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  1. Flint Hills settles Port Arthur pollution case

    Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has reached a settlement with the US federal government to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s 635,000-tonne/year (tpy) chemical plant in Port Arthur, Tex. The agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice provides for the installation of state-of-the-art emissions reductions technology and other enhancements at the Port Arthur plant, FHR said. The company also has agreed to pay a penalty of $350,000 for violations under the Clean Air Act. Once fully implemented, EPA estimates that the Port Arthur settlement will reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), including benzene and other hazardous air pollutants (HAP), by an estimated 1,880 tpy, and will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 69,000 tpy, according to a separate Mar. 20 release from EPA. In addition to the penalty, FHR will direct $2 million to the city of Port Arthur’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Project to implement and complete the renovation of city-owned diesel-engine vehicles, and $350,000 to the Energy Efficiency Project, known locally as the Lighthouse Project, to reduce the energy demand in low-income residences, the company said. The agreement settles EPA’s enforcement action against FHR alleging the Port Arthur plant improperly operated its steam-assisted flaring devices in a way that emitted excess amounts of VOC and additionally violated EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from leaking equipment. FHR said the Port Arthur plant has taken early initiative to complete many of the actions now required as part of the consent decree, including improving the performance of its flares, enhancing its leak detection and repair program, and installing a flare gas recovery system—the first-of-its-kind at a stand-alone US olefins plant. The company said it expects its investment for the agreed plant enhancements to be about $44.5 million. FHR’s Port Arthur chemical plant produces about 635,000 tpy of ethylene and 318,000 tpy of propylene .

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    Thu, 20 Mar 2014

  2. Fire hits Port Arthur ethylene plant

    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.

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    Tue, 8 Jul 2014

  3. Novatek commissioning second frac unit at Baltic port

    OAO Novatek has completed construction and begun commissioning at the second stage of its gas-condensate fractionation and transshipment complex at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga, the company reported.

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    Thu, 17 Oct 2013

  4. BASF-Total venture starts up 10th furnace at Port Arthur steam cracker

    BASF Total Petrochemicals LCC (BTP) reported the startup of a 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility in Port Arthur, Tex.

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    Mon, 24 Mar 2014

  1. Dalian Port 'confident' of plans to expand oil operations

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    Tue, 25 Aug 2009

  2. Indonesia's Sabang Port being readied for supertankers

    Indonesia’s Port of Sabang, in Aceh Province on the island of Pulau Weh at the northern entrance to the Malacca Strait, is being readied to accommodate super tankers and super cargo ships.

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    Thu, 19 Nov 2009

  3. Louisiana: Port Hudson field interest changes hands

    West Texas Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., has acquired a 7.24625% working interest in the oil and gas leases, wells, and attendant production in Port Hudson field, Baton Rouge Parish, La., from an undisclosed seller for $702,900.

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    Fri, 16 Aug 2013

  4. Several ‘incidents’ reduce capacity at Motiva Port Arthur refinery

    Two separate “incidents” that resulted in small fires at two separate, unspecified units at Motiva Enterprices LLC’s Port Arthur, Tex., refinery complex will result in the 600,000-b/d nameplate facility being run at a reduced capacity for an indefinite period of time, a spokeswoman for Royal Dutch ...

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    Tue, 20 Aug 2013

  5. Manatee County approves offshore Port Dolphin LNG facility

    The Manatee County Port Authority Mar. 18 approved a long-term $30 million agreement with Port Dolphin Energy LLC for construction of an LNG port facility and pipeline off Florida.

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    Wed, 24 Mar 2010

  6. Enterprise, partners outline Texas offshore port system

    Enterprise Products Partners, Teppco Partners, and Oiltanking Holding Americas have formed a JV to design, construct, own, and operate a Texas offshore oil port and pipeline system.

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    Mon, 18 Aug 2008

  7. Rolling strike delays oil shipping through Marseille port

    A rolling strike, which already has halted oil shipping through the Port of Marseille, is set to continue for a further 5 days, according to officials of the state-run port administration.

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    Sat, 14 Jun 2008

  8. Rolling strike delays oil shipping through Marseille port

    A rolling strike, which already has halted oil shipping through the Port of Marseille, is set to continue for a further 5 days, according to officials of the state-run port administration.

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    Mon, 23 Jun 2008

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