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Second fire hits Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Aug 11, 2014

The second fire within a month broke out on Aug. 8 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas.

Transco's Garden State natural gas expansion fully contracted

Aug 11, 2014

Williams Partners LP's wholly owned subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has fully contracted its Garden State Expansion project designed to deliver 180 MMcfd of additional natural gas for local distribution to Hurricane Sandy-affected local gas distribution along the New Jersey coast.

Reliance advances Jamnagar expansion project

Aug 8, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to Siemens Ltd., Mumbai, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, for work related to the expansion of its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Petronas lets EPCC contract for RAPID

Aug 7, 2014

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd., Beijing, for work related to its proposed $20 billion refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

MarkWest units announce capacities plans, update projects

Aug 7, 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.

ORPIC lets contract for planned ethylene plant

Aug 7, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has let a contract to LyondellBasell for polypropylene technology to be implemented at the Liwa Plastics Project (LPP) in Oman’s Sohar Industrial Port Area.

Contract let to return Nigerian refinery to nameplate capacity

Aug 6, 2014

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC), through a service provider, has let a contract to General Electric Co. to provide gas turbines to be used to generate a reliable, uninterrupted supply of power to NNPC’s refining complex in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, that would enable the complex to return to its full production capacity.

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.

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).

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