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Processing 2010 P3

  • 11/30/2010 -- EPA fines New Mexico refiner for violating consent order
    The US Environmental Protection Agency fined Western Refining Southwest Inc. for violating an August 2009 consent agreement and final order.
  • 11/22/2010 -- IOCL lets contract for Paradip refinery
    Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. let a contract to Essar Projects (I) Ltd. for work on the 300,000-b/d grassroots refinery it is building at Paradip, Orissa, on India’s east coast (OGJ Online, Mar. 12, 2009).
  • 11/19/2010 -- Enterprise buys HSC isobutylene plant
    Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston, paid $38.5 million for a plant on the Houston Ship Channel that produces high-purity isobutylene (HPIB).
  • 11/19/2010 -- Deloitte: Sunoco foresees higher US refining operating costs
    US refiners are likely to keep plants running if they can maintain cash-positive operations despite a glut of US downstream capacity and weak margins, Sunoco Inc. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Lynn Elsenhans told the Deloitte LLP oil and gas conference in Houston on Nov. 18.
  • 11/18/2010 -- Rise noted in downstream construction costs
    Design and construction costs for refining and petrochemical projects increased for the third 6-month period in a row, according to the IHS CERA Downstream Capital Costs Index (DCCI).
  • 11/17/2010 -- Warning labels inadequate to prevent E15 misfueling, NPRA warns
    Proposed US Environmental Protection Agency pump labeling regulations won’t be enough to keep motorists from dispensing gasoline with 15% ethanol into vehicles that aren’t designed to use it, a National Petrochemical & Refiners Association official testified at an EPA public hearing in Chicago.
  • 11/17/2010 -- Unit adds plant, steps up Granite Wash drilling
    Unit Corp., Tulsa, is in final stages of completing a 50 MMcfd turboexpander gas processing plant in the northeastern Texas Panhandle, where it is stepping up horizontal drilling in the Granite Wash oil and gas play.
  • 11/16/2010 -- Neste Oil launches renewable diesel plant in Singapore
    Neste Oil Corp. said it has launched operations at its new 800,000 tonne/year renewable diesel plant in Singapore, a €550 million facility described as the world’s largest.
  • 11/11/2010 -- Indian Oil completes refinery expansion
    Indian Oil Corp. has commissioned the expansion of its Panipat refinery in Haryana, India, to 300,000 b/d from 240,000 b/d.
  • 11/10/2010 -- API, food industry groups challenge EPA's E15 partial waiver
    The American Petroleum Institute and nine national food and retail industry trade associations asked the US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia on Nov. 9 to review the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Oct. 13 partial waiver allowing ethanol limits to rise to 15% in gasoline sold to 2007 and newer model year cars and light trucks.
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