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Processing 2009 P8

  • 08/20/2009 -- Shell to install HDS unit at Pernis refinery
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC is to install a $500 million hydrodesulfurisation plant at its 400,000 b/d Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.
  • 08/18/2009 -- Second biodiesel plant starts up at Finland refinery
    Neste Oil Corp. began operating its second plant to produce renewable diesel in late July at the company’s main refinery at Porvoo, Finland.
  • 08/14/2009 -- Pemex settles on new refinery site; to upgrade another
    Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said it has settled on a site at Tula in Hidalgo state to construct a $9-billion refinery, and will modernize another facility at Salamanca in nearby Guanajuato state for $3 billion.
  • 08/13/2009 -- BP, Martek to research sugar biofuels
    BP PLC has entered a partnership with Martek Biosciences Corp. to create biofuels from sugar.
  • 08/12/2009 -- New Rockies, shale NGLs prompt fractionator at Mt. Belvieu
    Enterprise Products Partners LP announced recently plans to build a 75,000-b/d NGL fractionator at its Mont Belvieu, Tex., complex east of Houston.
  • 08/11/2009 -- Sinopec, KPC pick Zhanjiang for refining, chemical complex
    China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) said its joint refining and chemical complex with Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) is to be constructed on Donghai Island in Zhanjing city, near Hainan.
  • 08/11/2009 -- HF release at Joliet refinery investigated
    The US Chemical Safety Board has sent an investigative team to ExxonMobil Corp.’s 240,000-b/d Joliet, Ill., refinery following an Aug. 6 propane and hydrogen fluoride release there.
  • 08/10/2009 -- Shell China says no site selected for refinery
    Shell China Exploration and Production Ltd. (Shell China), aiming to correct earlier media reports, said no location has been decided yet for a planned refining and chemical complex, a joint project between itself, PetroChina, and Qatar Petroleum (QP).
  • 08/08/2009 -- Utilities contract let for Yanbu refinery
    ConocoPhillips and Saudi Aramco have let an engineering and procurement services contract to KBR to prepare a utilities, interconnecting systems, and pipe racks package for their planned 400,000 b/d export refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.
  • 08/06/2009 -- PDVSA, Petrobras agree on Abreu e Lima refinery
    As predicted by Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) and Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) have finally reached agreement concerning the Abreu e Lima refinery under construction in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

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