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Net product exports

Jul 17, 2015

Record refinery runs and rising global demand for petroleum products from the US in 2015 has increased net petroleum product exports.

S-Oil lets contracts for Onsan refinery, olefins projects

Jul 16, 2015

S-Oil Corp., Seoul, has let a series of contracts to Axens to supply technology for a residue upgrading and capacity expansion project at its 669,000-b/d Onsan refinery complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

KMI brings second Texas condensate splitter online

Jul 15, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc., Houston, has commissioned the second of two splitters at the company’s new petroleum condensate processing facility located near its Galena Park terminal along the Houston Ship Channel.

Fire hits at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex

Jul 15, 2015

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire and subsequent explosions that occurred on July 14 at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex on the edge of Berre l’Etang in southern France, about 30 km from Marseille.

Poland’s Grupa Lotos lets contract for Gdansk refinery upgrade

Jul 15, 2015

Grupa Lotos SA, Poland’s second largest refiner, has let a contract to KT-Kinetics Technology SPA, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of main units involved in the upgrade of its subsidiary Lotos Asfalt’s 10.5 million-tonne/year (tpy) Gdansk refinery.

Sibur to expand gas processing in Western Siberia

Jul 14, 2015

Russian conglomerate PJSC Sibur Holding, Moscow, plans to expand gas fractionation capacity by 1.4 million tonnes/year (tpy) at its Tobolsk-Neftekhim processing site in Western Siberia’s Tyumen region.

Russia’s Rosneft inks deal for stake in Indian refinery

Jul 13, 2015

OAO Rosneft has entered a preliminary agreement to purchase as much as 49% interest in Essar Energy PLC subsidiary Essar Oil Ltd., including its 20 million-tonne/year Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, India.

MPLX, MarkWest to merge in $15.8 billion deal

Jul 13, 2015

MPLX LP, a Findlay, Ohio-based master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Marathon Petroleum Corp. in 2012, and Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners LP have agreed to a unit-for-unit merger deal in which MarkWest will become a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX. The deal, valued at $15.8 billion in stock and cash excluding debt, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Twist of activists' dogma freshens view of global warming

Jul 13, 2015

Fresh perspective on global warming, a topic that needs it, comes from a geologist.

Total unveils development sites for renamed Papua LNG project

Jul 13, 2015

Total SA and its joint venture partners Oil Search Ltd. and InterOil Corp. have announced key infrastructure sites for development of the proposed Elk-Antelope LNG project in Papua New Guinea, now dubbed the Papua LNG project (PLNG).

CERI: Energy, operational efficiencies possible in Canadian oil, gas

Jul 13, 2015

Measures can be taken by operators in the expanding resource-intensive Canadian oil and gas sector to improve both energy efficiency and operational efficiencies, according to a report from the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 13, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Chevron Phillips Chemical makes executive appointments

Jul 10, 2015

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC has made several executive appointments, all effective Aug. 1.

Lukoil taps new blending technology for Russian refinery

Jul 9, 2015

OAO Lukoil has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a division of Honeywell International Inc., to provide process control technology designed to boost efficiency and reliability for its gasoline-blending plant at the 17 million-tonne/year Nizhny Novgorod refinery in Kstovo, Russia.

ORPIC lets contract for Sohar refinery expansion

Jul 8, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC), through a contractor, has let a contract to Metso Corp., Helsinki, to supply valve technology for work related to its Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), a brownfield, multibillion dollar modernization project that includes major technical improvements to ORPIC’s existing 116,000-b/d refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

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