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Processing 2005 P4

  • 05/16/2005 -- Gasco lets contract for Ruwais NGL train
    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (Gasco) has awarded a project management consultancy contract to Foster Wheeler International Corp. to oversee engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of Gasco's third natural gas liquids (NGL) train at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
  • 05/18/2005 -- US first quarter petrochemical output down
    Total first quarter 2005 production of 15 US petrochemicals dropped 4% from fourth quarter 2004 but rose 13% over first quarter 2004, according to a survey conducted by VERIS Consulting LLC, Reston, Va., for the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA).
  • 05/18/2005 -- BP blames personnel mistakes for refinery explosion
    A BP PLC investigative team concluded that personnel failures before and during start-up of an isomerization (isom) unit in the 446,500 b/cd Texas City, Tex., refinery led to the Mar. 23 explosion and fire that killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others.
  • 05/18/2005 -- Natref refinery due desulfurization unit
    Sasol Ltd. and Total SA will invest 600 million rand ($96 million) to add a diesel desulfurization reactor to their jointly owned 107,000 b/d Natref refinery in Sasolsburg, South Africa.
  • 05/19/2005 -- ESAI: India's refiners importing gas oil
    India's refiners have been forced to rely on international suppliers for low-sulfur gas oil (diesel) despite high regional prices, said a report from the Energy Security Analysis Inc. (ESAI), Boston.
  • 05/20/2005 -- Strike idles five Total refineries in France
    Workers at five of Total SA's six refineries in France are participating in a strike that began May 16 to protest the government's turning "Pentecost Monday," an established paid holiday, into an unpaid working day.
  • 05/23/2005 -- Total refinery strike ends in France
    A workers' strike that idled five of six Total SA refineries in France May 16 ended May 20 following 8 hr of negotiations between management and four trade unions (OGJ Online, May 20, 2005).
  • 05/24/2005 -- Tesoro plans coker at Washington refinery
    Tesoro Corp., San Antonio, plans to add a 15,000 b/d coking unit at its 108,000 b/d refinery in Anacortes, Wash., said Chuck Flagg, senior vice-president of planning and optimization. The $175 million coker is expected to be operational by April 2007.
  • 05/25/2005 -- Oman plans world-scale aromatics complex
    Government-owned Oman Oil Co. SAOC plans a world-scale aromatics complex at Sohar, Oman, and has awarded a technology license package to France's Axens for the processes.
  • 05/26/2005 -- Huntsman shuts down MTBE plant in Texas
    Huntsman Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, shut down its 18,000 b/d methyl tertiary butyl ether plant in Port Neches, Tex., May 24, following the discovery of a leak in an 8-in. MTBE feed line.
  • 05/26/2005 -- Age Refining blends B20 'at the rack' in Texas
    AGE Refining Inc., an independent, 10,000 b/d refiner based in San Antonio, has begun offering a 20:80 mixture of soybean-based biodiesel and diesel fuel.
  • 06/02/2005 -- Suncor to buy Valero's Colorado refinery
    Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to acquire a 28,000 b/cd refinery from Valero Energy Corp. and integrate the facility with its adjacent 60,000 b/cd refinery in Commerce City, Colo.
  • 06/02/2005 -- Firm lets contract for Al Jubail complex
    Project Management & Development Co. Ltd. (PMDC) of Saudi Arabia let a contract to Fluor Corp. for front-end engineering, design, and project management consultancy services for a $3.5 billion petrochemicals complex in Al Jubail.
  • 06/07/2005 -- Sabic lets contract for AR-RAZI expansion
    Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) affiliate Saudi Methanol Co. (AR-RAZI) has awarded the engineering and construction contract for its world-scale AR-RAZI 5 methanol plant in Jubail Industrial City to Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • 06/15/2005 -- Innovene, Delta study Saudi petrochem plant
    BP PLC's petrochemicals and refining subsidiary Innovene and Delta International, a Saudi-owned independent development company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin negotiations to build a world-scale cracker and associated derivative capacity in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
  • 06/22/2005 -- Group to finance coker at Chilean refinery
    A consortium led by Chile's Empresa Nacional del Petroleo agreed to finance, build, and operate a 20,000 b/d delayed coker at the 94,350 b/cd Aconcagua refinery at Concon, Chile.
  • 06/22/2005 -- Oman Refining Co. to expand capacity
    Oman Refining Co. LLC plans a $320-million project to expand capacity of its refinery at Mina Al Fahal to 106,000 b/d from 85,000 b/d, the Times of Oman reported June 15.
  • 06/23/2005 -- Enterprise Products to expand NGL system
    Enterprise Products Partners LP is expanding its natural gas liquids transportation system in the Permian basin and Midcontinent regions.
  • 06/23/2005 -- BP's Alberta straddle plants shut down
    A storm-related power failure in the Empress, Alta., area June 21, resulted in power failure and damages to the Empress I, Empress II, and Empress V straddle plants operated by a BP Canada Energy Co. affiliate.
  • 06/28/2005 -- NIGC lets contract to Costain for Iranian gas plant
    National Iranian Gas Co. has awarded a $1.6 billion contract for construction of the Bid Boland II gas processing plant in southwestern Iran to a joint venture led by Costain Oil, Gas & Process Ltd., an affiliate of the Costain Group PLC, Manchester, UK.
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