More Gas Processing News

North American fractionating, splitting projects advance

Jun 1, 2015

Recent clarifications by the US Bureau of Industry regarding the export of condensate amid growing supplies of domestic oil and gas shale production have sustained expansions of fractionation and splitting capacity by US and Canadian operators.

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 naphtha as a petrochemical feedstock.

Victoria unit buys gas plant in Cameroon

May 27, 2015

Victoria Oil & Gas PLC, London, said a wholly owned subsidiary has completed the $2.578-million purchase of a natural gas processing plant at Logbaba gas field in Douala, Cameroon, from Expro Worldwide BV.

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.

ETP unit plans fourth fractionator at Mont Belvieu

May 5, 2015

Lone Star NGL LLC, a unit of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, will build a fourth NGL fractionation plant at Mont Belvieu, Tex., east of Houston, parent ETP has reported.

Merit settles NEPA charges at Michigan gas processing operations

May 4, 2015

Merit Energy Co. agreed to pay an $885,000 fine and initiate a leak detection and repair (LDAR) program at its Kalkaska, Mich., natural gas processing plant to settle federal charges that it violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced on May 1.

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 accommodate the operating conditions of the refrigeration process. If this is not the case, there may be problems in the process that can affect the plant's performance.

Enterprise, Oxy to build Delaware basin gas plant

Apr 30, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) and an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Corp., both of Houston, will develop a 150-MMcfd cryogenic natural gas processing plant to handle growing rich-gas production in the Delaware basin, EEP reported.

BLM seeks comments on QEP’s proposed gas, helium processing project

Apr 28, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on QEP Resources Inc.’s plans to build a natural gas and helium processing plant in the Dry Piney Creek area 10 miles northwest of LaBarge, Wyo. Information received will be used to help prepare an environmental assessment of the proposed project, BLM’s Pinedale field office said in an Apr. 20 notice.

Antin Infrastructure Partners buys BP’s interest in CATS

Apr 24, 2015

Antin Infrastructure Partners SAS, Paris, has agreed to acquire BP PLC’s Central Area Transmission System (CATS) business in the UK North Sea for $486 million. The deal is expected to close before yearend.

Shintech lets contracts for Louisiana ethylene plant

Apr 24, 2015

Shintech Inc., the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, through a contractor, has let a series of contracts to CB&I, Houston, to provide technology licensing as well as equipment and construction work for its newly announced grassroots ethylene production plant in Louisiana’s Iberville Parish.

Shintech advances plan for ethylene plant in Louisiana

Apr 23, 2015

Shintech Inc., the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, is moving forward with its plan to build a grassroots ethylene production plant in Louisiana’s Iberville Parish.

Thailand’s PTTGC pondering ethane cracker in Ohio

Apr 22, 2015

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich reported Apr. 22 that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s integrated petrochemical and refining company, and its project partner, Marubeni Corp. of Japan, have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio, for the possible construction of an ethane cracker.

Turkmenistan lets contracts for refinery upgrades, GTL plant

Apr 14, 2015

Turkmenistan has let contracts to a consortium led by South Korean firms Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and LG International Corp. for work related to the modernization of the country’s Turkmenbashi refinery complex, as well as construction of a grassroots gas-to-liquids plant to be built near the capital city of Ashgabat.

Polarled pipeline installation under way from Norwegian Sea

Mar 27, 2015

The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel has started Stage 1 of the Statoil ASA-operated Polarled installation project connecting Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway.

Oil & Gas Conferences

  • List View
Event Title Date Type

POWER-GEN Natural Gas

August 18, 2015
Stay Connected