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SPECIAL REPORT: Iran’s gasoline woes persist despite rationing, price hikes

Mar 10, 2008 Iran’s gasoline shortage and its growing dependency on imports have been the subject of discussion and debate, both in and outside Iran.

SPECIAL REPORT: Global crude capacity will rise nearly 11 million b/d by 2012

Mar 10, 2008 Global crude distillation capacity will increase 10.6 million b/d during 2007-12—9.1 million b/d of new capacity and 1.5 million b/d of capacity creep—according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) entitled “Medium-Term Oil Market Report.”

BP confident to achieve 4 million b/d by 2020

Feb 28, 2008 BP PLC expects to produce at least 4 million b/d of oil until 2020 even without new discoveries or access to new opportunities, the company's chief executive, Tony Hayward said on Feb. 27.

Repsol-YPF to double Cartagena refinery capacity

Feb 28, 2008 Repsol-YPF, planning to double the capacity of its 100,000 b/d Cartagena refinery in Spain, has awarded a $1.3 billion contract to Fluor for the project management of much of the project.

OGJ Newsletter

Feb 25, 2008

ONGC, Shell ink NELP-VII bids, joint coop projects

Feb 18, 2008 India's ONGC and Shell recently revised their joint participation MOU for projects to be auctioned in the forthcoming seventh round of India's NELP VII.

BP disappointed in downstream performance

Feb 18, 2008 BP PLC is seeking to improve the financial performance of its refining and marketing assets, said BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward Feb. 5 while discussing companywide 2007 financial results.

SPECIAL REPORT: Global pipeline plans expand

Feb 18, 2008 Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2008 rose by more than one-third from the previous year, driven by large crude oil transportation projects in both the US and Asia-Pacific.

Total reveals $19 billion capital budget for 2008

Feb 14, 2008 Total SA plans a $19 billion capital expenditure for this year, with refining and marketing accounting for $2.5 billion and petrochemicals $1.3 billion.

CERA: Refiners face change in liquids supply composition

Feb 14, 2008 The refining industry faces new reconfiguration and investment challenges to avoid shortages of diesel, heating oil, and jet fuel while minimizing the risk of a decline in refining capacity utilization, said officials of the Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Houston Feb. 13.

Total bows out of Rub al-Khali Saudi gas project

Feb 8, 2008 Total SA has confirmed its decision to withdraw from the South Rub al-Khali gas exploration project in the southern part of Saudi Arabia's "Empty Quarter." It will transfer to Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other partners in the venture, its 30% share after three dry wells. The decision was made following an assessment of the economic potential of the field.

BP disappointed in downstream earnings

Feb 7, 2008 BP PLC is seeking to improve the financial performance of its refining and marketing assets, said BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward Feb. 5 while discussing companywide 2007 financial results.

Systems approach improves start-ups

Jan 14, 2008 The systems approach to start-up helps reduce construction man-hours by eliminating duplication of effort, which is useful in itself.

OGJ Newsletter

Jan 14, 2008

SPECIAL REPORT: Oil market heading for surprises in ’08

Jan 7, 2008 This year the oil market will see a few surprises. Commodity price volatility will continue, but it will moderate, and prices will move lower.

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