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Processing 2005 P2

  • 02/22/2005 -- Four refiners to get MMS royalty oil
    The US Minerals Management Service has let four contracts for the purchase by small refiners of crude oil produced in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean.
  • 02/22/2005 -- Mazeikiai lets hydrotreater contract
    AB Mazeikiu Nafta has let a $43 million contract to Foster Wheeler Iberia SA for detailed engineering, materials procurement, and construction of an FCC gasoline-selective hydrotreater at its 263,420-b/cd Mazeikiai refinery in northwestern Lithuania.
  • 02/22/2005 -- Venezuela, Jamaica study collaboration
    Venezuela and Jamaica signed a letter of intent to study working together in refining, marketing, and distribution in Jamaica.
  • 02/23/2005 -- Egyptian gas plant due upgrade
    Badr Petroleum Co. (Bapetco), jointly owned by Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. and Shell Egypt NV, let contract to KBR Production Services, UK, for engineering and support services for three projects related to the Obaiyed gas plant in Egypt.
  • 02/24/2005 -- Canadian oil getting new routes to US
    Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Calgary, reported progress on plans to arrange for the shipment of crude oil from western Canada to the US Midcontinent and Gulf Coast.
  • 02/24/2005 -- Navajo refinery to get hydrotreater
    Holly Corp. subsidiary Navajo Refining Co. LP, has let a turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Koch Partners LP, Tyler, Tex., to design and build a 15,000 b/sd gas oil hydrotreater at its 60,000 b/d refinery at Artesia, NM.
  • 02/24/2005 -- Russia plans work on eastbound oil line
    The Russian government plans to begin construction of its 4,118 km Taishet-Perevoznaya pipeline in June-August of this year, with oil exports expected to begin in August-September 2006.
  • 02/24/2005 -- Cryogenic gas sweetening pilot planned
    Cool Energy Pty. Ltd., a private company in Perth, plans to test a cryogenic natural gas sweetening process at a pilot plant int a gas field in Western Australia's Perth basin.
  • 02/24/2005 -- Sabic lets Sharq-III expansion contract
    Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has awarded Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. of the UK a program management services contract for engineering, procurement, and construction management of the Sharq III petrochemicals complex expansion project at Al Jubail.
  • 03/01/2005 -- GAIL to invest in Myanmar LPG plant
    GAIL (India) Ltd. plans to invest 15 billion rupees ($340 million) to build a floating gas processing plant in Myanmar.
  • 03/01/2005 -- PetroChina planning hydrocracking unit
    PetroChina Co. Ltd. will use proprietary technology developed by UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., in a hydrocracking unit to be built as part of a refinery expansion project in Dushanzi, Xinjiang Province in northwestern China.
  • 03/01/2005 -- Olefins II construction begins in Kuwait
    Kuwait Petroleum Corp.'s Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) and Dow Chemical Co. subsidiary Union Carbide Corp. began work Mar. 1 on the Olefins II ethylene and derivatives complex in Shuaiba, Kuwait.
  • 03/07/2005 -- Woodside selects JV for LNG Phase V EPC
    Woodside Energy, representing Australia's North West Shelf LNG Venture, issued a letter of intent to a joint venture of Foster Wheeler (WA) Pty. Ltd. and WorleyParsons Services Pty. Ltd. for the engineering, procurement, and construction management of a fifth LNG train.
  • 03/09/2005 -- BP taps Jacobs for Cherry Point ULSD upgrade
    BP PLC has contracted Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Houston, to provide front-end engineering, design, and procurement services for an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at BP's Cherry Point refinery at Blaine, Wash.
  • 03/15/2005 -- NPRA chief puts energy bill atop list of refining issues
    The US refining industry faces a wide range of issues in 2005, speakers said at the Mar. 14 opening session of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association annual meeting in San Francisco.
  • 03/15/2005 -- PDVSA exec tells NPRA of plans for three refineries
    Venezuela will remain a key player in the world's energy balance not only because of its large oil reserves but also because of the refining capacity needed in the Atlantic basin by the end of the decade, says Alejandro Granado, vice-president of refining, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).
  • 03/16/2005 -- Qatar, Shell plan petrochemical complex
    Qatar Petroleum Co. (QP) and Shell Chemicals Ltd. have signed a letter of intent in Doha for the development of a world-scale, ethane-based cracker and derivatives complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.
  • 03/17/2005 -- BP, Sinopec to build acetic acid plant
    BP PLC and Sinopec Corp. have signed a joint venture contract to build a 500,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.
  • 03/23/2005 -- BP Texas City refinery fire investigated
    Officials are investigating the cause of a fire and explosion Mar. 23 at BP PLC's 446,500 b/cd Texas City refinery. The blast, which killed 12 workers and injured more than 100, was contained within the plant's 24,300 b/cd isomerization unit and was extinguished within 3 hours, said BP Site Director Don Parus.
  • 03/24/2005 -- Texas City refinery remains in production
    BP PLC's refinery at Texas City, Tex., remains in production after an explosion and fire damaged an isomerization unit Mar. 23, killing 14 and injuring more than 100.
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