Oil and Gas Compliance Complicated by Russian Sanctions

Posted by Fariba Ahdoot

On September 12, the United States imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia prohibiting U.S. companies from exporting goods, services, or technology to Russian defense and energy companies. Last year, the U.S. exported over $400 million worth of oilfield equipment to Russia. Consequently, the new round of sanctions has greatly affected the oil and gas compliance industry, including suspending a $20 billion joint venture between Exxon and Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company. 

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Topics: Amber Road News, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Oil & Gas

U.S. Crude Oil Fuels Ongoing Export Debates

Posted by Colleen Bush

Your daily commute isn’t the only thing that oil has been fueling as of late. The U.S. oil industry is in the midst of an ongoing debate whether to lift a 1975 ban on the exportation of crude oil.

This four-decade-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports was imposed by Congress in response to the 1973 Arab embargo and a dwindling of domestic oil reserves. Since then, new technologies have enabled U.S. oil production to top 8 million barrels a day, the highest since 1988. In fact, the U.S. is now the world’s largest producer of crude oil.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Oil & Gas

US LNG Exports to Begin

Posted by Colleen Bush

The US will soon begin exporting “fracked” liquefied natural gas (LNG) abroad. Fracking, a technique used to extract oil, has put the country in a position to become a major gas exporter. The Energy Department has recently approved the first LNG export proposal and is now in the process of reviewing 20 others.

Many companies have already started preparing to export LNG. A $20 billion project to prepare an export terminal for LNG is currently underway in Louisiana. The terminal was originally designed to import natural gas, but is instead becoming an export terminal due to US gas becoming abundant and relatively cheap. Another terminal in Texas that was originally constructed to import gas has been investing in systems to liquefy gas ready for export. Once completed, the terminal is expected to export nearly 20 million tons of LNG a year.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Oil & Gas

New eBook: Meeting the Global Trade Challenges of the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Colleen Bush

With rising global energy demand, the oil and gas industry faces a wide range of logistics challenges. Energy companies also have significant risks related to compliance from both an increasing volume of regulations and the complexity of product classification.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, GTM Best Practices, Global Trade Management, Oil & Gas

US Oil Imports Predicted to Fall to Lowest Level in 25 Years

Posted by Caroline Brown

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that US oil imports will fall to their lowest level in over 25 years by 2014. By then the US is projected to only import 32% of its oil, down from 60% in 2005. This will decrease crude oil and other petroleum product imports to 6 million barrels per day, half as many barrels as in 2005.

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Topics: Import Management, Global Trade Management, Oil & Gas

Upcoming Trade Compliance Webinar - Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Caroline Brown

Join World Trade 100 and Amber Road (formerly Management Dynamics, Inc.) on Thursday December 15th at 2 PM EST for a complimentary webinar, Global Trade Compliance in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Case Study with Weatherford.

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Export Management, Export Compliance, Oil & Gas