubles Russian pipeline oil intake

Since the new Russia-China oil supply agreement took effect at the start of the year, PetroChina’s largest refinery has almost doubled the amount of Russian pipeline crude oil that it is processing. Read more A senior industry source with direct knowledge of the volumes told Reuters, the 410,000-bpd PetroChina refinery in the northeast port city Dalian will process 260,000 bpd ...

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New Russia-China pipeline doubles Beijing’s oil import capacity

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 19:39 Edited time: 2 Jan, 2018 19:40 Russia has doubled its crude oil export capacity to China as a result of a new pipeline, cementing its position as the number one supplier of crude to its eastern neighbor. The new section of the Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline began operations Monday, China’s state-run Xinhua news ...

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Explosion at major oil pipeline in Libya – sources

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 13:34 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 13:45 An explosion has rocked a crude oil pipeline that feeds the Es Sider sea terminal in Libya, an oil source in the country said. The Mediterranean port of Es Sider, also spelled as Sidr and Sidra, features the largest oil depot in Libya. The blast occurred near Marada, ...

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Russian oil pipeline company says its computers were hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 11:59 Officials at Transneft told Reuters on Friday its computers had been used for the unauthorized mining of the cryptocurrency monero. Monero is the eleventh-largest virtual currency with a market cap of over $ 5 billion. “Incidents where the company’s hardware was used to manufacture cryptocurrency have been found. It could have a negative impact ...

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Green light for much-protested Bayou Bridge pipeline across Louisiana wetlands

Protests are planned for the weekend after the US Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit for the build the 162-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline which will carry crude oil across the wetlands of Louisiana. The US Army Corps of Engineers said it would only issue a permit for the 24-inch diameter pipeline after it had completed an Environmental Impact Assessment ...

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Ukraine gas transit to Europe plunges by quarter after pipeline blast in Austria

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 09:46 Ukraine is sending 23 percent less Russian gas this Wednesday to Europe following the fatal explosion at the Austrian gas facility on Tuesday. Read more Despite the plunge in transit, “Ukraine will timely fulfill the requests of European importing countries and is ready to increase the volume of pumping of gas to Europe after ...

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Protesters resisting Mariner East 2 pipeline in Pennsylvania feeling intimidated

A resistance camp in Pennsylvania called Camp White Pine is seeing signs of intimidation in its battle against the Mariner East 2 pipeline and fracking as a whole, as it looks to thwart two oil giants’ plans to finish the pipeline. Camp White Pine (CWP), the group claiming to defend the land from Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics, ...

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Climate activist convicted in Montana pipeline protest

An activist trying to highlight the effects of climate change has been convicted for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the US. He is the third activist to be convicted over the multi-state civil disobedience action. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing Wednesday. Higgins entered ...

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Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska regulators approved the Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, despite a oil leak last week that dumped 210,000 gallons of oil on arable farmland in South Dakota. With three votes in favor and two against, the Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) approved the pipeline route on Monday. The body was tasked with assessing whether the route was in ...

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At least 210,000-gallon oil spill causes Keystone Pipeline closure in S. Dakota

A leak in the Keystone Pipeline released at least 210,000 gallons of oil, and the pipeline has since been shut off. The leak is now covered, according to TransCanada, the sole owner of the pipeline. The leak occurred on Thursday morning in an agricultural area in Marshall County, South Dakota. The oil has not entered any waterways or water systems, ...

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