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Rising costs delay Alberta refinery project

Dec 5, 2013

Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership have postponed construction of the first phase of the Sturgeon bitumen refinery in the Industrial Heartland area of Alberta due to rising capital costs.

End seen to limit on Navajo Refinery runs

Dec 4, 2013

HollyFrontier Corp. said it expects by about the end of January 2014 to have resolved waste-water problems that have restricted crude runs at its 100,000-b/sd Navajo Refinery in Artesia, NM, since last month.

QEP Resources to pursue separation from midstream business

Dec 3, 2013

QEP Resources Inc. said it will pursue a separation of its midstream business, QEP Field Services Co., including the company’s interest in QEP Midstream Partners LP (QEPMP). QEP Resources is majority owner of QEPMP.

Sonangol taps Standard Chartered for Lobito refinery

Dec 3, 2013

Angola’s state-owned Sonangol EP has selected Standard Chartered Bank UK to provide financial consulting for the construction of its Sonaref refinery at Lobito in Angola’s Benguela Province.

Kuwait lets contract for Al-Zour refinery

Dec 3, 2013

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. has let a services-related contract to Honeywell for its 615,000-b/d Al-Zour refinery complex to be built in southern Kuwait.

Fire hits Petrobras refinery at Parana

Dec 2, 2013

A small fire occurred on Nov. 28 at the crude unit of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 193,000-b/d Presidente Getulio Vargas refinery (Repar) at Araucaria, Parana, Brazil.

OxyChem-Mexichem JV lets ethylene plant contract

Dec 2, 2013

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem, SAB. de CV (Mexichem), has awarded CB&I, Houston, a construction-related contract for an ethylene cracker on the site of an OxyChem plant at Ingleside, Tex.

Altering CP criteria part of unified anti-SCC approach

Dec 2, 2013

Custom sleeve design stops tight-quarters crude header leak

Dec 2, 2013

Custom sleeve design provides a cost-effective means for stopping leaks on pipeline supply headers delivering to refineries. A sealing clamp initially used to stop a leak on an oil pipeline began to show leaks around its edges.

Western Europe leads global refining contraction

Dec 2, 2013

Global crude oil refining capacity in 2013 fell from the high it had attained in 2012 (OGJ, Dec. 3, 2012, p. 32) so that capacity growth since 2010 appears to be flattening, according to the latest OGJ Refinery Survey.

EIA: Crude oil throughputs hit November high

Nov 27, 2013

US refiners boost crude oil throughputs last week to their highest levels to date for the month of November, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration.

Eni, Rosneft strengthen trading-logistics pact

Nov 26, 2013

Eni SPA and Rosneft have signed agreements to further strengthen their partnership to develop opportunities in trading and logistics.

Dangote lets contract for Nigerian refinery

Nov 25, 2013

Nigerian company Dangote Group has selected Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for project management consultancy (PMC) and engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) for a refinery and polypropylene plant in Nigeria.

Sasol lets contract for Louisiana GTL plant

Nov 25, 2013

Sasol has selected Technip as the primary contractor for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of its proposed gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in Louisiana.

Orpic lets contract for Omani refinery expansion

Nov 25, 2013

State-owned Orpic of Oman has awarded oil and gas services providers Petrofac and Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. a construction-related contract for the improvement of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

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