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Processing 2009 P4

  • 10/27/2009 -- Russia, Turkey agree on new Ceyhan refinery
    Russia and Turkey, building on earlier discussions, have moved forward with plans to construct a refinery as part of their recent agreement to jointly build the Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline.
  • 10/26/2009 -- Algeria receives four bids for Tiaret refinery project
    Algeria’s Sonatrach has received bids from four international companies for the contract to perform front-end engineering and design services for the Tiaret refinery project.
  • 10/26/2009 -- CSB team deploys to Puerto Rico tank explosion
    A six-person team from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) deployed to investigate an explosion and fire that Caribbean Petroleum Corp. reported at a petroleum storage facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 10/23/2009 -- CSB to investigate fire at Tesoro Salt Lake City refinery
    A team from the US Chemical Safety Board was sent to investigate an Oct. 21 fire at Tesoro Corp.’s 58,000-b/d Salt Lake City refinery, it was reported on Oct. 23.
  • 10/22/2009 -- EPA objects to BP Whiting refinery permit
    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued an objection regarding a federal air permit for BP North America's refinery in Whiting, Ind., leaving the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to review an existing permit.
  • 10/20/2009 -- Holly to buy, integrate Sinclair refinery in Tulsa
    Holly Corp. has entered a definitive agreement to purchase Sinclair Oil Corp.’s 75,000-b/d refinery in Tulsa and will integrate the facility with its 85,000-b/d refinery 2 miles away.
  • 10/19/2009 -- Qatar Fertilizer lets urea plant contract
    Qatar Fertilizer Co. SAQ (Qafco) has let a lump sum turnkey contract to partners Saipem SPA and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the Qafco 6 project, including a 3,850-tonne/day urea plant.
  • 10/12/2009 -- Qatar inaugurates Pearl GTL control room
    Qatar Energy Minister Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Attiyah inaugurated the central control room at the massive 140,000 b/d Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar.
  • 10/09/2009 -- Petrobras starts refining of first presalt crude
    Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) began refining 264,000 bbl from Tupi field—its first load of oil from the presalt region—at the Henrique Lage refinery in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo state.
  • 10/09/2009 -- PDVSA withdraws from Vietnamese refinery project
    Suddenly reversing an earlier decision, Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA withdrew from a project for the construction of a 200,000 b/d refinery at Long Son in Vietnam.
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