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Oil & Gas Journal’s annual look at worldwide proved oil and natural gas reserves shows marginal increases. OGJ data for oil reserves and production increasingly include natural gas liquids. Some countries’ gas reserves changed to dry gas reserves after adding NGL reserves explicitly into oil reserves.

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule on Nov. 26 which amends its National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for refineries. The rule went into effect that day.

An American Petroleum Institute official urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to protect consumers from the ethanol blend wall—the 10% level in the national gasoline supply beyond that refiners and automakers say engines could be damaged—and to reject efforts by the corn ethanol lobby to reallocate volumes from small refinery exemptions.

Two Republican members of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee released a legislative discussion draft on Nov. 21 aimed at reforming quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard by establishing a national octane specification beginning in 2023.

The Western Australian government has reported a lifting of the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing on existing petroleum exploration and production licenses in the state following the findings of an independent scientific inquiry.


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