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IEA forecasts higher 2015 global oil demand

Apr 20, 2015

In its April Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency raised its forecast of 2015 global oil demand by 90,000 b/d to 93.6 million b/d, a gain of 1.1 million b/d on the year and a notable acceleration of the 700,000-b/d growth in 2014, as the global economy slowly gains momentum.

Yasref continues exports, commissioning activities at Yanbu refinery

Apr 17, 2015

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. Ltd. (Yasref), a joint venture of Saudi Aramco (62.5%) and China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) (37.5%), has exported the first shipment of petroleum coke (petcoke) from its 400,000-b/d refinery in Yanbu Industrial City on the west coast of Saudi Arabia along the Red Sea.

Total details revamp, conversion plan for French refineries

Apr 16, 2015

Total SA said it will spend €600 million to revitalize its refining business in France with projects that include an overhaul of the 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, as well as a permanent shuttering of crude processing activities at the 153,000-b/d La Mede refinery on the French Riviera.

Phillips 66 lets contract for Sweeny refinery

Apr 15, 2015

Phillips 66 has let a contract to Elliott Group, Jeannette, Pa., to supply a compressor string for a major project at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., that will enable the plant to meet requirements set forth by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 clean fuels standards.

Delek to acquire stake in Alon USA

Apr 15, 2015

Delek US Holdings Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has agreed to acquire a minority interest in Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd.’s US-based refining and marketing subsidiary Alon USA Energy Inc., Dallas, which owns and operates a 74,000-b/d refinery in Krotz Springs, La., as well as an idled 70,000-b/d, three-refinery complex in California.

Turkmenistan lets contracts for refinery upgrades, GTL plant

Apr 14, 2015

Turkmenistan has let contracts to a consortium led by South Korean firms Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and LG International Corp. for work related to the modernization of the country’s Turkmenbashi refinery complex, as well as construction of a grassroots gas-to-liquids plant to be built near the capital city of Ashgabat.

In Texas, the mood about jobs is not all that's blue

Apr 13, 2015

To a loyal resident, the only time Texas looks better in the rearview mirror is when oil prices have crashed.

FWS lists northern long-eared bat as threatened species

Apr 13, 2015

The US Fish & Wildlife Service designated the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) a threatened species, but attached an interim special rule that it said eliminates unnecessary regulatory requirements for landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others in the animal's multistate range.

Oman plans petcoke storage for Sohar refinery's post-revamp production

Apr 13, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has invited global firms to bid on an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for an installation to store and handle petroleum coke (petcoke) that will be produced following completion of a multibillion dollar modernization project under way its Sohar refinery, about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

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Apr 13, 2015

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Swaps may be a way around US oil export impasse, CSIS forum told

Apr 13, 2015

Crude oil swaps may be a realistic short-term alternative to outright repeal of the US crude export ban for US refiners as well as producers, a speaker suggested at a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum.

EIA: Global oil inventories continue to build

Apr 13, 2015

Global oil production continues to exceed demand, resulting in inventory builds, according to the US Energy Information Administration's most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

NTSB: Build more robust tank cars to carry crude

Apr 13, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued four urgent recommendations calling for construction of more robust tank cars to carry crude oil, ethanol, and other highly combustible liquids via rail.

EPA agrees to issue final 2014, 2015 biofuel quotas by Nov. 30

Apr 10, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency agreed to issue final biofuel quotas for 2014 and 2015 under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard by Nov. 30 in a tentative settlement of a lawsuit filed by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute.

RIL commissions unit at Dahej petrochemical complex

Apr 10, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has commissioned a purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at its Dahej petrochemical manufacturing site near Bharuch, in India's Gujarat state.

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