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Williams CEO details regulatory hurdles, growth strategy

Oct 13, 2014

Crude oil and natural gas pipeline systems in the US are growing at a very rapid pace as new infrastructure is introduced in an effort to optimize utilization of shale resources.

Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

Oct 10, 2014

Environmental groups have petitioned a California superior court to stop Alon USA Energy Inc. from moving forward with a plan to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

Pembina to expand recently completed Resthaven plant

Oct 10, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, has entered into commercial agreements to proceed with a $170-million expansion of the company's recently completed 200-MMcfd Resthaven facility. The company also will build, own, and operate a new gas gathering pipeline that will deliver gas into the facility.

Meritage starts up gas plant to serve Powder River producers

Oct 9, 2014

Meritage Midstream Services II LLC, Denver, has started up a natural gas processing plant in Campbell Country, Wyo., to handle production from the Powder River basin.

Bahrain advances refinery modernization

Oct 9, 2014

Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco) has let a contract to Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a joint venture of CB&I and Chevron Corp., for technology and engineering as part of the planned expansion and upgrade of the 267,000-b/d refinery at Sitra, on Bahrain’s eastern coast.

Suncor wraps planned maintenance at Edmonton refinery

Oct 8, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed a month of scheduled maintenance at its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta., the company said.

Targa Resources adding processing for Permian, Williston production

Oct 8, 2014

Targa Resources Partners LP, Houston, will expand its natural gas gathering and processing capabilities in the Permian and Williston basins, the company has announced.

Neste Oil plans integration of Finnish refining operations

Oct 7, 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.

US refiners could process more light tight crudes, study finds

Oct 6, 2014

US refiners will have the capacity by 2020 to process 3.1-4.3 million b/d more of light, tight crude oil (LTC) than in fourth-quarter 2013, according to a Baker & O’Brien Inc. study commissioned by Consumers & Refiners United for Domestic Energy (CRUDE).

Petrotrin to start up long-delayed ULSD plant early next year

Oct 6, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago's state-owned Petrotrin LLC has said its ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant will begin production in second-quarter 2015.

Neste lets contract for biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Oct 6, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to Neste Jacobs Oy of Findland to for engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) for a planned biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

Reworked LNG export policy should consider longer term, speaker says

Oct 6, 2014

The US should consider how a reformed LNG exports policy could help facilitate a longer-term transition to renewable and alternative energy sources, a former US Department of State official suggested.

Study for offshore Mideast field proves inhibitor, sulfur solvent compatible

Oct 6, 2014

Elemental sulfur in the produced gas from Hasbah gas field in the Arabian Gulf off Saudi Arabia raised concerns about flow assurance and corrosion.

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Oct 6, 2014

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

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