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Ineos to expand Texas petrochemical plant

10/07/2019

The petrochemical giant owned by Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe  is expanding its Chocolate Bayou chemical plant in Texas to tap into a fast-growing ethylene oxide market.

Americas

As Oxy acquisition looms, Anadarko workers drown sorrows, update resumes

07/06/2019

The Refuge Bar & Bistro, just a short walk from Anadarko Petroleum's headquarters, is becoming a place for Anadarko workers to drown their sorrows as they update resumés and contemplate the future of The Woodlands without its flagship employer, which recently agreed to be acquired by Occidental Petroleum.

OTC

Delegates leave OTC with a smile

10/05/2019

For dozens of north-east delegates attending this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, the trip was the place to tout for international business and make invaluable contacts.

OTC

US energy powers ahead

08/05/2019

As the global industry assembles in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference, it will be in the midst of a quiet American revolution.

OTC

Huge scale of US shale

08/05/2019

Moss Creek Resources recently set a new record for drilling a well in the Permian Basin, the onshore resource that has dramatically transformed the fortunes of the US oil and gas industry.

Renewable/Other Energy

Offshore wind for Texas about a decade away

01/04/2019

The waters off the Gulf Coast could be an attractive place to install offshore wind farms. The winds are decent and there's plenty of space but at the moment, electricity prices in Texas are low, thanks to cheap wind coming from West Texas wind farms, and aren't high enough to justify the expense of engineering and building off the coast.

Americas

BP targets Texas for American comeback

21/09/2018

At the beginning of this century, the British energy company BP achieved its own American dream, becoming the largest oil and gas producer in the United States after spending a combined $75 billion to buy the oil companies Amoco and ARCO in audacious back-to-back deals.

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