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Rosneft, ChemChina sign MOU for proposed integrated complex

Sep 14, 2015

OJSC Rosneft and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on development of Rosneft subsidiary Far East Petrochemical Co.’s (Fepco) plan to build the largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District (FEFD), near the city of Nakhodka.

ORPIC completes installation of Oman's first hydrocracker

Sep 14, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has completed installation of a hydrocracker as part of the company's long-planned Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), a multibillion dollar modernization program that includes major technical improvements to the existing 116,000-b/d refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat (OGJ Online, May 1, 2014; Mar. 4, 2011).

Unipetrol declares force majeure at Czech ethylene plant

Sep 14, 2015

Unipetrol AS has shuttered production at its Chempark Zaluzi petrochemical complex in Litvinov, Czech Republic, following an explosion and ensuing fire at the site's 544,000-tonne/year (tpy) ethylene plant.

Gazprom lets contract for Russian gas processing plant

Sep 14, 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.

Labor Day gasoline prices

Sep 14, 2015

As the summer driving season comes to an end, gasoline prices for the week before Labor Day reached the lowest in 11 years. 

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Sep 14, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Fire hits Pemex’s Tula refinery

Sep 11, 2015

Operations remain ongoing at Petroleos Mexicanos’ (Pemex) 315,000-b/d Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico, after an early morning fire broke out at the production site on Sept. 9.

Unipetrol plans capacity expansion at Litvinov petrochemical complex

Sep 10, 2015

Unipetrol AS has let a contract to a division of Technip, Paris, to build a grassroots polyethylene (PE) production unit at its Chempark Zaluzi petrochemical complex in Litvinov, Czech Republic.

Flint Hills lets contract for Texas refinery expansion

Sep 10, 2015

Flint Hills Resources LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., has let a contract to a unit of Wood Group for work related to Project Eagle Ford (PEF), a $600-million program designed to increase processing capabilities for US light crude oil production at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Slovnaft wraps unit installation at Bratislava petchem site

Sep 10, 2015

Slovnaft AS has completed installation of a low-density polyethylene production plant, LDPE 4, at its existing 220,000-tonne/year (tpy) ethylene production site in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Thai operator lets second FEED for proposed US ethylene complex

Sep 9, 2015

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s integrated petrochemical and refining company, has let a contract to a consortium led by Bechtel Enterprises Holdings Inc. to perform front-end services related to construction of the company’s proposed petrochemical complex in Belmont County, Ohio.

Unipetrol updates status of Litvinov ethylene complex, refinery

Sep 9, 2015

Unipetrol AS has rented available crude oil storage capacity from the Czech Republic’s Administration of State Material Reserves (ASMR) storage site amid ongoing reduced crude processing rates at Unipetrol subsidiary Ceska Rafinerska AS’s (CRC) nearby 5.4 million-tonne/year (tpy) Litvinov refinery.

Study finds EISA 2007 law’s renewable fuel mandates won’t work in 2015

Sep 9, 2015

It will not be feasible for the US to reach renewable fuel volumes that the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) mandates in 2015 and beyond, a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute concluded.

BPCL’s Mumbai refinery due feasibility study

Sep 8, 2015

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to India’s state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, to fund a feasibility study that will recommend technologies to improve both the yields and quality of fuel production at BPCL’s 12 million-tonne/year (tpy) Mumbai refinery.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex

Sep 8, 2015

State-run Petronas has let a contract to a consortium led by Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd., Selangor, Malaysia, to provide reengineering front-end engineering and design (re-FEED) for the effluent treatment plant for its proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

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