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Market conditions encourage refiners to recover by-product gases

Oct 7, 2013

Segregating fuel-gas blending streams and extracting hydrogen, NGLs, ethylene, and propylene provide a moderate capital cost route for a refinery to improve profitability.

EPP to build US Gulf Coast LPG export terminal

Oct 2, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) says it will build a 6-6.5 million bbl/month LPG export terminal at a yet-to-be-determined site on the US Gulf Coast.

First commercial North American GTL plant planned

Sep 27, 2013

What may be the first commercial small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in North America has been announced by Pinto Energy LLC, Houston, to be built near Ashtabula, Ohio, on Lake Erie, northeast of Cleveland.

EPP to further expand Houston Ship Channel LPG-export capacity

Sep 25, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) will further expand its LPG export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel (HSC), increasing its ability to load fully refrigerated, low-ethane propane by 1.5-million bbl/month.

Shell selects Louisiana site for $12.5 billion, world-scale GTL facility

Sep 24, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, in a joint press statement with the state of Louisiana, reported the selection of Ascension Parish as a potential location for a $12.5 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. If built, the plant, to be located near Sorrento, La., would be one of the first commercial-scale plants of its kind in the US.

BHP starts up Macedon gas project in Western Australia

Sep 20, 2013

BHP Billiton reported the start up of the $1.5 billion Macedon natural gas project, which will supply 20% of Western Australia’s domestic gas for the next 20 years.

EPP starts up seventh Mont Belvieu fractionator

Sep 18, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has started operations at its seventh NGL fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Tex., east of Houston.

Study: Glut of US ethane to remain; exports to balance propane, butane

Sep 17, 2013

A new study of US NGL markets from Simmons & Co. International, Houston, sees ethane remaining in oversupply near term and export growth bringing balance to propane and butane markets.

Saskatchewan straddle plant planned to handle Bakken production

Sep 4, 2013

SaskEnergy unit Bayhurst Energy Services Corp. (Besco) will join Mistral Midstream Inc., Calgary, to build a liquids-extraction plant in southeastern Saskatchewan, just north of the North Dakota border.

Dana hails Egypt flow, seeks outstanding payments

Sep 2, 2013

Dana Gas, Sharjah, said its core operations in Egypt’s Nile Delta and its Egyptian Bahrain Gas Derivatives Co. gas processing plant in Ras Shukheir have remained stable during recent unrest in Egypt and moreover that the company has achieved record gas production of 200 MMscfd equivalent including more than 8,000 b/d of natural gas liquids.

MarkWest settles federal air pollution charges at Javelina plant

Aug 30, 2013

MarkWest Energy Partners LP agreed to invest $650,000 to reduce flaring events at its Javelina gas processing plant in Corpus Christi, Tex., as part of a settlement of charges it violated the federal Clean Air Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced.

Oneok Partners to buy Powder River basin assets

Aug 27, 2013

Oneok Partners LP reported it will invest $440 million in the natural gas liquids-rich area of Wyoming’s Powder River basin.

ConocoPhillips, NGC close on sale of Trinidad and Tobago midstream assets

Aug 16, 2013

ConocoPhillips reported it has closed a transaction with National Gas Co. of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (NGC) for the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Trinidad & Tobago Holdings LLC for $600 million.

Pembina Pipeline to build gas plant in west-central Alberta

Aug 13, 2013

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, will build and operate a 100-MMcfd shallow-cut gas plant called the Musreau II and associated NGL and gas gathering pipelines near its current Musreau plant in its western central Alberta Cutbank complex.

Kinder Morgan, MarkWest Utica EMG to develop gas plant, pipeline

Aug 9, 2013

MarkWest Utica EMG formed a joint venture with Kinder Morgan to open a 1,100-mile natural gas liquids pipeline to the Gulf Coast, expand northern Ohio rich-gas processing capacity, and add Gulf Coast fractionation capacity.

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