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KNPC finalizes contracts for Clean Fuels Project

Apr 17, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has finalized lump-sum turnkey contracts previously let to three groups of oil and gas service providers for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait.

GAO report links changed US refining outlook to main causes

Apr 16, 2014

Higher North American crude oil production, shrinking product markets, and a pair of federal regulations have significantly affected the US refining outlook, the US Government Accountability Office said in an Apr. 14 report.

Regulatory uncertainty hampers LNG export projects

Apr 16, 2014

By now it is likely a familiar story that, since the mid-2000s, intense drilling activity in unconventional formations, like shale, has led to a glut in natural gas supplies across North America and a collapse in regional gas prices.

A conversation with BHP executive Rod Skaufel

Apr 16, 2014

Today, BHP is a prominent participant in the US unconventional oil and gas business, with operations spanning the Haynesville, Fayetteville, and Eagle Ford shales as well as the Permian basin.

New ethylene plant proposed for Louisiana

Apr 16, 2014

Shintech Inc., the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, has applied to the Louisiana Department of Environment Quality (LDEQ) for a permit to build a grassroots ethylene plant.

New Zealand refinery extends maintenance

Apr 15, 2014

Bad weather and additional repairs have led to a delay in planned maintenance that began in March at New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd.’s (NZRC) 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the North Island’s east coast.

Operations resume at Louisiana complex

Apr 15, 2014

Axiall Corp. has repaired the damage caused by a December 2013 fire at its vinyl chloride monomer manufacturing plant at the company’s chemicals complex in Lake Charles, La.

Contract let for Chinese isobutane unit

Apr 15, 2014

Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. has let a contract to CB&I for the license and engineering design of a grassroots isobutane dehydrogenation unit to be built in Changyi, Shandong Province, China.

Joint venture launches refinery in Kurdistan

Apr 15, 2014

Black Diamond Oil Co. and Rezhwan Co. have agreed to form a joint venture for a refinery in the Kurdistan region of Iraq that is scheduled to begin operations as soon as next week, the companies said in an Apr. 13 release.

Contract let for Vietnamese refinery

Apr 14, 2014

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC, through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the design and supply of a carbon monoxide incinerator package for a residue fluidized catalytic cracker at its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in Vietnam.

Mathanex methanol plant completes move to Louisiana

Apr 14, 2014

Heavy-lift contractor Mammoet has completed the heavy lifting, transportation, and reassembly preparation of a Methanex Corp. methanol plant, relocating it 5,450 miles from southern Chile to a 225-acre site in Geismar, La..

Moody's: Global refining, marketing industry to see earnings rise this year

Apr 14, 2014

The global refining and marketing (R&M) industry will continue to see pockets of earnings growth over the next year, but flat conditions overall, with product demand expected to increase modestly this year by 1.2 million b/d, according to a recent report from Moody's.

Suriname refinery expansion advances

Apr 11, 2014

The construction phase is progressing for a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of Paramaribo.

SOCAR restarts units at Baku refinery

Apr 11, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has resumed operations at two units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan, following installation and repair work.

Contract let for Guangdong heavy oil refinery

Apr 10, 2014

Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) PetroChina Co. Ltd., has let a second major contract to Metso Corp. for advanced valve technology at its 20-million tonne/year heavy crude oil processing plant in the Jieyang Nandahai Petrochemical Industrial Zone of China’s Guangdong province.

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