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US MIDSTREAM UPDATE: New series to cover US midstream developments

Jun 2, 2014

This article is the first in a series that will broadly focus on the US midstream industry, and it supplants the series that since 2005 has focused on supply-demand and pricing trends in US propane markets.

What's at Mont Belvieu?

Jun 2, 2014

With its strategic location along the US Gulf Coast, proximity to major refining complexes, underground storage capacity, and access to onshore and offshore transportation for shipping liquids to market, Mont Belvieu, Tex., continues to attract plans for fractionation expansions alongside North America's flourishing shale gas production.

Surging ethane supplies prompt export plans

Jun 2, 2014

Surging ethane extraction capability in US shale plays has given it a price advantage relative to naphtha and made it a viable export commodity.

New, expanded capacities return US, Canada to global lead

Jun 2, 2014

New US gas processing and fractionation projects that were in the pipe for the 18-24 months before Jan. 1, 2014, began showing results in 2013 as Oil & Gas Journal's plant-by-plant survey of global gas processing on that date reflects nearly a 6% growth in US processing capacity.

FGE: Japan likely to see further cuts to refining capacity

Jun 2, 2014

A 2010 ordinance enacted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) requiring Japanese refiners to raise their mandatory cracking-to-crude distillation capacity ratio has succeeded in slashing the country's refining capacity, but further cuts are likely to occur by 2018, says Facts Global Energy (FGE).

API: US petroleum demand hits 4-year high in April

Jun 2, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, increased 2.3% from April 2013 to average 19 million b/d this April, the highest April deliveries in 4 years, the American Petroleum Institute said in its monthly statistical report.

Reference framework, top talent crucial to managing large projects

Jun 2, 2014

Large projects, increasingly complex and technologically demanding, confront oil and gas companies with an expanding barrage of challenges.

OGJ Newsletter

Jun 2, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Maintenance wraps on Baku refinery units

May 30, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has completed maintenance work on the atmospheric and vacuum distillation units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku, Azerbaijan.

Crude unit remains offline at Garyville refinery

May 30, 2014

A crude unit shuttered as a result of inclement weather on May 28 at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery will remain down for about 2 weeks, the company said.

Financing secured for Turkish refinery

May 30, 2014

SOCAR Turkey Energy AS, a joint venture of State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic and the Turkish government, has secured additional funding to proceed with construction of the planned 214,000-b/d Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (Star) in Aliaga, Turkey.

Peru seals deal for Talara refinery upgrade

May 29, 2014

State-owned Petroperu has let a lump-sum turnkey contract to Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) for the long-planned modernization and upgrade project of its 60,000-b/d Talara refinery at Piura, 1,200 km north of Lima.

OxyChem receives final GHG permit for Texas ethylene cracker

May 29, 2014

Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) has received the final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permits from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a 1.2-billion lb/year ethylene cracker to be built in Ingleside, Tex.

EPA grants final approval for Texas refinery expansion

May 29, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to Flint Hills Resources to proceed with its project aimed at increasing processing capabilities for Eagle Ford crude at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Washington state enacts new regulation for refineries

May 29, 2014

The state of Washington has adopted a new rule that will require refineries in the state to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025.

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