EPP begins service on Shin Oak NGL mainline

Enterprise Products Partners has placed into service its Shin Oak NGL mainline from Orla, Tex., to its NGL fractionation and storage complex at the Mont Belvieu hub. The 24-in. pipeline has an initial capacity of 250,000 b/d and provides takeaway for increasing NGL production from multiple basins, including the Permian, where NGL volumes are forecast […]

Jupiter extends open season for Permian-to-Gulf Coast crude oil line

Jupiter Energy Group has launched an extension of the open season that began in November 2018 for binding shipper commitments on the Jupiter Pipeline, which is expected to be operational in fourth-quarter 2020. The open season will now end on May 31. Source: News

US Senate confirms nomination of Wheeler to lead EPA

The US Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler as the US Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator by a 52-47 vote on Feb. 27. Trump nominated Wheeler earlier this year. Source: News

DOE issues notice of upcoming sale of crude from the SPR

As much as 6 million bbl of crude oil from three US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sites in Texas and Louisiana will be offered in an upcoming March sale, the US Department of Energy announced on Feb. 27. The auctions are mandated to fund modernization of the reserve from fiscal 2017 through 2020 under Section […]

BP chief economist sees renewables, gas global market shares growing

Renewable energy and natural gas appear likely to see their global market shares grow the most through 2040, BP Chief Economist Spencer Dale told a Washington audience. But large investments still will be needed to produce more oil and gas as demand climbs more quickly in economically developing countries, Dale said during a Feb. 27 […]

Bahrain discussing discovery with US firms

Bahrain is discussing development of an offshore oil and gas discovery it disclosed last year with US oil companies, Reuters reports. Oil Minister Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa told the news service, “Maybe towards the end of this year we might be in a position to have an interested company, we hope.” Source: News

Sarta development advances in Kurdistan

Sarta Phase 1A development in the Kurdistan region of Iraq will proceed, reports Genel Energy, a new block partner. Genel acquired a 30% interest in the Sarta production-sharing contract from operator Chevron, which retains 50%. Genel also acquired a 40% interest from Chevron in the Qara Dagh block, which it will operate through a carry […]

Natpet lets contract for unit revamp at Yanbu complex

National Petrochemical Industrial Co., a Saudi joint-stock company, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the revamp of a plant at its 400,000-tonne/year propylene-polypropylene complex at Yanbu Industrial City on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. Source: News

Petro Rabigh’s refinery due fuel oil upgrading project

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering to provide preliminary works for the operator’s proposed fuel oil upgrading—or bottom-of-the-barrel—project at its 400,000-b/d refinery and chemicals complex in the port city of Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea. Source: News

ExxonMobil makes natural gas discovery offshore Cyprus

ExxonMobil Corp. announced a natural gas discovery offshore Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean on Block 10. The Glaucus-1 well cut 436 ft of reservoir rock. Evaluation of the potential of Block 10 continues. Source: News