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Neste Oil shutters Porvoo refinery unit for repairs

May 12, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered one of four production lines for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

EIA: High value of liquids boosts wet gas production

May 8, 2014

Spurred by relatively high values of natural gas liquids (NGL), company interests have shifted from dry gas production to wet gas production, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s monthly gas liquids report.

Delek’s El Dorado refinery increases light crude capability

May 8, 2014

Delek US Holdings Inc. said it has boosted light crude oil processing capabilities at its 80,000-b/d refinery in El Dorado, Ark., following the completion of a planned maintenance turnaround in February.

Saudi Aramco lets additional contracts for Jazan IGCC plant

May 8, 2014

Saudi Aramco has let two engineering and construction contract packages to Italy’s Saipem SPA, a unit of Eni SPA, for work related to the Jazan IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle) power plant project to be located adjacent to the 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia.

OTC: ExxonMobil adopts global approach to subsea processing technology

May 7, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. is approaching its research, development, and qualification of subsea processing technologies from a more global rather than project-specific perspective to help reduce costs and streamline schedules for future subsea projects, the company told a technical session on May 7 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

More processing, pipelines on tap for US shale plays

May 7, 2014

Shale development in the US continues to spawn support infrastructure.

Eni sheds eastern European refining assets

May 7, 2014

Italy’s Eni SPA has signed several agreements to sell its refining and marketing assets in eastern European countries as a part of its strategy to reduce the company’s global refining capacity.

Saudi Aramco lets contract Jazan IGCC complex

May 6, 2014

Saudi Aramco has let a contract to Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) for the utilities and common-area project within the Jazan IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle) power plant in conjunction with a 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia (OGJ Online, Oct. 22, 2012).

PDVSA shutters unit at El Palito for repairs

May 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) for repair work at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state.

E&Y: North American oil, gas industry staves off geopolitical strife in 1Q

May 5, 2014

The North American oil and gas market started the year on a good note during the first quarter as a cold winter brought relief to producers and refiners while Mexico progressed on energy reform, Ernst & Young said in its US quarterly report on the industry.

Marathon proposes expansion at Garyville refinery

May 5, 2014

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is taking the next step toward construction of a proposed $2.2-2.5 billion upgrade to its 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: ExxonMobil publishes assay for Kearl oil sands diluted bitumen

May 5, 2014

In February 2014, ExxonMobil Corp. issued an updated assay for diluted bitumen from the Kearl oil sands project in Canada's northern Athabasca region, about 47 miles northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Optimization guides similar gas plants to different strategies

May 5, 2014

Operating natural gas processing plants under fluctuating commodity pricing, inlet conditions, and equipment performance capabilities is difficult. Under such conditions, processors typically operate their plants in either full ethane recovery or full ethane rejection.

Survey shows rise in refining construction

May 5, 2014

Oil & Gas Journal's semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows an increase in refining construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update.

Ethylene, benzene units disrupted at Plaquemine plant

May 2, 2014

Dow Chemical Co. is working to restore normal operations at its petrochemical plant in Plaquemine, La., following a series of disruptions that occurred in late April.

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