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IEA: Oil demand growth forecast lowered

Aug 18, 2014

The global oil demand growth forecast for 2014 has been curtailed since last month's report to a more modest 1 million b/d, according to the International Energy Agency's most recent Oil Market Report.

Petronas details RAPID project contract awards

Aug 18, 2014

Malaysia's state-owned Petronas has confirmed the award of 11 major contracts related to critical milestones in the development of its refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

MarkWest units announce capacities plans, update projects

Aug 18, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, will add 720 MMcfd of natural gas processing capacity and 110,000 b/d of NGL fractionation capacity in seven projects spread among West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and East Texas.

Firms outline plans to build two Marcellus gas pipelines

Aug 18, 2014

Two companies recently relayed plans for the construction of two different pipelines that would transport natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica shale area to markets in Ohio, West Virginia, and New Jersey.

Industry keeps hotels in business

Aug 18, 2014

The booming Ranger oil field inspired Conrad Hilton to open his first Hotel in 1920, according to the American Oil & Gas Historical Society.

OGJ Newsletter

Aug 18, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

CSB releases incident report for Tesoro’s Martinez refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro Corp.’s 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., according to an Aug. 15 report released by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

Hydrogen unit shuttered at Neste’s Porvoo refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered a hydrogen production unit for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

Fire hits at KNPC’s Mina Al Ahmadi refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on Aug. 17 at its 466,000-b/d Mina Al Ahmadi refinery, which lies about 28 miles south of Kuwait City on the Persian Gulf.

Kansas refinery scheduled for late-August restart

Aug 15, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has notified state regulators it will restart its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., in late August after it completes repairs and maintenance work in the wake of a July 29 fire that led to the plant’s shutdown.

Nova nears 100% NGL feedstock conversion at Corunna ethylene plant

Aug 15, 2014

The cracker feedstock conversion project at Nova Chemicals Corp.’s Corunna, Ont., refinery and petrochemical complex, which was designed to allow the cracker to utilize up to 100% NGLs from growing North American supplies, is nearing its final completion, the company said in its latest quarterly earnings call.

IOC nears start-up of Paradip refinery; expands FCCU capacity at Mathura

Aug 14, 2014

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) is near to commissioning its long-delayed 300,000-b/d, full-conversion refinery at Paradip, on India’s northeastern coast.

EPA extends comment period for proposed refinery regulations

Aug 14, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period by 60 days for its proposed rule that would force petroleum refiners to implement additional controls on toxic air emissions from their refineries.

MRPL updates Mangalore refinery expansion

Aug 14, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., is in the final stages of completing a long-delayed expansion project at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

Chesapeake Energy leads the pack in Utica

Aug 13, 2014

Chesapeake Energy Corp., operator of the largest acreage position in the Utica shale, has this year set an ambitious development program that calls for doubling production from the play to more than 100,000 boe/d.

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