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Which Downstream Career Path Fits You?

Friday, April 21, 2017 Rigzone highlights some downstream career paths based on work environment and level of interaction with others.
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Outlook & Insights
Which Downstream Career Path Fits You?
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Rigzone highlights some downstream career paths based on work environment and level of interaction with others.

Meteorologists See Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2017
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Most meteorologists forecast the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than a year ago, with the number of named storms and hurricanes near average.

Banned At Sea: Venezuela's Crude-stained Oil Tankers
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) PDVSA's maritime crisis is uniquely dire, said George Los, a senior tanker market analyst at U.S. ship brokerage Charles R. Weber Company.

Saudi Arabia Pushes Ahead With Renewable Drive To Diversify Energy Mix
(Monday, April 17, 2017) Saudi Arabia aims to produce 10% of its power from renewable sources in the next six years.

Finding Balance: Industry Looks to Mesh Employer Needs and Worker Desires
(Monday, April 17, 2017) What do unicorns have to do with the oil and gas workforce?

Refining
S. Korean Buyers Seek More Brent-linked Crude to Replace Mideast Oil
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Refiners in the world's fifth largest crude oil importer are seeking crude from the North Sea and Africa, four refining sources said.

Cuban State-run Media Confirms Gasoline Shortage
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Cuban media on Friday confirmed a three-week-old shortage of premium gasoline that has left embassies, tourists and others scrambling for fuel, and said it was not clear when it would end.

Nobody at Home Can Make Fuel Jokowi Wants His Nation to Use
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Indonesian President Joko Widodo is pushing ahead a plan to reduce air pollution, and his nation's state fuel maker is struggling to keep up.

Oil-Sands Operators Bet on Local Advantage as U.S. Partners Flee
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) So far this year, non-Canadian companies have shed more than $20 billion in oil-sands assets.

Syncrude Oil Sands Project to Run at Lower Rates through June
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) The plant in northern Alberta has capacity to produce 350,000 barrels per day but cut production in April to zero after a fire in March that damaged the facility and forced Syncrude to advance planned maintenance.

Biofuels
Cow Poo Offers Mixed Energy Results for Rural Zimbabweans
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Biogas – the process of producing energy by fermenting waste – is gaining in popularity around the world as a way of reducing reliance on fossil fuels, cutting deforestation and providing cheap, reliable and easy-to-produce local energy.

Saudi Arabia Pushes Ahead With Renewable Drive To Diversify Energy Mix
(Monday, April 17, 2017) Saudi Arabia aims to produce 10% of its power from renewable sources in the next six years.

Trump Advisers To Meet Tuesday To Discuss Paris Climate Agreement
(Monday, April 17, 2017) President Donald Trump's top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

US To Launch Probe Into Argentina, Indonesia Biodiesel Imports
(Friday, April 14, 2017) US to start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidization.

Germany Approves Offshore Wind Parks Beyond 2020 At Low Cost
(Thursday, April 13, 2017) Germany's network regulator approves 1,490 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity on the German North Sea.

Petrochemical
ExxonMobil, SABIC Pick Corpus Christi Area for Ethane Cracker
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Corpus Christi-area project would create more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs during operations, according to ExxonMobil.

Williams Partners Sharpens Natgas Focus With Petrochem Plant Sale
(Monday, April 17, 2017) Williams Partners LP says it will sell its stake in a unit that owns 88.46% of an olefins plant in Louisiana to Nova Chemicals for $2.1B in cash.

Total-Hanwha Venture to Invest $450Mn on Refining & Petrochemicals Platform
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Total said the investment will increase the Daesan complex's ethylene capacity by 30 percent to 1.4 million tonnes per year

OMV to Invest 110 Mln Eur in Petrochemical Units at Schwechat Refinery
(Tuesday, April 11, 2017) Austrian oil and gas group OMV will pay 110 million euros ($116.7 million) for a planned turnaround at the petrochemical units of its Schwechat refinery which will start in the middle of this month, it said on Tuesday.

Asia Naphtha Demand Fades As Petchem Firms Snap Up LPG
(Monday, April 10, 2017) Asian petrochemical makers are ramping up purchases of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to use as an alternative feedstock to naphtha, looking to snap up cheap cargoes as heating demand for LPG fades in the wake of winter.

Pipelines
Canada to Delay Implementing New Methane Norms by 3 Years - CBC News
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Canada's federal government wants to delay the implementation of its new methane regulations by up to three years to 2020 and expects to fully implement it by 2023, CBC News reported on Thursday.

Last Stand: Nebraska Farmers Could Derail Keystone XL Pipeline
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Backed by conservation groups, Nebraska landowners opposed to Keystone XL face a considerable challenge.

ConocoPhillips Says Keen to Tap Proposed Trans-Australia Gas Pipe
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) ConocoPhillips will consider diverting natural gas from fields in northern Australia along a proposed transcontinental pipeline that would link directly to markets in the southeast, a senior executive told Reuters.

Trump's Insistence in Pushing U.S.-Produced Steel Has Skeptics
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Pipeline operators oppose the plan because it would increase costs or threaten to delay or cancel projects, according to Michael Kay, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst.

Blackstone Bets There's Gas Money to Be Made in the Oil Patch
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Permian gas may be easily exported to Mexico via pipeline and as LNG from terminals on the Gulf of Mexico.

