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Nov 3, 2014

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 3, 2014

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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

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.

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