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Processing 2006 P7

  • 06/01/2006 -- Refinery releases oily water during storm
    Citgo Petroleum Corp. said containment boom was deployed in response to the release of oily water into the ship channel near its 156,750-b/cd Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery.
  • 06/01/2006 -- French program would push biofuels, energy savings
    French Finance, Economy, and Industry Minister Thierry Breton in late May announced a "very ambitious biofuels development plan" along with an elaborate energy-savings program in which all gas, heating oil, and electricity suppliers and "all the players within the automobile world" must participate under threat of financial penalties.
  • 05/31/2006 -- Indian Oil lets contract for naphtha cracker
    Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. has let a $565 million contract to Japan's Toyo Engineering Corp. and India's Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) for construction of an 800,000-tonne/year naphtha cracker at Panipat, Haryana, in northern India.
  • 05/25/2006 -- Ultramar files Saint Laurent pipeline EIS
    Ultramar Ltd., Montreal, has filed an environmental impact statement (EIS) with Canadian regulatory agencies as it seeks authorization to construct, operate, and maintain the 245 km Saint Laurent oil pipeline in Quebec.
  • 05/22/2006 -- Upgrades due Kårstø gas facility in Norway
    Statoil ASA, on behalf of Norway's state-owned gas company Gassco AS, has let an engineering contract to MW Kellogg Ltd., UK, for the upgrading and possible development of the gas treatment plant at Kårstø, north of Stavanger.
  • 05/18/2006 -- Work starts on TT urea-melamine complex
    Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. has begun construction of its $1.5 billion ammonia, urea, ammonium nitrate solution, and melamine solution complex.
  • 05/16/2006 -- PNG gas processing, LNG plants proposed
    Natural Gas Development Co. (NGDC), a new entity owned by Canadian firm InterOil, Merrill Lynch Commodities, and Clarion Finanz AG, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Papua New Guinea to pursue development of a gas processing plant and gas liquefaction facility.
  • 05/15/2006 -- Lurgi to build CO, hydrogen, ethanol plants
    Lurgi AG, Frankfurt, has been awarded separate contracts worth more than €260 million to build a carbon monoxide plant in Saudi Arabia, a hydrogen plant in Malaysia, and a bioethanol plant in the US.
  • 05/12/2006 -- House panel hears how fuel suppliers meeting challenges
    US motor fuel suppliers apparently are meeting challenges raised by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) and new pollution-reduction requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency, several witnesses told a congressional committee on May 11.
  • 05/11/2006 -- Crude exporters to help Indonesian refining
    Indonesia's state-run oil and gas company PT Pertamina plans to build two refineries and upgrade several others with support from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • 05/08/2006 -- Motiva considers expanding Texas refinery
    Motiva Enterprises LLC is considering more than doubling capacity of its 285,000-b/cd Port Arthur, Tex., refinery.
  • 05/04/2006 -- Aramco lets contract for Yanbu ethane work
    Saudi Aramco hired Engineering for Petroleum & Process Industries of Egypt to provide turnkey services to add ethane capacity at its Yanbu gas processing plant.
  • 05/04/2006 -- Enterprise Products to expand LPG terminal
    Enterprise Products Partners LP plans a second phase of expansion of its LPG import-export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.
  • 05/03/2006 -- Texas olefins plant offline after fire
    Huntsman Corp. said its Port Arthur, Tex., olefins plant might be offline for several months after sustaining what appeared to be "significant" damage in an Apr. 29 fire.
  • 05/03/2006 -- Alon to merge acquired California refineries
    Alon USA Energy Inc. plans to combine two California heavy-crude refineries it is acquiring in separate transactions.
  • 05/01/2006 -- Tianjin ethylene plant work to start in June
    Sinopec plans to start construction in June of a 1 million-tonne/year ethylene project in Tianjin that will serve as the core of the petrochemical industry in the Chinese port city.
  • 04/27/2006 -- Chinese petrochemical complex fully on stream
    All production units of the $4.3 billion Daya Bay petrochemical complex in China's Huizhou Guangdong Province are fully operational, said Foster Wheeler Ltd., whose subsidiary is the project management contractor.
  • 04/26/2006 -- Ineos chief interested in refining growth
    Ineos Group Holdings Inc., which bought BP PLC petrochemical subsidiary Innovene, is determined to expand in refining, an executive said.
  • 04/25/2006 -- China approves coal-to-oil project
    China has granted approval to state-owned Yankuang Group, 58% owner of Yanzhou Coal Mining, to develop a coal-to-oil project in the northwestern province of Shaanxi.
  • 04/25/2006 -- Trinidad and Tobago ethylene project studied
    Westlake Chemical Corp. and the government of Trinidad and Tobago have signed a memorandum of understanding for Westlake to build a $1.5 billion ethane-based ethylene, polyethylene, and derivatives complex.

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