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  • 08/05/2009 -- Valve manufacturer pleads guilty to federal bribery charges
    Control Components Inc., a valve manufacturer based in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges and agreed to pay an $18.2 million criminal fine, the US Department of Justice said.
  • 08/04/2009 -- GAO recommends examination of refinery outage impact data gaps
    While most refinery outages have modest, if any, price impacts, analysis of the relationship could be improved, the Governmental Accountability Office said in a July 30 report.
  • 08/04/2009 -- Uganda to study feasibility of refinery
    Uganda is considering construction of a 50,000-b/d refinery to produce fuel for local and regional markets, according to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development.
  • 08/04/2009 -- Contract let for German refinery integration
    Shell Deutschland Oil GMBH has let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract to Technip for integration of the 327,000-b/d Rheinland refinery near Cologne, Germany.
  • 07/27/2009 -- French crude oil imports down in first half
    During the first half of 2009, France’s hydrocarbon port of Fos-sur-Mer on the French Riviera posted a 7% drop in oil imports intended for both for French and European refineries.
  • 07/24/2009 -- Plans suspended for New Brunswick refinery
    Irving Oil and BP PLC have suspended plans to build a 300,000-b/d refinery at St. John, NB (OGJ, Mar. 24, 2008, Newsletter).
  • 07/20/2009 -- Kurdistan inaugurates refinery at Arbil
    Iraq’s Kurdistan region, eyeing a broader plan of industrialization, has inaugurated a new refinery near the capital city of Arbil, one of several planned for the area that will jointly process as much as 200,000 b/d.
  • 07/20/2009 -- Local approaches may help US in oil-rich areas overseas, panel told
    The US government should be ready to engage local and state governments overseas in addition to national officials as it tries to secure foreign oil and gas supplies, a US senate committee was told on July 16.
  • 07/20/2009 -- China approves Tianjin petrochemicals complex
    Construction of the $3 bilion petrochemicals complex in Tianjin, China, owned by Sinopec and SABIC is slated for completion in September.
  • 07/17/2009 -- Total reports steamcracker unit explosion at Carling
    An explosion that occurred in the early afternoon of July 15 at Total Petrochemicals France’s steamcracker unit at the Saint-Avold-Carling site in eastern France killed two people and wounded six others.

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