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Contract let for Vietnam’s Nghi Son refining complex

Aug 22, 2014

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC, through a contractor, has let a contract to Hamon Korea Co. Ltd., Seoul, to air quality systems for its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in Vietnam.

Venezuela advances desalination plant for Paraguana refineries

Aug 22, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) plans to commission by yearend the first module of a seawater desalination plant designed to supply water requirements for its Paraguana refining complex in northwest Venezuela, the state-owned company said.

PKN Orlen lets contract for olefins plant in Poland

Aug 21, 2014

Polski Koncern Naftowy SA (PKN Orlen) has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for the license and engineering design of a metathesis plant for the on-purpose production of propylene at its integrated refining and petrochemical operations in Plock, Poland.

Canadian firms plan BC gas plant, target LNG export

Aug 19, 2014

AltaGas Ltd. and Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd., both of Calgary, have agreed to develop processing and marketing of natural gas and NGLs for Painted Pony’s liquids-rich Montney gas production in northeast British Columbia.

NRL lets contract for Karachi refining complex

Aug 19, 2014

Pakistan’s National Refinery Ltd. (NRL) has let a contract to China National Chemical Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CNCEC) for work related to the upgrade and expansion of its refining complex in the Korangi Industrial Zone, about 9 miles southeast of the center of Karachi.

IEA: Oil demand growth forecast lowered

Aug 18, 2014

The global oil demand growth forecast for 2014 has been curtailed since last month's report to a more modest 1 million b/d, according to the International Energy Agency's most recent Oil Market Report.

Petronas details RAPID project contract awards

Aug 18, 2014

Malaysia's state-owned Petronas has confirmed the award of 11 major contracts related to critical milestones in the development of its refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

MarkWest units announce capacities plans, update projects

Aug 18, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, will add 720 MMcfd of natural gas processing capacity and 110,000 b/d of NGL fractionation capacity in seven projects spread among West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and East Texas.

Firms outline plans to build two Marcellus gas pipelines

Aug 18, 2014

Two companies recently relayed plans for the construction of two different pipelines that would transport natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica shale area to markets in Ohio, West Virginia, and New Jersey.

Industry keeps hotels in business

Aug 18, 2014

The booming Ranger oil field inspired Conrad Hilton to open his first Hotel in 1920, according to the American Oil & Gas Historical Society.

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Aug 18, 2014

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CSB releases incident report for Tesoro’s Martinez refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro Corp.’s 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., according to an Aug. 15 report released by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

Hydrogen unit shuttered at Neste’s Porvoo refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered a hydrogen production unit for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

Fire hits at KNPC’s Mina Al Ahmadi refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on Aug. 17 at its 466,000-b/d Mina Al Ahmadi refinery, which lies about 28 miles south of Kuwait City on the Persian Gulf.

Kansas refinery scheduled for late-August restart

Aug 15, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has notified state regulators it will restart its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., in late August after it completes repairs and maintenance work in the wake of a July 29 fire that led to the plant’s shutdown.

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