Changes in longitudes: A three part series on ethane export challenges

With US ethane prices low and ethane rejection expected to continue increasing, interest in exporting liquid ethane is ramping up. But there are significant barriers to these exports, including: loading and unloading terminal infrastructure, shipping, pricing, and petrochemical demand. Housley Carr penned this three part blog series on the feasibility of overseas ethane exports.


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Best to retire as SM Energy CEO

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EIA: 5 states, GOM produce most US crude oil

Five states and the Gulf of Mexico supplied more than 80%, or 6 million barrels per day, of the crude oil (including lease condensate) produced in the United States in 2013.


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