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VLCC export terminal to be built off Texas

Enterprise Products Partners and Chevron US. Inc., announced long-term agreements, aiming to support the development of Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal in the Gulf of Mexico. Enterprise’s SPOT project includes onshore and offshore facilities, such as a fixed platform located around 30 nautical miles off the Brazoria County, Texas.

Israel’s Oil Refineries to deliver IMO 2020 compliant fuel

Israel’s Oil Refineries have delivered its first cargo of compliant 0.5% sulphur content marine fuel, in line with IMO’s upcoming rules. Namely, the 197,000 barrel per day refinery loaded its first 30,000 tonne cargo of the low sulphur fuel. ORL now joins several other refiners that recently developed new marine fuels to comply with the new regulation.

Chevron to present IMO-compliant fuel

Chevron announced that it will bring an IMO-compliant 0.5% sulphur shipping fuel blend to the market by the end of Q3. As Chevron Fuels Technologist Monique Vermeire commented to Reuters, ‘If the shipping company is willing to try it out now we can make it available, but not for continuous purchase.’

Chevron’s paper on lubrication in light of 2020 sulphur cap

Chevron Marine Lubricants published its new white paper ‘The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap and the role of cylinder oil lubricants’, exploring the impact of vessels burning fuels with differing sulphur contents to heavy sulphur fuel oil cylinder oil use. The paper also provides recommendations from Chevron’s experts on how to manage the transition between cylinder oils pre-and post-2020.

Chevron’s Gorgon LNG Train 3 back to operation

US based energy major Chevron has allegedly restarted production from its third liquefaction train at the Gorgon LNG plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. The unit was brought back online the previous weekend, after an outage that lasted since mid-January when a mechanical issue caused a halt, Reuters reports.

Chevron temporarily halts train 3 in Gorgon LNG plant

Chevron, a US-based energy company, temporarily halts the third liquefaction train at its Gorgon LNG plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. The operation was shut down due to a mechanical issue that arose. There are allegations that the mechanical issue is likely due to a heat wave sweeping across Australia, it is not officially confirmed by Chevron, up to now.

UK greenlights Chevron’s plan for Captain EOR project

UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) approved, on December 11, Chevron’s field development plan to progress its Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project in the Central North Sea. The installation comprises of a wellhead protector platform (WPP) and bridge linked platform (BLP) connected to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).

OGCI aims to reduce its emissions below 0.25% by 2025

OGCI announced a target to reduce by 2025 the collective average methane intensity of its upstream gas and oil operations by one fifth to below 0.25%, with the ambition to achieve 0.20%, corresponding to a reduction by one third. This methane target comes as OGCI welcomes Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Occidental Petroleum.

Another three oil majors join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative welcomed three new member companies that together represent 5% of global oil and gas production: Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and Occidental Petroleum. The three new companies will become official members of OGCI as of 24 September 2018.


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