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Industry, regulators work to build US crude pipelines right

Sep 1, 2014

Surging US production has led to strong demand for the construction of crude oil pipelines. The industry and its government regulators are working hard to make certain the systems are properly designed, constructed, operated, and maintained.

AMP acquires additional midstream assets in Eagle Ford

Sep 1, 2014

American Midstream Partners LP (AMP) has opted to use, and has received approval of, its right-of-first-offer to acquire the Gonzales County, Tex., full-well-stream gathering system from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for total consideration not to exceed $110 million.

Nova nears 100% NGL feedstock conversion at Corunna ethylene plant

Sep 1, 2014

The cracker feedstock conversion project at Nova Chemicals Corp.'s Corunna, Ont., refinery and petrochemical complex, which was designed to allow the cracker to utilize up to 100% NGLs from growing North American supplies, is nearing its final completion, the company said in its latest quarterly earnings call (OGJ Online, July 7, 2014; July 1, 2013).

Rosneft advances hydrotreating complex at Syzran refinery

Aug 29, 2014

OAO Rosneft has received a reactor and cold high-pressure separator to be used in the construction of a planned diesel hydrotreating complex at its 8.5 million tonne/year Syzran refinery in Russia’s Samara region.

Damaged unit weighs on diesel output at Porvoo refinery

Aug 29, 2014

Repairs remain under way on a damaged hydrogen production unit at Neste Oil Corp.’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

PDVSA shuts refinery generator for maintenance

Aug 29, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the power generation system that supplies its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela for 30 days of major maintenance, the state-owned company said.

BP confirms fire at Whiting refinery

Aug 28, 2014

An overnight fire at BP PLC’s 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind., has resulted in only minimal interruptions to operations at the site, the company said.

Planned maintenance under way at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex

Aug 28, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has started scheduled maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at its 561,000-b/d integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Baytown, Tex.

European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Aug 27, 2014

European refining is pivotal in “a second wave of structural changes” pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes a report from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, London.

MRPL commissions FCC at Mangalore refinery

Aug 27, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit that comprises part of the long-delayed Phase 3 expansion project at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

SOCAR builds gas-cleaning plant at Baku refinery

Aug 27, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is building a dry gas-cleaning unit at its Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku in Azerbaijan.

Hungary lets contract for Danube refinery upgrade

Aug 27, 2014

Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, has let a contract to Axens for the upgrade and modernization of the mild hydrocracking unit at its 161,000-b/d Danube refinery in Szazhalombatta, Hungary.

RWE Dea starts up Egypt’s Disouq gas treatment plant

Aug 27, 2014

RWE Dea AG has started gas production from the central treatment plant (CTP) of the Disouq development project in Egypt.

MarkWest to expand processing, fractionation in Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, will expand midstream infrastructure at its Keystone complex in Butler County, Pa., the company said, to handle growing rich-gas production from the Marcellus shale and Upper Devonian formations.

Turkmen plant to yield gasoline from gas

Aug 26, 2014

Construction has begun at Ovadan-Depe near Ashgabad, Turkmenistan, on a 15,500-b/d plant that will make gasoline from natural gas.

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