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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.

Chevron sheds stake in New Zealand refinery

May 29, 2015

Chevron New Zealand has inked a deal to sell its interest in New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC), which operates the 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the North Island’s east coast.

Victoria unit buys gas plant in Cameroon

May 27, 2015

Victoria Oil & Gas PLC, London, said a wholly owned subsidiary has completed the $2.578-million purchase of a natural gas processing plant at Logbaba gas field in Douala, Cameroon, from Expro Worldwide BV.

Lukoil commissions new plant at Bulgarian refinery

May 26, 2015

Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD, a subsidiary of Russia’s OAO Lukoil, has commissioned a heavy-residue hydrocracking complex at its 9.8 million-tonne/year refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria, along the Black Sea.

Petroperu advances Talara refinery modernization

May 21, 2015

State-owned Petroleos del Peru SA (Petroperu), through a contractor, has let a contract to Flowserve Corp., Irving, Tex., for the supply of pumping systems to be installed as part the long-planned modernization and upgrade of its 62,000-b/d Talara refinery at Piura, about 1,200 km north of Lima (OGJ Online, Dec. 19, 2013).

Marathon Petroleum settles federal Clean Air Act allegations

May 20, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Corp. agreed to pay a $2.9 million fine, retire 5.5 billion sulfur credits worth $200,000, and spend more than $2.8 million to install pollution controls on facilities in three states to resolve charges that it violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced.

EIA: Crack spreads higher due to low oil prices, rising gasoline demand

May 20, 2015

Gasoline crack spreads in the US, especially on the East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months, according to a recent report from the US Energy Information Administration.

CEPSA boosts gas turbine efficiency at Spanish refinery

May 19, 2015

Compania Espanola de Petroleos SA (CEPSA) has implemented new gas turbine technology from GE to help meet Europe’s more stringent environmental emissions standards without reducing efficiency or increasing operating costs at its 12 million-tonne/year Gibraltar-San Roque refinery near Cadiz in southern Spain.



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