Terminals & Storage
Brent Physical Oil Market Weakens Again Despite OPEC Output Cuts
(Friday, April 21, 2017) The Brent physical oil market is flashing signs of weakness again as dwindling Asian purchases, an influx of American crude to Europe, and supplies flowing out of storage all combine to recreate a glut in the North Sea.

Weak U.S. Gasoline Prices Prompts NY Harbor-bound Tanker to Change Course
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) A tanker of gasoline en route to New York Harbor from Europe has been diverted to a Caribbean storage hub because a narrow window of opportunity for shipping profitably to the U.S. East Coast appears to have shut, traders said.

China Demand Drives Singapore Oil Storage Sales to Nearly a Year-High
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Crude oil sales from storage tanks around Singapore rose to an 11-month high in March, with nearly half of the volumes going to China and traders clearing inventories ahead of record shipments to Asia expected to arrive in April.

U.S. Crude Stocks Down, but Gasoline Inventories Rise - EIA
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) U.S. crude stocks fell last week as refineries hiked output, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

Despite Alliance, Russian Shipper Holds Venezuela Oil Hostage Over Debts
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, sent a tanker in October to the Caribbean with the expectation that its cargo of crude would fetch about $20 million - money the crisis-stricken nation desperately needs.

LNG / LPG
South Korean Tender Stirs Up Market
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Asian spot LNG prices jumped this week, buoyed by hopes Korea Gas Corp's new tender would match past buying sprees and by emerging demand from China and Japan.

ConocoPhillips Says Keen to Tap Proposed Trans-Australia Gas Pipe
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) ConocoPhillips will consider diverting natural gas from fields in northern Australia along a proposed transcontinental pipeline that would link directly to markets in the southeast, a senior executive told Reuters.

Contest Launched Among Street Art Painters for Yamal LNG Tank Design
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) JSC Yamal LNG is holding a contest among street art painters and artists to determine a winning design for the Yamal LNG tanks, situated above the Arctic Circle in the Yamal Peninsula.

Conocophillips, Partners Weigh Expansion Of Darwin LNG
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) ConocoPhillips and its partners are considering expanding their Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Australia.

Australian Govt 'Encouraged' By Steps To Avert Gas Crunch
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) The Australian government said it was "encouraged" on steps taken to avert a gas crisis after meeting on Wednesday with producers and the energy market operator.

Commodities
Russian Energy Min Says Oil Market Situation Improving, Surplus Shrinking
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said the oil market was improving with production cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC members, including Russia, trimming surplus supply that had squeezed prices for years.

Oil Falls Below $50 as Surging US Output Undermines OPEC Cuts
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Oil dropped below $50 a barrel as investors lost faith.

Oil Falls Below $50 as Surging US Output Undermines OPEC Cuts
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Oil dropped below $50 a barrel as investors lost faith.

Oil Prices Mixed In Choppy Trade, Rising US Production Weighs
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Oil prices ended mixed after a seesaw trading session.

British Keen To Remain In EU Energy Market
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Britain should continue to participate in the European Union's energy market when it leaves the 28-nation bloc, energy minister Greg Clark tells a parliamentary committee.

Finance & Acquisition
BP Mulls Sale of Stakes in Canadian Oil Sands Assets -Sources
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) A BP spokesman declined to comment. Sources declined to be named as the information is confidential.

Parkland Fuel to Buy Chevron Canada's Downstream Fuel Business
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S.-based oil company, sold its Canadian gasoline stations and refinery in British Columbia to Parkland Fuel Corp, a marketer of petroleum products, for C$1.46 billion ($1.09 billion).

Centurion Midstream Acquires Oil Transport Business from Agave Energy
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Centurion Midstream Group LLC said it acquired a petroleum marketing and transportation business that operates in West Texas from Agave Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Lucid Energy Group.

Vietnam's Petrolimex To List At $1.90 Per Share
(Friday, April 14, 2017) Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh stock exchange has given approval for top fuel importer and distributor Petrolimex to list at 43,200 dong ($1.90) per share.

Chevron Executive Pay Rises in 2016 on Value of Pensions
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) The disclosure, required by U.S. regulators, comes as the oil industry grapples with low prices and Chevron, the second-largest U.S.-based oil producer, tries to bounce back after posting an annual loss last year, its first since 1987.

People on the Move
BLOG: Don't Blow It During Your Job Interview
(Friday, April 21, 2017) The oil and gas industry is beginning to ramp up its workforce, and these tips can save you from common interview mistakes when you score face-time with hiring managers.

Reformer At Ukraine's State-Run Naftogaz Resigns From Board
(Friday, April 14, 2017) A key reformer at Ukraine's Naftogaz announces her resignation on from the state-run firm's supervisory board.

BLOG: Where Do Oil, Gas Professionals Want to Work?
(Friday, April 14, 2017) Which locations are at the top of oil, gas workers' lists?

BLOG: North Dakota Best State for Millennials, WalletHub Says
(Thursday, April 13, 2017) New analysis by WalletHub finds that North Dakota is the optimal place for millennials to live.

Shell Employs 92,000 Workers During 2016, Hires 800 Graduates
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Royal Dutch Shell employed an average of 92,000 workers in more than 70 countries during 2016, the company revealed in its 2016 sustainability report.






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