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Gazprom, KMG extend Karachaganak supply contract to 2038

Jun 18, 2015

OAO Gazprom and JSC KazMunayGas (KMG) reported a contract extension to 2038 for supply from Karachaganak gas-condensate field in Kazakhstan.

Prism Midstream to start work on Bedrock liquids-handling facility

Jun 10, 2015

Prism Midstream LLC will begin construction this month of the Bedrock liquids-handling facility in Crockett County, Tex., to handle both on-specification and off-specification NGLs and off-spec condensate.

ETP provides details on Revolution pipeline, processing project

Jun 8, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas, has released details on its Revolution project for the Marcellus and Upper Devonian areas of western Pennsylvania.

Tidewater Midstream to buy Pembina area gas plant, pipelines

Jun 3, 2015

Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., Calgary, will pay $180 million (Can.) to unspecified “private company vendors” to purchase their 63% operated working interest in an unnamed 185-MMcfd natural gas processing plant in West Pembina along with related pipelines in central Alberta.

EPP acquires Eagle Ford midstream assets

Jun 1, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, has executed agreements to purchase all of the member interests in EFS Midstream LLC from affiliates of Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Irving, Tex., and Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, for $2.15 billion. The companies announced last year their desire to divest EFS Midstream.

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, domestic demand, and LPG exports. That second article also reviewed the expansion of the NGL raw-mix pipeline grid during 2009-13.

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.

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.

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