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Construction nears for Egyptian refinery project

Apr 10, 2014

Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) plans to begin construction this month on its grassroots refining upgrade project to be built within the existing Mostorod Petroleum Complex (MPC), 20 km northeast of Cairo in Qalyoubia Governate, Egypt.

Chevron launches Texas Gulf Coast petrochemicals project

Apr 8, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has broken ground on its US Gulf Coast petrochemicals project at the company’s existing Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Tex.

Suncor begins planned maintenance at Alberta refinery

Apr 8, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta.

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

Apr 7, 2014

The global refining and marketing 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. That demand increase will be roughly in line with net global capacity additions, Moody’s said.

AFPM: Shale boom sparks need for petchem workers

Apr 7, 2014

The current boom in shale resource development has sparked an urgent need in the petrochemical industry for technically skilled workers to build, operate, and maintain about $100 billion of announced chemical projects, according to Peter L. Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP.

Contracts inked for Egyptian petrochemical complex

Apr 7, 2014

Carbon Holdings Ltd. (CHL) of Egypt has let contracts for engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) activities related to the development of its Tahrir petrochemical complex planned at Ain Sokhna, Egypt.

Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating: Indexes for selected equipment items

Apr 7, 2014

Continuing a trend starting in 1983, the Nelson-Farrar refinery construction index rose quickly to 2,475.6 in December 2012 from 2,467.4 in January of the same year. Then it slowed and ended with 2,525.9 in December 2013.

MRPL starts delayed coker at Mangalore refinery

Apr 4, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a 3 million tonne/year delayed coking unit (DCU) that is part of a long-delayed project to expand its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

Azure Midstream starts up Haynesville gas plant

Apr 4, 2014

Azure Midstream Energy LLC, Houston, has started up its 10-MMcfd Fairway gas processing plant in San Augustine County, Tex. A spokesperson for Azure Midstream told OGJ that the plant consists of two 5 MMcfd freon refrigeration plants.

Move carefully on crude exports, refiner urges House subcommittee

Apr 4, 2014

Tight oil formations have helped the US increase its crude production dramatically, an independent refiner conceded. But the nation should proceed cautiously as it considers authorizing more crude exports, he told a US House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee.

Total lets contracts for Antwerp refinery

Apr 3, 2014

Total SA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Total Olefins Antwerp, formerly Fina Antwerp Olefins (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2011), has let two contracts to a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for the implementation of the Refinery Off-Gas (ROG) project at its 338,000-b/d Antwerp refinery in Belgium.

UK union calls on government to save Welsh refinery

Apr 3, 2014

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has called on the UK government to support Welsh industry and ensure secure gasoline supplies by helping to save Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Suncor wraps maintenance at Colorado refinery

Apr 2, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has completed planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City refinery near Denver.

AFPM: Petrochemical industry needs skilled workers

Apr 2, 2014

The current boom in shale resource development has sparked an urgent need in the petrochemical industry for technically skilled workers to build, operate, and maintain about $100 billion of announced chemical projects, according to Peter L. Cella, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP.

Construction continues on Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Apr 2, 2014

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has started additional construction work a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at its Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

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