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Total lets contracts for Antwerp refinery

Apr 3, 2014

Total SA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Total Olefins Antwerp, formerly Fina Antwerp Olefins (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2011), has let two contracts to a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for the implementation of the Refinery Off-Gas (ROG) project at its 338,000-b/d Antwerp refinery in Belgium.

UK union calls on government to save Welsh refinery

Apr 3, 2014

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has called on the UK government to support Welsh industry and ensure secure gasoline supplies by helping to save Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Suncor wraps maintenance at Colorado refinery

Apr 2, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has completed planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City refinery near Denver.

AFPM: Petrochemical industry needs skilled workers

Apr 2, 2014

The current boom in shale resource development has sparked an urgent need in the petrochemical industry for technically skilled workers to build, operate, and maintain about $100 billion of announced chemical projects, according to Peter L. Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP.

Construction continues on Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Apr 2, 2014

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has started additional construction work a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at its Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

BP Australasia to close Brisbane refinery

Apr 2, 2014

BP Australasia has announced the imminent closure of its Bulwer Island refinery at Brisbane. The 96,850-b/d facility will close by mid-2015 with the loss of more than 350 jobs, slicing another piece from Australia’s diminishing local production of petrol, diesel, and other fuels. The company is investigating the option of turning the refinery into a fuel import terminal.

Magellan Midstream to build condensate splitter

Apr 1, 2014

Pipeline operator Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Tulsa, reported it will spend $250 million to build a 50,000 b/d capacity condensate splitter and other facilities at its Corpus Christi, Tex., terminal, which serves the Eagle Ford shale.

Crestwood Midstream to expand Permian Delaware basin gathering, processing

Apr 1, 2014

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, Houston, will expand its Willow Lake project in the Permian Delaware basin, the company reported. Phase 2 includes converting a portion of its Las Animas gas-gathering system into rich-gas service and building cryogenic gas processing.

ORPIC lets contract for ethylene plant

Mar 31, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has let a contract to CB&I to provide ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for its proposed Liwa Plastics Project (LPP) at the Sohar Industrial Port Area in Oman.

US, Canadian oil, gas firms' fourth-quarter 2013 earnings slip

Mar 31, 2014

A sample of 53 US-based oil and gas producers and refiners posted a collective decrease of 2% in fourth quarter earnings and an 11% decrease in full year 2013 earnings compared with the same periods in 2012.

Watching Government: Systems and weather events

Mar 31, 2014

The question was how much the federal government could do to make US oil, gas, and electricity systems less vulnerable to weather events linked to global climate change, and more resilient during such events. The answer: Only indirectly.

White House eyes steps to curb oil, gas methane emissions

Mar 29, 2014

The White House announced additional steps to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations as part of a broader strategy. They included regulations to be proposed later this year by the US Bureau of Land Management to curb natural gas flaring on public lands.

Ethane supply secured for proposed W.Va. ethylene cracker

Mar 28, 2014

Brazil-based Odebrecht SA subsidiary Odebrecht Oil & Gas SA has let a contract to Antero Resources Inc. to become the anchor ethane supplier for the joint-venture’s proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

Ineos lets contract for Grangemouth ethane terminal

Mar 28, 2014

Ineos Europe AG, Switzerland, said it has reached the latest milestones in its $500 million survival plan to import US shale gas to its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex.

Maintenance underway at Jamnagar refinery

Mar 27, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has shut down one of three paraxylene units for planned maintenance at its 660,000-b/d Jamnagar refinery at Gujarat, India.

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