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Fire hits PDVSA’s Curacao refinery

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Lone Star begins construction on third Mont Belvieu frac unit

Nov 6, 2014

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (70%) and Regency Energy Partners LP (30%), both of Dallas, has begun construction of a third 100,000-b/d NGL fractionation unit at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

Santos completes first gas processing hub for Gladstone LNG project

Nov 4, 2014

The first of three Santos Ltd.-operated gas processing hubs for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project has been completed in the Surat-Bowen basin fields.

PNR, Reliance seek divestment of Eagle Ford midstream business

Nov 4, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, and Reliance Holding USA Inc. are pursuing the divestment of their Eagle Ford shale (EFS) Midstream business. PNR operates the business with 50.1% interest, and Reliance holds the remaining 49.9%.

Aux Sable to expand Illinois plant’s fractionation capacity

Nov 4, 2014

Aux Sable Liquid Products LP, Calgary, will expand fractionation capacity at its Channahon, Ill., natural gas plant by 24,500 b/d, the company said. It estimated the cost of the expansion at $130 million.

DOE to host gas infrastructure, methane emissions workshop

Nov 3, 2014

The US Department of Energy will hold a natural gas infrastructure and methane emissions workshop Nov. 12-13 in Pittsburgh as part of a broader examination of gas transmission systems from the wellhead to the end-user that it announced in late July.

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 drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and the impact on US gas plant NGL production. This series of articles will continue to provide updates on regional trends in US gas plant production and demand in key NGL markets including exports.

Western Gas to acquire Delaware basin midstream operator

Oct 29, 2014

Western Gas Partners LP will acquire Nuevo Midstream LLC for $15 billion in cash, Nuevo Midstream and its private equity backer EnCap Flatrock Midstream have reported.

Williams Partners, Access Midstream Partners to merge

Oct 27, 2014

Williams Partners LP and Access Midstream Partners LP, both owned by Williams Cos., Tulsa, have agreed to merge. Williams in June purchased the remaining 50% general partner interest that it didn’t previously hold in Access Midstream, giving way to the merger proposal.

EIA: Lower US household heating expenditures expected this winter

Oct 27, 2014

Average expenditures of US household for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane are projected to decrease this winter heating season (Oct. 1-Mar. 31) compared with last winter, which was 11% colder than the previous 10-year average nationally, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest Winter Fuels Outlook.

SinoCoking starts syngas plant in China

Oct 20, 2014

SinoCoking Coal & Coke Chemical Industries Inc., Pingdingshan, China, has started up a plant in Henan Province, China, that produces synthesis gas from carbon dioxide produced from coke.

Tesoro to acquire QEP Field Services for $2.5 billion

Oct 20, 2014

Tesoro Corp. affiliate Tesoro Logistics LP has agreed to acquire QEP Resources Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary QEP Field Services LLC (QEPFS), including its 58% partnership interests in QEP Midstream Partners LP for $2.5 billion.

Woodford gathering, processing plans advance

Oct 16, 2014

Tall Oak Midstream LLC subsidiary TOMPC LLC has secured financing for building and expanding Tall Oak’s gathering and processing in the central northern Oklahoma Woodford (CNOW) shale gas play.

Anadarko boosts Wattenberg production

Oct 16, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. stepped up production in Wattenberg field in Colorado during the second quarter. The rise was attributed to the success of its horizontal drilling program and the start-up of a gas processing plant.

EOG Resources improves Eagle Ford completions

Oct 16, 2014

EOG Resources Inc. said completion design advances in the Eagle Ford shale contributed to several noteworthy well results in the second quarter.

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