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DNV, others researching concrete-coating improvements for subsea pipelines

Apr 6, 2015

With submarine pipelines increasing in diameter and extending into deeper waters and more difficult environments, design requirements for concrete weight coating often don't meet current needs.

Texas pipelines to have $374-billion economic impact through 2024

Apr 6, 2015

Between the current year and 2024 the Texas pipeline industry will generate cumulative economic impacts (in today's dollars) of around $374 billion in economic output, $212 billion in additional gross state product, and contribute $19.5 billion to state and local government revenues.

Low-cost retrofit cuts feedstock costs, emissions at Chinese complex

Apr 6, 2015

In August 2010, Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Huajin), a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corp. (Norinco), completed a process retrofit at its Panjin integrated petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China.

Hydrocyclone study enables GOSP debottlenecking

Apr 6, 2015

This article describes Saudi Aramco's efforts in confirming the adaptability of hydrocyclone technologies in debottlenecking a gas-oil separation plant (GOSP).

WoodMac: US record crude stocks set to decline

Apr 6, 2015

US crude oil stocks have grown more than 30 million bbl each month so far this year, leading to a series of record highs and most recently reaching an estimated 471 million bbl of crude on Mar. 27, yet Wood Mackenzie analysts calculate the US has about 200 million bbl of unused crude storage capacity.

Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating: Indexes for selected equipment items

Apr 6, 2015

Costs for six selected equipment items used in refining construction operations have been surveyed for the 2012-14 period. The accompanying table shows Nelson-Farrar equipment indexes for these items of equip

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Apr 6, 2015

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Companies slash capital budgets as oil price drop cuts cash flows

Apr 6, 2015

Oil and gas companies, whose basic commodity has lost more than half its value in half a year, have slashed budgets in an effort to pull spending back within sharply diminished cash flow.

Analyst: Cost key variable in crude-price scenarios

Apr 5, 2015

With Saudi Arabia reluctant to cut production, crude oil prices over the next decade depend greatly on producers' costs, says a veteran observer of oil markets and the Middle East.

Petrobras to exit Japanese refining business

Apr 2, 2015

Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is initiating a plan to exit its Japanese refining business, which consists of wholly owned subsidiary Nansei Sekiyu KK’s 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on Japan’s southwestern island of Okinawa.

Shell wraps upgrade, expansion of Singapore ethylene cracker

Apr 2, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has concluded a long-planned upgrade and expansion of its ethylene cracker complex (ECC) on Bukom Island, Singapore, which along with the nearby 462,000-b/d Pulau Bukom refinery and 750,000-tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant on Jurong Island, forms part of the company’s fully integrated Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC).

Oman plans petcoke storage for Sohar refinery’s post-revamp production

Apr 1, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has invited global firms to bid on an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for an installation to store and handle petroleum coke (petcoke) that will be produced following completion of a multibillion dollar modernization project under way its Sohar refinery, about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

WoodMac: US record crude stocks set to decline

Apr 1, 2015

US crude oil stocks have grown over 30 million bbl each month so far this year, leading to a series of record highs and most recently reaching an estimated 471 million bbl of crude on Mar. 27, yet Wood Mackenzie analysts calculate the US has about 200 million bbl of unused crude storage capacity.

Canada Briefs

Apr 1, 2015

Marathon moving forward with Cornerstone pipeline

Apr 1, 2015

Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) and Ohio River Pipe Line LLC (ORPL) launched a binding open season to assess interest and solicit shipper commitments for transportation service on the proposed Cornerstone pipeline and associated Utica shale build-out projects earlier this year.

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