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Processing 2010 P10

  • 08/17/2010 -- Flint Hills to buy two Iowa ethanol plants
    Independent refiner Flint Hills Resources, Wichita, agreed to buy two ethanol plants in Iowa in an auction conducted by Royal Bank of Scotland, acting as collateral agent for senior secured lenders.
  • 08/16/2010 -- Faulty valve allows off-spec fuel delivery
    Irving Oil said a faulty automated-valve caused it to deliver an unspecified amount of off-specification gasoline from its 250,000-b/cd refinery at St. John, NB.
  • 08/13/2010 -- Coal-to-olefins unit starting up in China
    China Shenhua Coal to Liquid & Chemical Co. Ltd. has started the gasification unit at a large coal-to-olefins demonstration project in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.
  • 08/13/2010 -- Vietnam plans to expand Dung Quat refinery
    The Vietnamese government has approved plans to raise capacity of the 148,000-b/sd Dung Quat refinery to 200,000 b/d.
  • 08/12/2010 -- Floods force closure of Pakistani refinery
    Devastating floods in Pakistan have forced Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd. to shut its 100,000-b/d Multan refinery 560 miles northeast of Karachi, according to press reports.
  • 08/09/2010 -- Western Refining idling Yorktown refinery
    Western Refining Inc. is suspending operations at its 70,000-b/d Yorktown refinery in York County, Va.
  • 08/06/2010 -- Contract let for Ruwais base oils plant
    Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) has let a contract to Shaw Group Inc. for project management consulting services during the engineering, procurement, and construction phase of a base oils plant at the Ruwais Industrial Complex in Abu Dhabi.
  • 08/05/2010 -- Nationwide LCFS would raise GHGs in US, study finds
    Implementation of a nationwide low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) would increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 19 million tonnes/year, a new study commissioned by the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association concluded.
  • 08/04/2010 -- Aramco lets Yanbu refinery contracts
    Saudi Aramco has signed a series of engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the 400,000-b/d export refinery it plans at Yanbu Industrial City on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast.
  • 08/03/2010 -- Sale talks end for Montreal East refinery
    Shell Canada Products is proceeding with the announced closure of its 130,000-b/d Montreal East refinery after ending talks with a potential buyer (OGJ, Jan. 25, 2010, Newsletter).

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