Across The Wire

  1. Feeling The Pinch: U.S. Midstream Capacity Constraints Put Chemical Producers Under Cost And Margin Pressure As Ethane Feedstock Demand Exceeds Supply Capability, IHS Markit Says

    A surge in production of associated and non-associated natural gas from U.S. shale gas and tight oil plays, combined with a wave of new petrochemical steam-crackers coming online, has created a major pinch-point for producers and purchasers of those ethane gas molecules due to a lack of adequate NGL fractionation capacity to separate/fractionate the mixed natural gas liquids (Y-grade) stream into purity products namely ethane, according to new market analysis by business information provider

  2. Alfa Laval Drives Customer Value Through New Technologies

    Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has become a part of the Honeywell Connected Plant partner ecosystem, contributing to a solution that optimizes the performance of plants and process equipment in the process industries, including refining and petrochemicals

  3. Intercontinental Exchange Announces Launch Of Permian WTI Crude Oil Futures Deliverable In Houston

    Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced the launch recently of physically delivered Permian WTI (Contract code: HOU) crude oil futures, deliverable in Houston, Texas

  4. SoCalGas' Innovative Natural Gas Capture System Conserves More Than 2.5 Million Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas To Date

    Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the utility had achieved a new milestone with its innovative natural gas capture system, conserving a total of more than 2.5 million cubic feet of natural gas – the equivalent to what more than 12,500 homes use each day on average in the U.S. – since first deploying the technique in August 2016

  5. KBR Awarded Contract By Linggu Chemical Co. Ltd For An Ammonia Synthesis Unit In China

    KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Linggu Chemical Co. Ltd (Linggu) for an ammonia plant in Yixing City, Jiangsu Province in China

  6. San Mateo Midstream, LLC Announces Execution Of Natural Gas Gathering And Processing Agreement

    San Mateo Midstream, LLC (“San Mateo”) recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, DLK Black River Midstream, LLC (“DLK Black River”), has entered into a long-term agreement with a producer in Eddy County, New Mexico relating to the gathering and processing of such producer’s natural gas production

  7. Tallgrass Energy And Silver Creek Midstream Agree To Expand Joint Venture To Transport Powder River Basin Crude Oil Production To Guernsey, Wyo

    Tallgrass Energy, LP (“Tallgrass”) and Silver Creek Midstream, LLC (“Silver Creek”) announced recently that they have agreed to expand their Powder River Basin (“PRB”) joint venture (“Joint Venture”)

  8. ExxonMobil Catalysts And Licensing LLC And BASF Corporation To Demonstrate The Next Generation Of High Performance Selective Solvent To Decrease Sulfur Emissions

    ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and BASF Corporation are conducting a full scale commercial demonstration of a new gas treating solvent at Imperial Oil’s Sarnia Refinery

  9. Aspen Midstream, LLC Announces Construction Of A Large Diameter Residue Gas Pipeline And Lean And Rich Gas Gathering Systems In Texas’ Austin Chalk Play

    Aspen Midstream, LLC (“Aspen”) today announced the company is constructing a large diameter residue pipeline and both a lean and a rich gas gathering system in the Austin Chalk play in Texas. Aspen’s Austin Chalk System is located in the Giddings Field

  10. McDermott Awarded PDH (Propane Dehydrogenation) Technology Contract In Europe By INEOS

    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) today announced that it has been awarded a sizeable* technology contract by INEOS for the license and engineering of a planned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Europe