Monday, November 20, 2017

Us Department Of Commerce News

S.Korea Scores Partial Win in WTO Ruling on US Steel Pipe Duties

South Korea won a partial victory on Tuesday when a World Trade Organization panel ruled on its legal challenge to U.S. anti-dumping duties on steel pipe used in the oil industry, but Seoul lost most of the arguments it had made.

US: 'Some' Companies Can Export Treated Condensate

The U.S. Department of Commerce said it gave "some" oil companies on Tuesday permission to export a lightly processed crude oil, taking the first action in several months on applications from about 20 energy companies eager to ship the fuel abroad.

US Confirms Duties on China's Refrigerant Imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed steep duties on imports of refrigerant gas from China on Wednesday, saying the goods were sold too cheaply in the United States and were produced using Chinese government subsidies.

All Distilled Latin American Oil Workers Can Export

According to the U.S. government and industry sources said on Friday, not only this light condensate oil, all distilled Latin American oil workers are not restricted as long as 40 years to implement the export ban. U.S.

Plains Positioning for Condensate Exports

Plains All American executives on Thursday stopped short of saying the company is seeking a ruling from the U.S. government on whether Plains can export a very light form of crude oil with minimal processing, but said they'll be ready to do so.

Marathon Oil Exploring Ways to Export Condensate

U.S. oil and gas company Marathon Oil Corp is pursuing all ways to export the condensate it produces in places including the Eagle Ford in South Texas, Chief Executive Lee Tillman said on Tuesday. "We are…

Enterprise to Expand Houston Ethane Export Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners LP said it was looking at expanding the ethane export facility it is building on the Houston Ship Channel after winning another transport contract. With the additional contract to provide ethane storage…

US Maritime Technology Export Initiative: Application Open

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) has partnered with the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to organize and partially fund an initiative to increase exports from small maritime…

US Steel Producers Win Anti-dumping Case

The United States has approved anti-dumping duties against South Korea and other producers of steel pipes for the energy sector, a victory for domestic producers hoping to benefit from a boom in the U.S. shale oil and gas industry. U.S.

Lukoil Shipped Canadian Crude from Houston

Russian oil major Lukoil has emerged as one of the first companies to buy Canadian crude re-exported from a U.S. port, shipping one cargo last month to its refinery in Augusta, Italy, data showed on Tuesday.

Ship Reportedly Booked for First US Condensate Export

The first condensate cargo for export is due to load in Texas at the end of this week, headed via the Panama Canal to Asia, shipping sources said. Westport Petroleum Inc., the Franklin, Tennessee-based shipping arm of Japanese trader Mitsui & Co.…

Phillips 66 Now Exporting US Oil to Canada

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Phillips 66 joined a long list of companies exporting U.S. oil to Canada after it secured a license to do so last year, the company said late on Thursday. The Houston-based company does not own a refinery in Canada…

US Approved 52 Oil Re-export Licenses in Last 6 Months

The U.S. Department of Commerce approved 52 crude oil re-export licenses in the last six months to destinations other than Canada, the department said on Tuesday. The permits, which were approved between October 2013 and March…

BP Exported Super-Light Texas Crude

BP Plc exported nearly 670,000 barrels of minimally processed super-light crude oil from the Houston Ship Channel more than a week ago, according to ClipperData, an industry firm that tracks crude movements.

Canadian Crude Oil Goes Eastbound or Down: Analysis

US Crude Oil Imports from Canada v. Total Imports: Image EIA

Although the term ‘energy independence’ has significantly receded from US policy vernacular since the advent of shale oil and gas, recent geopolitical developments in Iraq and the Ukraine lend support to arguments made by Keystone XL proponents…

US Lawmakers Give Preview of Oil Export Fight

U.S. lawmakers gave a preview on Thursday of a looming fight next year on lifting the ban on crude exports with supporters saying it would sustain the drilling boom and others questioning its impacts on industry and fuel prices.

Repsol to Test Canadian Blend Crude at its Spain Refineries

Repsol will test the first batches of Canadian crude at its Spanish refineries later this month as the oil major takes advantage of a provision that allows Canadian crude to be re-exported through U.S. ports, said a source with knowledge of the deal.

US Marine Sanctuary Oil Drilling Report Sent to Trump, Not Public

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U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross sent a report to the White House on Wednesday containing recommendations on whether to change the boundaries of 11 marine sanctuaries to allow more oil and gas drilling, but the report was not made public.

US Finds Unfair Subsidies of Solar Imports from China

The U.S. Commerce Department found there are unfair government subsidies of solar imports from China in a preliminary ruling on Tuesday and suggested duties of up to 35.21 percent on the products. The U.S.

Anti-dumping Duties on Solar Imports from China, Taiwan

The United States set new import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan after finding that the solar panels and cells were being sold too cheaply on the U.S. market, the Commerce Department said on Friday.