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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.

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.

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