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Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 24, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 24, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

EPA won’t finalize RFS’s 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

Nov 21, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend. The American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers each said EPA’s Nov. 21 announcement demonstrates again that it’s time for Congress to repeal or dramatically reform the RFS.

AFPM: Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard unconstitutional

Nov 20, 2014

Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program is unconstitutional, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said in comments submitted in response to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 rulemaking and proposed rule changes.

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 19, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Westlake Chemical lets EP contract for ethylene plant expansion

Nov 18, 2014

Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, has let a contract to Technip for work related to the expansion of ethylene capacity at its Sulphur, La., plant near Lake Charles.

Fire hits Shell-Motiva Norco manufacturing complex

Nov 17, 2014

Damage assessment remains under way at the Shell Chemical LP-Motiva Enterprises LLC integrated refining and petrochemical complex at Norco, La., following a mid-November fire at the site.

New API standards cover offshore drilling, production structures

Nov 17, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute published five new recommended practices (RPs) for the design, construction, and maintenance of structures used in offshore oil and gas drilling and production.

Oil sands 2014-38 outlay to top $514 billion

Nov 17, 2014

Total investment in Canadian oil sands projects during 2014-38 will exceed $514 billion (2013 Can.), according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

CSB releases final report on Chevron Richmond refinery fire

Nov 17, 2014

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued the final regulatory report on its investigation of the August 2012 pipe rupture and ensuing fire at Chevron Corp.'s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery, in which the agency reinforced its call for a more-rigorous approach to safety management at US refineries.

Buyer emerges for shuttered St. Croix refinery

Nov 17, 2014

Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has found a buyer that hopes to restart its idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, government officials confirmed (OGJ Online, Sept. 3, 2014; Jan. 18, 2012).

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 17, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Better transportation seen as key to North American energy promise

Nov 16, 2014

Significant transportation improvements will be essential for North America to fully realize its dramatically brighter oil and gas future, speakers agreed during a Nov. 6 discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Legislative vote delays St. Croix refinery sale

Nov 14, 2014

The Senate of the 30th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands has voted unanimously to send back a proposed agreement that would provide for the restart of Hovensa LLC’s idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix to the legislative body’s finance committee for further review.

MRPL wraps Mangalore refinery expansion project

Nov 13, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has fully completed the long-delayed Phase 3 expansion and upgrading project at its 194,000-b/d refinery at Mangalore, India.

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