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Cheniere says working on Louisiana Sabine Pass 3 and 4 LNG export plant

Cheniere Energy Inc said on Monday it is conducting previously scheduled turnarounds on Trains 3 and 4 at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal

Energy firm has no intention of buying stake in Bina oil refinery

Malaysian state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) said that it was not interested in acquiring a stake in India’s Bina oil refinery.

Grace licenses process technology to coal mine group

W. R. Grace & Co., the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Datong Coal Mine Group Co., Ltd.

Nord Stream 2 project operator assessing U.S. sanctions bill

The Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project’s operator said it was assessing a U.S. bill passed by a Senate panel

Tianjin terminal receives first LNG cargo from Russia's Yamal

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) received its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia’s Yamal project in the Arctic at its terminal in Tianjin

Mitsubishi will not invest in Russia's Arctic LNG

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp has decided not to invest in Russia’s Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) project after conducting comprehensive studies.

Nigeria oil union threatens industrial action in Chevron dispute

One of Nigeria's main oil and gas trade unions on Thursday threatened to take industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron.

U.S. EPA set to rule on refinery biofuel waivers requests in coming weeks

The Environmental Protection Agency hopes to rule in the next few weeks on 2018 petitions to obtain small refinery waivers from the nation’s biofuel laws, administrator Andrew Wheeler said.

Marathon Petroleum tops estimates on refining beat, retail strength

U.S. refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp beat estimates for quarterly profit, benefiting from better-than-expected earnings from its refining segment as well as higher sales in its gas stations business.

Williams Seeks FERC Approval for Marcellus & Utica Takeaway Expansion

Williams has announced that its Transco interstate pipeline has filed an application with FERC seeking authorization for its Leidy South project, which is proposed to carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica plays to the East Coast.

New EU gas law, challenged by Nord Stream 2, is valid

The European Commission defended on Friday a new European Union natural gas law, which has been challenged by the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 pipeline, saying it is in line with the bloc's agreements abroad.

Total will develop the LNG market in Benin

Total, the Republic of Benin and the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique have signed the Gas Supply Agreement and the Host Government Agreement for the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas import floating terminal.

Russian govt backs spending on Novatek-led LNG project

Russia’s government has formally approved the spending of 103.6 billion roubles ($1.63 billion) on a liquefied natural gas terminal

Refinery expands diesel unit

The 180,000 barrels per day Zeeland refinery in the Netherlands said in a statement it is expanding its diesel-producing hydrocracker unit with a third reactor.

Global technology company opens new cybersecurity lab

Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, opened its newest cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers confidently adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data.

Flames, smoke billow from ExxonMobil plant

Exxon Mobil Corp said a fire erupted Wednesday at its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex, injuring more than 30 people and sending nearby residents indoors.