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Azerbaijan lets contract for refining, petchem megacomplex

Mar 18, 2015

State-owned State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has let a contract to Fluor Corp. to provide project management contractor services for its long-planned oil and gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) to be built 60 km southwest of Baku.

SIBUR advances grassroots petrochemicals complex

Mar 9, 2015

ZapSibNeftekhim LLC, a subsidiary of Russian petrochemical manufacturer OAO SIBUR Holding, Moscow, has started construction on its long-planned integrated ethylene, polyethylene and polypropylene production complex at Tobolsk in Western Siberia's Tyumen region.

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 dividends in first-half 2015.

Shell’s Pearl GTL plant enters planned maintenance

Feb 27, 2015

Qatar Shell Ltd., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has started a scheduled maintenance turnaround on one of two identical production trains at its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City.

Oneok halting construction at three gas plants

Feb 24, 2015

Oneok Partners LP, Tulsa, has suspended construction on 500 MMcfd of gas processing capacity at three plants in the Williston basin of North Dakota, Powder River basin in Wyoming, and Anadarko basin in Oklahoma. The actions are in response to lower commodity prices, especially for natural gas and NGLs, the company reported in its Feb. 24 earnings call.

Lukoil lets contract for Uzbekistan gas processing plant

Feb 13, 2015

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has let a contract to a consortium headed by South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd., Seoul, for the construction of its long-planned Kandym gas processing plant to be built in southern Uzbekistan, about 520 km southwest of Tashkent.

New study finds wide variations in gathering systems’ methane samples

Feb 11, 2015

Samples of methane emissions from 114 natural gas gathering stations and 16 processing plants across 13 states found wide variations in amounts actually released, a recent study revealed. Researchers at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Carnegie Mellon University, and Aerodyne Research took the samples over 20 weeks starting in October 2013.

Utica briefs

Feb 10, 2015

Anadarko reports 2014 loss, remains upbeat about Wattenberg

Feb 9, 2015

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. announced a 2014 net loss of $1.75 billion, or $3.47/share diluted, including a net loss of $4.05 billion associated with the settlement of litigation involving its subsidiary, Tronox Inc., yet company executives remained upbeat about production growth.

CNOOC lets contract for Huizhou refinery expansion

Feb 3, 2015

CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has let a contract to Porvair Filtration Group Ltd. (PFG), Fareham, Hampshire, UK, to provide filtering equipment for a coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) gasification plant to be built at its 12 million-tonne/year Huizhou refinery in Guangdong Province, China.

EnLink agrees to purchase Coronado Midstream for $600 million

Feb 2, 2015

EnLink Midstream has agreed to acquire Coronado Midstream Holdings LLC, which owns natural gas gathering and processing facilities in the Permian basin, for $600 million.

Modeling determines solvent applicability in SAGD

Feb 2, 2015

Solvents are used to increase production and reduce steam-to-oil ratio in steam-assisted gravity drainage

Citing lower oil prices, Sasol delays Louisiana GTL plant investment

Jan 28, 2015

South Africa’s Sasol Ltd. says it will delay the final investment decision on a large-scale, gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Louisiana as part of the company’s plan to conserve cash in response to lower international oil prices.

ETP, Regency to merge in $18-billion deal

Jan 26, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners have agreed to merge in a unit-for-unit transaction, plus a one-time cash payment to Regency unit holders, valued at $18 billion, including the assumption of net debt and other liabilities of $6.8 billion.

Capacity expansion planned for proposed Ohio GTL plant

Jan 26, 2015

Ashtabula Energy LLC, Ashtabula, Ohio, a subsidiary of Velocys PLC, Houston, is seeking approval to build a grassroots gas-to-liquids plant that would convert natural gas into diesel near Ashtabula, on Lake Erie, northeast of Cleveland.

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