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Rise seen in petrochemical, refining construction

Nov 17, 2008 Oil & Gas Journal’s semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows a slight increase in refining and petrochemical construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update (OGJ, Apr. 7, 2008, P.24).

Downstream industry struggles with fewer resources, study says

Nov 17, 2008 The global engineering contractor industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified manpower, according to a biennial survey of refiners and petrochemical producers.

Ecopetrol awards Colombia refinery upgrade contract

Nov 14, 2008 Ecopetrol has awarded contracts for FEED and PMC to Foster Wheeler USA and Process Consultants for the Barrancabermeja refinery upgrade project in Colombia.

Aramco, ConocoPhillips delay Yanbu refinery construction

Nov 6, 2008 Saudi Arabia's Aramco and ConocoPhillips, citing uncertainties in financial and contracting markets, have agreed to halt the bidding process for construction of their planned 400,000 b/d refinery at Yanbu.


Oct 27, 2008 Houston, has named Mark Weber president and Dr. Luiz Braga vice-president, global business development.

OGJ Newsletter

Oct 27, 2008

US may become net gasoline exporter by 2010, study says

Oct 20, 2008 Shifts in energy demand and biofuels capacity will disrupt the global refining industry, potentially turning the US into a net exporter of gasoline by 2010.

PDVSA awards JGC refinery modernization contract

Oct 17, 2008 Venezuela's PDVSA, as part of its on-going Siembra Petrolera plan, has signed an agreement with JGC to form a strategic alliance aimed at improving the country's refining capacity.

MARKET WATCH: Credit crisis continued to deflate energy prices

Oct 13, 2008 Crude prices continued plumbing the lowest levels in more than a year Oct. 10 as the current credit crisis sucked funds from both the equity and commodity markets.

Watching Government: Peterson’s energy legacy

Oct 13, 2008 US Rep. John E. Peterson (R-Pa.) could take pride in watching Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing moratoriums expire Sept. 30.

An unprecedented rebuke

Oct 13, 2008 While addressing mortgage debt deemed “toxic” in a desperate effort to rescue the US economy, Congress somehow saw fit to raise toxicity of the political climate for oil and natural gas.

Saudi Aramco-Total JV names executive, plans refinery

Oct 10, 2008 Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. has appointed Salem H. Shaheen as president and chief executive officer.

Takreer moves ahead with Ruwais refinery expansion

Oct 10, 2008 Takreer, an arm of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has selected Honeywell unit UOP to supply technology and engineering services for an expansion at the Ruwais refinery in the UAE.

Rep. Peterson will leave a bipartisan energy legacy

Oct 10, 2008 US Rep. John E. Peterson (R-Pa.) could take some pride in watching Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing moratoriums expire on Sept. 30. But he also was enough of a realist to realize that more work needs to be done, even though he is leaving Congress at the end of the year.

OGJ Newsletter

Oct 6, 2008

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