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Venezuela’s Amuay refinery remains in restart mode

Nov 6, 2014

Full operations have yet to be restored at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state following a Nov. 4 electrical outage that shuttered unidentified processing units at the plant.

Fire hits PDVSA’s Curacao refinery

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Brazil’s Abreu e Lima refinery nears start-up

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said construction projects at its Abreu e Lima oil refinery at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, are nearly completed.

Petrokemya lets contract for Al Jubail complex

Nov 6, 2014

Arabian Petrochemical Co. (Petrokemya), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corp., has let a contract to KBR Inc. for work related to the expansion of a butadiene plant at its 5.15 million-tonne/year petrochemical complex in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Lone Star begins construction on third Mont Belvieu frac unit

Nov 6, 2014

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (70%) and Regency Energy Partners LP (30%), both of Dallas, has begun construction of a third 100,000-b/d NGL fractionation unit at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

Failed sale leads to closure of Welsh refinery

Nov 5, 2014

A deal intended to prevent Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from closing has been unsuccessful, according to Murphy Oil Corp., Murco’s owner.

 

India’s HPCL resumes operations at Vizag refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Operations have resumed at Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.’s (HPCL) 8.3 million-tonne/year Vishakapatnam (Vizag) refinery on India’s eastern coast following initial repair work to damage resulting from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the port city on Oct. 12.

Blackout hits Venezuelan refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Venezuela's 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state is in the process of resuming normal operations after an electrical outage on Nov. 4 halted processing activities at the plant, state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said.

Suncor completes maintenance at Sarnia refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 85,000-b/d refinery at Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

Santos completes first gas processing hub for Gladstone LNG project

Nov 4, 2014

The first of three Santos Ltd.-operated gas processing hubs for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project has been completed in the Surat-Bowen basin fields.

PNR, Reliance seek divestment of Eagle Ford midstream business

Nov 4, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, and Reliance Holding USA Inc. are pursuing the divestment of their Eagle Ford shale (EFS) Midstream business. PNR operates the business with 50.1% interest, and Reliance holds the remaining 49.9%.

Aux Sable to expand Illinois plant’s fractionation capacity

Nov 4, 2014

Aux Sable Liquid Products LP, Calgary, will expand fractionation capacity at its Channahon, Ill., natural gas plant by 24,500 b/d, the company said. It estimated the cost of the expansion at $130 million.

Odebrecht lets contract for W.Va. cracker

Nov 4, 2014

Brazil’s Odebrecht SA has let a contract to Technip to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design package (PDP) for a grassroots ethane cracker to be included in Odebrecht’s proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

EPA greenlights Texas GHG permitting program

Nov 3, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities.

DOE to host gas infrastructure, methane emissions workshop

Nov 3, 2014

The US Department of Energy will hold a natural gas infrastructure and methane emissions workshop Nov. 12-13 in Pittsburgh as part of a broader examination of gas transmission systems from the wellhead to the end-user that it announced in late July.

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