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Fire hits PBF Energy’s Delaware refinery

Aug 21, 2015

PBF Energy Inc., Parsippany, NJ, is running its 190,000-b/sd refinery in Delaware City, Del., at reduced rates following a fire that broke out in the plant’s fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) on Aug. 21.

Fire hits Shell’s integrated processing operations in Singapore

Aug 21, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has extinguished a fire that occurred at one of the units at the company’s Pulau Bukom manufacturing site on Bukom Island, Singapore, which includes a 500,000-b/d refinery, 1 million-tonne/year (tpy) ethylene cracker complex (ECC), and 155,000-tpy butadiene extraction plant.

API: US petroleum demand up in July

Aug 21, 2015

Total petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, rose 2.2% from July 2014 to average nearly 19.6 million b/d last month, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s most recent Monthly Statistical Report.

Irving Oil plans massive turnaround for New Brunswick refinery

Aug 20, 2015

Irving Oil Ltd. will undertake the largest turnaround in the privately held company’s history beginning next month at its 300,000-b/d St. John refinery in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Fire-shuttered Al-Shuaiba refinery to restart soon, KNPC says

Aug 19, 2015

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) plans to restore operations at its 200,000-b/d Al-Shuaiba refinery within the coming days after an Aug. 17 fire forced a complete shutdown of processing activities at the site.

US House leaders press BP for answers on Whiting refinery outage

Aug 18, 2015

Leaders in the US House of Representatives are demanding answers from BP PLC regarding the early August unplanned and still ongoing shutdown of a major processing unit at its 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind.

LyondellBasell to shed Argentinian petrochemical assets

Aug 18, 2015

LyondellBasell, Houston, has reached an agreement for the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Petroken Petroquimica Ensenada SA (Petroken), which operates a 180,000-tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in the port city of Ensenada, 50 km southeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ORPIC completes installation of Oman’s first hydrocracker

Aug 17, 2015

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has completed installation of a hydrocracker as part of the company’s long-planned Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), a multibillion dollar modernization program that includes major technical improvements to the existing 116,000-b/d refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

EIA: US refinery inputs hit record high

Aug 17, 2015

Gross inputs to US refineries exceeded 17 million b/d in each of the 4 weeks preceding the week ended Aug. 7, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. That's a level not previously reached since EIA began publishing weekly data in 1990.

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Aug 17, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Unipetrol declares force majeure at Czech ethylene plant

Aug 14, 2015

Unipetrol AS has shuttered production at its Chempark Zaluzi petrochemical complex in Litvinov, Czech Republic, following an explosion and ensuing fire at the site’s 544,000-tonne/year (tpy) ethylene plant.

Meritage building oil, gas infrastructure in western Canada

Aug 13, 2015

Meritage Midstream Services III LP, the Canadian affiliate of Denver-based Meritage Midstream Services, has agreed with producer Canadian International Oil Corp. to build natural gas gathering, compression, and processing assets and crude oil gathering assets to support the development of CIOC’s Montney and Duvernay shale positions in west-central Alberta.

Morocco’s sole refinery plots financial restructuring

Aug 12, 2015

Société Anonyme Marocaine de l'Industrie de Raffinage (SAMIR) is planning a financial restructuring of the company in an effort to maintain ongoing operations at its 10 million-tonne/year refinery at Mohammedia, Morocco, north of Casablanca.

Dakota Prairie Refining sells diesel, mulls expansion

Aug 12, 2015

Dakota Prairie Refining LLC officials hosted a grand opening in late June to celebrate the start up of the first US refinery in about 40 years.

WoodMac: Western Canadian liquids production on upward trajectory starting in 2016

Aug 12, 2015

Wood Mackenzie Ltd.'s breakeven review of more than 180 individual company assets in western Canada reveals significant variation in the economics of each core area.

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