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Motiva Port Arthur reports FCC upset -filing

HOUSTON | Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:17pm GMT

Nov 22 (Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises’ 285,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery reported a malfunction on Tuesday in a gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit, according to a notice filed with Texas pollution regulators.

During the correction of a heat imbalance, FCC No. 3 experienced a malfunction in the debutanizer column, according to the notice filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The unit began flaring to correct the overpressure. read more

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Motiva refinery worker files discrimination lawsuit

11/23/2011 12:37 PM By Michelle Keahey

A refinery worker has filed a lawsuit that claims he is a victim of discrimination after he was wrongfully accused of committing a rule violation and fired.

Boyd Weber filed suit against Motiva Enterprises – Norco Refinery on Nov. 11 in federal court in New Orleans.

Weber was employed as a process technician by the defendant and states he was wrongfully accused of committing a lifesaving rule violation on Jan. 15, 2010. As a result, he was terminated on Jan. 22, 2010, the suit claims. read more

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Shell and Turkey sign oil, gas search deal


Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday signed a deal with Turkish state-run petroleum company, TPAO, to search for oil and gas offshore in the Mediterranean and onshore in Turkey’s southeast region.

The deal allows the companies to search for oil and natural gas and to produce and share any discoveries. Offshore search efforts will concentrate off the Mediterranean coast of Antalya.

“God willing, we will reach important signs and with these signs … TPAO, will reach gas and oil discoveries,” Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said. read more

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Motiva refinery expansion workers being cut -report

HOUSTON Nov 22 (Reuters) – Layoffs will begin this month for construction workers on a southeast Texas refinery expansion project as the work nears completion, according to a local media report.

About 500 construction workers employed on the Motiva Enterprises Port Arthur, Texas, refinery expansion were told their jobs will end this month, according to a report on the Beaumont Enterprise website.

A total of 13,500 people have worked on the $5 billion project that will make the refinery the largest in the United States at 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of the first quarter in 2012. read more

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Qatar’s emir and Royal Dutch Shell formally open multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids plant

By The Associated Press  | November 22, 2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – European energy giant Royal Dutch Shell says Qatar’s emir has inaugurated a huge facility to convert natural gas into liquid fuel.

The official launch Tuesday caps years of work on the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project at the industrial city of Ras Laffan in the gas-rich Gulf nation.

Shell says the facility began operation in the first quarter of this year, with additional production capacity brought online this month. read more

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