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Flint Hills advances Texas refinery expansion

Apr 10, 2015

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

Egypt lets contracts for refinery expansion project

Apr 9, 2015

Egyptian state-owned Middle East Oil Refining Co. (Midor) has let two contracts worth a total of $1.4 billion to UOP LLC, a unit of a Honeywell International, for work related to a 60% expansion in the nameplate capacity of its 100,000-b/d refinery in El Amreya Free Zone, Alexandria, Egypt.

FCC unit enters restart mode at Venezuelan refinery

Apr 9, 2015

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is the process of restarting the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit following a shutdown for preventative maintenance at its 146,000-b/d El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello in Carabobo state.

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Apr 8, 2015

Iraq, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Doosan Hydro Technology LLC (DHT), Tampa, Fla., to provide water treatment services for the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery under construction in southern Karbala province, 100 km south of Baghdad.

Gazprom Neft inks deal for stake in Vietnamese refinery

Apr 7, 2015

Russia’s JSC Gazprom Neft has entered an agreement with Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to purchase a 49% interest in the 6.5 million-tonne/year Dung Quat refinery.

Lukoil restarts ethylene production at Stavrolen complex

Apr 7, 2015

Lukoil has resumed production of ethylene and propylene at its 350,000-tonne/year Stavrolen petrochemical complex in Budennovsk, Russia, following a February 2014 fire that broke out in the plant’s ethylene production unit gas separation area.

SOCAR lets contract for first Azerbaijani polypropylene plant

Apr 7, 2015

SOCAR Polymer LLC, a subsidiary of state-owned State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), has let an engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) contract to Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, to build the country’s first polypropylene (PP) plant, in the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP), about 30 km north of Baku.

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

Apr 6, 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.

DNV, others researching concrete-coating improvements for subsea pipelines

Apr 6, 2015

With submarine pipelines increasing in diameter and extending into deeper waters and more difficult environments, design requirements for concrete weight coating often don't meet current needs.

DNV, others researching concrete-coating improvements for subsea pipelines

Apr 6, 2015

With submarine pipelines increasing in diameter and extending into deeper waters and more difficult environments, design requirements for concrete weight coating often don't meet current needs.

Texas pipelines to have $374-billion economic impact through 2024

Apr 6, 2015

Between the current year and 2024 the Texas pipeline industry will generate cumulative economic impacts (in today's dollars) of around $374 billion in economic output, $212 billion in additional gross state product, and contribute $19.5 billion to state and local government revenues.

Texas pipelines to have $374-billion economic impact through 2024

Apr 6, 2015

Between the current year and 2024 the Texas pipeline industry will generate cumulative economic impacts (in today's dollars) of around $374 billion in economic output, $212 billion in additional gross state product, and contribute $19.5 billion to state and local government revenues.

Low-cost retrofit cuts feedstock costs, emissions at Chinese complex

Apr 6, 2015

In August 2010, Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Huajin), a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corp. (Norinco), completed a process retrofit at its Panjin integrated petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China.

Hydrocyclone study enables GOSP debottlenecking

Apr 6, 2015

This article describes Saudi Aramco's efforts in confirming the adaptability of hydrocyclone technologies in debottlenecking a gas-oil separation plant (GOSP).

WoodMac: US record crude stocks set to decline

Apr 6, 2015

US crude oil stocks have grown more than 30 million bbl each month so far this year, leading to a series of record highs and most recently reaching an estimated 471 million bbl of crude on Mar. 27, yet Wood Mackenzie analysts calculate the US has about 200 million bbl of unused crude storage capacity.

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