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PDVSA inaugurates natural gas pipeline

12:05 PM MDT | October 21, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA; Caracas) has begun operating a natural gas pipeline linking the company's complex at Muscar, Venezuela, to its extraction plant at Santa Barbara in the country's northeastern state of Monagas. The pipeline is 26 inches in...


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Boardwalk shuts Evangeline ethylene pipeline to fix leak

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has shut down the Evangeline ethylene pipeline to repair a leak discovered on 10 October. The leak, which the company describes as a “small pin-hole,” was found in a rural area in Cameron Parish, LA. The company expects the pipeline, which delivers ethylene from Port Neches, TX, to Baton Rouge, LA, to be back in operation next week....

Muntajat subsidiary opens 10 new marketing offices

A wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) headquartered at The Hague has announced 10 new marketing offices have opened in Casablanca, Morocco; Colombo; Dubai; Mumbai; Guangzhou and...

Canpotex to expand Portland potash export terminal

Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), a potash export cartel, says that it is expanding its potash export facility at the Port of Portland’s (Portland, OR) marine terminal 5. Canpotex, through its wholly owned subsidiary Portland Bulk Terminals (PBT), is investing...

Pembina buys Vantage pipeline, plans $500-million propane export terminal at Portland

Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million, 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream’s share of the Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant (SEEP) for a total of $650 million....

UK chemical road tanker firm changes hands

Bulk logistics and transportation company Suttons Group (Widnes, UK) says it has acquired bulk chemical road transport company Imperial Tankers (Stockton-on-Tees, UK) from Hargreaves Services (Durham, UK). Hargreaves says that the cash transaction is valued...

Russian rail firm provides PE transport services to pipe plant

Russian Railways Logistics (RRL; Moscow), a subsidiary of RZD Holding (Moscow), has established a cooperation agreement with Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant (Chelpipe; Moscow) covering the delivery of imported polyethylene (PE) to the plant, RRL says. RRL...

Kinder Morgan to buy out its MLPs in $71-billion deal

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) announced today that it is buying out its two master limited partnerships (MLPs) – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB) – along with limited liability management firm Kinder Morgan...

Muntajat signs agreement with Qatari shipping firm to export ammonia

Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) has signed a two-year contract with Qatar Navigation (Milaha; Doha) for the time charter of the liquefied petroleum gas carrier Almarona to transport ammonia from Qatar to...

Petkim sells stake in Petlim Port in Turkey to Goldman Sachs

Investment banking group Goldman Sachs has become a partner in Turkey’s largest integrated port, operated by Petkim, the country’s leading petrochemicals producer. The deal will boost the company’s plans to develop the port into the largest...

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