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Oil and gas industry announcements: 22 August 2014

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy yesterday celebrated the grand opening of High Plains BioEnergy’s fast-fill CNG station, which is located across the road from their Guymon, Oklahoma processing facility.

The station is HPB’s first public station and offers 24/7 access.

TruStar Energy Sales Vice President, Scoot Edelbach, said: “This is really a show piece for both TruStar Energy and High Plains Bioenergy. We’re proud to be associated with High Plains Bioenergy and Seaboard Food, who have been pioneers regarding alternative fuels for quite some time”.

The Fracking Truth

In his new book, ‘The Fracking Truth’, US oil and gas executive Chris Faulkner predicts that the US will never run out of oil and gas.

Faulkner, who consults with governments and industry, ahs been a critic of the oil industry for slipshod practices in the early days of fracking in Pennsylvania; for hiding the ingredients in fracking fluids; for failing to engage the public; and allowing the environmental movement to demonise a technology that is turning the US into an energy superpower. Nevertheless, he says the energy revolution is well underway and fracking is now the predominant practice in the industry.


CB&I has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen for the license and engineering design of a new on-purpose propylene production unit to be located in Plock, Poland.

The unit will use CB&I’s proprietary Olefins Conversion Technology (OCT) to produce 100 000 tpy of propylene to be used internally. Feedstock for the unit will be sourced from PKN’s Plock Refinery and Petrochemical Complex.

Daniel McCarthy, President of CB&I’s Technology operating group, said: “As evidenced by this latest technology award, when producers want to make additional polymer grade propylene, they use CB&I’s broad range of propylene producing technologies such as the Olefins Conversion Technology”.


Valerus has announced that it has successfully participated in the installation of a packaged plant to treat 45 million ft3/d of natural gas containing 21% carbon dioxide for United Energy Pakistan (UEP). The plant assists UEP in capitalizing on government incentives for oil and gas firms to boost natural gas production to overcome the energy crisis in Pakistan.

Valerus’ project scope included engineering, sourcing, logistics and field commissioning and start up services for two 400 gpm amine units and one 2 million Btu/hr triethylene glycol (TEG) unit with contactors, scrubbers and filters. The majority of the equipment was skid mounted for ease of transportation and installation the field.

Steve Gill, CEO for Valerus, said: “Completed in four months, this project is a testament to Valerus’ ability to rapidly and effectively meet our clients’ global needs and demands. We look forward to continuing to work with United Energy Pakistan”.

Edited from various sources by Emma McAleavey.

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