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IHS International: US poised to lead world exports of LPG

Mar 25, 2014

US shale gas development has the country poised to become a major global supplier of LPG, mainly to Asia, during 2015-20 with US exports outdistancing other global suppliers by the end of the forecast period.

BASF-Total venture starts up 10th furnace at Port Arthur steam cracker

Mar 24, 2014

BASF Total Petrochemicals LCC (BTP) reported the startup of a 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility in Port Arthur, Tex.

Phillips 66 considers splitter at Sweeny refinery

Mar 21, 2014

Phillips 66 is evaluating the potential for the addition of a condensate splitter near its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., just southwest of Houston.

Second small diesel refinery planned for North Dakota

Mar 21, 2014

Quantum Energy Inc. (QEI), Tempe, Ariz., said it has secured land for the construction of a 20,000-b/d grassroots hydroskimming refinery in North Dakota’s Williston basin Bakken shale region.

Flint Hills settles Port Arthur pollution case

Mar 20, 2014

Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has reached a settlement with the US federal government to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s 635,000-tonne/year (tpy) chemical plant in Port Arthur, Tex.

WoodMac: Global ethylene demand, production on the rise

Mar 20, 2014

Ethylene-producing assets that have access to low-cost natural gas feedstocks, such as the ones in North America, will lead the competition in global ethylene markets, Wood Mackenzie researchers said, adding that ethylene producers will have to utilize different strategies depending on their location in order to stay competitive.

DCP Midstream to expand Permian sour processing capacity

Mar 20, 2014

DCP Midstream LLC, Denver, will build a 200-MMcfd sour natural gas processing plant in Lea County, NM, to meet demand from growing Permian basin production, the company reported.

Chevron’s Richmond refinery project advances

Mar 19, 2014

The city of Richmond, Calif., has released a long-awaited draft environmental impact report (EIR) for Chevron Corp.’s $1 billion modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond refinery.

Flint Hills proposes $300 million refinery upgrade

Mar 19, 2014

Flint Hills Resources (FHR), Wichita, Kan., plans to invest $300 million in two projects that would improve both energy efficiency as well as clean fuels production at its 339,000-b/d Pine Bend refinery at Rosemount, Minn.

EPP lets contract for another Gulf Coast PDH unit

Mar 18, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, has let a $100 million contract to CB&I, Houston, for pipe fabrication for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Mont Belvieu, Tex.

PRL lets contract for Karachi refinery

Mar 18, 2014

Pakistan Refinery Ltd. (PRL) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., for process technology and modular equipment at its 47,110-b/d refinery along the coastal belt of Karachi, Pakistan.

Watching Government: Propane's 'perfect storm'

Mar 17, 2014

If anyone wants to consider where oil and gas product distribution can go haywire, the recent domestic propane "perfect storm" bears examination.

Azerbaijan looking beyond latest contract success, official says

Mar 17, 2014

Azerbaijan will continue to develop partnerships with other countries as it tries to export more natural gas west from the Caspian basin, an official of the country's state-owned oil company said.

Winter weather effects

Mar 17, 2014

Much of the US has experienced unrelenting cold weather during January and February.

GTL plant planned for Kazakhstan

Mar 17, 2014

Kazakhstan and CompactGTL have signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop and implement associated gas processing technologies for the world’s first commercially deployed small-scale gas-to-liquids plant.

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