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Keep partisan politics out of biofuel mandates, API tells White House

Sep 11, 2014

The White House should stay away from partisan politics as its Office of Management and Budget reviews the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed 2014 biofuel quotas under the Renewable Fuels Standard, an American Petroleum Institute official said.

Qatar Shell lets contract for Pearl GTL

Sep 11, 2014

Qatar Shell Ltd., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has let a contract to Cape PLC to provide multi-disciplinary maintenance services for its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

Neste plans biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Sep 10, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. is building a biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

ESAI: Shifts in LAC refining sector to alter global trade flows

Sep 10, 2014

Additional refining capacity planned for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2020 will limit the region’s current demand for surplus global product supplies, particularly those presently arriving from the US Gulf Coast, according to a recent study from ESAI Energy LLC.

Alon advances Bakersfield refinery, rail project

Sep 10, 2014

California state regulators have approved Alon USA Energy Inc. to move ahead with a plan designed to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

Pemex lets contract for Cadereyta refinery

Sep 9, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp., Tokyo, for automation work at an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel plant to be built at its 275,000-b/d Hector R. Lara Sosa refining complex in Cadereyta, Nueva Leon, in northeastern Mexico.

Suncor begins planned maintenance at two Canadian refineries

Sep 9, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at both its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta., and 85,000-b/d refinery in Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 8, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Sep 8, 2014

European refining is pivotal in "a second wave of structural changes" pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes a report from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, London.

Emission reductions under way at Moscow refinery

Sep 8, 2014

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft is upgrading process furnaces and switching completely to gas from liquid fuels in an effort to reduce emissions at its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery.

US merchant bank to buy Newfoundland refinery

Sep 8, 2014

Harvest Operations Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Korea National Oil Corp., has agreed to sell its 115,000-b/d refinery in Come-by-Chance, Newf., to New York-based merchant banker SilverRange Financial Partners LLC.

ESAI: Rising distillation capacity to hasten refinery closures

Sep 4, 2014

A wave of new distillation capacity over the next year will lead to additional refinery closures, particularly for operators in Europe, according to a recent report from ESAI Energy LLC.

CHS plans revamp of Montana refinery

Sep 4, 2014

US farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. plans to invest $406 million to boost efficiency and increase diesel production at its 55,000-b/d Laurel, Mont., refinery.

ExxonMobil plans upgrade at Norwegian refinery

Sep 3, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Esso Norge AS is planning to install a residual flash tower designed to replace heavy fuel oil production at its 6 million-tonne/year refinery at Slagen, Norway.

Saudi ethylene plant enters planned maintenance

Sep 3, 2014

Tasnee & Sahara Olefins Co. (TSOC) has shuttered its ethylene and propylene production plant in Al Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, for nearly a month of planned maintenance.

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