Industry News

Chevron plans maintenance at Gorgon LNG export plant in Australia

Chevron Corp is planning to conduct maintenance rounds at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project through two separate periods this year and in 2020, according to a notice on the energy company's website.

Hong Kong-listed Towngas to build over 1 bcm gas storage

Hong Kong-listed Towngas plans to build about 1.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas storage in China by 2026, a senior company official said.

Golar LNG Limited & Golar LNG Partners L.P. announce organizational changes

Golar LNG Limited (“Golar” or “the Company”) announced that, after almost 20 years of service with the Golar group Graham Robjohns has decided to step down from his position as Chief Financial Officer

Air Liquide signs new long term contract in Kazakhstan

In the context of a new long term agreement with Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries (KPI), Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases will build, own and operate a new nitrogen unit in the growing chemical basin of Karabatan, close to the Atyrau refinery.

Fire-Destroyed Refinery: What went wrong

A thinning piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to a colossal blaze at one of Philadelphia Energy Solutions' most dangerous fuel-producing units, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said in a report.

Borealis to produce renewable polypropylene using Neste’s renewable propane

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative polyolefin solutions; and Neste, the world’s leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, are entering into strategic co-operation for the production of renewable polypropylene (PP).

Shell forms catalyst recycling joint venture

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. and Shell Catalysts & Technologies have signed an agreement to form a joint venture which will be called Shell & AMG Recycling B.V. The joint venture will provide a long-term sustainable solution for catalyst reclamation and recycling.

GE installs upgrades for Nigerian petrochemicals plant

GE Power and Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited (IEPL) announced that they have successfully executed GE’s 6B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) upgrade on the first two out of six 6B gas turbines at the petrochemical facility in Eleme, Rivers State.

Kinder Morgan announces $2B Elba liquefaction unit operation

The Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. (ELC), a joint venture between Kinder Morgan, Inc. and EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), announced the commercial in service of the first of ten liquefaction units of the approximately $2 billion Elba Liquefaction project.

Exxon to make $500M initial investment in Mozambique LNG

Exxon Mobil plans to invest more than $500 million in the initial construction phase of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

Kenya enters the oil business

The East African country exports its first consignment of oil while Tullow prepares for 2020 FID

Guyana’s stop-start election makes headway

Latin America’s fledgling hydrocarbons province sets election date as first oil looms

Maintenance at Australia's North West Shelf LNG plant continues

Maintenance at the North West Shelf liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is ongoing, a spokesman for operator Woodside Petroleum said.

DOE approves Eagle LNG for exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the issuance of an order to Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville LLC (Eagle LNG) approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Eagle Jacksonville Project

Poland expects to remove tainted Russian oil by July 2020

Poland’s pipeline operator PERN expects that its system will be completely cleared of contaminated Russian oil by July 2020, its Chief Executive Igor Wasilewski said.

First-of-its-kind solar facility directly powering oil and gas operations

Occidental announced the start-up of the company’s first solar facility to directly power an enhanced oil recovery field operation in the Permian Basin.