RSS

Headline Story

An indigenous group that opposes construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia will refuse workers access to their land, but in peaceful fashion, according to one of its chiefs. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday quickly dismissed an attempt by the western province of British Columbia to regulate what can be transported in a major crude oil pipeline crossing its territory. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

The company reported a slightly better-than-expected fourth quarter profit amid stronger international sales for its services and equipment, offsetting weakness in North America. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Under the lump-sum turnkey contract, the Hassi Messaoud Refinery Project will enable the ability to process about 110,000 barrels of crude per day. Read more

Downstream

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on January 14, forecasts the United States to remain a net exporter of natural gas through 2021. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

For a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s process safety management standard has promoted proper management of hazardous chemicals in the workplace to protect employee health and safety. Read more

Regulations

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on January 14, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that generation from natural gas-fired power plants in the electric power sector will grow by 1.3% in 2020. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Oil rose as the long-awaited Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China brought some relief to markets. Read more

Commodities

The Port of Corpus Christi ended 2019 with record tonnages for December of 13.8 million cargo tons and 122.2 million cargo tons for the entire year — a 16-million-ton improvement over 2018 tonnages. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Wood Mackenzie predicts the start of a downcycle in China’s petrochemical industry. A supply overhang has already hit the country’s paraxylene (PX) market, with olefins and polyolefins markets almost certain to face the same. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The iBDH plant will provide the necessary feedstock to enable Enterprise to fully utilize its MTBE and High Purity Isobutylene assets and meet growing market demand for isobutylene. Read more

Downstream

Such is the extent of the shakeout in the U.S. shale industry that Permian Basin oil production is closer to peaking than many forecasts suggest. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

In its January 2020 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that average U.S. natural gas prices will be 9% lower in 2020 than in 2019. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Oil prices slipped on concerns that the U.S./China Phase 1 trade deal may not provide much of a demand boost because the United States intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase deal. Read more

Commodities

In-the-Know with Thomas Brinsko: Major Ammonia Plant Project; Clough Awarded EPC Contract Read more

BIC Videos

U.S. crude exports from Corpus Christi, Texas, have surged to a record in recent weeks, often surpassing hubs such as Houston and Beaumont, Texas, thanks to faster-than-expected infrastructure additions. Read more

Commodities

Major new U.S. projects like highways and pipelines will no longer require federal reviews of their environmental climate impact under new rules that the Trump administration will propose on Wednesday. Read more

Regulations

Thinking outside the box by using currently available tools in new ways is essential to developing new processes and technology. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The use of data in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors is nothing new. These sectors are at the leading edge of data collection. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Here are 2019's Top 10 most-read online articles from BIC Magazine. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing