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Indonesia orders study for South Sumatra refinery revamp

May 20, 2014

PT Pertamina of Indonesia has selected Axens to develop a bankable feasibility study for the modernization and capacity expansion of the state-owned oil company’s Plaju refinery in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Preem restarts units at Swedish refinery

May 19, 2014

Swedish refiner Preem Petroleum AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corral Petroleum Holdings AB, Stockholm, has completed repairs to and restarted two units at its 210,000-b/d Lysekil, Sweden, refinery.

OMV completes butadiene plant upgrade at Austrian refinery

May 19, 2014

OMV AG has completed the extension of a butadiene plant at its 203,900-b/d Schwechat refinery in Austria.

Partners enter next phase for North Reggane gas project

May 19, 2014

Partners in the $3 billion North Reggane natural gas project in west-central Algeria have let a $976 million contract with Petrofac International (UAE) LLC.

EPA gives nod for ExxonMobil’s Texas ethylene cracker project

May 16, 2014

The Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) for the US Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit granted to ExxonMobil Chemical Co. to proceed with plans to build a natural gas-fired ethylene production unit at its existing olefins plant in Baytown, Tex., just east of Houston.

Contract let for Egypt’s Tahrir petrochemical complex

May 16, 2014

Carbon Holdings Ltd. (CHL) of Egypt has let a contract to Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) for engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) activities related to utilities and offsite installations for the Tahrir petrochemical complex planned at Ain Sokhna, Egypt.

State error delays permitting for Montana refinery project

May 16, 2014

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is reopening the public comment period for a preliminary decision to approve an air quality permit for Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s low-sulfur fuels expansion project at its 10,000-b/d refinery along the Missouri River in Great Falls, Mont., following a notification oversight by the state agency.

MRPL commissions hydrotreater at Mangalore refinery

May 15, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a 650,000 tonne/year coker heavy gas oil hydrotreating unit (CHTU) at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

EPA proposes air emissions requirements for refineries

May 15, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed making refiners measure benzene emissions around their facilities’ fences and make the results publicly available.

Pembina advances third fractionator project at Redwater complex

May 13, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has reached binding commercial agreements to proceed with constructing a 55,000 b/d propane-plus fractionator (RFS III) at its Redwater fractionation and storage complex, along with a high-vapor pressure (HVP) pipeline lateral that will extend the gathering potential of its Brazeau pipeline in the Willesden Green area of south-central Alberta.

Turkmenistan lets contract for petrochemical complex

May 12, 2014

State-owned TurkmenGaz has let an $800 million contract to a consortium of engineering firms led by Toyo Engineering Corp. for the construction of a gas chemical complex in the Turkmenbashi district of Balkan Province in western Turkmenistan.

Neste Oil shutters Porvoo refinery unit for repairs

May 12, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered one of four production lines for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

EIA: High value of liquids boosts wet gas production

May 8, 2014

Spurred by relatively high values of natural gas liquids (NGL), company interests have shifted from dry gas production to wet gas production, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s monthly gas liquids report.

Delek’s El Dorado refinery increases light crude capability

May 8, 2014

Delek US Holdings Inc. said it has boosted light crude oil processing capabilities at its 80,000-b/d refinery in El Dorado, Ark., following the completion of a planned maintenance turnaround in February.

Saudi Aramco lets additional contracts for Jazan IGCC plant

May 8, 2014

Saudi Aramco has let two engineering and construction contract packages to Italy’s Saipem SPA, a unit of Eni SPA, for work related to the Jazan IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle) power plant project to be located adjacent to the 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia.

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