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Survey examines Marcellus hiring trends

Oct 16, 2014

Marcellus shale companies expect to hire more than 2,000 new employees in 2014, according to a workforce survey released by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC).

Pioneer exits Barnett, to focus on Permian

Oct 16, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Irving, Tex., has agreed to sell all of its Barnett shale assets in North Texas to an undisclosed private company for $155 million.

Neste inks distribution deal for Rotterdam refinery biopropane

Oct 16, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to SHV Energy BV, the Netherlands, to market and sell biopropane that will be produced from a recently announced unit to be built at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery.

AMP acquires Costar Midstream for $470 million

Oct 15, 2014

American Midstream Partners LP (AMP), Denver, has acquired Costar Midstream LLC from Energy Spectrum Partners VI LP and Costar management for $470 million. The deal closed Oct. 14.

Shenchi Group lets contract for Chinese gasification plant

Oct 15, 2014

Shandong Sincier Chemical Group Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Shandong Chemical Group Co. Ltd. (Shenchi Group), has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for the license and engineering design of a gasification unit to be built near Dongying in China’s Shandong Province.

Petron advances Bataan refinery revamp

Oct 14, 2014

Petron Corp., Mandaluyong City, Philippines, has started up major units that form part of the $2 billion Refinery Master Plan 2 (RMP-2) upgrade project at its 180,000-b/d Bataan refinery at Limay, about 150 km southwest of Manila.

Exterran joins Woodford Express to build Oklahoma gas plant

Oct 14, 2014

Exterran Holdings, Houston, will join Woodford Express LLC, a subsidiary of Xplorer Midstream LLC, Oklahoma City, to build a 210-MMcfd natural gas processing plant at Woodford’s Grady County gas processing site in the south-central Oklahoma Oil Province shale play.

Midstream unit awards North Louisiana gas plant contract

Oct 14, 2014

PennTex North Louisiana LLC, a unit of PennTex Midstream Partners LLC, Houston, has selected UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to recover NGLs in northern Louisiana.

Kurnell shuts as refinery to become fuel import terminal

Oct 14, 2014

Caltex Australia Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Kurnell refinery at Sydney has now become Australia’s largest fuel import terminal following the closure of refinery operations this week.

 

Details emerge on Pemex’s Salina Cruz refinery upgrade

Oct 14, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group for work related to an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Antonio Dovali Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.

Ergon plans Mississippi refinery expansion

Oct 14, 2014

Ergon Inc., Jackson, Miss., is planning a $150-million expansion at its subsidiary Ergon Refining Inc.’s specialty naphthenic base oil refinery in Vicksburg, Miss., the company said.

CNPC, Rosneft advance Tianjin refinery project

Oct 13, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and OAO Rosneft have signed an agreement for the extension of strategic cooperation on the Tianjin joint venture refinery project in northern China.

Lukoil restarts Romanian refinery

Oct 13, 2014

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has restarted operations at its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km outside of Bucharest, after production was halted following an Oct. 2 search and inspection of the plant’s offices by Romanian law enforcement agencies.

Happy coincidence underlies Obama's oil and gas boasts

Oct 13, 2014

American political custom allows presidents to take credit for whatever economic joy arises while they're in office.

US refiners could process more light, tight crudes, study finds

Oct 13, 2014

US refiners will have the capacity by 2020 to process 3.1-4.3 million b/d more of light, tight crude oil (LTC) than in fourth-quarter 2013, according to a Baker & O'Brien Inc. study commissioned by Consumers & Refiners United for Domestic Energy (CRUDE).

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