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Aramco’s Manifa Oil Field Will Start in 2013

December 8, 2010
According to Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia’s Manifa oil field is on schedule to start producing 500,000 barrels of oil a day in 2013 and state-owned producer Saudi Aramco is expanding natural
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U.S. Returns Oil-Drill Request for Gulf of Mexico Deep Waters

December 8, 2010
According to Bloomberg, U.S. regulators returned for more information the first application to drill in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, an activity President Barack Obama banned after
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Eastman Restarting Hydrocarbon-Cracking Plant

December 7, 2010
Bloomberg reports that Eastman Chemical Co. is restarting hydrocarbon-cracking plant 3 at its complex in Longview, Texas. Emissions associated with the restart began recently and were expected to be over
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Conoco Reports Compressor Outage at Sweeny Refinery

December 7, 2010
According to Bloomberg, ConocoPhillips reported a compressor outage and flaring at its Sweeny, Texas, refinery, according to a filing with the National Response Center. U.S. refineries must notify the center
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BP Suspends Construction of Rig off Alaska Coast

December 2, 2010
BP PLC is suspending construction of a huge oil rig off Alaska''s coast to review its engineering and design plans and ensure the Liberty project can be done safely, according
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Dow’s Freeport Hydrocarbon Plant Has Production Interruption

December 1, 2010
According to Bloomberg, Dow Chemical Company had a production interruption at its light hydrocarbon plant in Freeport, Texas. Dow’s Light Hydrocarbon 7 plant had an upset in the internal hydrogen
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Exxon Reports Leaking Valve at Beaumont Refinery

December 1, 2010
According to Bloomberg, Exxon Mobil isolated and contained a valve leak at a coker gas plant at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery. Workers used the coker flare to reduce emissions as
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Equate Petrochemical to Capture Carbon Dioxide From Facilities in 2012

November 29, 2010
Bloomberg reports that Equate Petrochemical Co., a venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. of Kuwait and Dow Chemical Co., plans to capture carbon dioxide from its existing facilities starting 2012. It
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BP to Sell Stake in Pan American Energy for $7.06 Billion

November 29, 2010
BP PLC is selling its 60-percent stake in Argentina-based oil and gas producer Pan American Energy for $7.06 billion as part of its strategy to sell of tens of billions
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Exxon Plans to Build Diesel Hydrotreater in Singapore to Boost Production

November 23, 2010
Bloomberg reports that Exxon Mobil Corp., will build a diesel hydrotreater at its Singapore refining complex and increase its output of ultra-low-sulfur supplies by the equivalent of 2 percent of
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