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PetroVietnam lets contract for Dunq Quat refinery revamp

August 31st, 2015

Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (BSR), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam), has awarded a contract to Amec Foster Wheeler for the upgrade and expansion of its Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam.

Projecting Fine Particulate Matter-Related Mortality in East China

August 31st, 2015

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01478

Reactive Nitrogen Species Emission Trends in Three Light-/Medium-Duty United States Fleets

August 31st, 2015

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02392

Fire hits Syncrude’s Alberta oil sands upgrader

August 31st, 2015

An investigation is under way into a fire that occurred early on Aug. 29 at Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s upgrader in the Mildred Lake oil sands production area, about 40 km north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

White House keeps oil, gas in Alaska picture amid climate emphasis

August 31st, 2015

The White House quietly refused to rule out oil and gas development in Alaska as US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry, and other top officials prepared to participate in a two-day Arctic issues conference Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in Anchorage with other dignitaries from as many as 20 other countries.

Wood calls for further UKCS incentives

August 31st, 2015

The architect of a UK strategy to boost offshore oil and gas work has called on the government and industry to apply “clever thinking to incentivize investment.”

Gas discovery offshore Egypt rivals Mediterranean giants

August 31st, 2015

Eni SPA expects accelerated development of what it describes as a “supergiant gas discovery” at its deepwater Zohr prospect offshore Egypt. The company will immediately appraise its discovery, which it says might hold 30 tcf of lean gas in place in an area covering 100 sq km.

Buru finds more oil onshore Canning basin

August 31st, 2015

Buru Energy Ltd., Perth, has intersected a gross 23-m column of oil at the top of the Ungani Dolomite formation with its Praslin-1 wildcat drilled in permit EP 391 in the onshore Canning basin of Western Australia.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil prices end volatile week on positive note

August 31st, 2015

The crude oil price for October delivery climbed more than $2/bbl on the New York market Aug. 28 to settle above $45/bbl, ending a volatile trading week in which light, sweet crude oil prices gained nearly 12% during a week that started out with multiyear lows before rebounding steeply.

UK approves $4.5-billion Culzean development in North Sea

August 31st, 2015

The UK Oil & Gas Authority has greenlighted development of high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) Culzean field in the central North Sea.

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