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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.

Rosneft commissions isom unit at Kuibyshev refinery

Sep 3, 2014

OAO Rosneft has commissioned an isomerization (isom) unit at its 6.8 million-tonne/year Kuibyshev refinery in Russia’s Samara region.

Owners request extension for sale of shuttered Caribbean refinery

Sep 3, 2014

Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA, has asked for an extension of the agreement that governs the established sales process of its shuttered 500,000-b/d refinery at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, government officials confirmed.

Contract let for Koch fertilizer expansion

Sep 3, 2014

Koch Nitrogen Co., Wichita, let a reimbursable engineering, procurement, and construction contract to KBR Inc. for a grassroots urea plant to be built in conjunction with a $1.3 billion expansion of its fertilizer complex at Enid, Okla.

Egyptian refinery secures loan for expansion project

Sep 3, 2014

Assiut Petroleum Refining Co. (ASORC) has secured financing from Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the upgrade of its 47,000-b/d refinery in Asyut, Egypt.

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