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Processing 2007 P9

  • 10/02/2007 -- Hunt Refining settles federal air pollution charges
    Hunt Refining and Hunt Southland Refining agreed to pay a $400,000 fine and spend more than $48.5 million for new and upgraded pollution controls at three refineries.
  • 10/09/2007 -- Chad, CNPC unit to build refinery near N'Djamena
    CNPC unit CNPC Service & Engineering Ltd. has signed an agreement with the government of Chad for joint investment in a refinery north of N'Djamena.
  • 10/10/2007 -- Lurgi to supply units for Gdansk refinery upgrade
    Grupa Lotus let a €182 million contract to Lurgi for the construction of an oil distillation unit, a vacuum distillation unit, and a hydrogen plant for its 120,000 b/cd refinery in Gdansk, Poland.
  • 10/10/2007 -- QP lets petrochemical contracts for Mesaieed complex
    Qatar Intermediate Industries Holding has awarded contracts to two units of Foster Wheeler's Global E&C Group for work on a proposed grassroots petrochemical complex at Mesaieed, Qatar.
  • 10/10/2007 -- GCC countries' refining capacity to rise 45% by 2010
    The total refining capacity of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to rise by 45.5% in 2010—to 6.3 million b/d from 4.33 million b/d, according to a report by the Emirates Industrial Bank.
  • 10/10/2007 -- Pertamina seeks oil supplies for planned refinery
    Indonesia's Pertamina is seeking supplies from oil-producing countries to feed its refinery project in Bojonegara, Banten, after Iran reduced its supply commitment to 100,000 b/d from 300,000 b/d.
  • 10/15/2007 -- Pakistan approves Khalifa Point refinery near Hub
    Pakistan has approved construction of the $4-5 billion coastal refinery project at Khalifa Point near the Hub area of Balochistan province.
  • 10/19/2007 -- Reliance to join GAIL, HPC in petchem project
    India's Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) likely will join public sector gas distributor GAIL India Ltd. and refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp. (HPC) to construct a 1 million tonne/year petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnam (Visag) in India's Andhra Pradesh state.
  • 10/23/2007 -- Jurong Aromatics lets contract for Singapore plant
    Jurong Aromatics has let a contract to UOP for the technology and basic engineering services and equipment for an aromatics plant to be built on Jurong Island in Singapore.
  • 10/24/2007 -- Galp to expand Porto refinery in Portugal
    Galp Energia let a contract to Fluor for FEED and early procurement services of main equipment for a conversion project at its 91,000 b/cd refinery in Porto, Portugal.
  • 10/25/2007 -- CCRL plans to expand Saskatchewan refinery
    Consumers' Cooperative Refineries has retained International Alliance as program manager for the grassroots portion of a proposed expansion of its 100,000 b/cd refinery in Regina, Sask.
  • 10/30/2007 -- Enbridge plans North Dakota pipeline expansion
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Houston, said it will proceed with yet another expansion of the Enbridge North Dakota Pipeline System.
  • 11/01/2007 -- Petroplus reports Coryton refinery fire, shutdown
    Fire-fighters have brought under control a fire that broke out following an explosion Oct. 31 at Petroplus's 172,000 b/d Coryton refinery in Essex in southern England.
  • 11/01/2007 -- TransCanada to start Keystone line construction in 2008
    TransCanada Corp. is preparing to begin construction in spring 2008 on the 1,845-mile US portion of its Keystone oil pipeline project, which will transport oil from Canada to the US Midwest.
  • 11/05/2007 -- New refining capacity totaling 13 million b/d seen by 2012
    Wood Mackenzie Ltd., Edinburgh, expects 13 million b/d of crude distillation capacity to be built within the next 5 years out of the 20 million b/d proposed worldwide.
  • 11/05/2007 -- CNPC plans to build refinery in Costa Rica
    China National Petroleum Corp. plans to build a refinery in Costa Rica to supply Central American markets, according to Chinese state media.
  • 11/07/2007 -- Shell to design Mariisky refinery upgrades
    Under a two-phase, $1.3 billion investment program, Mariisky will upgrade its refinery with the support of Shell Global Solutions to increase capacity and meet stricter European specifications.
  • 11/09/2007 -- Shell, Codexis to advance next-generation biofuels
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Codexis Inc., a specialist in clean biocatalytic process technologies, have teamed to find ways of converting biomass to clean, renewable liquid transportation fuels through "super enzymes" in the next generation of biofuels.
  • 11/14/2007 -- Work proceeds on Khalifa Point refinery
    A survey and geotechnical investigation have been completed for the $5 billion Khalifa Coastal Refinery project planned by Abu Dhabi's IPIC and Pakistan's Parco near Hub in Baluchistan Province.
  • 11/21/2007 -- Foreign-owned refinery licensed in Vietnam
    Vietnam's central Phu Yen Province has licensed a joint venture of the UK's Techno Star Management (51%) and Russia's Telloil (49%) to build a 4 million tonne/year oil refinery.

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