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California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

Jan 12, 2015

California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years.

Start-up continues at Abreu e Lima refinery

Jan 12, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has initiated the start-up of furnaces in the atmospheric distillation unit at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Renewed dilbit investigation faces similar hurdles of past decade

Jan 12, 2015

A National Research Council committee opened a second investigation of potential environmental consequences from diluted bitumen (dilbit) spills from pipelines.

Condensate export status a problem with easy solution

Jan 12, 2015

Some perplexing problems have simple solutions.

OGJ Newsletter

Jan 12, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

White House: Obama won't sign bill approving Keystone XL

Jan 12, 2015

The White House signaled that US President Barack Obama will not sign a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline if one reaches his desk at presstime last week.

BIS lists six condensate export considerations

Jan 12, 2015

The US Bureau of Industry and Security listed six considerations it will use to help determine whether US-produced crude oil condensate is a petroleum product eligible for export.

China to subsidize Iranian refinery revamp

Jan 9, 2015

Iran is in the process of securing a credit line from China that would finance the rehabilitation and modernization of Iran’s 400,000-b/d Abadan refinery, the country’s oldest and largest crude oil processing complex.

Georgia invites bids for country’s first refinery

Jan 9, 2015

The government of Georgia is seeking investors to develop on a build, operate, and transfer basis what would be the country’s first refinery.

Start-up delayed for North Dakota refinery

Jan 9, 2015

Dakota Prairie Refining LLC, a joint venture of MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, ND, and its 50-50 partner Calumet Specialty Produces Partners LP, Indianapolis, has delayed commercial production of diesel fuel and other products at its 20,000-b/d diesel refinery in North Dakota until the second quarter.

Fitch: Regs limit demand response to price

Jan 9, 2015

Regulations meant to trim the use of oil products in the US will distort fuel-market adjustments to falling oil prices by putting the burden on supply, warns Fitch Ratings, New York.

Operations resume at Ghana’s sole refinery

Jan 8, 2015

State-owned Tema Oil Refinery Co. Ltd. (TOR) has resumed crude oil processing at its 45,000-b/d refinery in Tema, Ghana, after a nearly 4-month operational shutdown, according to Ghana’s Ministry of Energy & Petroleum (MEP).

Kazakhstan advances refinery modernization program

Jan 7, 2015

Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunaiGas (KMG) has secured financing from the Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC (DBK) for the continuing modernization of its 6-million tonne/year (tpy) Pavlodar refining and petrochemical complex.

BP lets contract for Belgian petrochemicals complex revamp

Jan 6, 2015

BP Chembel NV, a wholly owned subsidiary of BP PLC, has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Pasadena, Calif., to provide basic and detailed engineering services for a revamp of units at its 2 million-tonne/year petrochemicals complex in Geel, Belgium.

Petrotrin’s downstream takes hit from US shale, poor margins

Jan 6, 2015

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned oil company Petrotrin is blaming the shale oil revolution in the US and poor refining margins overall for a $60 million loss during its 2013-14 fiscal year.

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