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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.

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.

Lukoil starts production tests for Kandym early gas project in Uzbekistan

May 15, 2015

Russian’s OAO Lukoil has started production tests of two gas treatment plants at the Northern Shady site and Kuvachi-Alat field in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara region as part of the Kandym early gas project (KEGP), which is being implemented together with state holding company Uzbekneftegaz.

Dangote lets contract for Nigerian integrated refining complex

May 13, 2015

Dangote Oil Refining Co. (DORC), a division of Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL), has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., for its grassroots integrated refinery and petrochemical plant to be built in southwestern Nigeria’s Lekki Free Trade Zone, near the capital of Lagos.

Investigation launched into fire at Greek refinery

May 12, 2015

An investigation is under way into the cause of an early May fire at Hellenic Petroleum SA’s 148,000-b/d refinery in Aspropyrgos, Greece, that left several workers injured.



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