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  1. Diligence essential to avoid future offshore mistakes, panel told

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    and explosion that killed 11 people who were working aboard Transocean Ltd.’s semisubmersible ..... commitment and duty to the American people , we will remain vigilant in instituting ..... Florida—conceded that both government regulators and the offshore oil and gas industry ..... a noticeable change in how people make decisions the last few years. Taking safety to the

  2. Shintech advances plan for ethylene plant in Louisiana

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    plant, which is to be built on land the company already owns in Plaquemine, La., will ..... 1.4 billion to be financed by the company ’s own funds, said Chihiro Kanagawa ..... provided by Lummus Technology US Inc., the company said. Construction of the ethylene plant

  3. Gazprom: EC’s antitrust allegations ‘unsubstantiated’

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    it “strictly adheres to all the rules of international law and legislation in the countries” where it operates. The company has 12 weeks to reply to the commission’s statement of objections and can also request an oral hearing to present its arguments

  4. Upper East Coast US Senate, House members oppose Atlantic leasing

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    Observing both Earth Day and the fifth anniversary of the Macondo deepwater well accident and crude oil spill, US Senate and House members—largely Democrats from Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states—introduced bills to stop federal offshore oil and gas leasing off the Atlantic coast.

  5. Petrobras reports $2.1 billion write-down after anticorruption probe

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    Bendine was subsequently elected to lead the company ( OGJ Online, Feb. 9, 2015 ). Overall ..... impairment charge of $14.8 billion. The company in March reported plans to divest $13.7 ..... scope of [Operation Car Wash],” the company said in an Apr. 22 statement. “A

  6. MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil price drops on inventory build

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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015

    Crude oil prices for June delivery dropped modestly on the New York market on Apr. 22 to remain above $56/bbl for June delivery following another reported increase in US oil and product inventories. Meanwhile, statistics indicated slower manufacturing activity in China, a major oil consumer, last

  7. CERAWeek: Company , industry have transformed since Macondo, BP CEO says

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    Feb. 3, 2015 ). The company also has paid hefty fines ..... transformation within the company since 2010 that’s included consolidation of the company ’s global drilling team ..... depressed crude oil prices . “ People got used to $100[/bbl

  8. PDVSA’s Puerto La Cruz refinery revamp advances

    Online Articles

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    included as part of the deep-conversion project, the service company said. Wison Offshore said it also has started assembly work ..... on the Puerto La Cruz project during first-half 2016, the company said. The Puerto La Cruz refinery’s deep-conversion

  9. Noble Energy settles air pollution charges from D-J basin operations

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    opportunities to reduce emissions within the DJ basin, the company said. “We’re implementing a serious action plan through which ..... its engineering evaluations and modifications online. The company also will install monitors at certain storage tanks to detect

  10. Thailand’s PTTGC pondering ethane cracker in Ohio

    Online Articles

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    John R. Kasich reported Apr. 22 that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s integrated petrochemical and refining company , and its project partner, Marubeni Corp. of Japan, have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio, for the possible construction

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