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Processing 2006 P9

  • 03/21/2006 -- NPRA: US refiners ready for 2006 supply challenge
    Refiners, although facing numerous challenges in 2006, will be able to maintain supplies of transportation fuels, according to William Klesse, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association chairman and chief executive officer of Valero Energy Corp.
  • 03/16/2006 -- Completion of Afghan topping plant reported
    Oxiana Energy Inc., Princeton, NJ, has disclosed the completion last May of a 3,000 b/d topping plant at Angot oil field, in the Sar-i-Pol province of northern Afghanistan (see map, Aug. 9, 2004, p. 32).
  • 03/15/2006 -- BPCL to commission Bina refinery by 2009
    India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL) plans to commission a 120,000 b/d refinery at Bina in Madhya Pradesh by yearend 2009. The project will cost $2.33 billion.
  • 03/14/2006 -- Large biodiesel plant planned in Indiana
    Louis Dreyfus Agriculture Industries LLC plans to build a 250,000 gpd biodiesel plant near Claypool in northeastern Indiana.
  • 03/10/2006 -- Magellan to expand pipeline, marine terminal
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Tulsa, plans to invest nearly $55 million to expand its products pipeline system and marine terminal business, which it acquired from Shell Oil Products US (OGJ Online, June 28, 2004).
  • 03/08/2006 -- UFIP chief sees diesel challenges for France
    France needs increased diesel output from existing refineries more than it needs new refineries, according to Jean-Louis Schilansky, delegate general of the trade group Union Française des Industries Pétrolières (UFIP) at the group's annual press conference.
  • 02/28/2006 -- UK universities to study asphaltene fouling
    The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded three universities a £2.2 million grant to find ways to improve efficiencies and cut energy costs of refineries.
  • 02/28/2006 -- Aussie refinery ready for Cliff Head crude
    BP Australia has opened its $6.4 million (Aus.) oil unloading facility at the Kwinana refinery south of Perth in readiness for first delivery of Cliff Head field oil from the offshore Perth basin.
  • 02/28/2006 -- SRI: China looms as petrochemical competitor
    China can become a major competitor in petrochemicals, says SRI Consulting, Houston, in a recent report.
  • 02/24/2006 -- Total's Dunkirk refinery set to restart
    Total SA's 160,000 b/d Dunkirk refinery, which was shut down Feb. 10 due to a small fire in an electric station, will partially restart around midweek next week and become fully operational Mar. 4-5 (OGJ Online, Feb. 10, 2006).
  • 02/23/2006 -- Pertamina lifts LPG imports to allay shortage
    Indonesia's state-owned Pertamina will import 9,000 tonnes of LPG from Singapore to prevent a shortage.
  • 02/23/2006 -- Sinopec refinery due two steam generators
    Sinopec unit Guangzhou Petroleum awarded a $25 million contract to units of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group for the engineering and supply of two 120 Mw CFB steam generators to its Guangzhou City refinery in China.
  • 02/22/2006 -- Pakistan's Bosicor to upgrade Hub refinery
    Bosicor Refinery Ltd., Karachi, has signed a contract with Born Heaters Canada ULC for a 35,000 b/d crude distillation unit-fired furnace heater for its 18,000 b/d refinery at Hub in Balochistan Province, Pakistan.
  • 02/21/2006 -- Expansion of Brazilian refinery due by June
    Refap SA and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) will complete the expansion of the 120,000 b/d Alberto Pasqualini refinery in Rio Grande do Sul to 180,000 b/d by June.
  • 02/21/2006 -- RRC, ATC plan Thailand aromatics complex
    Aromatics (Thailand) PLC (ATC) has teamed with Rayong Refinery Co. (RRC) to build a second aromatics complex in Thailand's eastern Rayong Province. Originally, ATC had planned the complex alone (OGJ Online, Oct. 25, 2005).
  • 02/17/2006 -- EPC contract let for Rabigh complex
    Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co. (PetroRabigh) has let an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to two Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiaries for the utilities and offsites at its refining and petrochemical complex under development in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia (OGJ, Aug. 8, 2005, Newsletter).
  • 02/15/2006 -- Letter signed for Yansab HDPE plant work
    Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) has signed a letter of intent with US Shaw Stone & Webster for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at the large Yansab petrochemical complex under development in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.
  • 02/13/2006 -- Lithuanian refinery to revamp hydrotreater
    AB Mazeikiu Nafta has let a contract to Haldor Topsoe for the revamp of a 41,000 b/sd hydrotreating unit at the 263,400 b/cd Mazeikiu Nafta refinery in northwestern Lithuania.
  • 02/13/2006 -- Condensate plant proposed in Australia
    Darwin Clean Fuels (DCF), a new project-specific company based in Sydney, has proposed a $450 million (Aus.) condensate processing facility at the East Arm Wharf in Port Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • 02/10/2006 -- Daya Bay petrochemical complex starts up
    A joint venture of China National Offshore Oil Corp. and Shell Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. produced on-specification ethylene and propylene on Jan. 29 at the new petrochemicals complex at Daya Bay in China.

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