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Enbridge Completes Moda Deal

North American energy infrastructure company Enbridge has closed the acquisition of Moda Midstream Operating from Encap Flatrock Midstream for $3 billion. The deal was originally announced in September 2021. Enbridge now has a 100 percent operating interest in the former Moda Ingleside Energy Center (MIEC) which is now the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC). The deal also included the 350,000 bbl Taft Terminal, the 300,000 bpd Viola pipeline, and a 20 percent interest in the 670,000 bpd Cactus II pipeline. “The acquisition significantly advances the company’s US Gulf Coast export strategy and connectivity to low-cost and long-lived reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford... > read more

Marathon Engineer Named Rising Star

Kenai refinery engineer Raymond Ballard was named the 2021 Rising Star by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) for his achievements in the oil and gas industry. The award honors a young professional, under the age of 35, who is making an immediate and definitive impact in Alaska. “Ray has been an exceptional leader at our refinery who stays focused on safe, compliant and reliable operations,” Kenai refinery Operations Department Manager Jim Grossl said. “He is always looking for ways to improve himself, his team and our refinery operations. We are excited his efforts are being recognized with an industry award like this.” Ballard joined the Kenai refinery in 2015 as a process engineer and was promoted to foreman, technical services supervisor, and then to his current role as an operations supervisor. He started his career in the oil and gas industry as a chief technical advisor for Honeywell UOP, providing commissioning and startup service for refinery process units in Turkey, Italy, China, Brazil, Czech Republic, Spain, Israel, and the US. Ballard received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Certificate of Leadership Studies from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2010. In 2017, he completed his Master of Science in Arctic Engineering from the University of Alaska... > read more

Chevron’s Net Zero Aspiration

Chevron Corporation has issued an updated climate change resilience report that further details the company’s ambition to advance a lower carbon future. Chevron adopted a 2050 net zero aspiration for equity upstream Scope 1 and 2 emissions. The TCFD-aligned report describes how Chevron is incorporating Scope 3 emissions into its greenhouse gas emission targets by establishing a Portfolio Carbon Intensity (PCI) target inclusive of Scope 1 and 2 as well as Scope 3 emissions from the use of its products. “Solutions start with problem solving, which is exactly what the people of Chevron do – and have excelled at for over 140 years,” said Michael Wirth, Chevron’s chairman and CEO. “This report offers further insights about our strategy, how we are investing in lower-carbon businesses and why we believe this is an exciting time to be in the energy industry.”... > read more

BP Swoops For New York Start-Up

BP added to its growing presence in the electricity sector with the acquisition of Blueprint Power, a US distributed technology start-up that aims to turn commercial buildings into 'virtual power plants' able to trade green energy and now plans major expansion under the supermajor's wing. Blueprint said with BP’s help it hopes by the end of 2022 to almost triple to 36 megawatts the aggregated generation capacity of buildings that use its cloud-based software and services based on advanced algorithms to flexibly manage and sell excess power they produce from on-site renewables such as PV modules. Robyn Beavers, Blueprint’s founder and chief executive, said the growth would be driven by expanding beyond New York, where the company already works with some of the city’s largest commercial property owners to help decarbonize their building fleets, balance the grid and open up new revenue streams from power sales... > read more

Global’s Easton Energy Investment

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has announced that it has made a preferred equity investment of up to $245 million in Easton Energy LLC. Easton is a Houston-based midstream company focused on developing infrastructure assets that support the transportation, storage, and processing of natural gas liquids (NGL), refined products, and petrochemicals along the Gulf Coast. Easton’s assets include liquid hydrocarbon salt cavern storage facilities in Markham, Texas, and roughly 450 miles of pipelines that connect key product markets along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. GIP is making the investment through Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund II (GIP CAPS II), part of GIP’s Credit platform (GIP Credit)... > read more
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Albemarle Unveils Catalyst Tech

Albemarle Unveils Catalyst Tech

Albemarle Corp has announced the addition of ACTION+ Catalyst Technology to the company’s cornerstone ACTION FCC Catalyst...
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Marathon’s Texas Oil Spill Contained

Marathon’s Texas Oil Spill Contained

An oil tank at Marathon Petroleum’s 593,000 bpd Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City leaked for more than six hours on...
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CITGO Names New Vice President

CITGO Names New Vice President

CITGO Petroleum Corporation has announced that Shane Moser has been named the new vice president of health, safety, & environment,...
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Enbridge Completes Moda Deal

Enbridge Completes Moda Deal

North American energy infrastructure company Enbridge has closed the acquisition of Moda Midstream Operating from Encap Flatrock ... > read more
Marathon Engineer Named Rising Star

