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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...

Clean Power Plan ignores gas's potential role, industry groups say

Aug 10, 2015 The Obama administration's final rule to curb US power plants' greenhouse gas emissions did not acknowledge natural gas's potential contributions, officials from two national oil and gas associatio...

Cost retrospection

Jul 17, 2015 Warning about the cost of regulation is easier than proving it retrospectively. Individuals or industries know what they spend to function under a given regulation, but they usually can only guess ...

Precommissioning tests ongoing at Braskem's Mexican petchem project

Jul 6, 2015 Braskem Idesa SAPI, a 75-25 joint venture of Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, and Groupo Idesa SA de CV, Mexico City, through a contractor, has let a contract to Atlas Copco Rental LLC, La Porte, Tex., to su...

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.

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