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Louisiana complex resumes full operations

Jul 9, 2014

Axiall Corp. has returned its vinyl chloride monomer manufacturing plant at the company’s chemicals complex in Lake Charles, La., to full operating rates following a December 2013 fire.

Phillips 66 boosts capital expenditures for 2014

Jul 9, 2014

The board of Phillips 66 has approved a $1.2-billion increase for the company’s capital expenditures this year to $3.9 billion to support the company’s growth strategy.

Operations remain halted at Okinawa refinery

Jul 9, 2014

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has suspended operations at its 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on the island of Okinawa in southwestern Japan ahead of Typhoon Neoguri’s arrival to the region.

Texas refinery completes capacity expansion

Jul 8, 2014

Alon USA Partners LP, Dallas, has completed a turnaround and vacuum tower project which, together, have resulted in increased crude oil processing capacity at its Big Spring, Tex., refinery.

Fire hits Port Arthur ethylene plant

Jul 8, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP said the cause of a fire at its petrochemical plant in Port Arthur, Tex., on the evening of July 7 has yet to be determined.

US industrial gas use seen up 19% by 2020

Jul 7, 2014

New projects will boost industrial use of natural gas in the US during 2012-20 by 19%, according to the Center for Energy Economics (CEE), part of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

International survey of ethylene from steam crackers — 2014

Jul 7, 2014

Rising demand, low-cost feed spur ethylene capacity growth

Jul 7, 2014

Global ethylene production capacity in 2013 rose at faster rates compared with 2012 and 2011 but still more slowly than record-setting capacity expansions achieved during 2010, according to Oil & Gas Journal's latest survey of the industry.

Dow advances Oyster Creek complex expansion, upgrade

Jul 7, 2014

Dow Chemical Co. will begin construction on the previously announced ethylene production expansion and upgrade project at its Oyster Creek complex in Freeport, Tex., on June 30, the company said.

ExxonMobil begins US Gulf Coast ethylene expansion project

Jul 7, 2014

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

Canadian government approves Northern Gateway pipeline

Jul 7, 2014

Canada's federal government approved Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline project as long as it meets 209 conditions a joint review panel imposed in December.

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 7, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Partners sign study for 'large-scale' GTL plant in Mozambique

Jul 3, 2014

Sasol Ltd. reported it has signed a joint prefeasibility study to assess the viability and benefits of a “large-scale” gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Mozambique. The plant’s design capacity was not disclosed.

Unipetrol buys out Eni for ownership of Czech refining company

Jul 3, 2014

Unipetrol AS has exercised its right of preemption to acquire soon-to-be former partner Eni SPA’s interest in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC), a refining company in Czech Republic.

Contract let for Vietnam’s Nghi Son refining complex

Jul 3, 2014

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC has let a contract to KSB AG, Frankenthal, Germany, to supply process pumps for its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in Vietnam.

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