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SPECIAL REPORT: Mixing RFID and oil creates competitive advantage

Jul 21, 2008 The RFID Oil & Gas Solution Group, a consortium of industry and universities based in Texas, offers research, study, and pilot deployment services to help improve automation, identify and control equipment, assets, tools, and related processes used in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.


Jul 21, 2008

FACTS: Mideast trade transformation under way

Jul 21, 2008 The Middle East will play an increasingly important role in the world oil market as it emerges as a new export force, according to a new report from a prominent energy consulting firm.

The House's oil state Democrats are making their voices heard

Jul 18, 2008 Oil state Democrats in the House say the leadership listens to their ideas despite its apparent inclination to advocate energy solutions which do not include more domestic oil and gas production.

PetroChina selects UOP for petrochemicals complex

Jul 16, 2008 PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of PetroChina Co. Ltd., has selected UOP LLC to supply technology, basic engineering services, and equipment for a new integrated refining and petrochemicals complex to be installed at its facility near Chengdu, in Sichuan Province.

FACTS: Middle East trade transformation underway

Jul 15, 2008 The Middle East will play an increasingly important role in the world oil market as it emerges as a new export force, according to a new report from a prominent energy consulting firm.

Saudi Arabia to seek Jizan refinery bids Sept. 6

Jul 15, 2008 Saudi Arabia, renewing efforts for the construction of a long delayed facility, will issue tenders in September for a new oil refinery in the southern province of Jizan, according to local media.

SPECIAL REPORT: Energy demand takes diverse paths in 2008

Jul 14, 2008 While US energy demand this year will be limited by weak economic growth and improved fuel-use efficiency, China, Latin America, and the Middle East will sustain worldwide oil demand growth despite high global prices and keep pressure on supply.

Cracked pipe caused propane fire at Valero McKee refinery, CSB says

Jul 11, 2008 Water which leaked through a valve, froze and cracked an out-of-service section of piping was the likely cause of a Feb. 16, 2007 fire at a Texas oil refinery, the US Chemical Safety Board said.

CSB reveals likely cause of Valero refinery fire

Jul 10, 2008 The Feb. 16, 2007, fire at Valero Energy Corp.' McKee Refinery in Sunray, Tex., likely was caused by water that leaked through a valve, froze, and cracked an out-of-service section of piping, reported the US Chemical Safety Board July 9.

MARKET WATCH: Crude price falls by more than $5/bbl

Jul 9, 2008 Front-month crude futures fell more than $5/bbl July 8 in the biggest 1-day loss in 4 months in the New York market as the strengthening dollar and other economic factors triggered a sell-off of commodities.

IRS issues regs to encourage refinery expansions

Jul 8, 2008 The US IRS has issued temporary regulations and a notice of proposed rulemaking to encourage expansion of existing US refineries and construction of new plants as mandated by the 2005 Energy Policy Act.

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Jul 7, 2008

US OLEFINS—FIRST-HALF 2008: High ethane demand tightens coproduct propylene supply

Jul 7, 2008 An increase in ethane cracking contributed to reduced coproduct propylene supply during first-quarter 2008.

French CGT accuses oil, petrochemical industries

Jul 2, 2008 The CGT Marseille regional chemicals trade union is making no bones about its intention of pursuing the rolling strike it has been conducting since mid-April.

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