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Processing 2009 P17

  • 03/18/2009 -- Motiva delays Port Arthur refinery expansion
    Motiva Enterprises LLC has delayed until first-quarter 2012 the completion target for a project that will make its 285,000-b/d refinery at Port Arthur, Tex., the largest in the US.
  • 03/17/2009 -- Foster Wheeler gets Whiting coker contract
    BP Products North America let an EPC management services contract to Foster Wheeler USA for a coker to be built at its 385,000 b/d Whiting, Ind., refinery.
  • 03/15/2009 -- Chevron to sell stake in India refinery
    Reliance Industries Ltd. will buy back Chevron Corp.'s 5% stake in a 580,000 b/d refinery in Jamnagar, India, at the original price of $300 million.
  • 03/15/2009 -- Petrobras, Marubeni reach refinery project agreement
    Brazil's state-operated Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), playing down contrary reports in the Brazilian press, said it signed a memorandum of understanding in January with Marubeni Corp. for a feasibility study on a 600,000-b/d refinery in Maranhao state.
  • 03/13/2009 -- Europe refineries move toward middle distillates
    Refiners are already feeling the impact of the falling growth in global oil demand, with North America and Europe the hardest hit by the downturn, said participants at EFC in Paris Mar. 11-12.
  • 03/13/2009 -- Libya, UAE group to upgrade Ras Lanuf refinery
    Libya's National Oil Corp. and the Trusta group, a UAE energy consortium, agreed to establish a joint venture to improve the output and product quality of the 220,000 b/d Ras Lanuf refinery in Libya.
  • 03/13/2009 -- Motor fuel sales in France continue to drop
    Despite low prices at the pump, motor fuel sales in France fell by 7.6% in February compared with the same period last year, noted the oil companies' trade group UFIP.
  • 03/12/2009 -- Enterprise starts Meeker II gas plant service
    Enterprise Products Partners LP reported the start of operations at its Meeker II natural gas processing plant in Colorado's Piceance basin.
  • 03/12/2009 -- Marathon Oil delays Detroit refinery expansion
    Marathon Oil plans to delay for 18 months completion of a $2 billion expansion of its 100,000 b/d refinery in southwest Detroit—Michigan's sole refinery.
  • 03/12/2009 -- IOC lets engineering contract for Paradip refinery
    Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. has awarded a contract to Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. and Foster Wheeler (GB) Ltd. for a grassroots refinery to be built in Paradip, Orissa state, India.
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