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Fire hits Motiva’s Convent refinery

Feb 25, 2014

Motiva Enterprises LLC is investigating a fire that broke out on Feb. 24 at its 227,000-b/d refinery in St. James Parish outside of Convent, La.

Neste Oil lets contract for Porvoo refinery unit

Feb 25, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a service contract to Finland’s Metso Corp. for technology to convert gasoline fractions into high-octane gasoline at a process unit under construction at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

USW blasts Tesoro over lack of refinery safety

Feb 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) has demanded that Tesoro Corp. develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after a sulfuric acid release at the alkylation unit of its 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., in early February seriously injured two workers.

NARUC panel: Infrastructure main US gas development challenge

Feb 24, 2014

Infrastructure could be the single biggest limitation to the US fully exploiting its abundant unconventional natural gas resources, gas industry association leaders told state utility regulators on Feb. 11.

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Feb 24, 2014

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Calumet completes Texas refinery expansion

Feb 21, 2014

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP has completed a 3,000-b/d expansion of the crude unit at its San Antonio, Tex., refinery.

Shell to sell downstream operations in Australia to Vitol

Feb 21, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has reached a binding deal to sell its Australian downstream business, excluding aviation fuel and its lube oil blending and grease plants in Brisbane.

BP awards Oman processing EPC

Feb 20, 2014

BP PLC has awarded a $1.2 billion engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to UK-based Petrofac for a central processing plant in Khazzan field in Oman.

Potential chemical investment due to low gas prices tops $100 billion

Feb 20, 2014

Potential US chemical industry investment linked to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from domestic shale formations has topped $100 billion, the American Chemistry Council announced.

Kuwait taps CB&I for Mina Abdullah I refinery revamp

Feb 19, 2014

Further details have emerged regarding a contract Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at its refineries in southern Kuwait. 

Eni plans refining capacity cuts

Feb 18, 2014

Italy’s Eni SPA is planning additional reductions to its Italian refining capacity by 2017 to tackle the growing refining overcapacity in the Mediterranean basin, the company said in its latest quarterly earnings and strategy presentation.

Essar plans capacity cut at Stanlow refinery

Feb 18, 2014

India’s Essar Energy PLC is planning to shut down a crude distillation unit at its Stanlow refinery in the UK near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in an effort to boost refining margins and ensure the plant’s ongoing viability.

Iran, Indonesia plan $3 billion refinery

Feb 18, 2014

PT Kreasindo Resources Indonesia (KRI) and Iran’s Nakhle Barani Pardis Co. (NBP), Tehran, have entered an agreement for the planned construction of a grassroots refinery in Indonesia.

Ineos taps additional US ethane for European crackers

Feb 17, 2014

Ineos Europe AG, Switzerland, has signed a new purchase agreement with Consol Energy Inc., Pittsburgh, for US ethane to be exported to Ineos’s cracking operations in Europe.

Anadarko reports 4Q loss, record yearend sales volumes

Feb 17, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $770 million, decreasing net income by $1.145 billion.

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