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US firms' reported earnings dip in second quarter

Sep 15, 2014

Second-quarter profits for a group of 53 US-based producers and refiners totaled $25.45 billion, which was down 8.1% from the same period in 2013.

Christie calls for North American energy system improvements

Sep 15, 2014

Mexico, Canada, and the US will need to significantly increase investments in energy systems if they expect to achieve the full benefits of a North American energy renaissance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said during a multiday visit to Mexico.

Watching Government: Looking past Kazakhstan's oil

Sep 15, 2014

The US and Kazakhstan should move quickly to deepen relationships in levels beyond oil and gas, a panel of industry experts agreed Sept. 8 at a discussion at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Odisha to become eastern India’s energy gateway, ministry says

Sep 12, 2014

India’s state of Odisha will implement oil and gas projects within the next 5 years that amount to about 1 trillion rupees ($16.4 billion) in investments, positioning the state to become the energy gateway for eastern India, according to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Contract let for BPCL’s Kochi refinery expansion

Sep 12, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, through Air Products & Chemicals Inc., has let a contract to Technip SA to provide project management, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for a new industrial gas complex at BPCL’s Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

Keep partisan politics out of biofuel mandates, API tells White House

Sep 11, 2014

The White House should stay away from partisan politics as its Office of Management and Budget reviews the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed 2014 biofuel quotas under the Renewable Fuels Standard, an American Petroleum Institute official said.

Qatar Shell lets contract for Pearl GTL

Sep 11, 2014

Qatar Shell Ltd., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has let a contract to Cape PLC to provide multi-disciplinary maintenance services for its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

Neste plans biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Sep 10, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. is building a biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

ESAI: Shifts in LAC refining sector to alter global trade flows

Sep 10, 2014

Additional refining capacity planned for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2020 will limit the region’s current demand for surplus global product supplies, particularly those presently arriving from the US Gulf Coast, according to a recent study from ESAI Energy LLC.

Alon advances Bakersfield refinery, rail project

Sep 10, 2014

California state regulators have approved Alon USA Energy Inc. to move ahead with a plan designed to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

Pemex lets contract for Cadereyta refinery

Sep 9, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp., Tokyo, for automation work at an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel plant to be built at its 275,000-b/d Hector R. Lara Sosa refining complex in Cadereyta, Nueva Leon, in northeastern Mexico.

Suncor begins planned maintenance at two Canadian refineries

Sep 9, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at both its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta., and 85,000-b/d refinery in Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 8, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Sep 8, 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.

Emission reductions under way at Moscow refinery

Sep 8, 2014

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft is upgrading process furnaces and switching completely to gas from liquid fuels in an effort to reduce emissions at its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery.

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