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PDVSA restarts FCC unit at El Palito refinery

Jun 11, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed maintenance on the cyclones system of the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state, the state-owned company confirmed.

Fire hits Thai refinery

Jun 10, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on June 9 at IRPC PLC’s 215,000-b/d refinery in Tumbon Choengoen, Rayong Province, Thailand.

Chevron releases final EIR for Richmond refinery project

Jun 10, 2014

Chevron Corp. has released a long-awaited final environmental impact report (EIR) for the modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Sasol, Ineos plan HDPE plant for Texas

Jun 9, 2014

Sasol Ltd.-owned Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC and Ineos Europe AG-subsidiary Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA have reached final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in LaPorte, Tex.

Washington refinery finds new owner

Jun 9, 2014

Global commodities logistics and trading firm TrailStone Group has acquired US Oil & Refining Co. (USOR), including the 42,000-b/d Tacoma, Wash., refinery, from Astra Transcor Energy NV, a subsidiary of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille SA, Belgium.

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Jun 9, 2014

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CNPC called 'winner' in Gazprom gas deal

Jun 9, 2014

The $400 billion natural gas deal Gazprom signed with China National Petroleum Corp. last month strongly favors the Chinese company and its country, writes an analyst with Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London.

Washington state enacts new regulation for refineries

Jun 9, 2014

The state of Washington has adopted a new rule that will require refineries in the state to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025.

Environmental review issued for California refinery revamp

Jun 9, 2014

California's Kern County Planning & Community Development Department (KCPCDD) has issued a draft environmental impact report for Alon USA Energy Inc.'s request to increase the flexibility of its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield, Calif., refinery to process cost-advantaged light crude oils sourced from North American shale regions.

Group sues to halt California refinery revamp

Jun 6, 2014

A California-based environmental group has filed a lawsuit requesting a state superior court to revoke a permit that would allow Chevron Corp. to proceed with its long-delayed plan for a $1 billion modernization project at the 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Federal chemical safety working group issues initial status report

Jun 6, 2014

An online best practices repository has been established as one of several early steps to improve chemical plant safety and security, a federal interagency working group said in its initial status report to US President Barack Obama. The president issued an executive order for its formation on Aug. 1, 2013. The status report followed progress updates in December and February.

Permian basin processing pushed by agreements, plant expansion

Jun 5, 2014

Canyon Midstream Partners LLC, Houston, has signed gathering and processing agreements with ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. and Apache Corp. for midstream services on Canyon’s James Lake system in the Permian basin.

Fractionation to be added to Pennsylvania complex

Jun 5, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, and Energy & Minerals Group (EMG), Houston, will add fractionation capacity at their Hopedale complex in Harrison County, Ohio, to handle increasing NGL production from the Utica and Marcellus shales “under newly contracted commitments from numerous producers,” the companies said.

Explosion hits Shell’s Netherlands Moerdijk plant

Jun 5, 2014

An investigation is under way into an explosion that took place late on June 3 at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Moerdijk petrochemical plant in the Netherlands.

Uganda advances plans for first refinery

Jun 4, 2014

Uganda’s government has received proposals from four international companies bidding to build and construct the country’s first refinery and related infrastructure in the Lake Albert region of Buseruka Subcounty, Hoima District, Uganda.

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