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CNPC, Rosneft advance Tianjin refining complex

Nov 10, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and OAO Rosneft have endorsed the crude refining portion of a feasibility study for the construction of the long-planned Tianjin refinery project, which is to be built in northern China’s industrial zone of Nangang in Tianjin.

EIA: Brent, not WTI, dominates US gasoline price movements

Nov 10, 2014

A recent study from the US Energy Information Administration would appear to weaken the argument that lifting the ban on US crude oil exports would raise domestic gasoline prices.

WoodMac: High WCS-WTI price spread seen lingering

Nov 10, 2014

Growing production of Canadian heavy crude oil and problems delivering the new supply to distant markets will keep the discount of Western Canadian Select crude high against the West Texas Intermediate price, according to Wood Mackenzie.

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Nov 10, 2014

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Shell inks deal for US Appalachian petrochemical project location

Nov 7, 2014

Shell Chemical LP, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is moving forward with plans to purchase land near Monaca, Pa., for a proposed petrochemical complex that would process ethane from natural gas produced from the Marcellus shale.

Chevron Phillips Chemical eyes Cedar Bayou capacity expansion

Nov 7, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP is considering a further capacity expansion at its Cedar Bayou petrochemical complex in Baytown, Tex.

ETP to build plants, expand gathering for Eagle Ford, Eaglebine production

Nov 6, 2014

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas, has reached long-term gas gathering and processing agreements with producers in the Eagle Ford in South Texas and Eaglebine in southeast Texas.

Venezuela’s Amuay refinery remains in restart mode

Nov 6, 2014

Full operations have yet to be restored at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state following a Nov. 4 electrical outage that shuttered unidentified processing units at the plant.

Fire hits PDVSA’s Curacao refinery

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Brazil’s Abreu e Lima refinery nears start-up

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said construction projects at its Abreu e Lima oil refinery at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, are nearly completed.

Petrokemya lets contract for Al Jubail complex

Nov 6, 2014

Arabian Petrochemical Co. (Petrokemya), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corp., has let a contract to KBR Inc. for work related to the expansion of a butadiene plant at its 5.15 million-tonne/year petrochemical complex in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Lone Star begins construction on third Mont Belvieu frac unit

Nov 6, 2014

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (70%) and Regency Energy Partners LP (30%), both of Dallas, has begun construction of a third 100,000-b/d NGL fractionation unit at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

Failed sale leads to closure of Welsh refinery

Nov 5, 2014

A deal intended to prevent Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from closing has been unsuccessful, according to Murphy Oil Corp., Murco’s owner.

 

India’s HPCL resumes operations at Vizag refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Operations have resumed at Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.’s (HPCL) 8.3 million-tonne/year Vishakapatnam (Vizag) refinery on India’s eastern coast following initial repair work to damage resulting from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the port city on Oct. 12.

Blackout hits Venezuelan refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Venezuela's 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state is in the process of resuming normal operations after an electrical outage on Nov. 4 halted processing activities at the plant, state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said.

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