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Thailand’s PTTGC pondering ethane cracker in Ohio

Apr 22, 2015

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich reported Apr. 22 that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s integrated petrochemical and refining company, and its project partner, Marubeni Corp. of Japan, have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio, for the possible construction of an ethane cracker.

Court greenlights Chevron’s Richmond refinery project

Apr 22, 2015

A California superior court has cleared the way for Chevron Corp. to proceed without further delay in executing its long-planned, $1-billion project to modernize operations at the company’s 257,000-b/d refinery in Richmond, Calif.

TurkmenGaz lets contract for petrochemical complex

Apr 20, 2015

State-owned TurkmenGaz, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Metso Corp., Helsinki, to supply valve technology for a $3-billion petrochemical complex under construction in the Turkmenbashi district of Balkan province in western Turkmenistan.

Fire hits Neste’s Naantali refinery

Apr 20, 2015

An early-morning fire on Apr. 20 at Neste Oil Corp.’s 2.9 million-tonne/year Naantali refinery in Finland has led to the shutdown of processing units at the plant.

NefteGazIndustriya lets contract for Russian refinery revamp

Apr 20, 2015

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let contracts to CB&I, Houston, to provide engineering and procurement services for the modernization of its 5.25 million-tonne/year Afipsky refinery in Krasnodar, Russia.

Watching Government: Five years after Macondo

Apr 20, 2015

It would be an understatement to declare offshore oil and gas has changed since the deepwater Macondo well blowout and crude oil spill 5 years ago. An obvious follow-up question is whether it has changed for the better.

OGJ Newsletter

Apr 20, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

The contexts of content

Apr 20, 2015

At its core, the job of any OGJ technology editor involves one guiding principle identifiable across each of the disciplines we cover.

OPEC in June

Apr 20, 2015

For the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the oil market, a fateful month looms.

IEA forecasts higher 2015 global oil demand

Apr 20, 2015

In its April Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency raised its forecast of 2015 global oil demand by 90,000 b/d to 93.6 million b/d, a gain of 1.1 million b/d on the year and a notable acceleration of the 700,000-b/d growth in 2014, as the global economy slowly gains momentum.

Yasref continues exports, commissioning activities at Yanbu refinery

Apr 17, 2015

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. Ltd. (Yasref), a joint venture of Saudi Aramco (62.5%) and China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) (37.5%), has exported the first shipment of petroleum coke (petcoke) from its 400,000-b/d refinery in Yanbu Industrial City on the west coast of Saudi Arabia along the Red Sea.

Total details revamp, conversion plan for French refineries

Apr 16, 2015

Total SA said it will spend €600 million to revitalize its refining business in France with projects that include an overhaul of the 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, as well as a permanent shuttering of crude processing activities at the 153,000-b/d La Mede refinery on the French Riviera.

Phillips 66 lets contract for Sweeny refinery

Apr 15, 2015

Phillips 66 has let a contract to Elliott Group, Jeannette, Pa., to supply a compressor string for a major project at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., that will enable the plant to meet requirements set forth by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 clean fuels standards.

Delek to acquire stake in Alon USA

Apr 15, 2015

Delek US Holdings Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has agreed to acquire a minority interest in Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd.’s US-based refining and marketing subsidiary Alon USA Energy Inc., Dallas, which owns and operates a 74,000-b/d refinery in Krotz Springs, La., as well as an idled 70,000-b/d, three-refinery complex in California.

Turkmenistan lets contracts for refinery upgrades, GTL plant

Apr 14, 2015

Turkmenistan has let contracts to a consortium led by South Korean firms Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and LG International Corp. for work related to the modernization of the country’s Turkmenbashi refinery complex, as well as construction of a grassroots gas-to-liquids plant to be built near the capital city of Ashgabat.

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