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Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex

Jul 25, 2014

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Zelan Construction Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Zelan Bhd., Kuala Lampur, for the basic design, detail engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of the material offloading facilities (MOLF) jetty for Petronas’ planned refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Gas plant on tap for Oklahoma oil play

Jul 24, 2014

Oneok Partners LP, Tulsa, will spend $365-470 million by yearend 2016 to build a 200-MMcfd natural gas processing plant and related infrastructure in Grady and Stephens counties, Okla.

Contract let for Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Jul 24, 2014

Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd., through its contractors, has let a contract to Qatar International Cables Co. (QICC), a subsidiary of Nexans SA, Paris, to provide all power and instrumentation cable needs for the building of a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at the Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Doha, Qatar.

Pemex restarting Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 24, 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is in the process of restarting units at its 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, following a July 23 fire at the plant, the state-owned oil company said.

Romanian refinery wraps modernization project

Jul 24, 2014

OMV Petrom SA, Bucharest, has completed the modernization of its Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania, near Ploiesti City.

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Jul 24, 2014

Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Inputs at refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast have been particularly high, reflecting these refineries’ access to lower-cost crude oil, expansions of refining capacity, and increases in both US demand and exports.

Fire breaks out at West Texas refinery

Jul 23, 2014

Western Refining Inc. has extinguished a fire that occurred early on July 23 in a boiler at its 128,000-b/d refinery at El Paso, Tex.

Fire hits at Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 23, 2014

The cause of an overnight fire on July 23 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, has yet to be determined, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.

Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

Jul 22, 2014

Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Sadara lets contract for Jubail petrochemical complex

Jul 22, 2014

Sadara Chemical Co., a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Co., has let a contract to Rolta India Ltd., Mumbai, to implement a comprehensive engineering information system (EIS) within Sadara’s grassroots Jubail integrated chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province.

Tesoro plans to boost xylene recovery at US West Coast

Jul 21, 2014

Tesoro Corp. is planning a petrochemical feedstock project that will utilize production from its US West Coast refining operations to enhance xylene recovery at its 120,000-b/d Anacortes, Wash., refinery about 70 miles north of Seattle.

Delta inks crude supply agreement for Trainer refinery

Jul 21, 2014

Monroe Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., has entered into a 5-year agreement with midstream logistics provider Bridger LLC, Addison, Tex., to supply 65,000 b/d of US crude oil to Delta’s 185,000-b/d refinery in Trainer, Pa.

Chevron unit starts base oil production from Pascagoula plant

Jul 21, 2014

Chevron Corp. subsidiary Chevron USA Inc. reported the start of commercial base oil production from a newly constructed facility with a design capacity of 25,000 b/d at the company’s 330,000-b/cd Pascagoula, Miss., refinery.

Construction begins on PDVSA’s Puerto La Cruz refinery revamp

Jul 21, 2014

Construction activities have started for the long-planned expansion and modernization at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela (OGJ Online, July 1, 2014).

IEA: Oil prices pulling back on eased supply concerns, softening demand

Jul 21, 2014

On the back of rapid territorial gains by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Iraq, ICE Brent oil futures surged in mid-June to a 9-month high of more than $115/bbl.

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