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Processing 2009 P16

  • 03/25/2009 -- WoodMac: US refiners hardest hit by economy
    US refineries most vulnerable to the economic downturn are those in the East and Gulf coast regions, and these refineries are experiencing utilization cuts and reduced throughputs, according to a recent WoodMac report.
  • 03/25/2009 -- France struggles to meet 10% ethanol deadlines
    The introduction in all service stations in France of the new "green" unleaded gasoline, incorporating 10% ethanol instead of the current 5%, will take longer than initially expected.
  • 03/24/2009 -- NPRA: Speakers differ on ethanol 'blend wall' issues
    Meeting specifications for renewable fuels in the US requires rapid growth in the use of E85 and, if the ethanol industry has its way, relaxation of the current 10% cap on gasoline for uses other than in flexible-fuel vehicles.
  • 03/23/2009 -- Sumitomo Chemical bets big on Saudi petrochemical complex
    The petrochemical complex Sumitomo Chemical is building in Saudi Arabia is the Japanese firm's biggest project in a quarter century.
  • 03/23/2009 -- Kuwait cancels planned fourth refinery at Al Jour
    Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah reported that the country has canceled plans to build a 630,000 b/d fourth refinery at Al Jour on the Persian Gulf coast near the Saudi Arabia border.
  • 03/23/2009 -- Aramco, Sumitomo to expand Petro Rabigh facility
    Saudi Aramco reported it plans to sign an agreement with Sumitomo Chemical Co. to develop Phase 2 of its refinery and chemicals complex in the port city of Rabigh on the Red Sea.
  • 03/21/2009 -- Axens lets contract for Kremenchug refinery
    Ukrainian holding company Ukrtatnafta has awarded Axens SA of Paris a contract for upgrading the gasoline pool at the 360,000 b/d Kremenchug refinery.
  • 03/20/2009 -- OFID criticizes first-generation biofuels
    First-generation biofuels are threatening food security in developing nations, and there is no guarantee that this approach will reduce GHGs and foster rural development, according to a recent report.
  • 03/19/2009 -- Placid Refining gasoline hydrotreater starts up
    A key part of an upgrade and expansion of Placid Refining Co.'s 55,000-b/d refinery at Port Allen, La., has started up, the contractor reported.
  • 03/18/2009 -- Vietnam to build LPG depot at Dung Quat
    Vietnam's Petrovietnam Gas Corp. has begun construction of a liquefied petroleum gas depot and a tank truck station at the recently launched Dung Quat refinery.
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