Lukoil lets contract for Sicilian refinery

Isab SRL, a subsidiary of PJSC Lukoil of Russia, has let a contract to Amec Foster Wheeler PLC to provide engineering services as part of a major turnaround of the 16 million-tonne/year Priolo refinery in Sicily’s eastern province of Syracuse. Source: News

Michigan’s US senators introduce Great Lakes pipeline safety bill

Michigan’s two US senators, Democrats Gary C. Peters and Debbie Stabanow, introduced legislation aimed at increasing crude oil and products pipeline safety in and around the Great Lakes. One provision of S. 1226 would change the classification of such lines from onshore to a special category that would hold pipeline operators to liability standards like […]

Shell to acquire Chevron’s unit in Trinidad and Tobago

Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it has signed an agreement to acquire the interests of Chevron Corp.’s subsidiary in Trinidad and Tobago. The deal, worth $250 million, includes Chevron’s holdings in East Coast Marine Area Blocks 6, 5a, and E. Source: News

Ichthys semisubmersible CPF arrives off Western Australia

The semisubmersible central processing facility (CPF) for the Inpex-operated Ichthys gas-condensate development project arrived at its field destination in the Browse basin about 450 km north of Broome and 220 km offshore Kimberley, Western Australia. Source: News

Oil to help Alberta, Saskatchewan recover

Oil production will help Alberta and Saskatchewan recover from recession and lead Canadian provinces in economic growth this year, predicts the Conference Board of Canada (CBC). Source: News