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Croatian refinery lets contract for upgrading project

Jul 7, 2015

Croatia’s INA Industrija Nafte DD (INA) has let a contract to Findland’s Neste Jacobs Oy to provide project management consultancy (PMC) for a residue upgrade program to be implemented at its 4.5 million-tonne/year (tpy) refinery along the northern part of the Adriatic Sea at Urinj, Rijeka province, Croatia.

South Africa’s Enref refinery due maintenance

Jul 6, 2015

Engen Petroleum Ltd. will shut down its 125,000-b/d Enref refinery in Durban, South Africa, for planned maintenance beginning on July 9, the company said.

Emerging producers offered guidelines for governance

Jul 6, 2015

Like most worthy endeavors, governing oil and gas activity at the national level is easier said than done-especially where oil and gas never before have been produced.

Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating Indexes for selected equipment items

Jul 6, 2015

The Nelson-Farrar refinery construction index rose to 2,475.6 by December 2012 from 2,467.4 in January of the same year. The index continued to rise over the next 2 years to reach 2,567.9 in December 2014.

Precommissioning tests ongoing at Braskem's Mexican petchem project

Jul 6, 2015

Braskem Idesa SAPI, a 75-25 joint venture of Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, and Groupo Idesa SA de CV, Mexico City, through a contractor, has let a contract to Atlas Copco Rental LLC, La Porte, Tex., to supply air compressors required for process safety testing at its nearly completed Etileno XXI petrochemical complex in the Coatzacoalcos-Nanchital region of the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Oman lets contract for Sohar refinery unit revamp

Jul 6, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co., has let a contract to MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Augsburg, Germany, for work related to the overhaul and revamp of the residue fluidized catalytic cracking unit at its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery, about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

Gas faces more competition from coal, renewables, IEA official says

Jul 6, 2015

Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said.

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Global oil glut continues despite increasing demand

Jul 6, 2015

A year since crude prices plunged, oversupply lingers, evident in a record-setting stock build, as production by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries remains far above the group target, squeezing high-cost producers elsewhere.

Puma Energy completes purchase of Murco’s UK refinery, terminals

Jul 2, 2015

Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte. has completed its purchase of UK midstream and downstream assets from Murco Petroleum Ltd., a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., including the shuttered 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery at Pembrokeshire, on the west coast of Wales.

SIBUR plans MTBE expansion at Togliattikauchuk

Jul 1, 2015

Russian conglomerate OAO SIBUR Holding, Moscow, has started preparatory work for a project designed to expand production capacity for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) at its Togliattikauchuk petrochemical complex in Togliatti in Russia’s Samara region.

OxyChem-Mexichem JV lets contract for ethylene storage

Jun 30, 2015

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem), has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction for an ethylene storage complex in Markham, Tex. The complex will be built as part of the JV’s ethylene cracker project now under way at nearby Ingleside, Tex.

RIL’s Jamnagar refinery due maintenance

Jun 29, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, is planning to shut down a crude unit for scheduled maintenance at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Gazprom Neft lets contract for Moscow refinery

Jun 29, 2015

Russia's JSC Gazprom Neft has let a contract to Tecnimont SPA, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services related to a long-planned combined oil refinery unit (CORU) upgrade and modernization project at its 12.15 million-tonne/year Moscow refinery.

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