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  • Many factors could lead to US octane shortage, EIA conference told June 27, 2017
    US gasoline markets are robust as the summer driving season continues, but several forces could lead to an octane shortage, speakers warned during a June 26 breakout session at the US Energy Information Administration’s 2017 Annual Conference.
  • Lashier to succeed Cella as CPChem CEO June 27, 2017
    Mark Lashier has been chosen to succeed Peter Cella as president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC (CPChem), effective Aug. 1. Cella is retiring.
  • Gunvor wraps terminal upgrade, turnaround at Ingolstadt refinery June 27, 2017
    Gunvor Raffinerie Ingolstadt GMBH (GRI), a subsidiary of Gunvor Group Ltd., Geneva, has completed a major modernization overhaul of loading processes at the distribution terminal of its 107,500-b/d refinery at Ingolstadt, Germany, about 80 km north of Munich.
  • Colorado, US government allege PDC Energy exceeded VOC limits June 27, 2017
    PDC Energy Inc. violated federal and state emissions control requirements with emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from storage tanks at its Denver-Julesburg basin oil and gas operations, the US Department of Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the state of Colorado jointly said in a June 26 civil complaint.
  • Palacios Hernandez named Pemex corporate director June 27, 2017
    David Armando Palacios Hernandez will succeed Jose Manuel Carrera as corporate director of joint ventures and new business for Petroleos Mexicanos SA. The move is effective July 16.
  • Buru restarts Ungani oil field production June 27, 2017
    Buru Energy Ltd., Perth, has restarted oil production from Ungani field in the onshore Canning basin of Western Australia. Oil was delivered this week to the storage tank at the northern Australian port of Wyndham.
  • Quarterly lease sales attract over $8 million in bids, BLM reports June 27, 2017
    Quarterly oil and gas lease sales in eight regions netted $8,157,900 in bonus bids for 175 parcels covering 128,483 acres, the US Bureau of Land Management reported. The agency’s New Mexico office had the largest single total with nearly $3.5 million for parcels in Texas and Oklahoma, it said.
  • Eni lets subsea contract for Coral South FLNG off Mozambique June 27, 2017
    Eni East Africa SPA has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas for the supply of subsea production systems, ancillary equipment, and services for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project in Area 4 offshore Mozambique. The agreement also covers future potential upstream projects on Area 4.
  • Santos solidifies relationship with Chinese shareholders June 27, 2017
    Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has established a strategic alliance with two of its shareholders—the Chinese entities ENN Group and Hony Capital.
  • EIA conference panel examines produced water, induced seismicity June 27, 2017
    Alternatives to reinjecting produced water will be essential not only to avoid induced seismicity but also to provide an additional source of water for energy operations, a speaker suggested during a breakout session at the US Energy Information Administration’s 2017 conference.