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QP, Shell abandon plans for Al Karaana petrochemicals complex

Jan 14, 2015

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have canceled plans to proceed with development of the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, north of Qatar.

Shell mulls fate of Malaysian refinery

Jan 14, 2015

Shell Refining Co. (FOM) Bhd. (SRC), a holding of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is evaluating either the potential divestiture or closure of its 125,000-b/d Port Dickson, Malaysia, refinery.

Fire shutters operations at Russian refinery

Jan 13, 2015

Russian independent exploration and production company Urals Energy PCL, Nicosia, Cyprus, said a fire has led to suspended processing activities at subsidiary JSC Petrosakh’s 4,000-b/d refinery, located adjacent to Okruzhnoye field on the eastern coast of Sakhalin Island.

Fire suspends processing activities at Ohio refinery

Jan 12, 2015

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, temporarily has shut down operations at its 160,000-b/d Lima, Ohio, refinery following an explosion and ensuing fire that hit one of the plant’s processing units over the weekend.

Watching Government: This year's 'infrastructure' matters

Jan 12, 2015

In one of the busiest Decembers ever for oil and gas in the nation's capital, one word-infrastructure-kept popping up as a key challenge for 2015.

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

Jan 12, 2015

California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years.

Start-up continues at Abreu e Lima refinery

Jan 12, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has initiated the start-up of furnaces in the atmospheric distillation unit at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Renewed dilbit investigation faces similar hurdles of past decade

Jan 12, 2015

A National Research Council committee opened a second investigation of potential environmental consequences from diluted bitumen (dilbit) spills from pipelines.

Condensate export status a problem with easy solution

Jan 12, 2015

Some perplexing problems have simple solutions.

OGJ Newsletter

Jan 12, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

White House: Obama won't sign bill approving Keystone XL

Jan 12, 2015

The White House signaled that US President Barack Obama will not sign a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline if one reaches his desk at presstime last week.

BIS lists six condensate export considerations

Jan 12, 2015

The US Bureau of Industry and Security listed six considerations it will use to help determine whether US-produced crude oil condensate is a petroleum product eligible for export.

China to subsidize Iranian refinery revamp

Jan 9, 2015

Iran is in the process of securing a credit line from China that would finance the rehabilitation and modernization of Iran’s 400,000-b/d Abadan refinery, the country’s oldest and largest crude oil processing complex.

Georgia invites bids for country’s first refinery

Jan 9, 2015

The government of Georgia is seeking investors to develop on a build, operate, and transfer basis what would be the country’s first refinery.

Start-up delayed for North Dakota refinery

Jan 9, 2015

Dakota Prairie Refining LLC, a joint venture of MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, ND, and its 50-50 partner Calumet Specialty Produces Partners LP, Indianapolis, has delayed commercial production of diesel fuel and other products at its 20,000-b/d diesel refinery in North Dakota until the second quarter.

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