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Processing 2009 P5

  • 10/08/2009 -- Petrobras, PDVSA agree to terms of Abreu e Lima refinery
    Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said it has resolved all outstanding issues with Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA over development of the Abreu e Lima refinery planned for Suape, near Recife in northeastern Brazil.
  • 10/07/2009 -- Southern Sudan approves plans for 50,000-b/d refinery
    Even as it faces fresh conflict with its northern rival, the government of Southern Sudan approved plans to build a $2 billion refinery, according to a senior official of the semi-autonomous state.
  • 10/06/2009 -- Sunoco idles Eagle Point refinery in New Jersey
    Another US independent refiner is slashing operations in response to low refining margins.
  • 10/02/2009 -- France orders valve replacements
    France ordered the petroleum and refining industries to replace 6,500 valves that were made in China and failed to conform to standards.
  • 10/02/2009 -- Murphy Oil acquires ethanol plant
    A subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp. has purchased a corn-based ethanol plant in Hankinson, ND, for $92 million.
  • 09/28/2009 -- Tesoro reports fire knocked out at Wilmington refinery
    A fire that errupted early Sept. 28 in the coking unit of Tesoro Corp.’s 100,000-b/cd Wilmington, Calif., refinery, has been extinguished, the San Antonio-based company reported.
  • 09/28/2009 -- NPRA to EPA: Take time to determine impacts before changing RFS
    More time should be taken to determine actual impacts before the US Environmental Protection Agency makes significant changes in the federal renewable fuels standard, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association said on Sept. 25.
  • 09/21/2009 -- Siberian gas plant expansion starts up
    Russian petrochemicals giant Sibur LLC announced earlier this month start-up of the second stage of its expansion at the Yuzhno-Balyksky gas processing plant in the Tyumen region, roughly 600 miles west of Novosibirsk.
  • 09/17/2009 -- Apache-Santos JV breaks ground on Devil Creek plant
    Joint venture partners Apache Energy Ltd. and Santos Ltd. broke ground at the Devil Creek domestic natural gas processing plant site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia about 50 km south of Karratha.
  • 09/17/2009 -- Tullow will sell stake to fund Uganda refinery
    Tullow Oil Ltd. plans to sell part of its Ugandan assets to finance an oil pipeline project and other production infrastructure, according to state media.
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