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Processing 2007 P6

  • 06/28/2007 -- Siemens to supply equipment for propylene plants
    Datang International Power Generation let a €20 million contract to Siemens Power Generation to supply core equipment for the world's first methanol-to-propylene plant to be built in China.
  • 07/03/2007 -- Syria outlines plans for three refineries
    Syria plans to build three refineries that would process a combined 350,000 b/d of oil, Syrian Oil Minister Eng. Sufian Al Alao told OGJ in London.
  • 07/05/2007 -- Flood waters receding at Coffeyville refinery
    Coffeyville Resources LLC workers began returning to administrative offices and some warehouses on July 4 at the company's refinery and nitrogen fertilizer plant in flooded Coffeyville, Kan.
  • 07/05/2007 -- Faster work urged on Vietnamese projects
    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked contractors to speed up construction of several oil and gas projects.
  • 07/05/2007 -- BP, D1 Oils form biodiesel feedstock venture
    BP PLC and D1 Oils PLC will launch a joint venture company, D1-BP Fuel Crops Ltd., to mass-produce trees with inedible oilseeds for biodiesel feedstock.
  • 07/06/2007 -- Georgia cellulosic ethanol plant gets permit
    Georgia state officials granted a construction permit to Range Fuels to build the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the US.
  • 07/06/2007 -- Canada offers incentives for biofuels
    The Canadian government will provide up to $1.5 billion in incentives over 9 years to producers of biofuels, Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper said July 5 in Strongfield, Sask.
  • 07/09/2007 -- Citgo found guilty of two US environmental charges
    A federal jury in Corpus Christi, Tex., found Citgo Petroleum guilty of two felony criminal violations of the Clean Air Act but acquitted the refiner-marketer on two other counts.
  • 07/10/2007 -- Total to build two units at Lindsey refinery
    Total SA has begun construction of a hydrodesulfurization unit and a hydrogen production unit at its 221,286 b/cd Lindsey refinery, near Immingham in the UK.
  • 07/10/2007 -- Valero to pay fines, upgrade Delaware City refinery
    Valero Energy agreed to pay $445,000 in penalties and spend $5.6 million on improvements and environmental projects at its 190,000 b/cd Delaware City, Del., refinery in a settlement over alleged air and water violations.
  • 07/10/2007 -- PTT unit lets contract for Thai polypropylene plant
    HMC Polymers has awarded a $185 million contract to South Korea's GS Engineering & Construction to build a polypropylene plant in Rayong, southeast of Bangkok.
  • 07/10/2007 -- Liaoning lets contract for polyethylene plant
    Liaoning Huajin Chemicals has let a contract to Technip for basic engineering design and precommissioning support for a polyethylene plant to be built in Panjin, China.
  • 07/11/2007 -- Coffeyville refinery still recovering after flood
    Coffeyville Resources LLC in Coffeyville, Kan., estimates that 1,700 bbl of oil and a small amount of oil from the refinery's sewer system were swept away by Verdigris River flood waters.
  • 07/17/2007 -- Interest in a Central America refinery progresses
    Mexico's Ministry of Energy said four international companies have expressed interest in constructing a refinery in Central America under terms of the Mezo-American Energy Integration Program.
  • 07/17/2007 -- Coffeyville Resources restarts flooded fertilizer plant
    Coffeyville Resources LLC has restarted its fertilizer plant after record flooding on the Verdigris River caused both the Coffeyville, Kan., nitrogen fertilizer plant and a nearby refinery to be shut down.
  • 07/18/2007 -- Grupa Lotos lets EPC for Gdansk refinery upgrade
    Grupa Lotos SA has awarded a €472 million lump sum, turnkey contract to Technip SA to design the 45,000 b/d mild hydrocracking unit for the Gdansk refinery in Poland.
  • 07/18/2007 -- Japanese firms to export more products to US
    Japan's Cosmo Oil and Idemitsu Kosan are taking steps to increase or start exports of products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, and kerosine to the US—California in particular.
  • 07/19/2007 -- Algeria expanding petrochemical capability
    Algeria has awarded more than $4 billion in contracts to expand its petrochemical infrastructure for more diversified products production.
  • 07/23/2007 -- Dana Gas JV to build gas liquids plant in Egypt
    Dana Gas PJSC reported that its Bahraini affiliate Danagaz Bahrain will build, own, and operate the Gulf of Suez gas liquids plant in Egypt by late 2009.
  • 07/23/2007 -- PDVSA, Petronic to build refinery near Managua
    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and his Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega July 20 launched construction of a 150,000 b/d refinery in Piedras Blancas, near Nicaragua's Pacific coast.
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