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Oil and gas announcements: 4 July 2014

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

American Public Gas Association

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) has unveiled a new fleet of 24 Honda Civic sedans that will run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The new vehicles are a result of a US$ 240 000 grant from the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

E.Christopher Abruzzo, DEP Secretary said, ‘I would like to congratulate PGW for making this decision to use compressed natural gas, an abundant, affordable, clean burning, domestic fuel that is helping to put Pennsylvania and this country on a path to energy independence.’


CB&I has announced Lasse Petterson, who announced his retirement in December 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has fulfilled his remaining obligations to the company effective June 5. The company would like to thank Lasse for his contributions during his nearly five years service, especially in the LNG and oil and gas markets, and wish him well in his future endeavours.


GTC Technology has made three new appointments to its global management team. Daniele Ferlisi has been appointed head of GTC’s Process Technology Equipment business group, headquartered in Euless, Texas. Ferlisi previousl served as the MD of GTC Technology Europe sro. He previously worked as General Manager of Koch-Glitsch Italia and subsequently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the EMEA region and MD of Koch-Glitsh Italia.

Giancarlo Spaziani has been named as MD of GTC Europe. Spaziani has been serving as interim president of GTC Technology Korea Co., in Seoul. His previous positions have included President of Glitsch Italiana and General Manager of Cameron International Corporation.

DaeHyun Jun has joined GTC has president of GTC Korea. Jun has previously served as General Manager of NBP in LG Chemical Co, VP of LG-DOW and president of LG MMA Corp.


Sasol Limited has announced a joint prefeasibility study for a large scale GTL plant, which will be based on gas from the Rovuma Basin in Northern Mozambique. The study, which is being conducted in conjunction with Mozambique’s national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and Italian multinational, Eni, will assess the viability and benefits of such a plant to the region.

David Constable, CEO, Sasol Limited said, ‘the proposed GTL facility firmly aligns with Mozambique’s Gas Master Plan goals, and, if successful, will go some way to accelerate socio economic development in the country and the broader region. Our GTL aspirations highlight our commitment to partnering with Mozambican government and Eni in the responsible development of the country’s natural resources.

Shell Cansolv

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) and Shell Cansolv have agreed on a contract for testing of Cansolv’s advanced CO2 capture process at the existing amine plant at TCM. The test campaign will be performed using exhaust gas from the combined hieat and power plant at Mongstad, with a focus on process verification and emission control. Testing is scheduled to start in the third quarter of this year and is expected to last five months.

The centre is the world’s largest facility for testing and verifying CO2 capture technologies, and started its operations with two major CCS vendors, Aker and Alstom in Spring 2012. Since then much knowledge has been accumulated to improve technologies and reduce risks.

Tord Lien, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy said, ‘this is a milestone for TCM. I am very content that there is a global interest to use TCM and that new vendors can test out their technologies. That confirms that the facility represents an important contribution to the global efforts to develop cost effective CO2 capture technology.’


Stratnor has entered into an agreement to supply crude oil to Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. Cargoes are to be delivered daily at Stratnor’s blending and loading facilities in Killdeer, North Dakota and Sidney, Montana.

Bruce Anugwom, CEO, Stratnor said, ‘we are very pleased to be associated with Enterprise Products, which with a market capitalisation of US$ 70 billion is one of the largest publicly traded energy companies and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services. We look forward to deepening and expanding our cooperation going forward.’

Edited from various sources by Claira Lloyd

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