New News information at Hydrocarbons Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.hydrocarbons-technology.com http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/ en-us http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/ New News information at Hydrocarbons Technology http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Appea urges Northern Territory Government to reconsider ban on fracking http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsappea-urges-northern-territory-government-to-reconsider-ban-on-fracking-5904945 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsappea-urges-northern-territory-government-to-reconsider-ban-on-fracking-5904945 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has appealed to the Northern Territory (NT) Government to roll back the existing ban on hydraulic fracturing. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Silver Run merges with US energy companies to form $3.8bn entity http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssilver-run-merges-with-oklahoma-energy-companies-to-form-38bn-entity-5904172 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssilver-run-merges-with-oklahoma-energy-companies-to-form-38bn-entity-5904172 Start-up firm Silver Run Acquisition II (Silver Run II) has signed agreements to merge with US-based companies Alta Mesa Holdings and Kingfisher Midstream in order to form a combined company valued at around $3.8bn. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fracking in UK is not commercially viable, claims new research http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsfracking-in-uk-is-not-commercially-viable-claims-new-research-5904157 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsfracking-in-uk-is-not-commercially-viable-claims-new-research-5904157 The UK’s geology is not suitable and economically unviable for fracking, according to new research conducted at Heriot-Watt University. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Carbon Natural Gas, White Star Petroleum, Petronas http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-carbon-natural-gas-white-star-petroleum-petronas-5903787 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-carbon-natural-gas-white-star-petroleum-petronas-5903787 Carbon Natural Gas Company, through its affiliate Carbon Appalachian Company, has completed the acquisition of natural gas producing properties and related facilities located in West Virginia, US, for $21.5m. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Turkey's Unit International signs $7bn agreement to explore oil and gas in Iran http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsturkeys-unit-international-signs-7bn-agreement-to-explore-oil-and-gas-in-iran-5902966 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsturkeys-unit-international-signs-7bn-agreement-to-explore-oil-and-gas-in-iran-5902966 Unit International in Turkey has signed a $7bn agreement with Russia's state-owned Zarubezhneft and Iran's Ghadir Investment Holding to explore oil and natural gas opportunities in Iran. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Genie Energy’s subsidiary acquires Mirabito Natural Gas in US http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsgenie-energys-subsidiary-acquires-mirabito-natural-gas-5902958 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsgenie-energys-subsidiary-acquires-mirabito-natural-gas-5902958 Genie Energy’s Genie Retail Energy (GRE) division has acquired US-based Mirabito Natural Gas from Angus Energy. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Report: Global midstream capital raising activity totals $36.6bn in Q2 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsreport-global-midstream-capital-raising-activity-at-366bn-in-q2-5902828 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsreport-global-midstream-capital-raising-activity-at-366bn-in-q2-5902828 The global midstream capital raising activity totalled at $36.6bn from 65 transactions during the second quarter of this year, according to a report by GlobalData. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Golar LNG Partners, Silver Run II, Andeavor Logistics http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-golar-lng-partners-silver-run-ii-andeavor-logistics-5903737 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-golar-lng-partners-silver-run-ii-andeavor-logistics-5903737 Golar LNG Partners has agreed to acquire 50% interest in Golar Hilli from Golar LNG, affiliates of Keppel Shipyard, and Black and Veatch Corporation for up to $190m. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Silica acquires Mississippi Sand for $95.4m http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsus-silica-acquires-mississippi-sand-for-954m-5902555 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsus-silica-acquires-mississippi-sand-for-954m-5902555 Commercial silica producer US Silica Holdings has acquired frac sand mining and logistics company Mississippi Sand for $95.4m. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Neuquen province approves YPF-Shell deal to invest around $447m http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsneuquen-province-approves-ypf--shell-deal-to-invest-around-447m-5902584 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsneuquen-province-approves-ypf--shell-deal-to-invest-around-447m-5902584 Argentina’s Neuquen province has authorised an agreement previously signed between Shell’s subsidiary and state-owned oil company YPF to jointly develop a hydrocarbons block in the Bajada de Añelo area with a potential investment of $447m. