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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.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 25, 2013

International News for oil and gas professionals

Petrobras advances Ceara refinery plans

Nov 22, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed an agreement with Brazilian government and indigenous groups as part of the licensing process to start construction on its planned 300,000-b/d Premium II refinery in the northeastern state of Ceara.

Samref lets engineering contract for Yanbu refinery

Nov 21, 2013

Saudi Aramco-Mobil Refinery Co. Ltd. (Samref), a 50-50 joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Mobil Yanbu Refining Co. Inc., has let a 5-year framework contract to Kentz Corp. Ltd. for general engineering services at the Samref refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Numaligarh commissions naphtha splitter

Nov 21, 2013

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL), a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a naphtha splitter unit at its 3 million tonne/year (tpy) refinery in the Golaghat district of Assam in far-northeastern India.

Chevron lets automation contract for Texas petchem project

Nov 20, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC has selected Yokogawa Electric Corp. as the main automation contractor for its petrochemical complex along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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