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Refineries for sale BP is looking to sell two of its US refineries. The company has officially put a for sale sign in front of its refineries in Texas City, Texas, and Carson, California. ..
HP Impact: Pipeline safety bill introduced in US Senate
Two US senators have introduced legislation to enhance pipeline safety in the country. The bill strengthens pipeline safety oversight by the US federal government and addresses long-standing safety is..
HP Impact: 2010 midstream M&A activity hits $49 billion
Worldwide mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions involving midstream energy assets, which include natural gas pipelines, gas-gathering and processing facilities, as well as tankers and diversifie..
HP Impact: Association says CFATS should be made permanent
In written testimony before a US congressional panel, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) said existing Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) are effective and shou..
HP Impact: US demand for activated carbon growing
US demand for activated carbon, including both virgin and reactivated products sold by activated carbon suppliers, is forecast to grow 15.8% per year to 1.2 billion pounds in 2014. The main driver of ..
HP Construction: North America
Sasol plans to construct what is said to be the worlds first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit, capable of producing over 100,000 metric tpy of combined 1-octene and 1-hexene at its Lake ..
HP Construction: South America
Albemarle Corp. and Petrobras have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a world-scale hydroprocessing catalyst (HPC) production plant on the site of their existing joint-venture Fabrica Cario..
HP Construction: Europe
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Sojitz Corp., Japan, jointly with China National Chemical Engineering Corp. (CNCEC), have received an order from Joint Stock Co. Ammoni of the Republic of T..
HP Construction: Middle East
GE has been selected by Saudi Aramco, for agreements totaling nearly $500 million, to supply a broad range of equipment and services for an expansion of the Shaybah gasoil processing facilities. Valua..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) has successfully completed a commercial-scale demonstration test in which more than 2,000 tons of high-ash coal from Queensland, Australia, was gasified at its Zao..
HP Associations: Maintenance, securing the cloud and a pep talk
Microsofts Global Energy Forum was held in January at the Westin Galleria in Houston. The gathering offered a little bit of everything for interested parties: some upstream, some downstream, lot..
Solid-state purge controller Applied Analytics, Inc. (AAI) offers a brochure on its ePurge X next-generation solution for air-purging electronic enclosures. Unlike conventional purge controllers..
Water-treatment product extends carbon life and reduces life-cycle costs AquaCarb 1240CATs specially processed coconut-shell-based carbon is said to offer enhanced performance capabilities ..