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API: US petroleum demand falls in September, third quarter

Oct 27, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, averaged 18.6 million b/d last month, down 3.5% from September 2013, as stated in the latest monthly statistics from the American Petroleum Institute. For the third quarter, petroleum deliveries fell 0.9% from the same period last year.

EIA: Lower US household heating expenditures expected this winter

Oct 27, 2014

Average expenditures of US household for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane are projected to decrease this winter heating season (Oct. 1-Mar. 31) compared with last winter, which was 11% colder than the previous 10-year average nationally, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest Winter Fuels Outlook.

EPA sets energy booby traps for the US economy

Oct 27, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency is setting booby traps for the economy as the last half term of the Obama presidency lumbers into view.

California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

Oct 27, 2014

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, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region's five refineries.

More ethylene capacity planned for US Gulf Coast

Oct 23, 2014

Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, will expand ethylene capacity and make other capital improvements in a $330-million project at its Sulphur, La., plant near Lake Charles.

Petronas unit lets EPC contract for RAPID project

Oct 23, 2014

Petronas Refinery & Petrochemical Corp. unit PRPC Utilities & Facilities Sdn. Bhd. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for the Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project to a joint venture of Technip and Fluor Corp.

ExxonMobil lets EPC contract for Antwerp refinery upgrade

Oct 22, 2014

ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA has let an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group for the upgrade of a resid unit at the company's 320,000-b/d refinery in Antwerp, Belgium.

California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

Oct 21, 2014

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, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region’s five refineries.

SinoCoking starts syngas plant in China

Oct 20, 2014

SinoCoking Coal & Coke Chemical Industries Inc., Pingdingshan, China, has started up a plant in Henan Province, China, that produces synthesis gas from carbon dioxide produced from coke.

Tesoro to acquire QEP Field Services for $2.5 billion

Oct 20, 2014

Tesoro Corp. affiliate Tesoro Logistics LP has agreed to acquire QEP Resources Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary QEP Field Services LLC (QEPFS), including its 58% partnership interests in QEP Midstream Partners LP for $2.5 billion.

IEA reduces global oil demand forecast again on slower economic growth

Oct 20, 2014

The International Energy Agency's Oil Market Report (OMR) for October continues to reduce its forecast of global oil demand for 2014 by 200,000 b/d from the previous month, to 92.4 million b/d.

EIA: Crude oil prices held down by rising global supply, lower demand

Oct 20, 2014

With global demand forecasts being revised lower while supply continues to rise, North Sea Brent crude oil prices have fallen to about $91/bbl-the lowest level in more than 2 years and 21% lower than its 2014 daily peak of $115/bbl on June 19.

Cedigaz: Worldwide gas storage capacity up 5%

Oct 20, 2014

Worldwide working gas capacity totaled 399 billion cu m (bcm) on Jan. 1, representing 5% growth over the previous year, according to Cedigaz's latest Worlwide Underground Gas Storage (UGS) database.

Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

Oct 20, 2014

Environmental groups have petitioned a California superior court to stop Alon USA Energy Inc. from moving forward with a plan to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

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