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Optimization yields gains for Saudi crude processing giant

Dec 1, 2014

Since 2000, Saudi Aramco has implemented an energy-conservation program to enhance efficiency throughout its operations. These efforts have paid off in energy savings valued in terms of cost/boe consumed internally that could otherwise be exported for profit.

Prospects for US crude exports to Asia are looking up

Dec 1, 2014

Within the next 3 to 4 years, the US can become an oil and condensate exporter capable of making available to the world market more than 1.5 million b/d of domestic crude and condensate along with 500,000-600,000 b/d of re-exported Canadian crude-a total liquids export volume on par with Kuwait.

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Dec 1, 2014

Asia-Pacific refining primed for capacity growth

Dec 1, 2014

Global crude oil refining capacity in 2014 edged lower from 2013 (OGJ, Dec. 2, 2013, p. 34), according to the latest OGJ Refinery Survey.

EPA will set RFS requirements for this year next year

Dec 1, 2014

How bad does regulation of the Renewable Fuel Standard have to become before the US Congress ends a program broken beyond repair?

Power to stonewall

Dec 1, 2014

Presidential stonewalling of the Keystone XL pipeline is hurting the US. Congress should exercise its constitutional power and end the damage.

A new Gulf Coast paradigm

Dec 1, 2014

Following the reversal of Seaway Crude Pipeline System in 2012, a series of projects both in oil pipelines and storage has unlocked the crude oil bottleneck at Cushing, Okla., and connected the Gulf Coast-where nearly 47% of the US refining capacity resides-back to the Canadian, Midcontinent, and West Texas production centers on a massive scale.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 1, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

US crude exports debate prompts a fresh look at the Jones Act

Dec 1, 2014

The Jones Act, which requires that maritime transportation of goods between domestic ports take place on US-flagged vessels, is becoming more prominent in the debate over whether to allow more US crude oil to be exported.

Chapman to succeed Pryor as ExxonMobil Chemical president

Nov 24, 2014

Neil A. Chapman is expected to assume the roles of president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice-president of ExxonMobil Corp. following the retirement of Stephen D. Pryor on Jan. 1, 2015. Chapman has served as ExxonMobil Chemical’s senior vice-president, polymers since 2011.

Mexico moving quickly to implement energy reforms, officials report

Nov 24, 2014

Mexico is moving quickly to implement its aggressive energy reforms, two officials of its government told a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Bakken, deepwater Gulf of Mexico to boost Hess's production

Nov 24, 2014

Hess Corp. plans to increase its production growth rate forecast by 6-10%/year during 2013-18, assuming $90-100/bbl Brent, anchored by production in the Bakken shale and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the company said Nov. 10 during an investor presentation in Houston.

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 24, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 24, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Industry's eternal battle

Nov 24, 2014

Polling conducted by Gallup in August drilled home what most of us already knew: People don't like the oil and gas industry. Fifty-six percent of those polled had either a "somewhat negative" or "very negative" opinion of the industry.

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