LPG Market News

Ethane availability spurs US infrastructure build

May 29, 2015 Strong natural gas production and ethane extraction in US shale plays have created an oversupply of NGLs, but plunging crude prices at the same time have reduced their global competitiveness with n...

Falling oil prices will disrupt feed cost differentials

Mar 2, 2015 Collapsing crude oil prices in fourth-quarter 2014 resulted in major changes in US production cost differentials between ethane and all other feedstocks. Feedstock flexibility will yield large divi...

Asia-Pacific refining primed for capacity growth

Dec 1, 2014

Global crude oil refining capacity in 2014 edged lower from 2013 (OGJ, Dec. 2, 2013, p. 34), according to the latest OGJ Refinery Survey.

Pipelines expand to meet NGL growth

Nov 3, 2014 The first article in this new series on the US midstream industry trends and developments focused on historical production trends for US natural gas and crude oil, the importance of horizontal dril...

Incoming AFPM president outlines challenges ahead

Jun 8, 2015 When incoming American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Pres. Chet Thompson expresses concern that the US Environmental Protection Agency is acting too aggressively, it's not because AFPM's r...

FOURTH-QUARTER 2014 FIRST-QUARTER 2015: Oil price collapse will slow midstream's growth

Jun 1, 2015 In the second article of this new series on midstream industry trends and developments, discussion shifted from a 10-year review to an analysis of quarterly trends in US gas plant NGL production, d...

Once more into the breach...

Jun 1, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal's 2015 Worldwide Gas Processing Report, which starts on p. 58, is my 31st effort to update OGJ readers. It's also my last.

Cost opportunity seen for LNG projects in western Canada

May 11, 2015

Rising construction costs in the US and falling oil prices give LNG export projects in western Canada a window of opportunity in competition with otherwise advantaged projects to the south.

US, Canada jointly release crude-by-rail transportation rules

May 11, 2015

The US and Canada simultaneously issued new regulations governing transportation of crude oil and other hazardous materials by rail.

Optimizing refrigeration process increases LPGs, reduces costs

May 4, 2015 Using ethylene glycol (EG) for hydrate inhibition in a natural gas refrigeration plant to recover LPGs is common. It's important, however, that the EG regeneration loop be properly designed to acco...

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Global LNG: Adjusting to New Realities

Oil & Gas Journal’s March 20, 2015, webcast will look at how global LNG trade will be affected over the next 12-24 months by falling crude oil ...
Mar 20, 2015
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US Midstream at a Crossroads

Oil & Gas Journal’s Mar. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on US midstream companies at an inflection point in their development in response to more ...
Mar 6, 2015
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The Future of US Refining

Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in ...
Feb 6, 2015

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