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SOCAR lets contract for Baku refinery

Jul 18, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has let a contract to Hamon Thermal Europe SA of France for the delivery of a water-cooling unit at its Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku, Azerbaijan.

Yuhuang Chemical to invest $1.85 billion in Louisiana methanol project

Jul 18, 2014

Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., plans to invest $1.85 billion in a world-scale methanol manufacturing complex on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, La.

Orpic lets contract for Sohar refinery modernization

Jul 18, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic), through a contractor, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for work related the upgrade of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

India approves refining complex in Barmer

Jul 18, 2014

India’s government has officially approved Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) to set up its proposed refinery and petrochemical complex in Barmer district, Rajasthan.

Ineos secures loan guarantee for Grangemouth upgrade

Jul 17, 2014

Ineos AG, Switzerland, has secured a £230 million loan from the UK government that will allow the company to move forward with a planned upgrade at its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex.

Mistral starts construction of Saskatchewan NGL plant, pipeline

Jul 17, 2014

Mistral Midstream Inc., Calgary, reported the start of construction work on a 60-MMscfd deep-cut gas processing and NGL extraction facility, a 105-km ethane pipeline, and a 75-km gas gathering pipeline near Midale, Sask.

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Jul 16, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin is blaming the shale gas revolution in the US and lower crude prices at Cushing, Okla., for its decision to significantly reduce its refinery throughput to 120,000 bo/d from 180,000 bo/d.

ORPIC wraps maintenance at Sohar refinery

Jul 16, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has completed planned maintenance activities at its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery.

ORPIC advances Omani ethylene plant

Jul 16, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has let additional contracts to CB&I for its proposed Liwa Plastics Project (LPP) at the Sohar Industrial Port Area in Oman.

US refiners pursue more overseas product sales, EIA forum told

Jul 15, 2014

US refiners continue to respond to a changed competitive environment with additional investments and aggressive oil product export deals, speakers said during the US Energy Information Administration’s 2014 energy conference’s opening day.

BP lets contract for Washington refinery

Jul 15, 2014

BP PLC has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work related to coker units at its 234,000-b/d Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Wash.

Petroecuador begins 14-month phased revamp at Esmeraldas refinery

Jul 15, 2014

State-owned Petroecuador has started the first phase of a 14-month cycle of rehabilitation and modernization activities at its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery that will require intermittent periods of suspended operations at the plant.

Hydrocracker upgrade yields promising results at New Zealand refinery

Jul 14, 2014

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) said results from the first in a series of efficiency upgrades to the hydrocracking unit at its 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery indicate that the plant is on track to improve diesel processing and lift refining margins.

Iran to start up third gas plant for South Pars

Jul 14, 2014

Iran’s Pars Oil & Gas Co. (POGC) reported that construction on Phases 15 and 16 at its third gas processing plant serving South Pars gas field has reach 95% completion. The plant will come online in August, POGC said.

US industrial gas use seen up 19% by 2020

Jul 14, 2014

New projects will boost industrial use of natural gas in the US during 2012-20 by 19%, according to the Center for Energy Economics (CEE), part of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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