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Oil and gas industry company announcements: 12 June 2015

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On June 2, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) hosted a coastal restoration effort in the Nueces Delta Preserve. The project is part of CITGO Caring for Our Coast, a year long program to promote environmental conservation and restoration through a series of volunteer and educational efforts, in keeping with the long held commitment by CITGO to serve the communities in which it operates. Moody High School students joined with volunteers from CITGO and CBBEP to restore and enhance habitats within the Preserve by planting native trees.

MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo has recently landed a major contract with Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) for a large shutdown engineering project at the ORPIC refinery in Sohar, approximately 200 km northwest of the Omans capital Muscat. This will be a project with a tight schedule as while the refinery processes will be shut down for a major overhaul in spring next year, approximately 100 specialists from Man in Deggendorf will assure overhaul of key components of the RFCC plant. With a double digit million Euro order value, the project also exceeds the value of more than 100 000 working hours. MAN will also provide a significant contribution to Oman ‘In Country Value’ by making use of local logistics, manpower and infrastructure support.

However, before work starts in Oman, production on Deggendorf has to be taken care of. Numerous large component will have to be manufactured in the next 10 months, including enormous air grids, internal domes, and a new regenerator head with a huge diameter and a steel weight of 250 t. All these components will leave the Deggendorf factory in South Germany in October 205 and make their way to Sohar via the Danube, Black Sea, Bosphorus, Mediterranean, Suez Canal, Red Seal, Gulf of Arden and Gulf of Oman, reaching their destination in January next year, to be ready for installation on the huge construction site.

Motiva Enterprises

Motiva Enterprises LLC has announced its intention to form a products supply and trading organisation for transport fuels and refinery intermediates. The insourcing of this activity will give Motiva greater flexibility to capture market opportunities. The move toward in house training started last year when Motiva began negotiating term contracts for it gasoline and diesel products. The company intends to expand this focus to include all trading activities for transport fuels and refinery intermediates beginning January 1 next year.

Todd Fredin, VP of Supply, Trading and Logistics for Motiva said, “bringing our trading operations in house is an exciting opportunity for Motiva. This is a natural progression of our business as we seek to connect more closely with the market through direct relationships with customers and counterparties.”

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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