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New study finds wide variations in gathering systems’ methane samples

Feb 11, 2015

Samples of methane emissions from 114 natural gas gathering stations and 16 processing plants across 13 states found wide variations in amounts actually released, a recent study revealed. Researchers at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Carnegie Mellon University, and Aerodyne Research took the samples over 20 weeks starting in October 2013.

FERC approves Constitution pipeline to move Marcellus gas northeast

Feb 10, 2015

The Marcellus and Utica natural gas plays have made headlines for years, but moving the gas to end users to the East has not been easy due to a limited pipeline capacity.

Utica briefs

Feb 10, 2015

IHS: shale supply chain benefits diverse

Feb 10, 2015

A diverse group of supply-chain industries is benefitting from unconventional oil and gas development in the US, according to a study that IHS released last year.

Williams commissions, wraps Geismar olefins plant expansion

Feb 10, 2015

Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, has now commissioned and started production of ethylene for sale from its newly rebuilt and expanded Geismar, La., olefins plant following a series of setbacks occurring in the wake of a June 2013 explosion at the site.

Bakken formation pressure standards to take effect Apr. 1

Feb 10, 2015

North Dakota oil and gas regulators ordered operators to condition crude oil from the Bakken, Three Forks, and Sanish formations, effective Apr. 1, in efforts to improve rail transportation safety.

MRPL increases ownership in aromatics complex

Feb 10, 2015

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC), has increased its ownership interest in ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd. (OMPL), an aromatics complex adjacent to and fully integrated with MRPL’s 15 million-tonne/year refinery at Mangalore, India.

USW union workers add two BP refineries to strike list

Feb 9, 2015

Union workers at two BP PLC-owned refineries in Indiana and Ohio have joined the United Steelworkers union’s (USW) unfair labor practice (ULP) strike against the oil industry that began on Feb. 1 after a breakdown in discussions with companies regarding collective bargaining agreements over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards.

Chevron details scheduled maintenance for Cape Town refinery

Feb 9, 2015

Chevron South Africa (Pty.) Ltd., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., has reported it will begin one of the biggest routine maintenance and safety inspection projects ever at its 110,000-b/d Cape Town refinery at Milnerton, South Africa, starting this month.

Union strike under way at US refineries, petchem plants

Feb 9, 2015

The United Steelworkers Union (USW) has instituted a strike at nine US refining and petrochemical production plants following a breakdown in negotiations with oil companies over collective bargaining agreements due to expire on Jan. 31.

Anadarko reports 2014 loss, remains upbeat about Wattenberg

Feb 9, 2015

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. announced a 2014 net loss of $1.75 billion, or $3.47/share diluted, including a net loss of $4.05 billion associated with the settlement of litigation involving its subsidiary, Tronox Inc., yet company executives remained upbeat about production growth.

OGJ Newsletter

Feb 9, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Chinese regulators approve Sinopec’s plan for grassroots refinery

Feb 6, 2015

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp. (Sinopec), to proceed with its plans to build a grassroots refinery in Caofeidian Industrial Zone, Tangshan, Hebei Province, China.

Union strike ongoing at US refineries as negotiations continue

Feb 6, 2015

A strike by union workers at nine US refining and petrochemical production plants remains under way as the United Steelworkers Union (USW) continue to negotiate collective bargaining agreements over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards with oil companies.

US Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL pipeline project

Feb 6, 2015

The US Senate has passed a bill approving construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline by a 62-36 vote after 3 weeks of debate. Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans in the affirmative.

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