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Processing 2008 P12

  • Fri Feb 01 02:02:44 CST 2008 -- French finance minister chides industry over fuel prices
    France's Finance and Economy Minister Christine Lagarde has rebuked oil companies and distributors for contributing to gasoline price volatility.
  • Thu Jan 31 10:01:00 CST 2008 -- JAC Singapore aromatics project moves ahead
    Jurong Aromatics Corp., Singapore, reported UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill. is under way with the basic engineering and design of Jurong's planned aromatics plant in Singapore.
  • Wed Jan 30 10:01:00 CST 2008 -- NNPC to restart 125,000 b/d Warri refinery
    Nigeria National Petroleum Corp. will restart operations at its 125,000 b/d refinery in Warri in southwest Nigeria on Feb. 6, a company spokesman told OGJ.
  • Mon Jan 28 11:01:00 CST 2008 -- Petroperu to upgrade Talara refinery
    Peru's state-owned Petroperu, in an effort to increase output by as much as 50%, announced plans to modernize its largest refinery this year.
  • Fri Jan 25 11:01:00 CST 2008 -- StatoilHydro extinguishes fire at Mongstad refinery
    StatoilHydro has launched an internal investigation after a fire broke out in a coupling flange at its 186,000 b/d Mongstad refinery on Jan. 23.
  • Fri Jan 25 00:01:00 CST 2008 -- "This region needs to have a much higher priority"
    US Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), the Foreign Relations Committee's ranking minority member, during a Jan. 10-12 visit to Kazakhstan and Tukmenistan
  • Fri Jan 25 00:01:00 CST 2008 -- US should improve oil product supply infrastructure, GAO recommends
    The US petroleum product distribution system is constrained in key areas and will likely become more so without timely investments, the Government Accountability Office warns.
  • Fri Jan 18 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- CSB team visits BP's Texas City refinery after incident
    The US CSB has dispatched a team to BP America's Texas City, Tex., refinery to investigate a Jan. 10 process-related accident that killed an employee.
  • Fri Jan 18 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- EC approves Petroplus Holdings' refinery acquisitions
    The European Commission has approved Petroplus Holdings's $875 million proposal to buy two refineries from Shell International Petroleum in France.
  • Thu Jan 17 09:01:00 CST 2008 -- IFP group studying ethanol potential in diesel
    Total and Petrobras are part of the international consortium that IFP launched last spring to study the feasibility of ethanol for the production of diesel motor fuels.
  • Wed Jan 16 11:01:00 CST 2008 -- Sinclair settles refinery air pollution charges
    Sinclair Oil agreed to pay a $2.45 million fine and spend more than $72 million to upgrade pollution controls as it settled federal charges that it violated the CAA at three of its refineries.
  • Tue Jan 08 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- Iraq refinery fire kills one, injures 15
    One worker was killed and 15 others injured when a fire broke out at Iraq's largest refinery in Baiji, Salahudin province, just 200 km north of Baghdad.
  • Fri Jan 04 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- Star Petroleum lets contract for Thai jet fuel plant
    Star Petroleum Refining let a $60 million contract to CB&I to build a jet fuel processing plant and related storage and shipping systems in Rayong Province, Thailand.
  • Wed Mar 12 10:03:00 CDT 2008 -- ExxonMobil lets Singapore plant engineering, management
    ExxonMobil authorized Mustang Engineering to proceed with detailed engineering design and construction management for the process control of a second world-scale steam cracker complex in Singapore.
  • Tue Apr 15 17:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Petrobras seeking Aruba refinery ownership from Valero
    Brazil's Petrobras plans to resume negotiations this month with Valero Energy for the acquisition of the San Antonio-based company's 275,000 b/d Aruba refinery.
  • Thu May 01 15:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Holly R&M settles Woods Cross refinery air pollution charges
    Holly R&M settled federal air pollution charges involving its Woods Cross, Utah, refinery by agreeing to spend more than $17 million on new and upgraded pollution controls, the US DOJ and EPA reported.
  • Fri May 30 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- North West Upgrading awards KBR LCFining prefab
    Privately owned North West Upgrading has awarded KBR a $275 million (Can.) contract to construct and fabricate an LCFining processing system for the heavy-oil upgrader it is building in Sturgeon County, Alta.
  • Thu Jun 05 11:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Saudi Arabia again delays bids for Jizan refinery
    Saudi Arabia has delayed for the third time a tender for bids for a projected 250,000-400,000 b/d refinery in the southwestern province of Jizan, according to local media.
  • Thu Aug 28 16:08:00 CDT 2008 -- Chevron plans base oil plant at Pascagoula, Miss.
    Chevron has applied to the Mississippi DEQ for an environmental permit to build a premium base oil facility at the company's 330,000 b/d refinery in Pascagoula, Miss.
  • Thu Oct 02 13:10:00 CDT 2008 -- Oil companies fined for paraffin wax cartel
    The European Commission has imposed a €676 million fine on nine groups: Eni, ExxonMobil, Hansen & Rosenthal, Tudapetrol, MOL, Repsol, Sasol, RWE, and Total—for taking part in a price fixing and market sharing cartel for paraffin wax in the European Economic Area during 1992-2005.

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