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Guide To World Crudes: Anniversary, extended life prompt Oseberg Blend assay update

Feb 3, 2014

Oseberg is one of the four largest oil and gas fields on the Norwegian Shelf. Current crude oil output averages about 144,000 b/d from the Oseberg field center (OFC), which consists of the connecting Oseberg A, B, and D platforms.

API: Oil demand up in December, 4Q 2013

Feb 3, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries in December 2013—which averaged 19.2 million b/d—and in the fourth quarter increased 5.8% and 4.6%, respectively, compared with the corresponding periods of 2012, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest monthly statistics report.

DCP Midstream adding processing in DJ, Eagle Ford basins

Feb 3, 2014

DCP Midstream LLC will add nearly 500 MMcfd of natural gas processing capacity in two liquids-rich US basins, the company reported.

Husky advances Lima refinery expansion

Feb 3, 2014

Husky Energy Co. has approved a $300 million upgrade project at its 161,500-b/d Lima, Ohio, refinery to boost the plant’s ability to process increased volumes of heavy crude from western Canada.

Eagle Ford crude prompts upgrades at Valero’s Texas refineries

Feb 3, 2014

Valero Energy Corp., the largest US independent refiner-marketer, plans to invest $730 million in upgrading two of its Texas refineries to process increased volumes of light crude sourced from the Eagle Ford shale.

Rail a key transportaion link for Bakken crude

Feb 1, 2014

As production in the Bakken tight oil play ramps up at an unprecedented pace, producers are increasingly relying on railroads to bypass overwhelmed pipelines and move crude to market.

MARCELLUS Briefs

Feb 1, 2014

Wealth of gas processing, pipeline projects planned for Marcellus-Utica region

Feb 1, 2014

The surge in gas production in the Marcellus shale and imminent follow-on supply from the Utica shale have created a need for processing capacity to extract and fractionate NGLs and pipelines to move the hydrocarbons both within the region and between the producing area and Gulf Coast.

Growing NGL production alters regional pipeline flows, spurs new gas processing capacity in Utica

Feb 1, 2014

Midstream companies like MarkWest Energy are working hard to increase gas gathering, processing, fractionation, and takeaway capacity to service the rising amount of wet gas production from growing shale plays in the Northeastern US.

Ohio regulators begin collecting production data on quarterly basis

Feb 1, 2014

Operators in Ohio must submit production data for horizontal wells to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources more frequently in 2014, thanks to a measure contained in the state's biennial budget bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich (R) last summer.

Kazakhstan lets contract for refinery modernization

Jan 31, 2014

PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP, a joint venture of state-owned KazMunaiGas (KMG)and China National Petroleum Corp., has let a services-related contract to China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp. (CPECC) for a long-delayed project to upgrade the 5.25 million tonne/year Shymkent refinery in Kazakhstan.

CSB issues report on Washington refinery blast

Jan 30, 2014

The US Chemical Safety Board has determined the cause of an April 2010 explosion and fire at Tesoro’s 120,000-b/d Anacortes, Wash., refinery could have been prevented by the US independent refiner.

Angola LNG sells first LPG cargo

Jan 30, 2014

Angola LNG has shipped its first LPG cargo from its plant in Soyo, Angola.

GTL pilot tests method aimed at cost cuts

Jan 29, 2014

Gas2, Aberdeen, has produced hydrocarbon liquids at low rates from natural gas with a technology it says can reduce costs in small gas-to-liquids plants.

Alon updates timeline for Texas refinery project

Jan 29, 2014

Alon USA has delayed scheduled maintenance activity at its 70,000-b/d Big Spring, Tex., refinery until later in the year in an effort to cut costs as well as the time it will take to complete the project.

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