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US industrial gas use seen up 19% by 2020

Jul 7, 2014

New projects will boost industrial use of natural gas in the US during 2012-20 by 19%, according to the Center for Energy Economics (CEE), part of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Partners sign study for 'large-scale' GTL plant in Mozambique

Jul 3, 2014

Sasol Ltd. reported it has signed a joint prefeasibility study to assess the viability and benefits of a “large-scale” gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Mozambique. The plant’s design capacity was not disclosed.

Ergon plans processing expansions in Appalachian basin

Jul 2, 2014

Ergon Inc., Jackson, Miss., has announced plans to expand processing capabilities of its subsidiaries’ operations in the Appalachian basin to support growing condensate and NGL production from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

ICF: US needs ethane export capacity to sustain shale gas boom

Jun 30, 2014

Greater investment in infrastructure is needed to ensure that rising NGL production in the US can reach international markets. Without it, a glut will form, placing downward pressure on prices and eroding the economics of shale gas drilling.

Dow advances Oyster Creek complex expansion, upgrade

Jun 26, 2014

Dow Chemical Co. will begin construction on the previously announced ethylene production expansion and upgrade project at its Oyster Creek complex in Freeport, Tex., on June 30, the company said.

Gathering, cryo plant on tap for Oklahoma Woodford

Jun 25, 2014

Tall Oak Midstream LLC, Edmond, Okla., will build 250 miles of gas low-pressure gathering pipeline and a 75-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant in Payne County in the central northern Oklahoma Woodford play.

Nova Chemicals processing Bakken ethane at Joffre plant

Jun 23, 2014

Nova Chemicals Corp. is now processing the first barrels of ethane supplied from natural gas associated with Bakken shale oil production at its ethylene and polyethylene complex in Joffre, near Read Deer, Alta..

Oneok Mont Belvieu expansion receives GHG permit

Jun 23, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Oneok Hydrocarbon, an operating subsidiary for Oneok Partners LP, for expansion of the company’s fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Tex., east of Houston.

Enbridge to sell interest in Midcoast Operating

Jun 20, 2014

Enbridge Energy Partners LP has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to sell an additional 12.6% interest in midstream natural gas subsidiary Midcoast Operating LP to Midcoast Energy Partners LP for $350 million.

American Energy, EMG form midstream unit

Jun 18, 2014

American Energy Partners LP (AEP) and The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) have formed American Energy–Midstream LLC (AE-MidCo) to focus on areas where affiliates of both companies have active upstream operations.

Chevron Phillips Chemical starts up 1-hexene plant

Jun 13, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (CPC) reported the commissioning and start-up of what the company is calling the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant, situated in CPC’s Cedar Bayou chemical complex in Baytown, Tex.

Nova Chemicals processing Bakken ethane at Joffre plant

Jun 13, 2014

Nova Chemicals Corp. is now processing the first barrels of ethane supplied from natural gas associated with Bakken shale oil production at its ethylene and polyethylene complex in Joffre, near Read Deer, Alta.

Sasol, Ineos plan HDPE plant for Texas

Jun 9, 2014

Sasol Ltd.-owned Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC and Ineos Europe AG-subsidiary Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA have reached final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in LaPorte, Tex.

Permian basin processing pushed by agreements, plant expansion

Jun 5, 2014

Canyon Midstream Partners LLC, Houston, has signed gathering and processing agreements with ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. and Apache Corp. for midstream services on Canyon’s James Lake system in the Permian basin.

Fractionation to be added to Pennsylvania complex

Jun 5, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, and Energy & Minerals Group (EMG), Houston, will add fractionation capacity at their Hopedale complex in Harrison County, Ohio, to handle increasing NGL production from the Utica and Marcellus shales “under newly contracted commitments from numerous producers,” the companies said.

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