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Processing 2012 P8

  • 08/14/2012 -- Methanex okays Chile-US methanol plant move
    Methanex Corp., Vancouver, has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services in its move of a methanol plant from Chile to Louisiana (OGJ Online, Feb. 7, 2012).
  • 08/14/2012 -- Dragon sees multiplatform Caspian oil, gas development
    Dragon Oil PLC said it has built production to 70,017 b/d of oil on Aug. 11, 2012, from the Cheleken contract area in the eastern Caspian Sea offshore Turkmenistan.
  • 08/08/2012 -- DCP Midstream to double capacity in Denver-Julesburg basin
    DCP Midstream LLC, Denver, will double its processing capacity in the Denver-Julesburg basin by yearend 2014, the company reported.
  • 08/07/2012 -- Excelerate Energy contracts for eight more FSRU
    Excelerate Energy, Houston, has signed a shipbuilding agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for delivery of as many as eight floating storage and regasification units. The eight new vessels are to be delivered 2015-17.
  • 08/07/2012 -- Fire hits crude unit at Richmond refinery
    Fire broke out in a crude unit at Chevron Corp.’s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery on Aug. 6 and was contained within about 3 hr.
  • 08/06/2012 -- ESAI: Shale development to boost US ethylene exports
    A natural gas liquids boom stemming from development of US shale plays will spur investments in export-related petrochemical plans targeting Latin American market, Energy Security Analysis Inc. (ESAI) said in a recent report.
  • 08/02/2012 -- Expanded CNPC Hohhot refinery due tests
    CNPC Hohhot Petrochemical Co. is ready to begin trial operations of an expansion and upgrade of its refinery and petrochemical complex at Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, reports parent China National Petroleum Corp.
  • 08/01/2012 -- Valero mulls separation of retail business
    Valero Energy Corp. is considering a separation of its retail business from refining and other operations, according to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Klesse.
  • 07/31/2012 -- TNK-BP pacts with SIBUR involve project blocked by BP
    Strengthening of a partnership between TNK-BP and a major Russian petrochemical group involves a project contested by breakaway partner BP PLC.
  • 07/31/2012 -- MSC: Drought effects pose problems for US refiners
    US refiners’ ability to meet federal requirements for renewable fuels will be strained for the rest of 2012. But that’s nothing compared with what they face in 2013, according to a recently updated analysis of grains and ethanol by Dallas consulting firm Muse Stancil & Co.
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