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Placid Refining appoints refinery manager

Feb 5, 2014

Placid Refining Co. LLC, Port Allen, La., has named Robert Beadle as refinery manager of its Port Allen facility.

BP ramps up heavy crude throughputs at Whiting

Feb 5, 2014

BP PLC is in the process of boosting heavy crude oil runs at its 413,000-b/d refinery at Whiting, Ind., following the yearend 2013 completion of a modernization project designed to increase the plant’s ability to process heavy, sour crude.

Flint Hills plans Alaska refinery closure

Feb 5, 2014

Flint Hills Resources Alaska LLC (FHRA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, Kan., plans to cease crude oil processing at its 85,000-b/d North Pole refinery near Fairbanks, Alas., by June.

Dow lets contract for US Gulf Coast petrochemical projects

Feb 5, 2014

Dow Chemical Co. has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for work related to planned ethylene and propylene expansion projects along the US Gulf Coast.

SRC lets contract for Jurong refinery expansion

Feb 4, 2014

Singapore Refining Co. Pte. Ltd. (SRC) has let a construction contract to JGC Corp. for expansion work at its 290,000-b/d Jurong refinery in Singapore.

EPA rule requires new reporting from refiners, chemical processors

Feb 4, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule under existing federal statutory law that establishes new reporting requirements for petroleum and petrochemical processors that use or plan to use five chemical substances identified generically as “complex strontium aluminate, rare earth doped” (CSA-RED).

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Feb 3, 2014

Product pipeline completions lead planned construction lower

Feb 3, 2014

Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2014 slipped 39% from the previous year, led by sharply lower levels of planned products pipelines. Crude and natural gas pipeline construction plans for the year also softened.

Energy optimization drives design for Saudi Aramco NGL-recovery plant

Feb 3, 2014

Designing a grassroots NGL-recovery plant in the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia required formulation of energy optimization initiatives because the area is remote and electrically isolated from any nearby network and water is scarce.

Guide To World Crudes: Anniversary, extended life prompt Oseberg Blend assay update

Feb 3, 2014

Oseberg is one of the four largest oil and gas fields on the Norwegian Shelf. Current crude oil output averages about 144,000 b/d from the Oseberg field center (OFC), which consists of the connecting Oseberg A, B, and D platforms.

API: Oil demand up in December, 4Q 2013

Feb 3, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries in December 2013—which averaged 19.2 million b/d—and in the fourth quarter increased 5.8% and 4.6%, respectively, compared with the corresponding periods of 2012, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest monthly statistics report.

DCP Midstream adding processing in DJ, Eagle Ford basins

Feb 3, 2014

DCP Midstream LLC will add nearly 500 MMcfd of natural gas processing capacity in two liquids-rich US basins, the company reported.

Husky advances Lima refinery expansion

Feb 3, 2014

Husky Energy Co. has approved a $300 million upgrade project at its 161,500-b/d Lima, Ohio, refinery to boost the plant’s ability to process increased volumes of heavy crude from western Canada.

Eagle Ford crude prompts upgrades at Valero’s Texas refineries

Feb 3, 2014

Valero Energy Corp., the largest US independent refiner-marketer, plans to invest $730 million in upgrading two of its Texas refineries to process increased volumes of light crude sourced from the Eagle Ford shale.

Rail a key transportaion link for Bakken crude

Feb 1, 2014

As production in the Bakken tight oil play ramps up at an unprecedented pace, producers are increasingly relying on railroads to bypass overwhelmed pipelines and move crude to market.

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