Mon Sep 16 09:09:00 CDT 2002
-- Premcor reaffirms October closure for Hartford refinery One of the largest independent petroleum refiners and marketers of unbranded transportation fuels and heating oil in the US is shutting down its 70,000 b/d Hartford, Ill., refinery in early October.
Wed Sep 18 11:09:00 CDT 2002
-- Strike ends at Statoil-operated Mongstad refinery A workers' strikewhich had been affecting vessel traffic to and from Statoil ASA's Mongstad refinery as well as reducing that plant's outputwas called off late Monday.
Thu Sep 19 15:09:00 CDT 2002
-- Dow Chemical picks Seadrift for ethylene plant Union Carbide Corp.'s olefins plant in Seadrift, Tex., is the preferred location for a new 900,000-ton ethylene cracker, said Union Carbide's parent, Dow Chemical Co.
Tue Oct 01 15:10:00 CDT 2002
-- Syntroleum may suspend Sweetwater GTL project Syntroleum Corp., Tulsa, said its Sweetwater gas-to-liquids project in western Australia might get suspended although the company is continuing to explore alternatives.
Fri Oct 11 15:10:00 CDT 2002
-- EPA's antiterrorism role The US Congress's ambivalent treatment of comprehensive energy reform legislation is an obvious industry distraction.
Wed Oct 16 10:10:00 CDT 2002
-- Nova Scotia sees large resource on deepwater slope The resource potential of the Scotian slope on a risked basis doubles the gas potential and triples the oil potential for Nova Scotia's portion of the overall Scotian basin.
Wed Oct 16 14:10:00 CDT 2002
-- US refiners concerned with potential MTBE ban US refiners' concerns over octane loss dominated the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) question-and-answer session on refining and petrochemical technology in Philadelphia today.
Tue Oct 22 10:10:00 CDT 2002
-- CPC to build Taiwan naphtha cracking plant Taiwan's state-run Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC) has confirmed that it is reviving a plan to build Taiwan's eighth naphtha cracking plant.