August’s top stories: US lifts ban on Mexico crude trade, TurkmenGaz buy stake

US Department of Commerce has granted approval for limited crude oil trading with Mexico, lifting a four decade long ban, Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) in the UK will offer development rights for 27 onshore blocks, while TurkmenGaz has agreed to acquire a majority stake of 51% in gas pipeline connecting Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI). Hydrocarbons Technology wraps up the key headlines from August 2015.