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EnLink expanding Permian gas processing, Louisiana NGL transport

Aug 6, 2014

The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC, are expanding in the Permian basin and South Louisiana.

EPA finalizes GHG permits for Texas olefins complex

Aug 6, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) to proceed with the third major expansion of its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort, Tex.

Geismar olefins plant restart postponed

Aug 5, 2014

The planned start-up of Williams Partners LP’s Geismar, La., olefins plant rebuild and expansion projects, has hit another delay, the company told investors in its latest quarterly earnings update for 2014.

Small-scale GTL pilot plant planned for Houston

Aug 5, 2014

Biofuels Power Corp. (BPC), Houston, reported signing a letter of intent with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Africa) (Pty.) Ltd. and Liberty GTL Inc. to build a small-scale gas-to-liquid demonstration facility in Houston. The plant will be capable of converting 5-10 MMcfd of gas into about 500 b/d of synthetic crude oil.

Europe's renewable future

Aug 4, 2014

With European offshore hydrocarbon production on the decline, a host of developments promise to breathe new life into several regions.

Petrobras wraps Replan refinery revamp

Aug 4, 2014

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has completed an expansion and modernization project at its 415,000-b/d Replan refinery in Paulinia, Sao Paulo.

Fire hits at CNPC’s Lanzhou refinery

Aug 4, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) Lanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has extinguished a fire at its 250,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical plant in China’s northwestern province of Gansu.

Texas Petro Index sets record for 7th straight month

Aug 4, 2014

The Texas Petro Index (TPI), a composite index based on a comprehensive group of upstream economic indicators released by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), continued to produce record highs last month amid an "economic tsunami."

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Aug 4, 2014

Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: BP updates assay for Angolan Saturno crude

Aug 4, 2014

Based on a sample taken Feb. 4, 2014, BP PLC has published an updated assay of its Saturno Blend crude oil, which is the marketing name for production from Plutão, Saturno, Venus, and Marte (PSVM) fields in the ultradeepwater area of Block 31 off Angola (OGJ Online, Jan. 31, 2013; Feb. 4, 2009; Nov. 24, 2003; Mar. 17, 2003).

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Aug 4, 2014

Based on a sample taken Feb. 4, 2014, BP PLC has published an updated assay of its Saturno Blend crude oil, which is the marketing name for production from Plutão, Saturno, Venus, and Marte (PSVM) fields in the ultradeepwater area of Block 31 off Angola (OGJ Online, Jan. 31, 2013; Feb. 4, 2009; Nov. 24, 2003; Mar. 17, 2003).

City approves Chevron’s Richmond refinery revamp

Aug 1, 2014

Local officials have issued a final approval for Chevron Corp. to proceed with a long-stalled modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif.

Investigation under way into Kansas refinery fire

Aug 1, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has begun an official investigation into the cause of a fire that broke out on July 29 at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan.

EPA won’t require 2013 RFS reports until after 2014 quotas are out

Aug 1, 2014

Refiners and other obligated parties under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard won’t be required to file 2013 reports until after 2014 quotas for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel have been announced, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.

CVR Refining confirms fire at Coffeyville refinery’s isom unit

Jul 29, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has confirmed the outbreak and subsequent extinguishing of a fire at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan. The fire was reported at about 12:30 a.m. on July 29 and extinguished less than an hour later.

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