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Processing 2012 P2

  • 12/03/2012 -- AAA calls for halt in introducing E15 into the marketplace
    The nation’s largest motor club urged the US Environmental Protection Agency and the fuel ethanol industry to delay introduction of gasoline with 15% ethanol into the marketplace until the public better understands its potential to damage engines and void warranties.
  • 12/03/2012 -- Sasol to start design work on Louisiana GTL, ethane cracker plants
    Sasol will proceed with front-end engineering and design for an integrated gas-to-liquids plant and ethane cracker with downstream derivatives at the company’s site near Lake Charles, La.
  • 11/21/2012 -- AFPM asks EPA to reconsider its 2013 biomass-based diesel decision
    The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its final rule increasing the biomass-based diesel minimum for 2013. EPA raised the amount to 1.28 billion gal from 1 billion gal on Sept. 14.
  • 11/16/2012 -- EPA refuses to waive renewable fuels requirements
    The US Environmental Protection Agency denied requests for waivers to the federal Renewable Fuels Standard after rejecting suggestions that not doing so would pose significant economic hardship to drought-stricken agricultural operations.
  • 11/13/2012 -- First phase of Sturgeon refinery approved
    Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership have approved construction of the first phase of the Sturgeon bitumen refinery in the Industrial Heartland area of Alberta (OGJ Online, Jan. 28, 2010).
  • 11/13/2012 -- Aramco lets contract for Jazan IGCC plant
    Saudi Aramco has let a contract to KBR for front-end engineering and design of an integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant in conjunction with a 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia (OGJ Online, Oct. 22, 2012).
  • 11/09/2012 -- More gas processing on tap for Marcellus production
    MarkWest Energy Partners, Denver, will install more processing at Mobley in Wetzel County, W.Va.
  • 11/05/2012 -- Williams Partners to buy Williams's gulf olefins business
    Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, will buy the 83% undivided interest owned by Williams Cos. Inc. in the Geismar, La., olefins production plant, the partnership has announced. It also will pay more than $2.2 billion for Williams’ refinery-grade propylene splitter and $100 million for pipelines along the Gulf Coast.
  • 11/05/2012 -- PetroChina starts up Fushun ethylene unit
    PetroChina Co. Ltd. has started up an 800,000 tonne/year ethylene unit at its Fushun Petrochemical Co. refining and petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China, reports China National Petroleum Corp., PetroChina’s parent.
  • 11/02/2012 -- MarkWest, Antero begin gathering, processing in West Virginia
    MarkWest Energy Partners and Antero Resources, both of Denver, have begun operations at the Sherwood I processing plant and on the first phase of a high-pressure gas gathering system in Harrison and Doddridge counties, W.Va.
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