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Weld toughness study advances reeled clad pipes' deepwater potential

May 4, 2015

Sensitivity studies suggest toughness is often more critical than strength in subsea pipeline welds, especially narrow-bevel mechanized welds.

Egypt advances refinery modernization projects

Jul 27, 2015

Egypt has finalized a series of joint agreements with a subsidiary of Technip SA, Paris, to provide work on projects designed to upgrade and modernize operations at two of the country’s aging refineries.

EPA proposes voluntary methane reduction program for gas industry

Jul 24, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed a voluntary methane reduction program for the natural gas industry that would allow companies to make commitments and track their progress. Comments on the proposed program, which would build on progress EPA has achieved in its Natural Gas STAR Program in the last 20 years, will be accepted through Sept. 1.

Gazprom Neft advances Moscow refinery revamp

Jul 23, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft has gained final approval from Russian government regulators to begin construction on its long-planned combined oil refinery unit (CORU) upgrade and modernization project at the 12.15 million-tonne/year Moscow refinery (OGJ Online, May 7, 2013).

Contract let for Chinese grassroots petrochemical project

Jul 23, 2015

Ningxia Baota Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. (NBCF), a subsidiary of privatized Ningxia Baota Petrochemical Group Co. Ltd. (NBPG), has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC to provide technology licensing and equipment for a grassroots petrochemical complex to be built in Yinchuan City, Ningxia, China.

UAE easing gasoline, diesel price controls

Jul 22, 2015

The United Arab Emirates is moving prices of gasoline and diesel toward deregulation effective Aug. 1.

Joint venture plans grassroots refinery for North Dakota

Jul 21, 2015

Quantum Energy Inc., Tempe, Ariz., said it will form a joint venture with Native Son Holdings LLC (NSH), The Woodlands, Tex., to build North Dakota’s third refinery (OGJ Online, May 4, 2015).

PDVSA plans late-July restart for Amuay refinery’s FCCU

Jul 20, 2015

Repairs remain under way on the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in northwestern Venezuela’s Falcon state following an unplanned shutdown of the unit in early July.



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