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Petroperu advances Talara refinery modernization

Jun 8, 2015

State-owned Petroleos del Peru SA (Petroperu), through a contractor, has let a contract to Flowserve Corp., Irving, Tex., for the supply of pumping systems to be installed as part the long-planned modernization and upgrade of its 62,000-b/d Talara refinery at Piura, about 1,200 km north of Lima (OGJ Online, Dec. 19, 2013).

Litigation trends

Jun 8, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal's "General Interest" section includes stories about economics, government, health, safety, and the environment, companies, and personnel moves and promotions. Among these news stories are occasional pieces about lawsuits and legal challenges from environmental and other groups-and the fallout that comes from years of legal wrangling.

Incoming AFPM president outlines challenges ahead

Jun 8, 2015

When incoming American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Pres. Chet Thompson expresses concern that the US Environmental Protection Agency is acting too aggressively, it's not because AFPM's refining and petrochemical member companies can't handle government oversight.

Watching Government: Sandoval's timely reminders

Jun 8, 2015

Amid recurring declarations that the US government and western states need to closely work together, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) reminded two federal agencies' top administrators that the idea should apply to controlling methane emissions from oil and gas operations.

API: US petroleum demand slightly up in April

Jun 8, 2015

According to data from the American Petroleum Institute, total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, gained 0.7% in April from the same period last year to average 18.9 million b/d. These were the highest April deliveries since 2010.

OGJ Newsletter

Jun 8, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Marathon commissions unit at Kentucky refinery

Jun 5, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has commissioned a 35,000-b/d condensate splitting unit at its 242,000-b/d Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery to boost the site’s capacity to process production from shale regions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Oil-demand curve's flattening adds to pressure on OPEC

Jun 5, 2015

When leaders of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meet in Vienna on June 5, they should heed a stern signal from the oil market.

Total advances plan for grassroots steam cracker at US Gulf Coast

Jun 4, 2015

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. is progressing on its previously announced plan to build a new steam cracker to be tied in with its current refining and petrochemical production operations at the US Gulf Coast.

Dakota Prairie refinery delivers first diesel, mulls expansion

Jun 4, 2015

Dakota Prairie Refining LLC, a joint venture of MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, ND, and its 50-50 partner Calumet Specialty Produces Partners LP, Indianapolis, has started the first sales of commercial diesel from production at its recently commissioned refinery in North Dakota.

Tidewater Midstream to buy Pembina area gas plant, pipelines

Jun 3, 2015

Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., Calgary, will pay $180 million (Can.) to unspecified “private company vendors” to purchase their 63% operated working interest in an unnamed 185-MMcfd natural gas processing plant in West Pembina along with related pipelines in central Alberta.

Incoming AFPM president outlines challenges ahead

Jun 3, 2015

When incoming American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Pres. Chet Thompson expresses concern that the US Environmental Protection Agency is acting too aggressively, it’s not because AFPM’s refining and petrochemical member companies can’t handle government oversight.

Hawaiian refinery inks supply deal

Jun 2, 2015

Hawaii Pacific Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based Par Petroleum Corp., has entered a crude oil supply and product offtake agreement with J. Aron & Co., the commodity trading arm of Goldman Sachs, for its 94,000-b/d refinery in the Campbell Industrial Park in Kapolei, 20 miles west of Honolulu, Ha., on the island of Oahu.

Z Energy to buy Chevron New Zealand for $785 million (NZ)

Jun 2, 2015

Z Energy Ltd., the downstream petroleum entity headquartered in Wellington, has acquired Chevron New Zealand for $785 million (NZ).

EPP acquires Eagle Ford midstream assets

Jun 1, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, has executed agreements to purchase all of the member interests in EFS Midstream LLC from affiliates of Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Irving, Tex., and Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, for $2.15 billion. The companies announced last year their desire to divest EFS Midstream.

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