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Alkylation provides option to monetize butane surplus

Aug 5, 2013

The rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in shale and tight rock formations has not only created a surge in North American natural gas and light oil production, but also has boosted NGL production.

Texas gas plant retrofits to improve ethane recovery

Aug 5, 2013

Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., Dallas, in 2012 employed basic process design provided by Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Houston, to increase ethane recovery at its 80-MMscfd gas plant near Amarillo, Tex., to more than 80% from 40%.

Targa starts up Train 4 at Cedar Bayou fractionator

Aug 1, 2013

Targa Resources LP, Houston, has started operations on the 100,000-b/d Train 4 at its Cedar Bayou fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Tex. Also, the company in mid-July broke ground on its new 200-MMcfd cryogenic Longhorn gas processing plant in Wise County in North Texas.

Midstream JV lets contract for Utica plant

Jul 24, 2013

Utica East Ohio Midstream LLC (UEO) has let a $5 million engineering and procurement support contract to ENGlobal Corp., Houston, for a cryogenic gas processing plant in Leesville in southwestern Carroll County, Ohio.

Iraqi gas plant restored to full LPG sendout capacity

Jul 22, 2013

Dana Gas PJSC and Crescent Petroleum, joint operators of the Kor Mor LPG plant in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, have completed a $15 million reconstruction and upgrade to the loading and sendout areas of the plant following a 2012 accident involving a third-party tanker operator.

Atlas Pipeline to build more gas processing in West Texas

Jul 16, 2013

Atlas Pipeline Partners LP, Pittsburgh, Pa., will build a 200-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant in West Texas to handle rapidly increasing Permian basin production.

Sasol lets Louisiana plant FEED contract

Jul 15, 2013

Sasol has let the front-end engineering and design contract for its project to produce ethylene, vehicle fuel, and other products at its Lake Charles, La., chemical complex to Fluor Corp. (OGJ Online, Dec. 3, 2012).

Granite Wash gas plant starts up

Jul 8, 2013

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP has started up its 60-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant in Wheeler County, Tex., in the Granite Wash play (OGJ Online, Mar. 7, 2013).

Keyera to provide Alberta sulfur services to Suncor

Jun 21, 2013

Keyera Corp. entered into a long-term, fee-for-service agreement to provide sulfur handling and forming services at its Strachan gas plant to Suncor Energy Inc.

XTO starts western Pennsylvania NGL recovery

Jun 19, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. unit XTO Energy Inc. has placed its natural gas liquids recovery plant in Butler County, Pa., into service. The 125-MMcfd Butler plant is XTO’s first in the Appalachia region, sits on 340 acres, and includes 40 miles of connecting pipeline.

Substitute natural gas pilot due in China

Jun 13, 2013

A Foster Wheeler AG subsidiary has signed cooperation agreements with Clariant International AG and Wison Engineering Ltd. covering construction in China of a pilot plant to demonstrate its substitute natural gas technology.

EPP, Western Gas form JV to own southeast Texas fractionators

Jun 12, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston, has formed a partnership with Western Gas Partners LP, Houston, to own NGL fractionation Trains 7 and 8, currently under construction at EPP's complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex., east of Houston (OGJ Online, Mar. 26, 2012).

Hoover starts Delaware basin midstream units

Jun 12, 2013

Hoover Energy Partners LP, Houston, and an affiliate, Pecos River Pipeline I LP, reported start-up of a compressor station, gas pipeline, and separation plant and plans to build a fractionation plant in the Delaware basin of Texas.

Williams lets contract for Texas Gulf Coast olefins, NGL pipeline

Jun 11, 2013

Williams, Tulsa, has let a contract to Wood Group Mustang for the survey, engineering, design, and program management of its Purity Pipeline projects, encompassing the conversion and construction of more than 300 miles of NGL and olefins pipelines along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Saudi Aramco building plant for Midyan gas

Jun 5, 2013

Saudi Aramco has begun construction of a gas plant in an industrial region of northern Saudi Arabia to handle production from Midyan gas-condensate field under development in the Red Sea (OGJ Online, Nov. 16, 2012).

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