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Gazprom Neft advances Moscow refinery revamp

Jul 23, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft has gained final approval from Russian government regulators to begin construction on its long-planned combined oil refinery unit (CORU) upgrade and modernization project at the 12.15 million-tonne/year Moscow refinery (OGJ Online, May 7, 2013).

Contract let for Chinese grassroots petrochemical project

Jul 23, 2015

Ningxia Baota Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. (NBCF), a subsidiary of privatized Ningxia Baota Petrochemical Group Co. Ltd. (NBPG), has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC to provide technology licensing and equipment for a grassroots petrochemical complex to be built in Yinchuan City, Ningxia, China.

UAE easing gasoline, diesel price controls

Jul 22, 2015

The United Arab Emirates is moving prices of gasoline and diesel toward deregulation effective Aug. 1.

Joint venture plans grassroots refinery for North Dakota

Jul 21, 2015

Quantum Energy Inc., Tempe, Ariz., said it will form a joint venture with Native Son Holdings LLC (NSH), The Woodlands, Tex., to build North Dakota’s third refinery (OGJ Online, May 4, 2015).

PDVSA plans late-July restart for Amuay refinery’s FCCU

Jul 20, 2015

Repairs remain under way on the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in northwestern Venezuela’s Falcon state following an unplanned shutdown of the unit in early July.

Unplanned maintenance under way at Venezuelan refinery

Jul 20, 2015

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said unplanned maintenance to a reformer at its at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela is nearing completion.

Russia’s NefteGazIndustriya advances refinery modernization

Jul 20, 2015

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide equipment for work related to the modernization of its 5.25 million-tonne/year Afipsky refinery at Krasnodar, Russia.

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 20, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Ending crude export ban would help rural US areas, House panel told

Jul 17, 2015

Rural US communities generally have benefited from the nation's crude oil production renaissance, and potentially could be helped more if restrictions on exports of crude were eliminated, witnesses told a US House Agriculture Committee hearing on July 8.

Delaware City refinery, Praxair ink deal for carbon dioxide recovery plant

Jul 17, 2015

Delaware City Refining Co. LLC (DCR), a subsidiary of PBF Energy Inc., Parsippany, NJ, has entered a long-term agreement with Praxair Inc. to supply crude carbon dioxide to a CO2 recovery plant to be built at the site of DCR’s 190,000-b/sd refinery at Delaware City, Del.

Cost retrospection

Jul 17, 2015

Warning about the cost of regulation is easier than proving it retrospectively. Individuals or industries know what they spend to function under a given regulation, but they usually can only guess about what they would have spent over the same time under a softer alternative or with no regulation at all.

Net product exports

Jul 17, 2015

Record refinery runs and rising global demand for petroleum products from the US in 2015 has increased net petroleum product exports.

S-Oil lets contracts for Onsan refinery, olefins projects

Jul 16, 2015

S-Oil Corp., Seoul, has let a series of contracts to Axens to supply technology for a residue upgrading and capacity expansion project at its 669,000-b/d Onsan refinery complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

KMI brings second Texas condensate splitter online

Jul 15, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc., Houston, has commissioned the second of two splitters at the company’s new petroleum condensate processing facility located near its Galena Park terminal along the Houston Ship Channel.

Fire hits at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex

Jul 15, 2015

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire and subsequent explosions that occurred on July 14 at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex on the edge of Berre l’Etang in southern France, about 30 km from Marseille.

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