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INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

Jun 11, 1990 CANADA'S first integrated ethanol plant/cattle feedlot expansion will be built at a cost of $12 million (Canadian) at Lanigan, Sask., by a combine of Pound-Maker Feeders Ltd., Mohawk Oil Canada Ltd., and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. The plant will produce about 10 million I./year of ethanol and double the size of Pound-Maker's feedlot at Lanigan.

FUELCO SCHEDULED TO TURN OUT PRODUCTS FROM LANDFILL GASES

Jun 11, 1990 Fuel Resources Development Co. (Fuelco), Pueblo, Colo., has broken ground for a plant it believes to be industry's first operation to convert landfill gases to diesel fuel and other products. Fuelco, the oil and gas exploration unit of Public Service Co. of Colorado, plans to invest as much as $16 million on the synthetic hydrocarbon technology (Synhytech) project it is building on a Pueblo landfill site.

OGJ NEWSLETTER

Jun 11, 1990 Will the Saudis continue to show patience to avoid a further oil price slide amid quotabreaking by fellow OPEC members? Market nervousness about continuing crude oil oversupply sent prices into a new downturn last week. The slide, sparked by API reports of another rise in U.S. stock levels, was accelerated by IEA's estimate that OPEC production fell only 400,000 b/d in May. Brent for July delivery reacted by plunging to $15.65/bbl at June 6 closing from $16.80 before the reports. Nymex WTI

DOE'S NEW ACTIVIST ROLE TURNS SPOTLIGHT ON U.S. OIL AND GAS SUPPLY, USE

Jun 11, 1990 Patrick Crow Washington Editor A little more than a year ago, Deputy Energy Sec. W. Henson Moore predicted before a group of oilmen the Bush administration's Department of Energy was about to undergo a big change. "You're going to see an activist department you've never seen before," Moore told executives serving on the National Petroleum Council, the energy secretary's advisory group. Since then, that transformation has begun under Energy Sec. James D. Watkins. Under key points

SOVIET VENTURE MAY INCLUDE TENGIZ

Jun 11, 1990 More action on upstream joint ventures with the Soviet Union is surfacing. Among the latest developments: A protocol of intentions could add giant Tengiz oil field to a proposed Chevron Corp.-Soviet joint venture in exploration, production, and development in the Northeast Caspian Sea region. Tengiz is the largest oil field discovered in the world in the last 10 years, said Leonid 1. Filimonov, Soviet oil and gas minister.

SHELL'S RESID FCC TECHNOLOGY REFLECTS EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT

Jun 11, 1990 Mart J.P.C. Nieskens, Frank H.H. Khouw Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij B.V. The Hague Martin J.H. Borley Shell U.K. Ltd. Ellesmere Port, U.K. Karl-Heinz W. Roebschiaeger Koninklijke/Shell-Laboratorium Amsterdam Commercial operating experience has been gained on conversion of long residues by fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) in a long-residue catalytic cracking unit at Shell U.K. Ltd.'s Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port, U.K. The unit design is the result of many evolutionary

TANKER SPILLS, SAFETY AGAIN CHIEF INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL WORRIES

Jun 18, 1990 Tanker oil spills and marine transportation safety have again shot to the forefront of petroleum industry environmental concerns. Industry and U.S. Coast Guard personnel last week remained mobilized for a potential major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 57 miles off Galveston, Tex., should the fire-ravaged, crippled Mega Borg tanker sink with its cargo of almost 1 million bbl of Angolan crude oil. The Norwegian tanker on June 8 was hit by an explosion and fire that claimed the lives of two

OGJ NEWSLETTER

Jun 18, 1990 OPEC is struggling to shore up its crumbling price and production deal in the face of sliding oil prices. Intensive lobbying produced public assurances from U.A.E. and Kuwait that despite high crude output in May they would make production cuts agreed in Geneva. Trying to steady market nerves, Saudi Arabia said it had no intention of hiking flow beyond its new quota of 5.38 million b/d in retaliation for blatant cheating by other members.

U.S. BRIEFS

Jun 18, 1990 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS CO. plans to buy 227 MMcfd of spot gas in June at $1.42/MMBTU, the same price it paid through May 21, when it took 551 MMcfd of spot gas. A WILLIAMS PIPE LINE CO. line spilled more than 75,000 gal of diesel fuel into the Minnesota River from a leak at the Eden Prairie, Minn., river crossing just south of Minneapolis. Fuel spread about 8 miles downstream, and boat traffic was halted while it was contained. Williams officials blamed failure of a check valve and connected

DOUBLE HULLS, OFFICER TRAINING KEY TANKER SAFETY ISSUES

Jun 18, 1990 About half the tanker oil spills in 1988-89 could have been prevented or minimized if the vessels had been double hulled, contends Tanker Advisory Center Inc. (TAC), New York. The other 50% of spilled oil resulted from the sinking of loaded tankers after an explosion, fire, or in bad weather. There is insufficient information to know whether double hulls would have prevented the sinkings, TAC said. Arthur McKenzie, TAC director, made the comments at the Institute of Marine Engineers London

SEVERAL U.S. GAS PIPELINE PROJECTS ADVANCE

Jun 18, 1990 A number of gas pipeline projects are on the move in the U.S. Valero Energy Corp., San Antonio, disclosed plans for a 105 mile extension of its partnership's North Texas line, to cost about $58 million. Saginaw Bay Pipeline Co., a unit of MCN Corp., Detroit, broke ground at Kalkaska, Mich., for a 126 mile line to carry Cambro-Ordovician Prairie du Chien production. Oklahoma-Arkansas Pipeline Co., which was joined by Sabine Pipe Line Co., Houston, received 535 MMcfd in precedent contracts

DEMINEX, OMV JOIN JOINT VENTURE MOVEMENT IN U.S.S.R.

Jun 18, 1990 West Germany's Deminex and Austria's OMV AG have joined the industry movement to upstream ventures in the Soviet Union. Deminex signed a heads of agreement with the Soviet Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry to cooperate in exploration in three areas. And OMV started preliminary talks with the ministry to use western technology to develop an undisclosed oil field in Siberia.

PHILLIPS DELAYS HOUSTON POLYETHYLENE OUTPUT

Jun 18, 1990 Phillips 66 Co. has delayed the schedule to resume polyethylene production at its Houston Chemical Complex. Start-up of the first 300 million lb/year of capacity is postponed to early October from an original schedule of late June or early July for the new Plant 4, using an interim control room. However, the company still intends to have 600 million lb/year of capacity on stream in fourth quarter 1990. The polyethylene unit was heavily damaged by explosions and a fire last Oct. 23.

FOREIGN FIRMS FIGURE IN INDIA REFINERY REVAMPS

Jun 18, 1990 India is pressing efforts to involve foreign companies in upgrading its refining industry. A government board chose British Petroleum plc and Caltex Petroleum Corp. to provide technical assistance to India's refineries for expansion and upgrading plans. More such involvement by foreign companies in India's downstream industries is likely in the 1990s as that country seeks to cut its imports of petroleum products. India's new government has placed greater emphasis on increased

ESP'S PLACED IN HORIZONTAL LATERAL INCREASE PRODUCTION

Jun 18, 1990 Andrew Gallup, B. L. Wilson Oil Dynamics Inc. Tulsa Robert Marshall Oryx Energy Co. Dallas By design, the electric submersible pump (ESP) is an effective method of lifting fluids from horizontal wells. But this ESP application does have unique installation and operating parameters that need to be considered. ESP's have been used for many years in directional wells. This application provides an experience base for understanding deflection limits on the unit. To avoid damaging the ESP,

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