Black Swan Energy opens 100-MMcf/d gas processing plant in British Columbia
Black Swan Energy Ltd. placed onstream its 100-MMcf/d Nig Creek gas processing plant, which would provide natural gas to pipelines flowing to North American markets and propane for export to markets in East Asia. The Nig Creek facility in northeast British Columbia can be expanded to add more than 80 MMcf/d of incremental raw processing, according to an Oct. 16 news release.
Fire at NuStar petrochemical facility contained; operations halted
NuStar Energy LP halted operations at its Selby petrochemical storage terminal in California following an Oct. 15 fire that destroyed two tanks partially filled with ethanol. "All operations have been suspended and we have halted all shipments of product into and out of the facility," a NuStar representative said in an emailed statement Oct. 15.
Report: Exxon exploring possible cracker sites near Pittsburgh
Oil major Exxon Mobil Corp. has been looking around Beaver County, Pa., for a site to build a petrochemical plant, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported Oct. 15, citing multiple sources. Exxon may be looking to build a plant along the same lines as fellow oil major Royal Dutch Shell PLC's polyethylene facility in Potter Township, the report said. However, a source said ethane may not be used as feedstock for the plant.
Norwegian oil, gas output continues to tumble in September
The production of oil, NGLs and condensate in Norwegian waters came in at an average of 1.57 million barrels per day in September, down from the 1.66 million bbl/d reported for August, according to preliminary figures released by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate on Oct. 15. NGL and condensate production for September averaged 244,000 bbl/d and 18,000 bbl/d, respectively.