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Processing 2008 P8

  • Mon Jun 02 16:06:00 CDT 2008 -- StatoilHydro contracts for refinery simulator
    StatoilHydro has let a contract to Honeywell International for a plant process simulator and operator training system that will be used at the company's Kalundborg refinery in Denmark.
  • Fri May 23 00:05:00 CDT 2008 -- FTC offers glimpse of how it will develop new oil market investigation authority
    When he came before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on May 14, Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic told the subcommittee's chairman, Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), exactly what he wanted to hear.
  • Mon May 19 11:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Navajo refinery FCC unit down for repair
    The Navajo Refinery in Artesia, NM, is operating at reduced rates because the FCC unit has been shut down for repairs.
  • Fri May 16 16:05:00 CDT 2008 -- PDVSA, Galp Energia plan LNG, oil projects
    Portugal's Galp Energia and Venezuela's PDVSA have signed five cooperation agreements concerning energy projects for oil, renewable energy, and natural gas, including two LNG liquefaction plants.
  • Fri May 16 15:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Total, Aramco plan 400,000 b/d Jubail refinery
    Saudi Aramco and Total SA will construct a 400,000 b/d full-conversion refinery in Jubail city on Saudi Arabia's Persian Gulf coast. Operations are expected start in 2012.
  • Fri May 16 00:05:00 CDT 2008 -- 'There are solutions to this problem, but this isn't one of them'
    Sen. James N. Inhofe (R-Okla.), in remarks on the Senate floor after Democrats introduced their energy bill as an amendment to flood insurance legislation on May 8.
  • Wed May 14 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Construction begins on Nghi Son refinery in Vietnam
    Construction has begun on Vietnam's $6 billion Nghi Son refinery and petrochemical project in Thanh Hoa province, following directives issued by the country's prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
  • Tue May 13 17:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Linde, Waste Management to convert landfill gas into LNG
    Linde Group and Waste Management Inc. plan to build a $15 million plant in California to convert landfill methane gas into LNG to fuel 300 trash trucks and recycling collection vehicles.
  • Tue May 13 14:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Venezuela, Ecuador to seek bids for new refinery
    Venezuelan and Ecuadoran state-owned oil and gas companies PDVSA and Petroecuador plan to form a joint venture company to build and operate a 300,000 b/d refinery on Ecuador's Pacific Coast.
  • Fri May 09 17:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Tesoro R&M agrees to civil penalty for air violations
    San Francisco's Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced that Tesoro R&M has agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil penalty to settle air-quality violations at its 166,000 b/d Golden Eagle refinery.
  • Fri May 09 10:05:00 CDT 2008 -- ONGC selects UOP for petrochemical complex
    ONGC Mangalore & Petrochemicals has let a contract to UOP to supply technology, basic engineering services, and equipment for an aromatics complex to be built in Mangalore, India.
  • Thu May 08 16:05:00 CDT 2008 -- CNPC takes stake in Nippon Oil Takaishi refinery
    Nippon Oil Corp. and China National Petroleum Corp. have agreed to jointly manage the existing Takaishi refinery in Osaka province and to export its products to China and other regional markets.
  • Fri May 02 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Iran begins $1.2 billion upgrade for Sri Lanka refinery
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a $1.2 billion project to upgrade Sri Lanka's sole refinery at Sapugaskande, outside Colombo, the island nation's capital.
  • Fri May 02 00:05:00 CDT 2008 -- House SPR oil purchase hearing quickly splits along party lines
    Democrats and Republicans at an Apr. 24 House committee hearing on continuing crude oil purchases for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve when prices are breaking records disagreed on which government policies send the wrong signals to markets.
  • Fri May 02 00:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Remove obstacles to increasing domestic oil and gas supplies, Bush tells Congress
    President George W. Bush urged Congress to send a positive signal to world energy markets by removing obstacles to more domestic oil and gas production. He also rejected calls to quit filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve while crude oil prices are near record levels.
  • Thu May 01 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Gulf Petroleum gets nod for Malaysian petrochem complex
    Qatar's Gulf Petroleum won regulatory approval from the Malaysian government to develop a $5 billion oil and petrochemical complex in the northern state of Perak.
  • Wed Apr 30 16:04:00 CDT 2008 -- SK Energy builds diesel unit at Inchon refinery
    South Korea's SK Energy Co. plans to build a 40,000 b/d diesel-producing hydrocracking unit at its refinery in the port city of Inchon, 40 km west of Seoul.
  • Wed Apr 30 15:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Lummus taps GTC for BTX extraction unit
    Chinese Petroleum Corp. will use GTC Technology's GT-BTX extractive distillation technology as part of its No. 6 naphtha cracker and No. 7 BTX project in Lin Yuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Wed Apr 30 09:04:00 CDT 2008 -- QP lets work contract for major refinery in Qatar
    Qatar Petroleum has let an engineering contract to Axens to design processing units for a new 250,000 b/d refinery in the Messaieed Industial City in Qatar that is scheduled to start up by first-quarter 2012.
  • Tue Apr 29 11:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Brazilian firm plans $1 billion ethanol pipeline
    Brazil's Brenco plans to invest $1 billion to build a 1,100-km, 4 million l./year ethanol pipeline extending from Alto Taquari in Mato Grosso state to Santos in Sao Paulo state on the south Atlantic seaboard.
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