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Pemex advances low-sulfur fuels project at Minatitlan refinery

Mar 10, 2015

The first phase of an ultralow-sulfur fuels project is proceeding as planned and without delay at Petroleos Mexicanos’ (Pemex) 185,000-b/d Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan, Veracruz state.

Fire hits Pemex’s Tula refinery

Mar 9, 2015

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is investigating a fire that took place on Mar. 6 at the resid hydrodesulfurization plant of its 315,000-b/d Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Mar 9, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

More pragmatism urged for developing Eastern Mediterranean gas

Mar 9, 2015

Eastern Mediterranean nations should abandon inflated expectations and adopt more realistic approaches to developing their natural gas resources, speakers recommended at a Feb. 19 Brookings Institution forum.

Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

Mar 9, 2015

As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to return its strike-impacted sites to normal, full-rotation operations without the use of union workers.

SIBUR advances grassroots petrochemicals complex

Mar 9, 2015

ZapSibNeftekhim LLC, a subsidiary of Russian petrochemical manufacturer OAO SIBUR Holding, Moscow, has started construction on its long-planned integrated ethylene, polyethylene and polypropylene production complex at Tobolsk in Western Siberia's Tyumen region.

Kuwait lets storage contract for Clean Fuels Project

Mar 5, 2015

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through its subcontractors, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to build petroleum product storage as part of KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP), which aims to upgrade and expand its Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait.

USW, Shell to resume talks amid ongoing labor strike at US refineries

Mar 5, 2015

The United Steelworkers union (USW) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining negotiations, have agreed to return to the bargaining table in an attempt to resolve USW’s more than 5-week-long unfair labor practice strike in effect at US refineries and associated installations.

EIA: US petroleum product exports rise for 13th consecutive year

Mar 5, 2015

US exports of petroleum products averaged a record 3.8 million b/d) in 2014—an increase of 347,000 b/d from 2013—based on data from the US Energy Information Administration’s Petroleum Supply Monthly.

Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

Mar 3, 2015

As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to return its strike-impacted sites to normal, full-rotation operations without the use of union workers.

MRPL commissions unit at Mangalore refining complex

Mar 3, 2015

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) has started the process of commissioning an integrated polypropylene unit at its refinery in Mangalore, India, following the recent completion of a modernization project designed to increase the capacity and flexibility of crude oil processing at the plant.

Bangkok refinery due capacity expansion, upgrades

Mar 2, 2015

Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Ltd. (BCP) is planning to increase crude oil processing capacity at its Bangkok, Thailand, refinery, as part of its goal to boost the plant’s overall efficiency and future business performance.

Falling oil prices will disrupt feed cost differentials

Mar 2, 2015

Collapsing crude oil prices in fourth-quarter 2014 resulted in major changes in US production cost differentials between ethane and all other feedstocks. Feedstock flexibility will yield large dividends in first-half 2015.

Vibration modeling improves pipeline performance, costs

Mar 2, 2015

Modeling neural networks to vibration patterns of operating gas turbines and then applying these models to the same turbines' future performance and maintenance can reduce costs and improve operations.

Smart phone technology enhances field studies

Mar 2, 2015

Throughout northern Oklahoma and Kansas, the Mississippian Lime has emerged as a significant unconventional oil play.

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