Industry News

High on Earnings, TC Energy Plans C$1.2 Billion System Expansion

Fresh off of a 55% quarterly increase in liquids transportation earnings, Keystone pipeline operator TC Energy said it will proceed with another C$1.2 billion expansion to its pipeline system.

Shippers Seek Alternatives as Crews Work to Plug Keystone Leak

Cleanup crews in Walsh County, North Dakota, are working to plug the Keystone pipeline after a 9,000-barrel oil leak this week, a state official said Friday, while crude shippers are searching for alternative means of getting needed supply.

Toro Sells MTI Equipment Business Acquired in CMW Acquisition

Making good on a promise to streamline its product and services portfolio after acquiring Charles Machine Works, The Toro Company has shed CMW's pre-owned construction equipment business by selling MTI Equipment back to its founders.

Fernandez takes centre stage in Argentina

Vaca Muerta shale risks getting stuck in the middle of the new Argentinian president’s political balancing act

Oil firms chase efficiency gains

The spectre of ‘peak demand’ puts an onus on producers to tighten up their games

Schneider Electric appoints President of Process Automation business

Schneider Electric, the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation, has promoted Nathalie Marcotte to succeed Gary Freburger as president of its Process Automation business, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Yokogawa collaborates to accelerate adoption of robotics for Inspection of facilities

ExRobotics B.V., a Netherlands-based developer of robotics technology for hazardous environments, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a global provider of industrial automation, control, and measurement technology,

Commonwealth LNG receives notice of schedule for environmental review

Commonwealth LNG announced that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review.

McDermott secures contract for one of the world's largest mixed feed crackers

McDermott International, Inc. announced it has been awarded a large* contract by Saudi Aramco and Total Raffinage Chimie (Total) to provide licenses, basic engineering package, extended basic engineering, training, technical services and supply of proprietary equipment for what will be one of the world's largest mixed feed crackers.

China issues more crude oil import quotas for 2019

China has lifted its crude oil import quotas to allow mostly private refiners to bring in a further 12.9 million tons this year, a document seen by Reuters showed, feeding a new generation of huge refineries.

Refinery restarts CDU, naphtha complex

Motiva Enterprises completed the restart of the large crude distillation unit (CDU) and Naphtha Processing Complex (NPC) at its 607,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Egypt exported 172.8 bln cubic feet of gas from Idku

Egypt exported 172.8 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 45 shipments from its Idku plant in the 2018-2019 financial year, state-owned company EGAS said in its annual report.

SOCAR increases gas production by 11.4% in third quarter

In the third quarter of 2019, SOCAR increased oil production by 2.8% and natural gas production by 11.4% compared to the same period of the previous year, producing approximately 21 million tons of oil and over 1.81 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

Neste reports best ever quarter as renewables boost Finnish refiner

Neste reported its highest ever quarterly profit as renewable products helped the Finnish oil refiner and biofuel producer beat forecasts.

Stricter EPA Lead Rule Could Boost Water Pipe Replacement Demand

The Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed updates to its lead rule for drinking water that could add demand for pipeline replacement projects throughout the United States.

Enterprise Products to Expand Appalachia-to-Texas Pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners said it will move ahead with the expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful 30-day binding open season.