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Jan 19, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

EIA: Continued global oil stock build to keep pressure on oil prices

Jan 19, 2015

In its most recent monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the US Energy Information Administration reported it expects global oil inventories to continue to build in 2015, keeping downward pressure on oil prices.

BPC report examines possible options to reform RFS

Jan 19, 2015

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a report outlining 40 possible options for reforming the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in an effort to move discussion of the controversial program beyond simply preserving or scrapping it.

EPA approves Magellan's Corpus Christi splitter project

Jan 19, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit to Magellan Processing LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP, for a $400 million condensate splitter project to be located at the company's existing bulk petroleum storage terminal in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Gazprom Neft reviews progress on refinery modernization efforts

Jan 19, 2015

The second phase of JSC Gazprom Neft's program to modernize and upgrade its Russian refineries to improve processing capacities, oil conversion rates, energy efficiency, production quality, and environmental impacts remains on schedule for targeted completion by 2020, according to a recent review of the program by the company's board (OGJ Online, Dec. 2, 2013).

Versalis plans cracker restart at Venice plant

Jan 16, 2015

Versalis SPA, the wholly owned chemicals subsidiary of Eni SPA, is planning to temporarily restart the 490,000-tonne/year ethylene steam cracker at its Porto Marghera petrochemicals plant in Venice, Italy.

BORL plans capacity expansion at Bina refinery

Jan 15, 2015

Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd. (BORL), a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. and Oman Oil Company SAOC, is planning a two-phased project to expand crude oil processing capacity at its 6 million-tonne/year refinery at Bina, Madya Pradesh, India.

Braskem expands specialty polyethylene production in Brazil

Jan 15, 2015

Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has completed a project to expand production capacity of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) at its Camacari petrochemical plant in Camacari Industrial Complex, Bahia, Brazil.

Petrobras loads first naphtha shipment from Abreu e Lima refinery

Jan 15, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has started sales of petrochemical naphtha produced at its recently commissioned 115,000-b/d Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, with a first customer shipment now completed.

New plants approved for Gazprom Neft’s Moscow refinery

Jan 14, 2015

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft is moving forward with construction on the second phase of a biological wastewater treatment system at its 12.15 million tonne/year refinery in Moscow.

QP, Shell abandon plans for Al Karaana petrochemicals complex

Jan 14, 2015

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have canceled plans to proceed with development of the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, north of Qatar.

Shell mulls fate of Malaysian refinery

Jan 14, 2015

Shell Refining Co. (FOM) Bhd. (SRC), a holding of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is evaluating either the potential divestiture or closure of its 125,000-b/d Port Dickson, Malaysia, refinery.

Fire shutters operations at Russian refinery

Jan 13, 2015

Russian independent exploration and production company Urals Energy PCL, Nicosia, Cyprus, said a fire has led to suspended processing activities at subsidiary JSC Petrosakh’s 4,000-b/d refinery, located adjacent to Okruzhnoye field on the eastern coast of Sakhalin Island.

Fire suspends processing activities at Ohio refinery

Jan 12, 2015

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, temporarily has shut down operations at its 160,000-b/d Lima, Ohio, refinery following an explosion and ensuing fire that hit one of the plant’s processing units over the weekend.

Watching Government: This year's 'infrastructure' matters

Jan 12, 2015

In one of the busiest Decembers ever for oil and gas in the nation's capital, one word-infrastructure-kept popping up as a key challenge for 2015.

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