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Processing 2009 P8

  • Thu Aug 20 11:50:50 CDT 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.
  • Tue Aug 18 15:30:50 CDT 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.
  • Fri Aug 14 13:15:10 CDT 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.
  • Thu Aug 13 11:56:00 CDT 2009 -- BP, Martek to research sugar biofuels
    BP PLC has entered a partnership with Martek Biosciences Corp. to create biofuels from sugar.
  • Wed Aug 12 17:00:50 CDT 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.
  • Tue Aug 11 12:40:20 CDT 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.
  • Tue Aug 11 11:25:40 CDT 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.
  • Mon Aug 10 08:50:10 CDT 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).
  • Sat Aug 08 12:10:30 CDT 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.
  • Thu Aug 06 17:10:50 CDT 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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