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Sasol lets contract for Louisiana cracker complex

Nov 3, 2014

Sasol Ltd. has let a contract to Technip for furnace engineering and procurement for its proposed integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex to be built adjacent to the company’s existing operations in Westlake, La.

Study finds simulation flaws in multiphase environment

Nov 3, 2014

Olga software can be used to simulate multiphase pipeline flow at a wide range of rates without the need to match results to field data.

Pipeline, CNG top Cyprus gas export options

Nov 3, 2014

Pipeline and CNG are the best options for exporting natural gas production from Cyprus to relatively close markets in terms of both initial cost and probable benefits. LNG, meanwhile, would only be cost-effective if exported to higher priced Asian markets.

Low-cost revamp enhances feedstock profitability for Chinese integrated complex

Nov 3, 2014

In 2010, Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Huajin), a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corp. (Norinco), completed a series of retrofits and process flow improvements to maximize the feedstock value of raffinate oil derived from ethylene-cracking at its Panjin integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China.

Pipelines expand to meet NGL growth

Nov 3, 2014

The first article in this new series on the US midstream industry trends and developments focused on historical production trends for US natural gas and crude oil, the importance of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and the impact on US gas plant NGL production. This series of articles will continue to provide updates on regional trends in US gas plant production and demand in key NGL markets including exports.

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Nov 3, 2014

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 3, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Singlet oxygen chemistry

Nov 3, 2014

Approximately 1 year ago, a letter in this journal proposed a chemical solution for the 100-year-old problem of the chemical origin of engine knock (OGJ, Sept. 2, 2013, p. 18).

Survey shows increase in refining construction

Nov 3, 2014

Oil and Gas Journal's semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows an increase in refining construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update.

Critical habitat proposals may do serious harm, business groups say

Nov 3, 2014

Two federal agencies' proposals to change the Endangered Species Act's critical habitat designation procedures potentially could cause serious damage to the general economy, warned nearly a dozen US business groups, including two oil and gas entities.

EIA: US crude oil exports, re-exports climb

Nov 3, 2014

According to the latest data from the US Census Bureau, US exports of crude oil reached 401,000 b/d in July-the highest level in 57 years and the second-highest monthly export volume for the US Energy Information Administration's records dating back to 1920.

Neste Oil plans integration of Finnish refining operations

Nov 3, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. plans to invest €500 million in a program designed to consolidate and optimize performance of its Finnish refineries as part of an effort to keep the company's European operations competitive.

Fire hits Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar refinery

Oct 30, 2014

Repairs remain under way at Kazakhstan’s 6-million tonne/year (tpy) Pavlodar refining and petrochemical complex following a fire that broke out at the facility on Oct. 25.

Western Gas to acquire Delaware basin midstream operator

Oct 29, 2014

Western Gas Partners LP will acquire Nuevo Midstream LLC for $15 billion in cash, Nuevo Midstream and its private equity backer EnCap Flatrock Midstream have reported.

Buyer emerges for shuttered St. Croix refinery

Oct 29, 2014

Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has found a buyer that hopes to restart its idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands government officials confirmed

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