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Suncor completes maintenance at Sarnia refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 85,000-b/d refinery at Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

Santos completes first gas processing hub for Gladstone LNG project

Nov 4, 2014

The first of three Santos Ltd.-operated gas processing hubs for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project has been completed in the Surat-Bowen basin fields.

PNR, Reliance seek divestment of Eagle Ford midstream business

Nov 4, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, and Reliance Holding USA Inc. are pursuing the divestment of their Eagle Ford shale (EFS) Midstream business. PNR operates the business with 50.1% interest, and Reliance holds the remaining 49.9%.

Aux Sable to expand Illinois plant’s fractionation capacity

Nov 4, 2014

Aux Sable Liquid Products LP, Calgary, will expand fractionation capacity at its Channahon, Ill., natural gas plant by 24,500 b/d, the company said. It estimated the cost of the expansion at $130 million.

Odebrecht lets contract for W.Va. cracker

Nov 4, 2014

Brazil’s Odebrecht SA has let a contract to Technip to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design package (PDP) for a grassroots ethane cracker to be included in Odebrecht’s proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

EPA greenlights Texas GHG permitting program

Nov 3, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities.

DOE to host gas infrastructure, methane emissions workshop

Nov 3, 2014

The US Department of Energy will hold a natural gas infrastructure and methane emissions workshop Nov. 12-13 in Pittsburgh as part of a broader examination of gas transmission systems from the wellhead to the end-user that it announced in late July.

EIA: Brent dominates US gasoline price movements, not WTI

Nov 3, 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.

Sasol lets contract for Louisiana cracker complex

Nov 3, 2014

Sasol Ltd. has let a contract to Technip for furnace engineering and procurement for its proposed integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex to be built adjacent to the company’s existing operations in Westlake, La.

Study finds simulation flaws in multiphase environment

Nov 3, 2014

Olga software can be used to simulate multiphase pipeline flow at a wide range of rates without the need to match results to field data.

Pipeline, CNG top Cyprus gas export options

Nov 3, 2014

Pipeline and CNG are the best options for exporting natural gas production from Cyprus to relatively close markets in terms of both initial cost and probable benefits. LNG, meanwhile, would only be cost-effective if exported to higher priced Asian markets.

Low-cost revamp enhances feedstock profitability for Chinese integrated complex

Nov 3, 2014

In 2010, Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Huajin), a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corp. (Norinco), completed a series of retrofits and process flow improvements to maximize the feedstock value of raffinate oil derived from ethylene-cracking at its Panjin integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China.

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.

Pipelines expand to meet NGL growth

Nov 3, 2014

The first article in this new series on the US midstream industry trends and developments focused on historical production trends for US natural gas and crude oil, the importance of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and the impact on US gas plant NGL production. This series of articles will continue to provide updates on regional trends in US gas plant production and demand in key NGL markets including exports.

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Nov 3, 2014
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