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Ecopetrol’s Cartagena refinery revamp still under way

Apr 30, 2014

State-owned Ecopetrol SA said work related to an ongoing expansion and modernization project at its refining subsidiary’s Refineria de Cartagena SA’s (Reficar) 80,000-b/d refinery in Cartagena, Colombia, led to lower output during this year’s first quarter.

Pemex lets contracts for two refineries

Apr 29, 2014

Pemex Refining, a division of Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos, has let contracts to a joint venture of Foster Wheeler and partner Altair Strickland LLC for work at two of the company’s Mexican refineries.

Takreer lets contract for Ruwais refining complex

Apr 28, 2014

Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Co. (Takreer), through a contractor, has let a contract to Metso Corp. to supply valve technology to its 350,000-b/d Ruwais refining complex about 385 miles west of Abu Dhabi City in the United Arab Emirates.

Neste inks contract for hydrogen supply at Porvoo refinery

Apr 28, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to Linde Group, Munich, for long-term hydrogen supply at the 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

The right word

Apr 28, 2014

As both writers and copyreaders, Oil & Gas Journal editors spend the bulk of their days charged with perfecting the art of word choice.

Marathon proposes expansion at Garyville refinery

Apr 24, 2014

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is taking the next step toward construction of a proposed $2.2-2.5 billion upgrade to its 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery.

EPA approves GHG permit for new Texas fractionator

Apr 24, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners LP, Dallas.

Williams’ Opal gas processing plant shut down after explosion

Apr 24, 2014

Williams Partners LP and Williams reported an explosion and fire at about 2 p.m. MST yesterday affecting the TXP-3 cryogenic processing train at their natural gas processing plant in Lincoln County, Wyo., near the town of Opal. There were no reported injuries or damage to property outside the plant. TXP-3 is one of five cryogenic trains at the plant.

Oneok completes NGL pipeline, gas processing, E-P splitter

Apr 23, 2014

Oneok Partners LP has completed three natural gas gathering and processing and NGL projects, including the 540-mile, 16-in. OD Sterling III NGL pipeline. Oneok also finished its 200-MMcfd Canadian Valley natural gas processing plant and related infrastructure in the Cana-Woodford shale and an ethane-propane splitter at its Mont Belvieu, Tex., storage site.

EPP to build Gulf Coast ethane export plant

Apr 22, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) plans to build a fully refrigerated ethane export plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. EPP has executed long-term contracts to support the development, designed to have an aggregate loading rate of about 10,000 bbl/hr, or as much as 240,000 b/d. EPP expects the plant, which it describes as the largest in the world, to begin operations in third-quarter 2016.

Maintenance under way at Baku refinery

Apr 22, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has started additional maintenance on units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku, Azerbaijan.

Suncor begins maintenance at Quebec refinery

Apr 22, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d refinery in Montreal, Que.

IEA: Global oil supplies plunge in March on lower OPEC output

Apr 21, 2014

Global crude oil supplies fell month-on-month in March by a steep 1.2 million b/d to 91.75 million b/d, with a decline in output from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries accounting for near 75% of the loss, according to the International Energy Agency's most recent Oil Market Report.

OGJ Newsletter

Apr 21, 2014

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LyondellBasell ends talks to sell French refinery

Apr 17, 2014

LyondellBasell has ceased discussions with Sotragem SA, Monaco, for the sale of its shuttered 105,000-b/d Berre refinery in France to Sotragem SAM.

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