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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation Begins Operation Of Newly Built Compressor Production And Service Facility In Texas

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | 27 April 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I), a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has begun operation at its manufacturing and service facility in Pearland, Texas, outside Houston.

Noble Energy Reaches Agreement With Federal And State Regulators To Improve Air Emission Controls In DJ Basin Operations

SOURCE: Noble Energy | 22 April 2015

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Colorado to improve emission control systems on a number of oil storage tanks located within the Denver-Julesberg Basin (DJ Basin) that may no longer comply with air regulations.

Valemon Officially Opened

SOURCE: Statoil | 16 April 2015

Petroleum and energy minister Tord Lien is opening the Valemon gas and condensate field in the North Sea today. Expected recoverable reserves from the field are 192 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Amec Foster Wheeler Awarded BP Operations And Maintenance Contract Worth Over £50 Million

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 15 April 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by BP to provide operations, maintenance and project support for the Forties Pipeline System (which includes the Unity offshore platform and onshore pumping stations in Aberdeenshire and Perthshire) and the Central Area Transmission System terminal in Teesside, north-east England.

Unit 2 At Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Begins Scheduled Refueling Outage

SOURCE: PPL Corporation | 11 April 2015

Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid late Friday (4/10) to begin a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Skanska Renews Maintenance Contract In Argentina For About ARS 1.2 Billion

SOURCE: Skanska | 10 April 2015

Skanska has won a contract to perform maintenance services on the Cerro Dragón oil field in Chubut, Argentina. The amount of the contract is about ARS 1.2 billion, about SEK 1.2 billion. The order will be booked centrally in the first quarter 2015.

New Commercial Success For AREVA’s Safety Alliance Program

SOURCE: AREVA | 02 April 2015

AREVA has won a series of contracts in China and in Spain within the framework of its Safety Alliance program, which aims to offer nuclear operators high-performance products and services to guarantee the safety of their plants: - Two contracts have been signed for the supply of Passive Autocatalytic Recombiner (PAR) systems.

Study Finds Methane Emissions From U.S. Natural Gas Distribution Systems 36 To 70 Percent Lower Than Current EPA Estimates

SOURCE: Southern California Gas Co. | 01 April 2015

A study published today in Environmental Science & Technology finds methane emissions from U.S. local natural gas distribution systems, including Southern California Gas Co.'s (SoCalGas), are 36 to 70 percent lower than current estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Shell Updates On Planned Maintenance At Pearl GTL, Qatar

SOURCE: Shell | 27 February 2015

Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) updated today that the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, in Qatar has entered planned maintenance in February 2015. Pearl GTL comprises two identical GTL ‘trains’, with a total capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of GTL products plus 120,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids and ethane.

Gazprom Neft Makes First Winter Shipment Of Oil From Yamal

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 20 February 2015

Gazprom Neft has made its first ever winter shipment of oil from the Novy Port (Novoportovskoye) field on the Yamal Peninsula. 16 thousand tonnes of crude oil was shipped to European consumers by oil tanker, escorted by an atomic icebreaker.