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Shell wraps upgrade, expansion of Singapore ethylene cracker

Apr 2, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has concluded a long-planned upgrade and expansion of its ethylene cracker complex (ECC) on Bukom Island, Singapore, which along with the nearby 462,000-b/d Pulau Bukom refinery and 750,000-tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant on Jurong Island, forms part of the company’s fully integrated Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC).

Oman plans petcoke storage for Sohar refinery’s post-revamp production

Apr 1, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has invited global firms to bid on an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for an installation to store and handle petroleum coke (petcoke) that will be produced following completion of a multibillion dollar modernization project under way its Sohar refinery, about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

WoodMac: US record crude stocks set to decline

Apr 1, 2015

US crude oil stocks have grown over 30 million bbl each month so far this year, leading to a series of record highs and most recently reaching an estimated 471 million bbl of crude on Mar. 27, yet Wood Mackenzie analysts calculate the US has about 200 million bbl of unused crude storage capacity.

Canada Briefs

Apr 1, 2015

Marathon moving forward with Cornerstone pipeline

Apr 1, 2015

Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) and Ohio River Pipe Line LLC (ORPL) launched a binding open season to assess interest and solicit shipper commitments for transportation service on the proposed Cornerstone pipeline and associated Utica shale build-out projects earlier this year.

Private equity firm to finance gas-fired power plant

Apr 1, 2015

Panda Power Funds agreed to jointly develop a 1,000-Mw Pennsylvania power project that will use natural gas from the Marcellus shale, the Dallas private equity firm announced.

Examiner stalls Shell's Bakken Rail Plans for Anacortes pending Environmental review

Mar 31, 2015

A Skagit County hearing examiner in Mount Vernon, Wa., halted Royal Dutch Shell's plans to move Bakken crude oil by rail to Shell's Anacortes refinery in northwest Washington state pending environmental and public health risk reviews, which could take at least 1 year.

Tesoro launches restart of Martinez refinery following strike

Mar 30, 2015

Tesoro Corp. has launched a restart of its 166,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., after an agreement was reached with a local union, ending a 52-day strike.

Total's Donges refinery due 10-week shutdown, overhaul

Mar 30, 2015

Total SA is planning a nearly 2-month shutdown of its 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, France, on the Loire estuary, for a complete modernization and maintenance overhaul designed to improve the plant's profitability as well as its environmental footprint.

OGJ Newsletter

Mar 30, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Survey finds US refiners capable of processing more light, sweet crude

Mar 30, 2015

US refiners have more than enough capacity to process the growing volumes of light, sweet crude oil that will be produced in the next few years, a survey commissioned by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers found.

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Mar 27, 2015

Iraq, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Copperchase Ltd., Cramlington, Northumberland, UK, to build security fencing at the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery in southern Karbala Province, 100 km south of Baghdad.

Chevron to sell Caltex Australia interest

Mar 27, 2015

Chevron Global Energy Inc. has entered an underwriting agreement for the sale of its 50% interest in Caltex Australia Ltd. to what it described as “a broad range of Australian and global equity market institutional investors.”

Polarled pipeline installation under way from Norwegian Sea

Mar 27, 2015

The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel has started Stage 1 of the Statoil ASA-operated Polarled installation project connecting Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna in western Norway.

Motiva to integrate Norco, Convent refineries in Louisiana

Mar 26, 2015

Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC reported it will integrate the company’s two Louisiana refineries—the 220,000-b/cd Norco facility and the 227,000-b/cd Convent facility—creating the Louisiana Refining System (LRS).

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