WorldOil Clariant Oil Services launches WAXTREAT SubZero Pour Point Depressant technology for cold climate regions WAXTREAT SubZero is a winterized PPD with customization capabilities, enhancing performance, while mitigating paraffin build-up, in crude oil pipeline systems, at the same time reducing OPEX requirements associated with pipeline cleaning. Saudi disruption leaves Canada’s biggest refinery vulnerable Nearly all of the kingdom’s oil shipments to Canada travel to New Brunswick, home to a single refinery, Irving Oil Ltd.’s Saint John plant, which can process about 299,000 bpd. The refinery relied on Saudi crude for more than 40% of its supplies in July, Statistics Canada data show. Uganda pushes oil companies to carry on, even as Tullow plan fails Uganda is pressing the developers of its oil fields to commit to making a final investment decision this year, anxious to ensure that a failed plan by Tullow Oil to sell a stake in the project doesn’t stymie progress. Oil shock unites China with Asia rivals worried about supply Asia accounts for more than 70% of Saudi Arabia’s crude exports, with the four biggest economies – China, Japan, India and South Korea – leading the pack, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie. That leaves them particularly vulnerable to rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East that are now causing global crude prices to soar. Chevron can resume Saudi-Kuwait oilfield quickly if needed: CEO Chevron could start oil production “relatively quickly” in the so-called partitioned zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait if required to by both nations, CEO Mike Wirth said in an interview with CNBC. As oil gets volatile, Alberta goes on offensive to draw investors Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, whose province produces more oil than most OPEC nations, has a message for environmentalists, investors and anyone else who will listen: The world needs more Canadian crude, and standing in the way is foolish. Aramco tells customers some October oil loadings will be delayed Saudi Aramco notified at least four customers that some crude deliveries in early October will be delayed to later in the month after attacks on its facilities cut output, though they’ll still receive their full contracted volumes, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Saudis face lengthy oil halt, with few options to replace losses Officials at state oil company Saudi Aramco have become less optimistic on the pace of output recovery, telling a senior foreign diplomat they face a “severe” disruption measured in weeks and months and informing some customers that October shipments will be delayed. Who can boost crude supply to offset attack on Saudi Arabia? The list of countries that could boost production to offset losses from Saudi Arabia is not a long one, and much of their "spare" capacity may not be accessible. Alberta’s government sees production curtailment exemptions possible Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says it’s likely his government will allow oil producers to exceed their provincially imposed output caps if they can ship those extra barrels by rail.