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Kuwait lets contracts for grassroots refinery

Jul 31, 2015

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a series of contracts to groups of oil and gas service providers to build the planned 615,000-b/d Al-Zour refinery complex in southern Kuwait as part of the company’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP).

Joint venture advances plan for grassroots refinery in North Dakota

Jul 30, 2015

Quantum Energy Inc., Tempe, Ariz., and a joint-venture partner Native Son Holdings LLC (NSH), The Woodlands, Tex., have filed a minor-source air quality construction permit application with the North Dakota Health Department’s division of air quality (DAQ) for construction of the partnership’s proposed 40,000-b/d refinery in Berthold, ND.

Shell to shed Japanese refining assets

Jul 30, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has entered a deal to sell nearly all of its interest in Japanese refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu KK to Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. as part of the company’s ongoing strategy to reduce its downstream refining assets. As part of the agreement, Idemitsu Kosan will buy Shell’s 33.24% majority interest in Showa Shell Sekiyu for about $1.4 billion, Shell said on July 30.

Gazprom lets contract for Russian gas processing plant

Jul 29, 2015

OOO Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk (GPB), a subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom, has partnered with NIPIgazpererabotka (Nipigaz), Moscow, on design and construction of a grassroots 49 billion-cu m/year natural gas processing plant to be built near the town of Svobodny in Russia’s Amur region.

Egypt advances refinery modernization projects

Jul 27, 2015

Egypt has finalized a series of joint agreements with a subsidiary of Technip SA, Paris, to provide work on projects designed to upgrade and modernize operations at two of the country’s aging refineries.

Russia's NefteGazIndustriya advances refinery modernization

Jul 27, 2015

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide equipment for work related to the modernization of its 5.25 million-tonne/year Afipsky refinery at Krasnodar, Russia.

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Jul 27, 2015

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EPA proposes voluntary methane reduction program for gas industry

Jul 24, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed a voluntary methane reduction program for the natural gas industry that would allow companies to make commitments and track their progress. Comments on the proposed program, which would build on progress EPA has achieved in its Natural Gas STAR Program in the last 20 years, will be accepted through Sept. 1.

Gazprom Neft advances Moscow refinery revamp

Jul 23, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft has gained final approval from Russian government regulators to begin construction on its long-planned combined oil refinery unit (CORU) upgrade and modernization project at the 12.15 million-tonne/year Moscow refinery (OGJ Online, May 7, 2013).

Contract let for Chinese grassroots petrochemical project

Jul 23, 2015

Ningxia Baota Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. (NBCF), a subsidiary of privatized Ningxia Baota Petrochemical Group Co. Ltd. (NBPG), has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC to provide technology licensing and equipment for a grassroots petrochemical complex to be built in Yinchuan City, Ningxia, China.

UAE easing gasoline, diesel price controls

Jul 22, 2015

The United Arab Emirates is moving prices of gasoline and diesel toward deregulation effective Aug. 1.

Joint venture plans grassroots refinery for North Dakota

Jul 21, 2015

Quantum Energy Inc., Tempe, Ariz., said it will form a joint venture with Native Son Holdings LLC (NSH), The Woodlands, Tex., to build North Dakota’s third refinery (OGJ Online, May 4, 2015).

PDVSA plans late-July restart for Amuay refinery’s FCCU

Jul 20, 2015

Repairs remain under way on the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in northwestern Venezuela’s Falcon state following an unplanned shutdown of the unit in early July.

Unplanned maintenance under way at Venezuelan refinery

Jul 20, 2015

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said unplanned maintenance to a reformer at its at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela is nearing completion.

Russia’s NefteGazIndustriya advances refinery modernization

Jul 20, 2015

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide equipment for work related to the modernization of its 5.25 million-tonne/year Afipsky refinery at Krasnodar, Russia.

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