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  • EPA finds 1.9% lower emissions in latest US GHG inventory April 19, 2018
    US greenhouse gas emissions reached 6,511.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CDE) in 2016, about 2.4% higher than in 1990 but 126.8 million tonnes CDE, or 1.9%, less than in 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Apr. 18 in its latest annual US greenhouse gas inventory. 
  • Norway’s liquids production declined in March April 19, 2018
    Norway’s preliminary production for March averaged 1.9 million b/d of oil, natural gas liquids, and condensate, marking a decrease of 46,000 b/d compared with February. Norwegian officials blamed the lower March production on technical problems on some fields.
  • BP, RIL sanction KG D6 gas development April 19, 2018
    BP PLC and Reliance Industries Ltd. have sanctioned the second of three integrated deepwater gas developments on Block KG D6 off eastern India.
  • Moitra named ONGC director (onshore) April 19, 2018
    Sanjay Kumar Moitra has been named director (onshore) of state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. of India. 
  • Frontera confirms more oil, gas for Georgia’s Block 12 April 19, 2018
    Frontera Resources Corp. has confirmed the presence of 78.8 m of combined pay interval in three target zones with the Dino-2 well, the second of a three-well campaign, at the company’s Taribani complex on the Block 12 license in Georgia.
  • Lukoil, Uzbekneftegaz start up Kandym gas processing complex April 19, 2018
    Russia’s privately held PJSC Lukoil and Uzbekistan’s National Holding Co. Uzbekneftegaz have commissioned their jointly owned Kandym gas processing complex in southwestern Uzbekistan’s province of Bukhara, about 520 km southwest of Tashkent. 
  • MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil closes above $68/bbl April 19, 2018
    US light, sweet crude oil prices for May and June jumped by nearly $2/bbl on the New York market Apr. 18 to settle above $68/bbl while Brent for June delivery gained about the same in London to settle above $73/bbl.
  • NZ’s end to offshore licensing will have only local effects April 19, 2018
    Worldwide oil supply will suffer nothing because the government of New Zealand, a minor producer, is ending offshore oil and gas licensing.
  • Grieve field starts EOR flood April 18, 2018
    Elk Petroleum Ltd. said enhanced oil recovery flooding has started at Grieve field’s carbon dioxide EOR project near Casper, Wyo. Initially water is being produced, which will be followed by oil production that is anticipated to ramp up to about 2,100 b/d by Dec. 31.
  • SPE IOR: Carbon dioxide is key option for carbon utilization April 18, 2018
    Enhanced oil recovery is the best option for putting carbon dioxide to commercial use, Charles D. McConnell, executive director of Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative, told the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Improved Oil Recovery conference in Tulsa on Apr. 16.