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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.

Kuwait lets contract for grassroots Al-Zour refinery

Aug 27, 2015

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a fifth contract package to a joint venture of Italy’s Saipem SPA and India’s Essar Projects Ltd. for work related to construction of the proposed 615,000-b/d Al-Zour refinery complex in southern Kuwait, which is to be built as part of the company’s Clean Fuels Project.

North Sea Midstream buys gas assets from Total for $905 million

Aug 27, 2015

North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd. (NSMP) has agreed to acquire 67% operated interest in the Shetland Island regional gas export system (SIRGE), 100% interest in the Frigg UK gas pipeline (FUKA), and 100% interest in the St. Fergus gas terminal from Total SA for $905 million.

Court approves ExxonMobil’s environmental settlement with New Jersey

Aug 26, 2015

A New Jersey Superior Court judge approved a $225-million environmental settlement between the state and ExxonMobil Corp. to resolve environmental damages over several decades from refineries in Linden and Bayonne and retail outlets and other facilities across the state.

Unipetrol: Litvinov ethylene plant restart likely to take months

Aug 26, 2015

Unipetrol AS will not have a definite timeframe for restarting production at its Chempark Zaluzi petrochemical complex in Litvinov, Czech Republic, until it completes an investigation into the mid-August explosion and ensuing fire at the site’s 544,000-tonne/year (tpy) ethylene plant.

BP restarts crude unit at Whiting refinery

Aug 25, 2015

BP PLC has restarted the largest of three crude distillation units (CDUs) at its 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind., following the unit’s unplanned shutdown in early August for unscheduled repair work.

Unit remains shuttered at Shell’s Pulau Bukom complex

Aug 25, 2015

An investigation remains under way into a fire that broke out at an unidentified unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Pulau Bukom manufacturing site on Bukom Island, Singapore, which houses a 500,000-b/d refinery, 1 million-tonne/year (tpy) ethylene cracker complex (ECC), and 155,000-tpy butadiene extraction plant.

WoodMac: ‘Decade-long’ global gasoline surplus possible for refiners

Aug 24, 2015

The global oil product market could experience a surplus of gasoline supply as early as 2017, according to the latest long-term oil product market forecast from Wood Mackenzie Ltd. The research and consultancy firm explains that the surplus, combined with a deficit of middle distillate and fuel oil, would put significant pressure on refiners by the end of the decade.



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