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Processing 2010 P4

  • 11/10/2010 -- Essar to further boost refinery capacity
    Essar Oil Ltd., Mumbai, has decided to further expand distillation capacity of its 300,000-b/d refinery at Vadinar, Gujarat, India.
  • 11/10/2010 -- Petrobras refineries to use UOP technologies
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has chosen UOP LLP hydrocracking and hydrotreating technologies for two refineries in plans to build in Brazil.
  • 11/09/2010 -- Recovery from strikes to be slow for refiners in France
    Already in dire straits due to overcapacities and squeezed margins, France's refining industry will be unable to recoup the €230 million in losses incurred by the strikes that brought to a standstill for several weeks all of its refineries and the Marseille and Le Havre oil terminals, according to Jean-Louis Schilansky, president of oil trade group UFIP.
  • 11/09/2010 -- Total, Chinese firm eye coal-based olefins
    Total SA and China Power Investment Corp. have agreed to study construction of a petrochemical plant based on methanol derived from coal in China.
  • 11/09/2010 -- Pacific Rubiales seeks downstream integration
    Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp., Toronto, having grown the past 3 years to become Colombia’s second-largest oil and gas operator, plans to seek downstream market integration and a more substantive integration in host countries in which it operates.
  • 11/08/2010 -- West Texas carbon dioxide plant starts up
    SandRidge Energy Inc., Oklahoma City, began operation of its Century gas treatment plant in Pecos County, Tex., on Sept. 26.
  • 11/05/2010 -- PDVSA secures initial guarantee for Abreu e Lima refinery
    Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA said it has secured the $400 million it needs as an initial guarantee for the construction of the Abreu e Lima refinery in Brazil.
  • 11/05/2010 -- Tesoro restarts Anacortes refinery, appeals citations
    Tesoro Corp. is restarting its 120,000-b/d refinery at Anacortes, Wash., which it shut down in April after an explosion that killed seven workers, and appealing state citations of safety violations (OGJ, Apr. 19, 2010, Newsletter).
  • 11/01/2010 -- Repsol, Mexican firm form biofuels venture
    Repsol and Group KUO of Mexico City have formed a 50-50 company based in Mexico to develop a biofuels business based on jatropha curcas, an oil seed with a high content of inedible oil.
  • 10/29/2010 -- Strike ends at France's refineries
    Workers at France’s 12 refineries have gone back to work Oct. 29 as the last holdouts at Total SA’s Gonfreville, Donges, Feyzin, and Grandpuits facilities voted to end the strike.

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