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Processing 2006 P3

  • 10/26/2006 -- BP lets $3 billion contract for Whiting refinery work
    BP Products North America Inc. has awarded Fluor Corp. several major packages, valued at a combined $3 billion, for upgrades to increase Canadian heavy oil processing capacity at its 399,000 b/cd Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana.
  • 10/26/2006 -- Lurgi building 31 biodiesel plants worldwide
    Lurgi AG reports that it currently is engineering and building 31 biodiesel plants with total capacity of more than 4.2 million tonnes/year.
  • 10/24/2006 -- GAIL JV to build petrochemical plant in Assam
    India's state-owned GAIL India Ltd. is the lead promoter of a $1.2 billion integrated petrochemical complex in India to be built in Lepetkata district in Dibrugarh, Assam.
  • 10/20/2006 -- Sonocracking unit due Austrian refinery
    OMV Refining & Marketing GMBH has signed an agreement with SulphCo Inc. for the installation of a 15,000-b/d sonocracking reactor at OMV's 208,600-b/cd refinery in Schwechat, Austria.
  • 10/16/2006 -- Irving looks into second St. John refinery
    Irving Oil Ltd., St. John, NB, confirmed that it is exploring the possibility of building a second refinery at St. John.
  • 10/12/2006 -- BP's Texas City refinery due steam generator
    BP PLC plans to build a 250 Mw steam turbine power generating plant next to the existing South Houston Green Power LP cogeneration facility at BP's 446,500 b/cd Texas City, Tex., refinery.
  • 10/11/2006 -- EPA, API mark ULSD's arrival at retailers
    The US Environmental Protection Agency marked the arrival of ultralow-sulfur diesel fuel at retail outlets with a ceremony at the Columbus, Ind., headquarters of diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. on Oct. 10.
  • 10/06/2006 -- Husky taps Axens technology for Lloydminster upgrader
    Husky Energy Corp., Calgary, has selected Axens NA of Princeton, NJ, to supply three technologies for a possible future expansion of Husky's 82,000 b/sd heavy oil upgrader at Lloydminster.
  • 10/05/2006 -- Japanese firms plan pilot GTL plant
    Six Japanese firms have announced plans to jointly establish a research entity and build a test plant for the production of gas-to-liquid fuel with an eye toward potential international development.
  • 10/02/2006 -- France's flex-fuels get 'cautious approval'
    France's oil industry has greeted the launch of the "Flex-fuel 2010" development program with cautious approval for the initial stages of the program, which Finance and Economy Minister Thierry Breton outlined in late September.
  • 10/02/2006 -- Hydrocracker due Cartagena refinery
    Repsol YPF SA has selected Axens NA's technologies for the planned expansion of its 100,000 b/cd Cartagena refinery in Murcia, Spain.
  • 09/28/2006 -- Aramco lets two Khurais development contracts
    Saudi Aramco has signed two contracts for the development of its 1.2 million b/d Khurais Increment Program. The Khurais crude contract went to Italy's Snamprogetti SPA and the Khurais gas contract was let to a consortium of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. and Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.
  • 09/28/2006 -- Coker contract awarded for Tatarstan refinery
    CJSC Nizhnekamsk Refinery has let a contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary Foster Wheeler USA Corp. to design a process package involving its proprietary delayed coking technology.
  • 09/28/2006 -- Neste Oil to expand biodiesel investments
    Neste Oil's board approved a strategy intended to make the Finland refiner the world's largest biodiesel producer.
  • 09/27/2006 -- Huntsman lets contract for Port Arthur plant repairs
    Huntsman Corp., Salt Lake City, let a $60 million engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., for repairs to Huntsman's olefins manufacturing plant in Port Arthur, Tex.
  • 09/26/2006 -- Shell lets turbine contract for Pearl GTL project in Qatar
    A unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas for six 42-Mw gas turbines, equipped with dual fuel integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) combustion systems, for the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar (OGJ Online, Aug. 7, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 09/21/2006 -- Petrotrin to use UOP technology for refinery upgrades
    Petrotrin has launched a 3-year gasoline optimization program at its 175,000 b/cd Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in South Trinidad.
  • 09/20/2006 -- BP to invest $3 billion in Whiting refinery upgrade
    BP PLC is in the final planning stage of a $3 billion investment to increase capacity to process Canadian heavy crude oil at its 399,000 b/cd Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana.
  • 09/19/2006 -- Contract awarded for Tatarstan refinery
    CJSC Nizhnekamsk Refinery has let a contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd.'s Paris-based subsidiary Foster Wheeler France SA for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a refining and petrochemical complex to be built in Nizhnekamsk in Tatarstan, Russia.
  • 09/18/2006 -- Russo-Indonesia JV to build Situbondo refinery
    East Java Gov. Imam Utomo said a consortium of Russian investors and state-owned PT Petrogas Jatim Utama will build a $3 billion refinery in his province.

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