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Colorado AQCC approves emissions rules for oil, gas operations

Mar 3, 2014

Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission approved comprehensive changes to rules governing oil and gas activities in the state, including the nation's first-ever regulations designed to detect and reduce methane emissions.

Kochi refinery expansion progresses

Feb 28, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Mumbai, let a contract to Petron Engineering Construction Ltd. for services related to an integrated expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

Williams Partners to buy Canadian assets from Williams for $1.2 billion

Feb 27, 2014

Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, has agreed to acquire Williams Cos. Inc.’s Alberta operations for $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close Feb. 28. Williams currently owns 64% of Williams Partners, including general partner interest.

EPA settlement could impact refineries, petrochemical plants

Feb 27, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by community groups in Texas and Louisiana forcing it to review, and if necessary, revise formulas that refineries and chemical plants use to report toxic emission levels.

Fire halts production at Lukoil’s Russian petrochemical complex

Feb 27, 2014

A fire that occurred on Feb. 26 at Lukoil’s 350,000-tonne/year Stavrolen petrochemical complex in Budennovsk, Russia, has been contained, the company said.

Iraq breaks ground on Karbala refinery

Feb 26, 2014

Iraq has started construction on a long-planned refinery in southern Karbala Province, 100 km south of Baghdad. 

Fire hits Motiva’s Convent refinery

Feb 25, 2014

Motiva Enterprises LLC is investigating a fire that broke out on Feb. 24 at its 227,000-b/d refinery in St. James Parish outside of Convent, La.

Neste Oil lets contract for Porvoo refinery unit

Feb 25, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a service contract to Finland’s Metso Corp. for technology to convert gasoline fractions into high-octane gasoline at a process unit under construction at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

USW blasts Tesoro over lack of refinery safety

Feb 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) has demanded that Tesoro Corp. develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after a sulfuric acid release at the alkylation unit of its 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., in early February seriously injured two workers.

NARUC panel: Infrastructure main US gas development challenge

Feb 24, 2014

Infrastructure could be the single biggest limitation to the US fully exploiting its abundant unconventional natural gas resources, gas industry association leaders told state utility regulators on Feb. 11.

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Feb 24, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Calumet completes Texas refinery expansion

Feb 21, 2014

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP has completed a 3,000-b/d expansion of the crude unit at its San Antonio, Tex., refinery.

Shell to sell downstream operations in Australia to Vitol

Feb 21, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has reached a binding deal to sell its Australian downstream business, excluding aviation fuel and its lube oil blending and grease plants in Brisbane.

BP awards Oman processing EPC

Feb 20, 2014

BP PLC has awarded a $1.2 billion engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to UK-based Petrofac for a central processing plant in Khazzan field in Oman.

Potential chemical investment due to low gas prices tops $100 billion

Feb 20, 2014

Potential US chemical industry investment linked to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from domestic shale formations has topped $100 billion, the American Chemistry Council announced.

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