KBR, Inc., November 25, 2015

KBR, Inc., a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the O&G industry, has been awarded the contract to provide FERC front end engineering design and FERC report pre-filing services to support the development of G2 LNG, Inc.'s proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Phillips 66 Puts Ireland Refinery Up for Sale
Reuters, November 24, 2015

Phillips 66 recently announced that the company has placed its 71,000 bpd Whitegate Refinery and associated wholesale marketing business in Ireland up for sale.

News, November 23, 2015

A recent report suggests that chemical plant safety has not improved in the year since a gas leak killed four workers at a DuPont plant near Houston.

Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project Awarded 2015 Project of the Year
Fluor Corporation, November 23, 2015

The Project Management Institute has selected Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project as its 2015 Project of the Year. Fluor Corporation, a global engineering and construction firm, served as the...

Lloyd's Register Energy, November 20, 2015

Oil and gas decision-makers are coming under increasing pressure to reduce asset downtime, according to new research released today. Almost two thirds (63%) of those polled said pressure to reduce asset downtime has increased in the last year. Asset costs are also a major concern for oil and gas industry decision-makers with almost half (49%) reporting that asset integrity savings are more important than they were 12 months ago.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, November 20, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with HollyFrontier Corporation resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations regarding fuel quality emissions standards and testing requirements at three HollyFrontier facilities.

Southwest Research Institute, November 20, 2015

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) recently announced they have developed a CAsed Pipeline COrrosion Model (CAPCOM) that allows engineers to evaluate corrosion conditions of cased pipeline sections, where product-carrying pipes are encased within an outer shell of protective piping.

News, November 19, 2015

Earlier this week, a drone reportedly crashed outside the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden, New Jersey. When confronted, the operator...

LyondellBasell, November 19, 2015

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, today announced that it is advancing plans to build the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area.

Chemours, November 19, 2015

The Chemours Company, a global chemical company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aniline facility in Beaumont, Texas to The Dow Chemical Company for approximately $140 million in cash.

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Air Liquide, November 18, 2015

Air Liquide, a French industrial gas company operating in 80 counties and employing more than 50,000 people, has announced it will buy Airgas, one of the leading suppliers of industrial gases and associated products and services in the U.S., in a deal valued at $13.4 billion.

Two Proposed Colorado Pipelines Being Merged into a Single Project
Fuel Fix, November 18, 2015

The owners of the proposed 200,000-barrel-per-day Saddlehorn Pipeline and 130,000 bpd Grand Mesa Pipeline have announced that the companies will merge the two projects to create one 20-inch, 340,000 bpd pipeline...

American Petroleum Institute, November 18, 2015

Following approval of both boards of directors, the American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance announced the two organizations will combine into a single trade association, effective January 1, 2016.

Sasol Limited, November 18, 2015

Sasol recently released a status update on its $8.9 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Lake Charles, LA. In the update, Sasol states that there are still many job opportunities available in both the construction and operational phases of the project.

Fleming Europe, November 17, 2015

Berlin will be hosting the 9th Annual Pipeline Integrity Management Forum on March 15 - 17, 2016, where attendees can learn about the latest technologies and innovative solutions...

Are drones illegal to use for inspections?
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The FAA currently prohibits the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones for any commercial purpose, which includes refinery and other plant inspections. However, through the Section 333 Exemption, the FAA has approved the operations of a select number of companies meeting strict criteria, including that the drone pilot also hold at least an FAA private pilot’s license. Companies holding a Section 333 Exemption include…