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Sasol advances US ethylene projects

Mar 10, 2014

Sasol Ltd. said it has commissioned the world’s first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit at its Lake Charles, La., chemical complex.

Maintenance planned for Jamnagar refinery

Mar 10, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, plans to shut down one of four crude distillation units for maintenance at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Japanese firms consolidate ethylene operations

Mar 7, 2014

Asahi Kasei Corp. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. reached an agreement to unify and jointly operate their naphtha cracking operations in Mizushima, Japan.

Fire hits at Tatarstan refinery

Mar 6, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on Mar. 3 at TAIF Group’s 7 million tonne/year Nizhnekamsk refinery in Tatarstan, Russia.

New Zealand refinery enters crude supply deal

Mar 5, 2014

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) has entered into a partnership with BP PLC and Z Energy Ltd. to buy crude oil for processing at NZRC’s 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the North Island’s east coast.

Byco commissions Pakistan’s largest refinery

Mar 5, 2014

Byco Oil Petroleum Ltd. (BOPL), a subsidiary of Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd., has commissioned its long-awaited 120,000-b/d refinery in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan.

New Zealand refinery advances expansion project

Mar 4, 2014

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) said the expansion of its 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the North Island’s east coast remains on track.

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Mar 3, 2014

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Irving Oil starts turnaround at St. John refinery

Mar 3, 2014

Irving Oil Ltd. has started 6 weeks of scheduled maintenance on several processing units at its 250,000-b/d St. John refinery in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Contract let for Alberta bitumen refinery

Mar 3, 2014

Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) have let a contract to Worley Parsons Group Inc. to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the tankfarm, piperack, and flare units of Phase 1 of NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

Fire hits unit at Japanese refinery

Mar 3, 2014

A fire that broke out on Mar. 1 at TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK’s 296,000-b/d Kawasaki refinery in Kanagawa, Japan, has been contained.

EPA finalizes Tier 3 motor fuel, other requirements

Mar 3, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued final Tier 3 emissions control requirements for motor fuels and vehicles to meet by Jan. 1, 2017. The regulations address one major concern from refiners by keeping sulfur limits per gallon at existing levels, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said.

Kurdish refinery launches expansion plans

Mar 3, 2014

Qaiwan Group, Dubai, has issued a call for bids related to the planned expansion of its 34,000-b/d Bazian refinery 25 km from Sulaymaniyah on the coastal belt of Iraq’s Kurdistan region.


Mar 3, 2014

2013 ethylene output rises; growth to continue in early 2014

Mar 3, 2014

US ethylene producers will complete four incremental expansions and continue to increase ethane-based production capacity in 2014. These projects will increase capacity by 2.8 billion lb/year.

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