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New, expanded capacities return US, Canada to global lead

Jun 2, 2014

New US gas processing and fractionation projects that were in the pipe for the 18-24 months before Jan. 1, 2014, began showing results in 2013 as Oil & Gas Journal's plant-by-plant survey of global gas processing on that date reflects nearly a 6% growth in US processing capacity.

Hess completes expansion of Tioga gas plant in North Dakota

May 21, 2014

Hess Corp. has completed the expansion of its Tioga gas plant in northwestern North Dakota.

More cryo capacity to handle Permian production

May 21, 2014

Lucid Energy Group LLC, Dallas, will install a 200-MMcfd cryogenic gas plant about 10 miles southeast of Big Lake in Reagan County, Tex., a site the company says is in the “heart of the Permian’s Midland basin.”

Partners enter next phase for North Reggane gas project

May 19, 2014

Partners in the $3 billion North Reggane natural gas project in west-central Algeria have let a $976 million contract with Petrofac International (UAE) LLC.

Pembina advances third fractionator project at Redwater complex

May 13, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has reached binding commercial agreements to proceed with constructing a 55,000 b/d propane-plus fractionator (RFS III) at its Redwater fractionation and storage complex, along with a high-vapor pressure (HVP) pipeline lateral that will extend the gathering potential of its Brazeau pipeline in the Willesden Green area of south-central Alberta.

Turkmenistan lets contract for petrochemical complex

May 12, 2014

State-owned TurkmenGaz has let an $800 million contract to a consortium of engineering firms led by Toyo Engineering Corp. for the construction of a gas chemical complex in the Turkmenbashi district of Balkan Province in western Turkmenistan.

EIA: High value of liquids boosts wet gas production

May 8, 2014

Spurred by relatively high values of natural gas liquids (NGL), company interests have shifted from dry gas production to wet gas production, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s monthly gas liquids report.

Saudi Aramco lets additional contracts for Jazan IGCC plant

May 8, 2014

Saudi Aramco has let two engineering and construction contract packages to Italy’s Saipem SPA, a unit of Eni SPA, for work related to the Jazan IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle) power plant project to be located adjacent to the 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia.

OTC: ExxonMobil adopts global approach to subsea processing technology

May 7, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. is approaching its research, development, and qualification of subsea processing technologies from a more global rather than project-specific perspective to help reduce costs and streamline schedules for future subsea projects, the company told a technical session on May 7 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

More processing, pipelines on tap for US shale plays

May 7, 2014

Shale development in the US continues to spawn support infrastructure.

Optimization guides similar gas plants to different strategies

May 5, 2014

Operating natural gas processing plants under fluctuating commodity pricing, inlet conditions, and equipment performance capabilities is difficult. Under such conditions, processors typically operate their plants in either full ethane recovery or full ethane rejection.

LyondellBasell ethylene expansion projects advance

May 2, 2014

LyondellBasell has secured a key permit required to proceed with its $1.3 billion ethylene expansion program at its plants in Channelview, La Porte, and Corpus Christi, Tex., all of which are benefitting from rising North American shale gas production.

Sasol lets contract for ethane storage in Louisiana

May 1, 2014

Sasol Ltd.-owned Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC has let a contract to Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BPP) subsidiary Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream LLC (BLM) to provide long-term ethane and ethylene storage and transportation services to support Sasol’s proposed integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex near Westlake, La.

EPA approves GHG permit for new Texas fractionator

Apr 24, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners LP, Dallas.

Williams’ Opal gas processing plant shut down after explosion

Apr 24, 2014

Williams Partners LP and Williams reported an explosion and fire at about 2 p.m. MST yesterday affecting the TXP-3 cryogenic processing train at their natural gas processing plant in Lincoln County, Wyo., near the town of Opal. There were no reported injuries or damage to property outside the plant. TXP-3 is one of five cryogenic trains at the plant.

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