REFINING HONDO OIL & GAS CO., Roswell, N.M., will temporarily suspend operations at the 30,000 b/d Carson, Calif., refinery operated by its Fletcher Oil & Refining Co. unit until West Coast products markets stabilize. Hondo said operations will remain suspended until margins improve. The refinery will remain for sale (OGJ, Apr. 29, p. 46). EXXON CHEMICAL CO. let contract to M.W. Kellogg Co., Houston, to provide training, start-up, and follow-up engineering services for worldwide licensing of Exxon's technology for recovering and purifying normal paraffins from kerosine. Exxon's paraffin recovery process uses vapor phase, fixed bed absorption feat...

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