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May 4, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Optimizing refrigeration process increases LPGs, reduces costs

May 4, 2015

Using ethylene glycol (EG) for hydrate inhibition in a natural gas refrigeration plant to recover LPGs is common. It's important, however, that the EG regeneration loop be properly designed to accommodate the operating conditions of the refrigeration process. If this is not the case, there may be problems in the process that can affect the plant's performance.

Phillips 66 1Q earnings decline 37%

May 1, 2015

Phillips 66 reported first-quarter earnings of $987 million, down from $1.6 billion during first-quarter 2014. Adjusted earnings were $834 million, a decline from $866 million during first-quarter 2014.

Survey shows increase in petrochemical construction

May 1, 2015

Oil and Gas Journal's semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows an increase in petrochemical construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update (OGJ, Nov. 3, 2014, p. 34).

Gazprom Neft begins unit revamp at Omsk refinery

Apr 30, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft has started work on the reconstruction of the catalytic cracking complex for the deep processing of fuel oil at its 21.4 million-tonne/year Omsk refinery in Western Siberia, Russia.

Enterprise, Oxy to build Delaware basin gas plant

Apr 30, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) and an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Corp., both of Houston, will develop a 150-MMcfd cryogenic natural gas processing plant to handle growing rich-gas production in the Delaware basin, EEP reported.

Chevron wraps flare system revamp at Cape Town refinery

Apr 29, 2015

Chevron South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. has completed the replacement of a flare stack at its 110,000-b/d refinery in Cape Town, South Africa.

Indian Oil commissions Paradip refinery

Apr 29, 2015

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has started the process of commissioning its long-delayed 15 million-tonne/year, full-conversion refinery at Paradip, on India’s northeastern coast.

Iraq lets contract for Basra refinery revamp

Apr 28, 2015

South Refineries Co. (SRC), a part of Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, has let a project management consultancy (PMC) contract to Technip SA, Paris, and Japanese engineering consultant UNICO International Corp., Tokyo, for the modernization and upgrading of its 140,000-b/d Basra refinery in southern Iraq.

Study finds US refining emissions fell over 2 decades, AFPM says

Apr 28, 2015

US refining emissions dropped substantially in the last 2 decades as petroleum product production increased, research commissioned by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers found.

BLM seeks comments on QEP’s proposed gas, helium processing project

Apr 28, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on QEP Resources Inc.’s plans to build a natural gas and helium processing plant in the Dry Piney Creek area 10 miles northwest of LaBarge, Wyo. Information received will be used to help prepare an environmental assessment of the proposed project, BLM’s Pinedale field office said in an Apr. 20 notice.

CNOOC lets contract for Huizhou refinery expansion

Apr 27, 2015

CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has let a contract to Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., to provide industrial gases to support the expansion of its 12 million-tonne/year Huizhou refinery in Guangdong province, China.

Trost named Dakota Prairie Refining plant manager

Apr 27, 2015

Mary Trost has been named plant manager at Dakota Prairie Refining, Dickinson, ND, a joint venture planning to start up a 20,000 b/d diesel refinery soon.

Gazprom Neft advances Omsk refinery modernization projects

Apr 27, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft has completed installation of major equipment related to the reconstruction and modernization of the primary crude oil distillation unit at its 21.4 million-tonne/year Omsk refinery in Western Siberia, Russia.

Fourth-quarter earnings hit by dropping crude oil prices

Apr 27, 2015

The plunge in crude oil prices eroded North American oil and gas companies' earnings in the last quarter of 2014.

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