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Papua New Guinea treasurer calls for more benefits from LNG projects

Papua New Guinea’s new treasurer put Total SA, Exxon Mobil Corp , Newcrest Mining and their partners on notice that the country wants to extract more benefits from their gas and mining projects.

Texas Court Clears Path for Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline

A lawsuit challenging Texas' pipeline approval process was dismissed by a Travis County District Court judge, clearing the way for Kinder Morgan to continue its construction of a $2 billion natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast.

Refinery's former manager arrested over corruption probe

The former manager of Curacao’s Isla refinery and a consultant were arrested as part of an investigation over alleged corruption in a process to select a new operator for the 335,000-barrel-per day facility, sources said.

REPORT: Safety deficiencies led to fatal 2014 incident at La Porte facility

At a public business meeting, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final investigation report into the November 15, 2014, methyl mercaptan release at the DuPont Plant in La Porte, TX, that killed four workers.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards finalists

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream sector's leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards ceremony. The 2019 Hydrocarbon Processing Awards (HP Awards) celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Delfin asks U.S. regulators for more time to build floating LNG project

Delfin LNG LLC asked U.S. federal energy regulators for a three-year and six-month extension until March 28, 2023 to build facilities proposed to connect floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessels off the coast of Louisiana.

Desgagnés inaugrates new generation LNG carriers

Quebec City-headquartered shipper Desgagnés christened and inaugurated its two polar class duel fuel/LNG petroleum/chemical tankers, the Paul A. Desgagnés and the Rossi A. Desgagnés.

Exxon-Qatar venture among 12 companies vying for Bangladesh LNG project

A joint venture of Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil Corp is among 12 firms that have indicated interest in building Bangladesh's first onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, according to an official document reviewed by Reuters.

Nostrum Oil & Gas reviews business, mulls sale of company

Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc said it started a review of its business, which could include a potential sale of the Kazakhstan-focussed oil firm.

Qatar teams up with Chevron Phillips for petrochemical project

Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical to build a new petrochemicals complex, part of plans by the world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter to broaden its energy interests.

Petronas Chemicals budgets $6B for specialty portfolio deals

The chemicals arm of Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly $6 billion over the next 15 to 20 years to expand its specialty chemicals portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, the unit’s chief executive said.

World's largest oil trader building refinery to meet new low-sulfur rules

Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, has started building a small oil refinery at its storage terminal in Malaysia that will provide low-sulfur fuel for ships, a senior company official said.

Inpex, Indonesian govt sign Abadi LNG development agreement

Japan’s Inpex Corp and the Indonesian government said on Sunday they have signed a basic agreement on development of Indonesia’s Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.

Gazprom says U.S. LNG is not replacing Russian gas in Europe

Russian natural gas producer Gazprom said that U.S. liquefied natural gas was not currently replacing Russian gas on European markets.

Anadarko approves $20B LNG export project in Mozambique

U.S. energy firm Anadarko Petroleum Corp gave the go-ahead for the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, the largest single LNG project approved in Africa, according to energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

Oil major aims to restart Grandpuits refinery

French oil and gas major Total aims to complete repair works on the PLIF pipeline and restart its 102,000 barrels-per day Grandpuits refinery by mid-July, company documents show.