Industry Metrics: US economic gains spark big gasoline demand
2016 Archive

A bump in the US economy triggered strong gasoline use. Debottlenecking of pipelines allowed more US midcontinent crude to reach US Gulf Coast refineries, which operated at the highest utilization rat..

Yokogawa partners with Dell to obtain customized PC models
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By BILLY THINNESTechnical EditorHOUSTON -- At Yokogawa Electric Corp.’s 2014 North America Users Group and Exhibition, the company announced a contract with Dell for the global provision of PC mo..

Petrochemical boom at risk as US ethane heads abroad
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By JACK KASKEYBloombergWhen ExxonMobil kicked off construction last month of its largest US chemical investment, a trio of factories outside Houston, business unit chief Steven Pryor said he’d ne..

US plans tighter rules for ships carrying fuels, citing worst barge spills since 2008
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By HARRY R. WEBER and DAN MURTAUGHBloombergTighter regulation of US ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.Coast Guard..

Industry Metrics: Global oil demand looks to remain steady
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At mid-year, the global demand for oil remains steady, and growth is forecast to average about 1.13 million bpd (MMbpd). Analysts are more optimistic for greater demand increases in 2015 at 1.21MMbpd,..

Permian crude gusher creates wave of pipeline, refinery investments
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By DAN MURTAUGHBloombergThe gusher of crude from the Permian Basin has spurred new investments from refinery and pipeline companies trying to take advantage of low prices caused by rising supplies.Del..

GTL ’14: Executive insight into new gas-to-liquids technologies
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By ADRIENNE BLUMEManaging EditorHOUSTON -- Gulf Publishing Company's second annual Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Technology Forum opened on July 30 and concluded on Thursday, July 31. Speakers and attendees sh..

A career or an adventure in machinery reliability
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By HEINZ P. BLOCHReliability/Equipment EditorIn a recent letter, an experienced reliability professional recommended that we (engineers) share how we decided and became the professionals that we are t..

Industry Metrics: Global markets poised to reach new equilibrium
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Global energy markets are reaching a new equilibrium, according to Wood Mackenzie analysts. As demand shifts to the East, it will expand to extraordinary proportions. However, the world also find..

GALLERY: Scenes from the 2014 International Refining and Petrochemical Conference
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VERONA, Italy -- The agenda for the 2014 International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) began on Tuesday, June 24, and extends through Thursday, June 26. This year, IRPC features more than..

Skills shortages in a booming market: The big oil and gas challenge
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The strains on labor capacity in oil and gas construction markets worldwide are becoming increasingly well known. These strains continue to affect forecasted project costs, and several large capital p..

GALLERY: Scenes at the Honeywell Users Group forum
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By BILLY THINNESTechnical EditorSAN ANTONIO -- An active week of automation chatter is coming to a close in San Antonio, and we would like to share with you several highlights from the Honeywell Users..

Honeywell users discuss latest advances in process plant control
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(Editor's note: A photo gallery from the Honeywell event is now included at the bottom of this blog post.)By BILLY THINNESTechnical EditorSAN ANTONIO -- Up amid the rolling Hill Country of Central Tex..

Mexico needs new crude markets as US shale boom alters landscape
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By ADAM WILLIAMSBloombergMexico’s reliance on oil exports to its northern neighbor is being jeopardized by the US shale boom, forcing suppliers to seek new buyers, Citigroup said.Mexico, which ex..

Industry Metrics: OECD nations poised to boost diesel, gasoline demand
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The OPEC Reference Basket for crudes fell $1.23 in March. Changes in the crude oil markets are attributed to a slowdown in China’s economy and reduced crude oil demand by refineries. Non-OPEC sup..

OTC ’14: News roundup from the Offshore Technology Conference
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By STEPHANY ROMANOWEditorHOUSTON -- Kicking off this week's international upstream event was news involving China’s shale gas development. Representatives from GE Power & Water’s Distributed..

Canada finds China oil option is no easy answer to Keystone snub
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By EDWARD GREENSPON, ANDREW MAYEDA, JEREMY vAN LOON and REBECCA PENTYBloombergStephen Harper was in need of a new friend with a big appetite for oil. The Americans just weren’t cutting it.It was ..

Tightening job market in US cities prompts higher pay
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By STEVE MATTHEWSBloombergTo hire 10 to 15 project coordinators this year, Sabre Commercial Inc. has boosted pay 10% and added a 401(k) retirement plan.“It is an employee’s market,” sai..

Industry Metrics: Supply disruptions, geopolitical tensions add volatility to prices
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By STEPHANY ROMANOWEditorCold weather, supply disruptions and geopolitical tensions continue to add more volatility to oil prices, supporting prices above $100/bbl. The events occurring in Ukraine, al..

Ships colliding in Houston expose risks of busy oil channel
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By HARRY R. WEBER and DAN MURTAUGHBloombergBy the time the ships’ pilots realized they were on a crash course, it was too late.The fog was just beginning to lift on the Houston Ship Channel midda..

Qatar risks losing LNG dominance as gas boom spurs US exports
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By ROBERT TUTTLEBloombergBlazing gas flares 70 meters high brighten the night sky above Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The 295-square-kilometer complex houses the world’s largest assemb..

Daily editions of the 2014 International Petrochemical Conference newspaper
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Enclosed are both daily editions of the official event newspaper of AFPM's 2014 International Petrochemical Conference, held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.Day 2Day 1Pu..

Day 1 of the 2014 International Petrochemical Conference newspaper
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Enclosed is the Day 1 edition of the official event newspaper of AFPM's 2014 International Petrochemical Conference, held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.Day 1Published ..

Daily editions of the Gastech 2014 official conference newspaper
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Goyang City, KOREA -- Here is Day 4 of the official newspaper for the Gastech 2014 Conference & Exhibition.The newspaper is published by Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing and World Oil as four da..

Daily editions of the AFPM 2014 Annual Meeting official newspaper
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ORLANDO, Florida -- Enclosed are all three daily editions of the official conference newspaper of the AFPM 2014 Annual Meeting, held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.Day 3Day 2Day 1Published by&..