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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.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Sep 30, 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.

EPP to build processing, pipelines for Delaware basin

Sep 30, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, will build a cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Eddy County, NM, along with associated gas and NGL pipelines to handle growing production of NGL-rich natural gas in the Delaware basin.

Tupras lets contract for revamp projects at Turkish refineries

Sep 30, 2014

Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. (Tupras) has let a contract to UK-based AVEVA Solutions Ltd. to provide software technology to be used in a major brownfield modernization program designed to maximize production, increase safety, and extend the life of Tupras’s four refineries in Turkey.

ABB to supply Nawara gas plant in Tunisia

Sep 30, 2014

OMV Tunisie Production GMBH has let a $216 million contract to ABB for a natural gas plant associated with development of Nawara gas field in southern Tunisia.

EPP to build ninth NGL fractionator at Mont Belvieu complex

Sep 29, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) reported it will build the ninth NGL fractionator for its complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex. The fractionator will have a nameplate capacity of 85,000 b/d and is expected to begin operations as early as January 2016. The eighth fractionator started operations in November 2013.

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