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Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

Mar 3, 2015

As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to return its strike-impacted sites to normal, full-rotation operations without the use of union workers.

MRPL commissions unit at Mangalore refining complex

Mar 3, 2015

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) has started the process of commissioning an integrated polypropylene unit at its refinery in Mangalore, India, following the recent completion of a modernization project designed to increase the capacity and flexibility of crude oil processing at the plant.

Bangkok refinery due capacity expansion, upgrades

Mar 2, 2015

Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Ltd. (BCP) is planning to increase crude oil processing capacity at its Bangkok, Thailand, refinery, as part of its goal to boost the plant’s overall efficiency and future business performance.

Planned, unplanned maintenance under way at Venezuelan refineries

Feb 27, 2015

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is conducting both planned and unplanned maintenance work at three of its Venezuelan refineries.

Shell’s Pearl GTL plant enters planned maintenance

Feb 27, 2015

Qatar Shell Ltd., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has started a scheduled maintenance turnaround on one of two identical production trains at its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City.

RIL lets contract for Jamnagar refinery expansion work

Feb 26, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to Metso Corp., Helsinki, to supply valve technology as part of the Phase 3 expansion project at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Oneok halting construction at three gas plants

Feb 24, 2015

Oneok Partners LP, Tulsa, has suspended construction on 500 MMcfd of gas processing capacity at three plants in the Williston basin of North Dakota, Powder River basin in Wyoming, and Anadarko basin in Oklahoma. The actions are in response to lower commodity prices, especially for natural gas and NGLs, the company reported in its Feb. 24 earnings call.

Work stoppages commence at largest US refinery, three other facilities

Feb 23, 2015

The United Steelworkers union (USW) has launched additional work stoppages at the largest refinery in the US and three other facilities as part of USW’s unfair labor practice (ULP) strike.



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