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Versalis plans cracker restart at Venice plant

Jan 16, 2015

Versalis SPA, the wholly owned chemicals subsidiary of Eni SPA, is planning to temporarily restart the 490,000-tonne/year ethylene steam cracker at its Porto Marghera petrochemicals plant in Venice, Italy.

BORL plans capacity expansion at Bina refinery

Jan 15, 2015

Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd. (BORL), a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. and Oman Oil Company SAOC, is planning a two-phased project to expand crude oil processing capacity at its 6 million-tonne/year refinery at Bina, Madya Pradesh, India.

Braskem expands specialty polyethylene production in Brazil

Jan 15, 2015

Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has completed a project to expand production capacity of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) at its Camacari petrochemical plant in Camacari Industrial Complex, Bahia, Brazil.

Petrobras loads first naphtha shipment from Abreu e Lima refinery

Jan 15, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has started sales of petrochemical naphtha produced at its recently commissioned 115,000-b/d Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, with a first customer shipment now completed.

New plants approved for Gazprom Neft’s Moscow refinery

Jan 14, 2015

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft is moving forward with construction on the second phase of a biological wastewater treatment system at its 12.15 million tonne/year refinery in Moscow.

QP, Shell abandon plans for Al Karaana petrochemicals complex

Jan 14, 2015

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have canceled plans to proceed with development of the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, north of Qatar.

Shell mulls fate of Malaysian refinery

Jan 14, 2015

Shell Refining Co. (FOM) Bhd. (SRC), a holding of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is evaluating either the potential divestiture or closure of its 125,000-b/d Port Dickson, Malaysia, refinery.

Fire shutters operations at Russian refinery

Jan 13, 2015

Russian independent exploration and production company Urals Energy PCL, Nicosia, Cyprus, said a fire has led to suspended processing activities at subsidiary JSC Petrosakh’s 4,000-b/d refinery, located adjacent to Okruzhnoye field on the eastern coast of Sakhalin Island.

Fire suspends processing activities at Ohio refinery

Jan 12, 2015

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, temporarily has shut down operations at its 160,000-b/d Lima, Ohio, refinery following an explosion and ensuing fire that hit one of the plant’s processing units over the weekend.

Watching Government: This year's 'infrastructure' matters

Jan 12, 2015

In one of the busiest Decembers ever for oil and gas in the nation's capital, one word-infrastructure-kept popping up as a key challenge for 2015.

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

Jan 12, 2015

California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years.

Start-up continues at Abreu e Lima refinery

Jan 12, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has initiated the start-up of furnaces in the atmospheric distillation unit at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Renewed dilbit investigation faces similar hurdles of past decade

Jan 12, 2015

A National Research Council committee opened a second investigation of potential environmental consequences from diluted bitumen (dilbit) spills from pipelines.

Condensate export status a problem with easy solution

Jan 12, 2015

Some perplexing problems have simple solutions.

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