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Processing 2006 P4

  • 09/18/2006 -- Neste gets animal fat for biodiesel production
    Neste Oil Corp. has signed long-term procurement contracts with Honkajoki Oy and Findest Protein Oy, both owned by Finnish food manufacturers, for the supply of animal fat for biodiesel production at Neste's 200,000 b/cd Porvoo, Finland, refinery.
  • 09/15/2006 -- JV agrees on feasibility study for chemical site
    Germany's BASF AG and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) signed an agreement enabling preparation of a technical and commercial feasibility study for the expansion of the Verbund chemical site in Nanjing, China.
  • 09/13/2006 -- BP lets contract for delayed coker at Spanish refinery
    BP Oil Refineria de Castellon SA awarded a detailed engineering, procurement, and construction supervision contract to Foster Wheeler Iberia SA for a delayed coker at BP's 104,500 b/cd Castellon, Spain, refinery.
  • 09/12/2006 -- IOC expansions to boost crude imports by 14%
    India's state-run refiner Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) expects to import 14% more oil during the current fiscal year than it did during 2005-06 in order to feed an expanded plant at Haryana. The company is building new plants and expanding existing operations to meet India's surging demand for fuels and chemicals.
  • 09/11/2006 -- Shell lets contract for ethylene cracker in Singapore
    Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte. Ltd. has awarded a contract to ABB Lummus Global and joint venture partner Toyo Engineering Corp. for the implementation phase of a world-scale 800,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker on Bukom Island, Singapore (OGJ Online, July 27, 2006).
  • 09/11/2006 -- Sinclair Tulsa refinery to get delayed coker
    Sinclair Oil let a reimbursable EPC contract to Foster Wheeler USA for a 30,000 b/sd delayed coker, gas plant, and coke-handling facilities at its 60,000 b/d refinery in Tulsa.
  • 09/08/2006 -- Chennai plans $1 billion in refinery investments
    Chennai Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (CPCL), formerly known as Madras Refineries Ltd. and a subsidiary of India' sstate-owned refiner Indian Oil Corp. (IOC), has committed to invest more than $1 billion on various upgrading projects at its 130,660 (total) b/d refinery complex at Manali.
  • 09/08/2006 -- EPA proposes higher renewable fuel market share
    The US Environmental Protection Agency Sept. 7 proposed a renewable fuel standard (RFS) that would raise the total share of renewable fuels in the US to 3.71% in 2007 from 2.78% in 2006 by doubling the use of ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewables.
  • 08/31/2006 -- Takreer assessing new Abu Dhabi refinery
    Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) has let a contract to Foster Wheeler International Corp. for a detailed feasibility study for a grassroots refinery next to Takreer's 350,000 b/cd Ruwais refinery.
  • 08/31/2006 -- ONGC lets contract for petrochemical plant
    Oil & Natural Gas Corp. of India has let contract to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. for technology consultancy services for the petrochemicals complex it plans at Dahej, Gujarat.
  • 08/29/2006 -- Pemex to upgrade Mexico's oldest refinery
    Petroleos Mexicanos plans to upgrade its 194,000 b/cd refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz. The Minatitlan refinery is Mexico's oldest.
  • 08/25/2006 -- Invensys to provide Ras Laffan plant controls
    GSEC, Seoul, awarded a multimillion-dollar automations contract to Invensys Process Systems, London, to provide process control, safety, asset management, and plant information systems at the grassroots Laffan gas condensate refinery under construction at Ras Laffan City, Qatar.
  • 08/25/2006 -- Aramco, Total to sign Jubail refinery contract
    Saudi Aramco and Total SA are set to sign a contract for the 400,000 b/d export refinery planned in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Aramco and partners already have signed a contract for the project's twin-sister plant in Yanbu' (OGJ Online, Aug. 24, 2006).
  • 08/24/2006 -- Neste Oil to improve Naantali refinery operations
    Neste Oil Corp., Keilaranta, Finland, will improve energy efficiency and increase sulfur recovery capacity during a 5-week shutdown of its 51,800 b/d Naantali, Finland, refinery.
  • 08/18/2006 -- China to construct dimethyl ether facility
    China plans to begin construction of a 3 million tonne/year capacity dimethyl ether (DME) project in Ordos, in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. No completion date was given.
  • 08/16/2006 -- India approves Gujarat aromatics, olefins complex
    India has approved a $1.05 billion aromatics and olefins complex that Oil & Natural Gas Corp. plans to build next to its subsidiary Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. and its Dahej petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.
  • 08/15/2006 -- Japan Energy to boost Mizushima refinery capacity
    Japan Energy Corp. plans to spend about ¥2 billion at its Mizushima Refinery in Okayama Prefecture to increase capacity to 300,000 b/d and add processing units.
  • 08/10/2006 -- Citgo indicted on environmental violations
    A federal grand jury in Corpus Christi, Tex., returned a 10-count criminal indictment on Aug. 9 against Citgo Petroleum Corp., its subsidiary, Citgo Refining & Chemicals Co., and the environmental manager at its 156,750 b/cd refinery in Corpus Christi.
  • 08/10/2006 -- Indian Oil to propose Nigerian refinery
    Indian Oil Corp. (IOC) hopes to build a 6 million tonne/year refinery in Nigeria's Edo state.
  • 08/09/2006 -- Petrobras, PDVSA plan refinery in Brazil
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and Venezuela's Petróleos de Venezuela SA jointly plan to build a $2 billion refinery in Brazil's northern Pernambuco state.

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