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Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery running at normal rates

Nov 18, 2013

Chevron Corp’s 330,000-b/d Pascagoula, Miss., refinery is operating at normal rates following a Nov. 15 fire at a furnace in the Cracking II unit area of the plant.

EPA acknowledges blend wall as it proposes 2014 biofuel quotas

Nov 15, 2013

The US Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged that a “blend wall” has been reached for motor fuels with 10% ethanol as it released its proposed 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard.

Ethane, polyurethane processing to grow in West Virginia

Nov 15, 2013

Brazil-based Odebrecht intends to explore the development of a petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

Fire hits Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery

Nov 15, 2013

Fire broke out early on Nov. 15 at a furnace in the Cracking II unit area of Chevron Corp.’s 330,000-b/d Pascagoula, Miss., refinery.

Citgo restarts atmospheric distillation unit at Lemont

Nov 13, 2013

Citgo Petroleum Corp. has successfully resumed operations at the atmospheric distillation tower of its 167,000-b/d Lemont, Ill., refinery following a fire that damaged the crude unit late last month.

Pertamina aids limited Indonesian petchem complex restart

Nov 12, 2013

Indonesia’s state-owned PT Pertamina (Persoro) and PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotoma (TPPI), a subsidiary of PT Tuban Petrochemical Industries, have resumed limited operations at TPPI’s Tuban refining and petrochemical complex in East Java Province.

Western Refining buying Minnesota refinery

Nov 12, 2013

Western Refining Inc., El Paso, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the general partner interest and a 38.7% limited partner interest in Northern Tier Energy, which operates the 89,500-b/d St. Paul Park Refinery in Minnesota.

Gazprom Neft due stake in Vietnam refinery

Nov 12, 2013

Gazprom Neft and Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam) have signed a framework agreement covering the Russian company’s proposed acquisition of a minority interest in the 130,000-b/d Dung Quat refinery and planned modernization and expansion.

Victoria expands Cameroon industrial gas sales network

Nov 11, 2013

Victoria Oil & Gas PLC said that Logbaba gas-condensate field onshore Cameroon, operated by the company's Rodeo Development Ltd. subsidiary, is estimated to hold sufficient proved and probable reserves to supply an average 20 MMscfd of gas to industrial customers until 2043.

Illinois orders Citgo to investigate refinery fire before restart

Nov 11, 2013

The state of Illinois has ordered Citgo Petroleum Corp. to conduct an analysis and review of the cause of the Oct. 23 fire that damaged the crude oil unit at the company’s 167,000-b/d Lemont, Ill., refinery before full operations can resume.

HollyFrontier to reduce oil runs at New Mexico refinery

Nov 11, 2013

HollyFrontier Corp. will reduce crude throughputs at its 100,000-b/d Navajo refining complex in Artesia, NM, due to refinery waste-water constraints.

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Nov 11, 2013

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MarkWest starts Marcellus, Utica cryo plants

Nov 8, 2013

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, has begun operations at two new cryogenic gas processing plants serving shale production in the Marcellus and Utica plays in West Virginia and Ohio.

Sasol plans Canada’s first GTL plant for 2021

Nov 8, 2013

Sasol Canada is moving forward with its plans to bring Canada’s first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant on stream by 2021.

Processing agreements will bring Marcellus complex to 1 bcfd

Nov 7, 2013

Processing agreements between MarkWest Energy Partners LP and producer Antero Resources, both of Denver, will underpin construction of a fifth 200-MMcfd cryogenic gas plant at MarkWest’s Sherwood complex in Doddridge County, W.Va., the companies reported.

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