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Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

Sep 19, 2014

Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to prevent the shuttering of jointly owned INA Industrija Nafte d.d.’s  44,000-b/d refinery in Sisak, Croatia, located about 30 miles south of Zagreb.

 

Inpex to increase recovery, lifespan at Minami-Nagaoka field

Sep 19, 2014

Inpex Corp. plans to upgrade facilities at its Koshijihara plant to enhance natural gas and condensate recovery at Minami-Nagaoka gas field in Japan.

Watching Government: A dubious anniversary

Sep 19, 2014

Sept. 19 marked 6 years of the Obama administration's deliberations on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's crossborder permit application. Proponents and opponents duly observed the anniversary.

PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

Sep 18, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela, the state-owned company said.

WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

Sep 17, 2014

Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 from a current 109 million tpy, prompting a radical shift in historical supply relationships.

AFPM launches web site to recruit refining, petchem employees

Sep 17, 2014

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers launched a workforce development web site to provide information for anyone seeking a career in the two industries. “The refining and petrochemical industries want to let people know that we are hiring,” AFPM Pres. Charles T. Drevna said. “If you have a high school degree, or if you have a college degree, we want you to consider a career in these industries.”

Sasol lets contract for Mozambique gas processing plant

Sep 17, 2014

Sasol Petroleum International, the upstream unit of Sasol Ltd., has let a services-related contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s global engineering and construction group for an electrical expansion project at Sasol’s gas processing plant in Temane, Mozambique.

Pemex lets contract for Salamanca refinery

Sep 17, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. for the execution of an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Antonio M. Amor refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state.

Bahrain awards FEED for refinery expansion

Sep 16, 2014

Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Technip SA to develop front-end engineering design (FEED) for four main work packages as part of a planned expansion and upgrade of the 267,000-b/d refinery at Sitra, on Bahrain’s eastern coast.

Engineering contract awarded for Oklahoma gas plant

Sep 16, 2014

A unit of Enable Midstream Partners LP, Oklahoma City, has awarded a contract to CB&I, Houston, for engineering and procurement of equipment and process modules for a new natural gas processing plant near Enable Midstream's 200-MMcfd Bradley cryogenic gas processing plant, currently under construction in Grady County, Okla. 

Borealis lets contract for ethane cracker upgrade

Sep 16, 2014

Borealis AG, Vienna, has let a service contract to Neste Jacobs Oy of Finland for work related to an upgrade of the ethane steam cracker at subsidiary Borealis AB’s petrochemical complex in Stenungsund, Sweden.

EPA approves GHG permit for Texas condensate splitter

Sep 16, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to CCI Corpus Christi LLC, a holding of Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI), Stamford, Conn., for a $500 million petroleum processing installation to be located near Corpus Christi, Tex.

SSLPC lets contract for Shandong complex

Sep 15, 2014

Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SSLPC) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for technology to produce isobutylene at its integrated refining and petrochemical complex located in Bohai Industrial Park, in Shouguang City, Shandong Province, China.

Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Sep 15, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas to execute an ultralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz state.

Irving Oil begins fall turnaround at New Brunswick refinery

Sep 15, 2014

Irving Oil Ltd. has started 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 250,000-b/d St. John refinery in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick.

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