IOC approves projects for Barauni, Panipat refineries

State-owned Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has reached final investment decision on its previously announced proposal to increase oil processing capacity at the company’s 6 million-tonne/year Barauni refinery in Begusarai District, Bihar. Source: News

Regulators urged to move faster on Pennsylvania pipeline projects

Three Pennsylvania trade associations called on federal and state regulators to move more quickly on their reviews of proposed natural gas pipelines in the commonwealth. Prolonged delays of decisions could hurt not only producers unable to get their gas and gas liquids to markets, but also local communities that need impact fee revenue to help […]

Ebner to succeed Balagia as ExxonMobil VP, general counsel

Randall Ebner is expected to be elected by ExxonMobil Corp.’s board as the company’s vice-president and general counsel following the retirement of Jack Balagia from the role. Source: News

OPEC will find production quotas hard to reinstate

Country-by-country coordination of oil supply is more difficult now than it was in past efforts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to make it work. Source: News

BHI: US drilling rig count gains 11 units to 522

The US drilling rig count jumped 11 units to 522 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 30, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. Seven oil-directed and 4 gas-directed units began operations. Source: News

Badlands plans first US Gulf Coast merchant AO plant

Badlands NGLs LLC, Denver, has let a contract to S&B Engineers & Constructors Ltd., Houston, to build the first merchant alpha olefins (AO) plant at the US Gulf Coast for on-purpose manufacturing of polyethylene co-monomers 1-butene and 1-hexane. Source: News