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Posts on ‘February 9th, 2012’

Shell Gannet Alpha platform in trouble again

By John Donovan It seems that Shell’s Gannet Alpha platform has had another close call. On Monday workers were evacuated and production shut down after natural gas began seeping out from under the platform. All of the ingredients for a disastrous explosion, of the kind that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, which almost brought […]

Shell Gannet Alpha platform evacuated over gas leak

9 February 2012 Nearly 50 workers had to be evacuated from a North Sea oil platform after natural gas began seeping out beneath it, it has emerged. Shell said staff were taken off the Gannet Alpha installation on Monday as a precaution. Production was shut down. The oil giant said the incident was not linked […]

Royal Dutch Shell Gets Comfortable in Papua New Guinea

FEBRUARY 9, 2012 By David Winning Royal Dutch Shell is getting serious in its pursuit of a piece of Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas wealth. Around six months after signing a strategic alliance with Papua New Guinea’s state oil company, the Anglo-Dutch oil major is setting up a representative office in the impoverished Southeast […]

Motiva Port Arthur FCC, Alky, HCU back in production -sources

HOUSTON | Wed Feb 8, 2012 8:58pm EST Feb 8 (Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises’ 285,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery returned a gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit, an alkylation unit and a hydrocracking unit to production on Wednesday following a Tuesday power outage, said sources familiar with refinery operations. The units were […]