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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.

Keyera to buy west central Alberta gas plant

Mar 17, 2014

Keyera Corp., Calgary, will pay $133 million to Whitecap Resources Inc. for interests in gas processing in west central Alberta and in associated oil and gas reserves, Keyera reported. The company expects the acquisition to close on May 1.

Earthquake shutters Japanese refinery

Mar 14, 2014

An early-morning earthquake off the island of Kyushu, Japan, on Mar. 14 has resulted in an emergency shutdown of Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.’s Tokuyama refinery and petrochemical complex.

Suncor begins maintenance at Commerce City refinery

Mar 13, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has started planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City, Colo., refinery near Denver.

KNPC lets contract for Al-Zour refinery

Mar 13, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a dredging contract to Van Oord, Rotterdam, to reclaim land for KNPC’s planned 615,000-b/d Al-Zour refinery complex to be built in southern Kuwait.

New York county puts freeze on Bakken crude

Mar 12, 2014

Government officials in Albany County, NY, have issued a moratorium on Global Partners LP’s plans to increase the processing of Bakken crude oil at the Port of Albany pending a public health investigation by the county’s health department.

Ukraine gas plant starts up

Mar 12, 2014

KUB-Gas LLC, a partially owned unit of Calgary-based Serinus Energy Inc., has completed and commissioned a gas processing plant at Makeevskoye, Ukraine.

S-OIL lets contracts for refinery upgrade

Mar 12, 2014

S-OIL Corp., Seoul, has let two contracts to a unit of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction group for a residue upgrading project at S-OIL’s 669,000-b/d Onsan refinery complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

Fire hits Israeli petrochemical plant

Mar 11, 2014

Gadiv Petrochemicals Industries Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oil Refineries Ltd. (Bazan), currently is evaluating impacts from a fire that broke out on Mar. 7 in one of the xylene furnaces at the plant, which lies in Bazan’s 180,000-b/d refining complex in the Haifa Bay area of northern Israel along the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

North West Redwater lets contract for Alberta bitumen refinery

Mar 11, 2014

Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) have let a services-related contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work at NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

OGJ Newsletter

Mar 10, 2014

International News for old and gas professionals

Sasol advances US ethylene projects

Mar 10, 2014

Sasol Ltd. said it has commissioned the world’s first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit at its Lake Charles, La., chemical complex.

Maintenance planned for Jamnagar refinery

Mar 10, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, plans to shut down one of four crude distillation units for maintenance at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Japanese firms consolidate ethylene operations

Mar 7, 2014

Asahi Kasei Corp. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. reached an agreement to unify and jointly operate their naphtha cracking operations in Mizushima, Japan.

Fire hits at Tatarstan refinery

Mar 6, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on Mar. 3 at TAIF Group’s 7 million tonne/year Nizhnekamsk refinery in Tatarstan, Russia.

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