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Repairs under way at ORPIC’s Muscat refinery

Dec 11, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) said it plans to resume operations at its 106,000-b/d Mina Al Fahal refinery near Muscat, Oman, in mid-December following a Dec. 4 fire at the site.

Qatar Shell lets EPCM contract for Pearl GTL operations

Dec 11, 2014

Qatar Shell Ltd., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has let a contract to a division of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Montreal, to provide long-term engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) onshore and offshore installations in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

Phillips 66 advances plans for splitter at Sweeny refinery

Dec 11, 2014

Phillips 66 has filed an application with state regulators for a permit to build a condensate splitter at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex.

Chevron Phillips Chemical concludes Sweeny ethylene expansion

Dec 11, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (CPCC) has completed installation of a furnace at its Sweeny petrochemical complex in Old Ocean, Tex., that will expand ethylene production by 200 million lb/year.

Samref wraps Yanbu refinery revamp

Dec 11, 2014

Saudi Aramco-Mobil Refinery Co. Ltd. (Samref), a 50-50 joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Mobil Yanbu Refining Co. Inc., has completed modifications and renovations related to a clean-fuels project (CFP) at the Samref refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

BPCL adds petrochemicals to Kochi refinery expansion

Dec 9, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, plans to diversify into petrochemicals production as part of the ongoing integrated expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

More West Texas gathering, processing to come onstream

Dec 9, 2014

EagleClaw Midstream Services LLC, Midland, Tex., has bought natural gas gathering and processing in Reeves County, Tex. The company declined to identify the seller.

EPA poses tighter ground-level ozone pollution controls

Dec 8, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing ground-level emissions limits to 65-70 ppb from its current level of 75 ppb. It also will take comments on possibly cutting limits to 60 ppb.

Moody's: E&P spending to dip as crude oil prices slide

Dec 8, 2014

Weakening crude oil prices will cut exploration and production spending by independent producers in the US next year and make integrated oil and gas companies wary of upstream projects dependent on a price of $80/bbl, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Firms' third-quarter earnings climbed amid lower crude oil prices

Dec 8, 2014

A sample of 58 oil and gas producers and refiners based in the US recorded a combined 38% jump in profits for this year's third quarter compared with year-earlier results.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 8, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Cost-benefit believability

Dec 8, 2014

In anticipation of what might become the costliest federal regulation in US history, Congress should join the Supreme Court in reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency's skewed approach to the economic consequences of its actions.

EPA air proposals should recognize progress, API official says

Dec 8, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency should recognize progress that is continuing before it considers imposing costly new air quality requirements, an American Petroleum Institute official suggested.

Reliance expands desalination plant at Jamnagar refinery

Dec 5, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, is scheduled to receive proprietary PX technology from Energy Recovery Inc., San Leandro, Calif., as part of an expansion that will switch current desalination operations from a thermal to reverse osmosis process at its Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Start-up continues at Abreu e Lima refinery

Dec 5, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has initiated the start-up of furnaces in the atmospheric distillation unit at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

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