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Jul 7, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Partners sign study for 'large-scale' GTL plant in Mozambique

Jul 3, 2014

Sasol Ltd. reported it has signed a joint prefeasibility study to assess the viability and benefits of a “large-scale” gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Mozambique. The plant’s design capacity was not disclosed.

Unipetrol buys out Eni for ownership of Czech refining company

Jul 3, 2014

Unipetrol AS has exercised its right of preemption to acquire soon-to-be former partner Eni SPA’s interest in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC), a refining company in Czech Republic.

Contract let for Vietnam’s Nghi Son refining complex

Jul 3, 2014

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC has let a contract to KSB AG, Frankenthal, Germany, to supply process pumps for its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in Vietnam.

Ergon plans processing expansions in Appalachian basin

Jul 2, 2014

Ergon Inc., Jackson, Miss., has announced plans to expand processing capabilities of its subsidiaries’ operations in the Appalachian basin to support growing condensate and NGL production from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

ExxonMobil plans to install coker at Antwerp refinery

Jul 2, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has reported it will invest $1 billion to install a delayed coker unit at its 320,000-b/d Antwerp, Belgium, refinery.

PDVSA lets contract for Puerto La Cruz refinery project

Jul 1, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a contract to a consortium led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the expansion and modernization of its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela.

Contracts let for Russian refinery modernization

Jul 1, 2014

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let contracts to CB&I, Houston, to provide technology licenses and front-end engineering and design services for the modernization of its 72,000-b/d Afipsky refinery in Krasnodar, Russia.

OMV completes sale of Bayernoil interest

Jul 1, 2014

OMV AG has closed the sale of its 45% interest in the Bayernoil refining complex near Ingolstadt, Germany, and related businesses to Varo Energy BV.

AFPM’s Drevna says more clarity needed on future condensate exports

Jun 30, 2014

The oil and gas industry awaits greater clarification from the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which recently issued private rulings for two companies concerning condensate specifications and possible exports.

Puma to buy InterOil’s downstream Papua New Guinea businesses

Jun 30, 2014

Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte. has acquired the InterOil Corp. subsidiaries holding the company’s Papua New Guinea refining and petroleum products distribution businesses for $525.6 million.

ICF: US needs ethane export capacity to sustain shale gas boom

Jun 30, 2014

Greater investment in infrastructure is needed to ensure that rising NGL production in the US can reach international markets. Without it, a glut will form, placing downward pressure on prices and eroding the economics of shale gas drilling.

API: US production outpaced petroleum demand in May

Jun 30, 2014

US crude oil production in May increased 14.7% from May 2013 to 8.3 million b/d - the highest level for the month since 1987 - according to a report from the American Petroleum Institute.

ExxonMobil lets contract for Texas Gulf Coast ethylene project

Jun 27, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has let a contract to a joint venture of Germany’s Linde Group and Bechtel, Houston, to design and build an ethylene plant included in the expansion at the major’s Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID project

Jun 27, 2014

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a program management consultancy (PMC) contract to a Technip SA-led joint venture with Fluor Corp. for its proposed $20 billion refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

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