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Processing 2010 P8

  • 09/24/2010 -- Algeria lets $908 million refinery contract to Technip
    Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach said it awarded a $908 million contract to Technip to refurbish the 60,000-b/cd refinery at Algiers.
  • 09/23/2010 -- India beats deadline with clean-fuel step
    India has completed its transition to Euro III-like gasoline and diesel specifications outside its 13 largest cities.
  • 09/17/2010 -- EPA joins probes into benzene release at BP Texas City refinery
    The US Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation of a possible benzene release at BP America Inc.’s Texas City refinery, joining other government investigations of the Apr. 6 incident.
  • 09/17/2010 -- Older vehicles can safely use E15, RFA-backed study finds
    Raising the allowable ethanol limit in gasoline to 15% from 10% will cause little, if any, change in the engine performance of cars and light trucks manufactured from 1994 to 2000, a study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association concluded.
  • 09/14/2010 -- Williams starts up Echo Springs expansion
    Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, has begun operations on the fourth cryogenic processing train (TXP4) at its Echo Springs natural gas processing plant in Carbon County, Wyo.
  • 09/13/2010 -- Western Refining completes Yorktown closure
    Western Refining Inc. has completed the shutdown of process units at its 70,000-b/d Yorktown refinery in York County, Va. (OGJ, Aug. 16, 2010, Newsletter).
  • 09/13/2010 -- CNPC starts construction of refinery, pipeline system
    China National Petroleum Corp. has begun construction of two pipelines and a refinery in China’s Yunnan province aimed at transporting and processing oil and natural gas to be imported from Myanmar starting in 2013.
  • 09/08/2010 -- Delayed coker due at Assam, India, refinery
    IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services Ltd. let an engineering services contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for a delayed coker unit at Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.’s 20,000-b/d Guwahati refinery in Assam, India.
  • 09/07/2010 -- IOCL adding hydrotreater at Haldia refinery
    Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. has chosen Axens technology for a 1.4 million tonne/year coker gas-oil hydrotreating unit at its Haldia refinery in West Bengal, India.
  • 09/02/2010 -- Russia, China resolve Tianjin refinery oil supply issue
    Russia’s oil companies will supply most of the oil needed for a joint refinery project between China National Petroleum Corp., 51%, and Russia's Rosneft, 49%, according to a senior Chinese government official.
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