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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.

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 20, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Ending crude export ban would help rural US areas, House panel told

Jul 17, 2015

Rural US communities generally have benefited from the nation's crude oil production renaissance, and potentially could be helped more if restrictions on exports of crude were eliminated, witnesses told a US House Agriculture Committee hearing on July 8.

Delaware City refinery, Praxair ink deal for carbon dioxide recovery plant

Jul 17, 2015

Delaware City Refining Co. LLC (DCR), a subsidiary of PBF Energy Inc., Parsippany, NJ, has entered a long-term agreement with Praxair Inc. to supply crude carbon dioxide to a CO2 recovery plant to be built at the site of DCR’s 190,000-b/sd refinery at Delaware City, Del.

Cost retrospection

Jul 17, 2015

Warning about the cost of regulation is easier than proving it retrospectively. Individuals or industries know what they spend to function under a given regulation, but they usually can only guess about what they would have spent over the same time under a softer alternative or with no regulation at all.

Net product exports

Jul 17, 2015

Record refinery runs and rising global demand for petroleum products from the US in 2015 has increased net petroleum product exports.

S-Oil lets contracts for Onsan refinery, olefins projects

Jul 16, 2015

S-Oil Corp., Seoul, has let a series of contracts to Axens to supply technology for a residue upgrading and capacity expansion project at its 669,000-b/d Onsan refinery complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

KMI brings second Texas condensate splitter online

Jul 15, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc., Houston, has commissioned the second of two splitters at the company’s new petroleum condensate processing facility located near its Galena Park terminal along the Houston Ship Channel.

Fire hits at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex

Jul 15, 2015

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire and subsequent explosions that occurred on July 14 at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex on the edge of Berre l’Etang in southern France, about 30 km from Marseille.

Poland’s Grupa Lotos lets contract for Gdansk refinery upgrade

Jul 15, 2015

Grupa Lotos SA, Poland’s second largest refiner, has let a contract to KT-Kinetics Technology SPA, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of main units involved in the upgrade of its subsidiary Lotos Asfalt’s 10.5 million-tonne/year (tpy) Gdansk refinery.

Sibur to expand gas processing in Western Siberia

Jul 14, 2015

Russian conglomerate PJSC Sibur Holding, Moscow, plans to expand gas fractionation capacity by 1.4 million tonnes/year (tpy) at its Tobolsk-Neftekhim processing site in Western Siberia’s Tyumen region.

Russia’s Rosneft inks deal for stake in Indian refinery

Jul 13, 2015

OAO Rosneft has entered a preliminary agreement to purchase as much as 49% interest in Essar Energy PLC subsidiary Essar Oil Ltd., including its 20 million-tonne/year Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, India.

MPLX, MarkWest to merge in $15.8 billion deal

Jul 13, 2015

MPLX LP, a Findlay, Ohio-based master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Marathon Petroleum Corp. in 2012, and Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners LP have agreed to a unit-for-unit merger deal in which MarkWest will become a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX. The deal, valued at $15.8 billion in stock and cash excluding debt, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

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