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Processing 2000 P11

  • 08/04/2000 -- Market watch, Aug. 4
    International oil markets continued to rebound Thursday, with traders haunted by fears of more shortages of home heating oil this winter.
  • 08/04/2000 -- BASF-Petronas acrylics complex on stream
    BASF Petronas Chemicals Sdn. Bhd.�a 60-40 joint venture of Germany's BASF AG and Malaysian state oil company Petronas�announced Wednesday that its acrylic monomers complex in Kuantan, Malaysia, is fully operational.
  • 08/04/2000 -- Abu Dhabi awards TotalfinaElf power project
    The Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority named TotalFinaElf SA winner of an international tender for the acquisition and extension of the $1.5 billion Taweelah A1 power station, the second such project in Abu Dhabi's utility privatization program. The project will increase the plant's electrical generation capacity to 1,350 Mw from 225 Mw and water desalination capacity to about 380,00 cu m/day from about 130,00 cu m/day, making it one of the world's largest cogeneration plants.
  • 08/04/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, Aug. 4
    Pembina Pipeline � Husky Oil � Pars Energy � ANR Pipeline � Ci Technologies � Hvide Marine � Gold Star Maritime � Tesoro Maritime
  • 08/04/2000 -- Processing news briefs, Aug. 4
    Takreer � Methanex � Pacific Northern Gas � Syntroleum ... Ultramar Diamond Shamrock ... Tosco
  • 08/07/2000 -- Georgia seeks upper hand on Baku-Ceyhan pipeline project
    After months of delay on the planned Baku-Ceyhan pipeline for Caspian Sea oil exports, the focus has fallen on Georgia's demands. Progress on the Baku-Ceyhan oil line between Azerbaijan and Turkey has been stalled for 3 months due to Georgia's conditions for the route, which crosses its territory.
  • 08/07/2000 -- Finance/Companies news briefs, Aug. 7
    Repsol-YPF � Grupo Ipiranga � Pak-Arab Refinery Co. � Total Raffinage Distribution � Total-Parco (Pakistan)
  • 08/08/2000 -- California PUC derides deregulated electricity market
    In a report to California Gov. Gray Davis, California PUC President Loretta Lynch heavily criticizes the operations of the California Independent System Operator and the functioning of the new deregulated electricity market. The report suggests that state agencies should have more say in how the market functions. The PUC is concerned about the huge electric bills received by San Diegans and the recent rolling blackouts suffered in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • 08/08/2000 -- Explosion at Indonesia refinery worsens fuel shortage
    An explosion at Indonesia's 240,000 b/d Balikpapan refinery has halted production at the refinery, further tightening fuel supplies in the country. The blast occurred early Monday morning, and the subsequent fire was extinguished after about an hour, reports OPEC News Agency. Repairs and an investigation are under way.
  • 08/08/2000 -- BP awards environmental contract for Indiana refinery
    BP signed a letter of intent with Marsulex Inc., Toronto, under which Marsulex would provide long-term environmental compliance services to BP's refinery in Whiting, Ind. Marsulex will design and build a new facility at the refinery to reduce site emissions and remove spent acid from the refinery's 34,200 b/d sulfuric acid alkylation unit. The acid will be regenerated at Marsulex's regeneration plant in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 08/09/2000 -- Market watch, Aug. 9
    International energy futures prices surged in early trading today, likely heading above $30/bbl again, following a 2.14 million bbl drop in US crude stocks last week despite production increases by Saudi Arabia.
  • 08/10/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, August 10
    CMS Energy Corp. ... Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency ... Northern Alternative Energy Inc. .... Tosco Refining LP ... Enron North America ... El Paso Energy Corp. ... Safeway Inc. ... Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ... Trinity Industries Inc. ... New York State Department of Public Service ... Capstone Turbine Corp.
  • 08/11/2000 -- Indonesian police: No sabotage behind refinery explosion
    Police in Indonesia have determined that the crippling refinery explosion at Balikpapan earlier this week was not the result of sabotage (OGJ Online, Aug. 8, 2000). Pertamina official F.F. Welan said the explosion occurred because one of the refinery's pipes had developed a leak.
  • 08/11/2000 -- ISO New England to hand Justice Department documents
    In response to a US Department of Justice civil investigation, the New England Independent System Operator reported it will hand over documents about its installed capability market that are considered confidential under New England Power Pool rules.
  • 08/14/2000 -- Hub Oil charged in connection with 1999 refinery explosion
    Hub Oil Co. Ltd., Calgary, has been charged in connection with an explosion at its Calgary used oil recycling plant a year ago that killed two workers. The company could face fines up to $150,000 (Can.) for the charges, which allege it failed to maintain equipment.
  • 08/15/2000 -- Peru's new privatization board appears progressive
    Peru President Alberto Fujimori has appointed a new board of directors to Copri, the government�s privatization commission, and the appointments appear likely to advance privatization efforts in the country's energy industry. Presiding over the board will be Federico Salas, head of the cabinet of ministers.
  • 08/15/2000 -- Pacific Northern Gas responds to Methanex proposal
    Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (PNG), Vancouver, BC, on Friday offered to reduce the transportation toll charged to Vancouver-based Methanex Corp. on natural gas feed to Methanex's its Kitimat methanol plant on the coast of British Columbia.
  • 08/16/2000 -- Catalytic cracking unit back on line at damaged Kuwaiti plant
    The 31,000 b/d fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at the Al Ahmadi oil refinery in Kuwait run by the Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) is back on line, the country's official news agency has reported.
  • 08/17/2000 -- Petro Star to develop biological sulfur removal process
    The US Energy Department said Wednesday it will give Petro Star Inc., Anchorage, Alas., a contract to develop and test a biological approach to removing sulfur from diesel.
  • 08/17/2000 -- Expert forecasts need for 146,000 Mw in capacity
    If recent forecasts for huge upticks in internet and computer usage are correct, the electricity grid in the US could be headed for a disaster. One analyst is estimating the US needs to add about 146,000 Mw of new capacity to restore capacity margins to 15%.

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