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Harvey’s wrath halts Gulf Coast oil imports, oil and product exports

August 31st, 2017

Government authorities and plant operators along the US Gulf Coast continued to assess how extensively refineries and petrochemical installations were damaged as Hurricane Harvey became a tropic storm and made a second landfall in Louisiana before heading inland northeast across Mississippi and Tennessee.

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design

August 31st, 2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of perovskite photovoltaics.

Harvey: US SPR makes emergency release; Colonial Pipeline segment shut

August 31st, 2017

As personnel attempt to move in on upstream, downstream, and midstream sites along the US Gulf Coast to assess possible damage following passage of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, the US government will move oil supply to the region’s beleaguered refining segment and a major fuel pipeline system will attempt to restart a portion of its operations.

EPP evaluates curtailment of Mont Belvieu operations

August 31st, 2017

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, is considering a potential curtailment of NGL fractionation and storage services at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Tex., in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey.

CGG to shoot seismic for Zambezi Delta off Mozambique

August 31st, 2017

Following the competitive tender process held by Mozambique’s Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) in 2016, CGG has been selected to acquire a multiclient survey of as much as 40,000 sq km of 3D seismic over the offshore Beira High in the Zambezi Delta.

Tree Sampling as a Method to Assess Vapor Intrusion Potential at a Site Characterized by VOC-Contaminated Groundwater and Soil

August 31st, 2017

TOC Graphic

Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02667

KBR to study Papua New Guinea energy hub

August 31st, 2017

State-owned Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd. (KPHL) has let a contract to KBR Inc. for conceptual development and feasibility study services for an energy hub in the Kikori region of Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.

Lundin attempts third Loppa High discovery

August 31st, 2017

Lundin Petroleum AB hopes to follow the success of its recent Loppa High, southern Barents Sea Alta and Neiden discoveries with the Borslev prospect in PL609.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX gasoline climbing, crude price for October settles below $46/bbl

August 31st, 2017

The light, sweet crude oil price for October delivery fell to settle below $46/bbl while gasoline futures jumped for a third consecutive day Aug. 30 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey’s flooding, prompting multiple refinery closing along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

Motiva shutters Port Arthur refinery

August 31st, 2017

Motiva Enterprises LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco's Saudi Refining Inc. (SRI), has suspended processing operations at its 600,000-b/d Port Arthur, Tex., refinery, the largest in the US, amid inclement weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.

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