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Rosneft commissions isom unit at Kuibyshev refinery

Sep 3, 2014

OAO Rosneft has commissioned an isomerization (isom) unit at its 6.8 million-tonne/year Kuibyshev refinery in Russia’s Samara region.

Owners request extension for sale of shuttered Caribbean refinery

Sep 3, 2014

Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA, has asked for an extension of the agreement that governs the established sales process of its shuttered 500,000-b/d refinery at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, government officials confirmed.

Contract let for Koch fertilizer expansion

Sep 3, 2014

Koch Nitrogen Co., Wichita, let a reimbursable engineering, procurement, and construction contract to KBR Inc. for a grassroots urea plant to be built in conjunction with a $1.3 billion expansion of its fertilizer complex at Enid, Okla.

Egyptian refinery secures loan for expansion project

Sep 3, 2014

Assiut Petroleum Refining Co. (ASORC) has secured financing from Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the upgrade of its 47,000-b/d refinery in Asyut, Egypt.

Pembina signs $650 million deal to buy Vantage line, associated assets

Sep 2, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, has agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc.’s interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant (SEEP) for $650 million from certain entities affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC. The transaction, effective Aug. 1, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Gas production set to resume at In Amenas gas facilities

Sep 2, 2014

Statoil ASA and partners BP PLC and Algerian state-owned Sonatrach are set to resume “ordinary operations” at the In Amenas gas production facility of eastern Algeria near the Libyan border 19 months after it was seized by Islamic militants.

Kansas refinery resumes normal operations

Sep 2, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has resumed normal operations its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., following a fire in late July that led to the plant’s shutdown.

Crude oil processing resumes at Achinsk refinery

Sep 2, 2014

OAO Rosneft has resumed crude oil processing at its 7 million-tonne/year Achinsk refinery in Bolshoy Uluy District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern Siberia, following a June 15 fire that shuttered operations at the plant.

Crude oil pipeline growth, revenues surge; construction costs mount

Sep 1, 2014

US pipeline operators continued to expand their systems rapidly in 2013. Investment in oil pipeline carrier property surged last year, rising roughly $14 billion to more than double the values seen only 7 years before.

EPA finalizes GHG permits for Texas olefins complex

Sep 1, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) to proceed with the third major expansion of its petrochemical complex in Point Comfort, Tex. (OGJ Online, June 3, 2013).

Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery wraps maintenance

Sep 1, 2014

State-owned Petrovietnam has completed the second planned maintenance turnaround since 2011 at its 140,000-b/d Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam (OGJ Online, May 20, 2014).

Maintenance slows first-half 2014 US ethylene production

Sep 1, 2014

Following a nearly flawless production record in second-half 2013, US ethylene producers maintained exceptional performance through first-quarter 2014.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: New development plans prompt Peregrino assay update

Sep 1, 2014

Statoil has published an updated crude oil assay for its Peregrino field, which began producing second-quarter 2011 from licenses BMC-7 and BMC-47 in 100 m of water 53 miles off Brazil in the Campos basin.

Nelson-Farrar monthly cost indexes

Sep 1, 2014

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