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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

Williams advances Geismar olefins plant restart

Oct 29, 2014

Williams Partners LP said it plans to resume ethylene production as soon as next month at its rebuilt and expanded Geismar, La., olefins plant following a series of delays after a 2013 explosion at the site.

Total names refining, chemicals president

Oct 29, 2014

Total SA has appointed Philippe Sauquet as president, refining and chemicals, and as a member of the company’s executive committee, effective immediately.

Contract let for Canadian bitumen refinery

Oct 28, 2014

North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for additional work at NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

Pemex inks power supply deals for two refineries

Oct 28, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has entered into agreements with international firms to jointly develop $1.4 billion in electric power cogeneration projects designed to supply electricity to two of its Mexican refineries.

Sasol takes FID on Louisiana petrochemical complex

Oct 27, 2014

Sasol Ltd. has reached a final investment decision (FID) for its proposed integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex to built adjacent to the company’s existing operations in Westlake, La.

Williams Partners, Access Midstream Partners to merge

Oct 27, 2014

Williams Partners LP and Access Midstream Partners LP, both owned by Williams Cos., Tulsa, have agreed to merge. Williams in June purchased the remaining 50% general partner interest that it didn’t previously hold in Access Midstream, giving way to the merger proposal.

California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

Oct 27, 2014

California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region's five refineries.

China reviewing oil relationships with Sudan, South Sudan, researcher says

Oct 27, 2014

The Chinese government and China National Petroleum Corp. are reviewing their relationships with Sudan and South Sudan following years of growth that changed both sides, a researcher said at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.

EIA continues to cut price forecasts for US crude oil, gasoline

Oct 27, 2014

Weakening global demand and higher Libyan oil exports have driven down North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices to an average of $97/bbl in September, a decrease of $5/bbl from August and the first month Brent crude oil prices have fallen below $100/bbl since June 2012.

API: US petroleum demand falls in September, third quarter

Oct 27, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, averaged 18.6 million b/d last month, down 3.5% from September 2013, as stated in the latest monthly statistics from the American Petroleum Institute. For the third quarter, petroleum deliveries fell 0.9% from the same period last year.

EIA: Lower US household heating expenditures expected this winter

Oct 27, 2014

Average expenditures of US household for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane are projected to decrease this winter heating season (Oct. 1-Mar. 31) compared with last winter, which was 11% colder than the previous 10-year average nationally, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest Winter Fuels Outlook.

EPA sets energy booby traps for the US economy

Oct 27, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency is setting booby traps for the economy as the last half term of the Obama presidency lumbers into view.

More ethylene capacity planned for US Gulf Coast

Oct 23, 2014

Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, will expand ethylene capacity and make other capital improvements in a $330-million project at its Sulphur, La., plant near Lake Charles.

Petronas unit lets EPC contract for RAPID project

Oct 23, 2014

Petronas Refinery & Petrochemical Corp. unit PRPC Utilities & Facilities Sdn. Bhd. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for the Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project to a joint venture of Technip and Fluor Corp.

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