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Processing 2006 P10

  • 02/10/2006 -- Fire shuts down Total's Dunkirk refinery
    A fire which broke out Feb. 10 at the electric power station of Total SA's Dunkirk refinery cut off the plant's entire electric system and forced a shutdown of the 160,000 b/d facility. The fire was quickly extinguished.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Suncor slows refinery for oil sands work
    Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. has reduced throughput at its 92,000 b/cd Commerce City, Colo., refinery for maintenance to complete a project allowing it to increase processing of crude oil from its Canadian oil sands operations.
  • 02/06/2006 -- Wyoming gas processing capacity hike planned
    Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to expand gas processing capacity near Jonah and Pinedale fields in Wyoming.
  • 01/31/2006 -- Tunisia to review bids for Skhira refinery
    Tunisia plans by June 30 to announce a list of prequalified bidders to build a 120,000 b/d refinery in the southern coastal city of Skhira. Interested investors have until Mar. 31 to submit offers.
  • 01/26/2006 -- Nexant sees 'turning point' for chemicals from coal
    Recent increases in oil and gas prices have pushed the chemical industry to a "strategic turning point" for the use of coal to produce chemicals, said officials at Nexant Inc., San Francisco.
  • 01/25/2006 -- Refinery, chemical complex planned in Taiwan
    Kuokuang Petrochemical Technology Corp. (KPTC) plans to spend as much as $12.46 billion to build a refinery and petrochemical complex in Taiwan's Yunlin County.
  • 01/24/2006 -- New Zealand refinery FEED study under way
    Shell, UOP, and WorleyParsons Services have begun the $25 million (NZ) FEED study for the expansion of New Zealand's sole refinery—Marsden Point at Northland on the North Island's east coast.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Gas woes hobbling Aussie ammonium plant
    High construction costs, rising natural gas prices, and a failure to acquire enough gas feedstock has caused Melbourne-based petrochemical company Plenex Ltd. to withdraw from a proposed $900 million (Aus.) ammonium plant on the Burrup Peninsula of Western Australia.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Uzbekneftegaz begins gas plant construction
    State-owned Uzbekneftegaz has started construction of a $63.6 million LPG unit at its gas processing subsidiary Shurtanneftegaz in the Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan.
  • 01/19/2006 -- Gasco picks Foster Wheeler for Habshan work
    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has let a contract to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. for management services for the EPC phase of Gasco's expansion of the Habshan gas complex.
  • 01/17/2006 -- Vietnam gains clearance for Nhon Hoi refinery construction
    The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has signed an agreement with Vietnam's Binh Dinh province for the construction of a $450 million refinery in the Nhon Hoi economic zone.
  • 01/12/2006 -- Statoil, Kvaerner plan Norwegian refinery upgrade
    Statoil ASA has signed a letter of intent with Aker Kvaerner ASA for basic and detailed engineering plus procurement and construction management assistance services for an upgrade project at the group's 200,000 b/cd Mongstad refinery, north of Bergen, Norway.
  • 01/12/2006 -- Air Products plans Edmonton hydrogen plant
    Air Products Canada Ltd. plans to build a second hydrogen production plant adjacent to Petro-Canada Products Ltd.'s 135,000 b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta.
  • 01/04/2006 -- Crude line expansion planned in Minnesota
    Minnesota Pipe Line Co. has applied to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a $300 million pipeline expansion project to increase deliveries of Canadian crude oil to Minnesota refineries.
  • 08/09/2006 -- Foster Wheeler begins work on Singapore chemical plant
    ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. has given the go-ahead to Foster Wheeler to begin front-end engineering design of selected downstream units and associated plant infrastructure for the Singapore parallel train project.
  • 12/20/2006 -- Ireland refinery producing renewable diesel
    ConocoPhillips has begun commercial production of renewable diesel from soybean oil and other vegetable oils at its 71,000-b/d Whitegate refinery in Cork, Ireland.
  • 11/28/2006 -- Contract let for fourth Khalda gas plant train
    Khalda Petroleum Co. (KPC) has hired Petrofac of London to design and construct a fourth gas-conditioning train at Salam on the Khalda Concession in the western desert of Egypt, said Apache Corp.
  • 11/15/2006 -- Khalda gas plant capacity to rise to 510 MMcfd
    Petrofac of London will carry out the engineering, procurement and construction work for Khalda Petroleum Co.'s (KPC) third gas-conditioning train at Salam on the Khalda Concession in Egypt.
  • 10/25/2006 -- North West picks CLG for proposed upgrader
    North West Upgrading Inc., Calgary, has selected the technology of Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) for a 77,000 b/d hydrocraking unit at North West's proposed heavy oil upgrader facility in Sturgeon County, Alta.
  • 10/23/2006 -- Chevron, UC Davis team up in biofuels research
    Chevron Technology Ventures LLC plans to provide as much as $25 million to scientists and engineers at the University of California, Davis, to develop technology for converting cellulosic biomass into transportation fuels.

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