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Supreme Court ruling mixed on GHG regulation

Jun 23, 2014

The US Supreme Court has asserted limits to the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) specifically but approved limitation of GHG emissions from plants subject to control of other pollutants covered by the Clean Air Act.

Oneok Mont Belvieu expansion receives GHG permit

Jun 23, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Oneok Hydrocarbon, an operating subsidiary for Oneok Partners LP, for expansion of the company’s fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Tex., east of Houston.

Fire hits India’s Guru Gobind Singh refinery

Jun 20, 2014

A fire occurred on the morning of June 20 at HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd.’s (HMEL) 180,000-b/d, zero-bottoms Guru Gobind Singh refinery near Bathinda in the northern state of Punjab, India.

Enbridge to sell interest in Midcoast Operating

Jun 20, 2014

Enbridge Energy Partners LP has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to sell an additional 12.6% interest in midstream natural gas subsidiary Midcoast Operating LP to Midcoast Energy Partners LP for $350 million.

Vietnamese refinery secures contractor credit package

Jun 19, 2014

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC (NSRP) has received a first credit package of about $ 600 million from contractors and sponsors for its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.

Dangote Group finalizes contract for Nigerian refinery

Jun 19, 2014

Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Group has officially entered an agreement with Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for project management consultancy (PMC) and engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) for a grassroots refinery and polypropylene plant in Nigeria.

ExxonMobil begins US Gulf Coast ethylene expansion project

Jun 19, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has started construction on a multibillion dollar expansion at its Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex just east of Houston.

Chevron advances US Gulf Coast petrochemicals project

Jun 18, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has broken ground on two 500,000-tonne/year (tpy) polyethylene (PE) plants in Old Ocean, Tex., initiating a second phase of its US Gulf Coast petrochemicals project.

Contract let for Porvoo refinery’s sulfur plant

Jun 18, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to Metso Corp. for automation and flow control technology to improve operations at the sulfur plant of its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

API urges EPA administrator to quit delaying ethanol mandates

Jun 18, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to quit dragging its feet and issue final 2014 ethanol blending quotas that are months overdue.

American Energy, EMG form midstream unit

Jun 18, 2014

American Energy Partners LP (AEP) and The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) have formed American Energy–Midstream LLC (AE-MidCo) to focus on areas where affiliates of both companies have active upstream operations.

MARKET WATCH: Iraqi refinery fire likely to move oil futures

Jun 18, 2014

Crude oil futures hovered around $106/bbl on the New York market June 17 awaiting a weekly US government inventory report while international oil markets remained focused on instability in Iraq where militants attacked a refinery.

Hydrocracker upgrade yields promising results at New Zealand refinery

Jun 17, 2014

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) said results from the first in a series of efficiency upgrades to the hydrocracking unit at its 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery indicate that the plant is on track to improve diesel processing and lift refining margins.

Loan approved for grassroots Nigerian refinery

Jun 17, 2014

Nigerian business conglomerate Dangote Group has secured a $300 million loan for the construction and operation of a greenfield refinery and polypropylene plant in Nigeria.

Operations normal at Billings refinery following fire

Jun 17, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. confirmed operations have returned to normal at its 60,000-b/d refinery in Billings, Mont., following a June 13 fire.

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