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Chi-Tak Yee has been appointed chief operating officer of MEG Energy Corp., Calgary. Yee joined MEG Energy in 2004 and most recently has been senior vice-president, operations, resource and technology development.

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed changes in its 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry that it said would streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and decrease unnecessary burdens for producers. The targeted improvements package is expected to save as much as $484 million in regulatory costs from 2019 through 2025, or $75 million/year.

US chemical and plastics industry investments linked to plentiful and affordable supplies of natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations has surpassed $200 billion, the American Chemistry Council said. “This is an exciting milestone for American chemistry and further evidence that shale gas is a powerful engine of manufacturing growth,” said ACC Pres. Cal Dooley on Sept. 11.

A Nov. 12, 2016, fire on a Gulf of Mexico offshore platform, which injured three Wood Group contract employees, broke out when a flammable gas mixture that was released through the thief hatch on the dry oil tank, migrated into the left fire tube, where it contacted either the left fire tube flame or the left burner pilot flame, a US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement investigation concluded.

Light, sweet crude oil and Brent crude oil prices jumped by more than $1.60/bbl on Sept. 11 while market participants monitored tropical weather systems headed toward the US East Coast and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Isaac could aim at Texas later this week although that system appeared to be fading as of early Sept. 12, forecasters said.

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