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Zambia launches first oil survey to diversify economy http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newszambia-launches-first-oil-survey-to-diversify-economy-5901707 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newszambia-launches-first-oil-survey-to-diversify-economy-5901707 Zambia has commenced a full tensiometer survey in the Luapula province in order to explore potential oil reserves in the north west of the country. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Qatargas delivers first Q-Max LNG cargo to Thailand’s Map Ta Phut terminal http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsqatargas-delivers-first-q-max-lng-cargo-to-thailands-map-ta-phut-terminal-5901420 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsqatargas-delivers-first-q-max-lng-cargo-to-thailands-map-ta-phut-terminal-5901420 Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Max cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Kingdom of Thailand’s Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Whiting Petroleum to dispose assets in US for $500m http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newswhiting-petroleum-to-dispose-assets-in-north-dakota-us-for-500m-5901441 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newswhiting-petroleum-to-dispose-assets-in-north-dakota-us-for-500m-5901441 US-based oil and gas exploration company Whiting Petroleum has signed an agreement to sell its Fort Berthold Indian Reservation area assets located in North Dakota to RimRock Oil & Gas Williston for $500m. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fourchon LNG begins federal permit process for $888m facility at Port Fourchon http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsfourchon-lng-begins-federal-permit-process-for-888m-lng-facility-at-port-fourchon-5899879 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsfourchon-lng-begins-federal-permit-process-for-888m-lng-facility-at-port-fourchon-5899879 Energy World’s subsidiary Fourchon LNG has commenced the permitting process with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a proposed $888m five million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export facility at Port … Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT AGL Energy confirms site for gas import jetty and pipeline in Victoria http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsagl-energys-confirms-site-for-gas-import-jetty-and-pipeline-in-victoria-australia-5899842 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsagl-energys-confirms-site-for-gas-import-jetty-and-pipeline-in-victoria-australia-5899842 Australia-based energy products and services provider AGL Energy has selected a site for a gas import jetty and pipeline in Victoria. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Santos to supply gas to Engie’s power plant in Australia http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssantos-to-supply-gas-to-engies-power-plant-in-australia-5899760 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newssantos-to-supply-gas-to-engies-power-plant-in-australia-5899760 Oil and gas producer Santos has signed an agreement to supply gas to Engie’s 479 MW Pelican Point Power Station in Australia. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canacol Energy signs agreement for Sabanas gas flowline project http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscanacol-energy-signs-agreement-for-sabanas-gas-flowline-project-5899053 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newscanacol-energy-signs-agreement-for-sabanas-gas-flowline-project-5899053 Canada-based exploration and production company Canacol Energy has signed an agreement in connection with the construction of its $41m Sabanas gas flowline project. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT British Columbia to approach court to stall Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsbritish-columbia-to-approach-court-to-stop-kinder-morgans-pipeline-expansion-5899054 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsbritish-columbia-to-approach-court-to-stop-kinder-morgans-pipeline-expansion-5899054 The British Columbia (BC) Government is set to undertake all possible measures to stall the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s C$7.4bn ($5.8bn) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and increased tanker traffic until the company completes cons… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Amec Foster wins technology contract for gas-to-liquid plant in Uzbekistan http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsamec-foster-wins-technology-contract-for-gas-to-liquid-plant-in-uzbekistan-5899055 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsamec-foster-wins-technology-contract-for-gas-to-liquid-plant-in-uzbekistan-5899055 Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a contract to deliver hydrogen plant technology and design and Terrace Wall steam reformer technologies for Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company’s OLTIN YO’L GTL (gas-to-liquid) plant in the Kashkadarya Region of Uzb… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Jacobs Engineering signs MSA extension contract for Chevron’s refineries in US http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsjacobs-engineering-gets-msa-extension-contract-for-chevrons-refineries-in-us-5897856 http://www.hydrocarbons-technology.com/news/newsjacobs-engineering-gets-msa-extension-contract-for-chevrons-refineries-in-us-5897856 Jacobs Engineering Group has signed a master services agreement (MSA) expansion amendment to provide construction management (CM) services at Chevron Products Company’s refineries and terminals in the US. 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