Marathon Engineer Named Rising Star

Kenai refinery engineer Raymond Ballard was named the 2021 Rising Star by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) for his ... > read more
Albemarle Unveils Catalyst Tech

Albemarle Unveils Catalyst Tech

Albemarle Corp has announced the addition of ACTION+ Catalyst Technology to the company’s cornerstone ACTION FCC Catalyst ... > read more
Chevron’s Net Zero Aspiration

Chevron’s Net Zero Aspiration

Chevron Corporation has issued an updated climate change resilience report that further details the company’s ambition ... > read more
BP Swoops For New York Start-Up

BP Swoops For New York Start-Up

BP added to its growing presence in the electricity sector with the acquisition of Blueprint Power, a US distributed technology ... > read more
Marathon’s Texas Oil Spill Contained

Marathon’s Texas Oil Spill Contained

An oil tank at Marathon Petroleum’s 593,000 bpd Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City leaked for more than six hours on ... > read more
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CITGO Names New Vice President

CITGO Names New Vice President

CITGO Petroleum Corporation has announced that Shane Moser has been named the new vice president of health, safety, & environment, ... > read more
Toptech Partners With Mexican Companies

Toptech Partners With Mexican Companies

Toptech Systems has provided world-class solutions to the global refined fuels terminal market for over 30 years and say ... > read more
Global’s Easton Energy Investment

Global’s Easton Energy Investment

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has announced that it has made a preferred equity investment of up to $245 million in ... > read more
BP Investing $270m To Improve Efficiency

BP Investing $270m To Improve Efficiency

BP has announced plans for a $269 million investment in three projects at its Cherry Point Refinery in Washington state, ... > read more
Carboline’s Corrosion Initiative

Carboline’s Corrosion Initiative

Carboline has announced the launch of CarboNext: a programme that aims to educate, connect, support, and engage with the ... > read more
Axens Selected For Byco’s Project

Axens Selected For Byco’s Project

Axens has been selected to support Byco’s refinery upgrade project Phases I, II and III by providing advanced technical ... > read more
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CMS Wins $24m Fuels Project

CMS Wins $24m Fuels Project

CMS Corporation, a Department of Defense general contractor with an 11-year work history in Guam, announced today it has ... > read more
Burns & McDonnell Team ‘Propels Expansion’

Burns & McDonnell Team ‘Propels Expansion’

Global engineering, construction and architecture firm Burns & McDonnell said it is bolstering its support of the food and ... > read more
Shell To Build Biofuels Refinery

Shell To Build Biofuels Refinery

Shell plans to build an 820,000 tpy biofuels facility in the Netherlands, which it claims will be one of Europe’s largest. The ... > read more
Quorum Software Appoints Paul Langenbahn

Quorum Software Appoints Paul Langenbahn

Quorum Software (Quorum), the global software leader dedicated to the energy industry, has named Paul Langenbahn president. ... > read more
New Fortress Energy’s Sri Lanka Contract

New Fortress Energy’s Sri Lanka Contract

New Fortress Energy Inc and The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (GOSL) have jointly announced ... > read more
US Ports And Refineries Restart

US Ports And Refineries Restart

Gulf Coast energy companies got a boost from the reopening of ports and restart of oil refineries shut by Hurricane Ida, ... > read more
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FLEXIM’s Clamp-On H721 Flow Meter

FLEXIM’s Clamp-On H721 Flow Meter

Volumetric measurement of crude oils and refined products require compensation for pressure and temperature changes because ... > read more
Emerson’s New Emissions Monitoring System

Emerson’s New Emissions Monitoring System

Equipped with automated validation capabilities, the Rosemount™ XE10 system from Emerson provides reliable measurement ... > read more
Mexico's Hydrocarbons Storage Project

Mexico's Hydrocarbons Storage Project

Mexico’s need for greater hydrocarbon storage is rapidly growing with an expanding fuel sales network, increased O&G trade ... > read more
High Energy Prices Warns Chevron

High Energy Prices Warns Chevron

The world is facing high energy prices for the foreseeable future as oil and natural gas producers resist the urge to drill ... > read more
Toptech’s Supply Chain Solutions

Toptech’s Supply Chain Solutions

In recent years, Toptech Systems has grown from being a solutions provider for terminal owners, to being a solutions provider ... > read more
Chevron announces new hydrogen collaboration

Chevron announces new hydrogen collaboration

Chevron USA Inc, through its Chevron New Energies division, has agreed on a framework to acquire an equity interest in ACES ... > read more