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Turkmenistan lets contracts for refinery upgrades, GTL plant

Apr 14, 2015

Turkmenistan has let contracts to a consortium led by South Korean firms Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and LG International Corp. for work related to the modernization of the country’s Turkmenbashi refinery complex, as well as construction of a grassroots gas-to-liquids plant to be built near the capital city of Ashgabat.

In Texas, the mood about jobs is not all that's blue

Apr 13, 2015

To a loyal resident, the only time Texas looks better in the rearview mirror is when oil prices have crashed.

FWS lists northern long-eared bat as threatened species

Apr 13, 2015

The US Fish & Wildlife Service designated the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) a threatened species, but attached an interim special rule that it said eliminates unnecessary regulatory requirements for landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others in the animal's multistate range.

Oman plans petcoke storage for Sohar refinery's post-revamp production

Apr 13, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has invited global firms to bid on an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for an installation to store and handle petroleum coke (petcoke) that will be produced following completion of a multibillion dollar modernization project under way its Sohar refinery, about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

EIA: Global oil inventories continue to build

Apr 13, 2015

Global oil production continues to exceed demand, resulting in inventory builds, according to the US Energy Information Administration's most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

NTSB: Build more robust tank cars to carry crude

Apr 13, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued four urgent recommendations calling for construction of more robust tank cars to carry crude oil, ethanol, and other highly combustible liquids via rail.

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Apr 13, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Swaps may be a way around US oil export impasse, CSIS forum told

Apr 13, 2015

Crude oil swaps may be a realistic short-term alternative to outright repeal of the US crude export ban for US refiners as well as producers, a speaker suggested at a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum.

EPA agrees to issue final 2014, 2015 biofuel quotas by Nov. 30

Apr 10, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency agreed to issue final biofuel quotas for 2014 and 2015 under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard by Nov. 30 in a tentative settlement of a lawsuit filed by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute.

RIL commissions unit at Dahej petrochemical complex

Apr 10, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has commissioned a purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at its Dahej petrochemical manufacturing site near Bharuch, in India's Gujarat state.

Flint Hills advances Texas refinery expansion

Apr 10, 2015

Flint Hills Resources, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., has let a contract to KBR Inc., Houston, for work related to Project Eagle Ford (PEF), a $600 million project designed to increase processing capabilities for US light crude oil production at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Egypt lets contracts for refinery expansion project

Apr 9, 2015

Egyptian state-owned Middle East Oil Refining Co. (Midor) has let two contracts worth a total of $1.4 billion to UOP LLC, a unit of a Honeywell International, for work related to a 60% expansion in the nameplate capacity of its 100,000-b/d refinery in El Amreya Free Zone, Alexandria, Egypt.

FCC unit enters restart mode at Venezuelan refinery

Apr 9, 2015

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is the process of restarting the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit following a shutdown for preventative maintenance at its 146,000-b/d El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello in Carabobo state.

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Apr 8, 2015

Iraq, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Doosan Hydro Technology LLC (DHT), Tampa, Fla., to provide water treatment services for the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery under construction in southern Karbala province, 100 km south of Baghdad.

Gazprom Neft inks deal for stake in Vietnamese refinery

Apr 7, 2015

Russia’s JSC Gazprom Neft has entered an agreement with Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to purchase a 49% interest in the 6.5 million-tonne/year Dung Quat refinery.

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