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Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Oct 6, 2014

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

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Oct 6, 2014

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SERVICES | SUPPLIERS

Oct 6, 2014

Gathering-line scrutiny

Oct 6, 2014

The US Department of Transportation is taking actions to improve rail safety requirements for crude oil transportation, Government Accountability Office investigators found during a recent inquiry.

IHS: Unconventional supply chain industries support growing number of jobs, revenues

Oct 6, 2014

A diverse group of industries supporting unconventional oil and gas producers has reaped a large portion of the economic rewards from development of these previously untapped resources, highlights an IHS study released Sept. 23.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Oct 6, 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID steam cracker

Oct 3, 2014

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas, through a contractor, has let a contract to CB&I for the engineering and supply of ethylene heaters for its refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Gazprom Neft advances Moscow refinery revamp

Oct 3, 2014

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft has commissioned a newly reconstructed and refurbished sulfur-recovery unit at its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery.

EIA: US industrial gas demand to rise 4% in 2015

Oct 3, 2014

Relatively low prices of natural gas have contributed to steady increases in US industrial gas consumption since 2009, especially as a feedstock for chemical production.

Romania launches search at Lukoil’s Ploesti refinery

Oct 3, 2014

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has confirmed that Romanian law enforcement agencies have carried out a search and inspection of its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s offices at the company’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km outside of Bucharest.

Petroecuador shutters Esmeraldas refinery for maintenance

Oct 2, 2014

State-owned Petroecuador has shut down its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery for 40 days of planned maintenance related to a 14-month program of phased rehabilitation and modernization projects under way at the plant.

Odebrecht lets contract for planned W.Va. cracker

Oct 2, 2014

Brazil-based Odebrecht SA has let a contract to Ineos Technologies Ltd. for polyethylene (PE) production technology to be used at its proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

Explosion hits PKN Orlen’s olefins plant in Poland

Oct 1, 2014

Polski Koncern Naftowy SA (PKN Orlen) confirmed a small explosion occurred early Oct. 1 at its 16.3 million-tonne/year refinery and petrochemical complex integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Plock, Poland.

Isom unit at Rosneft’s Kuibyshev refinery delivers first product

Oct 1, 2014

The newly commissioned isomerization (isom) unit at OAO Rosneft’s 6.8 million-tonne/year Kuibyshev refinery in Russia’s Samara region has produced its first lot of on-specification isomerate to be used in the production of high-octane gasoline, the company said.

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