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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.

Ineos expands Belgian ENB plant

Feb 17, 2014

Ineos has expanded its ethylidene norbornene (ENB) plant at the Zwigndrecht plant near Antwerp, Belgium, increasing its capacity to 28,000 tonnes/year (tpy) to make it the single largest ENB plant in the world.

Qatar Shell signs 5-year contract for gasket supply at Pearl GTL plant

Feb 17, 2014

Qatar Shell Ltd., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has let a contract to Qatar German Gasket Factory (QGER) for the supply of gaskets to the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City north of Doha.

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Feb 17, 2014

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Russian firm lets contract for ethylene cracker furnace

Feb 17, 2014

Open Joint Stock Co. (OJSC) Kazanorgsintez has let a services-related contract to Technip for a grassroots furnace to be located at its ethylene plant in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Repairs to halt production at Hellenic refinery

Feb 13, 2014

Hellenic Petroleum PA plans to temporarily shut down the flexicoker at its 100,000-b/d Elefsina refinery in Elefsis, Greece, for repairs following the discovery of damage to equipment associated with the unit’s gasifier.

Kuwait advances Clean Fuels Project work at refineries

Feb 12, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a lump-sum engineering, procurement, and construction contract to a consortium of oil and gas service providers led by Petrofac for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at its Mina Abdullah and Shuaiba refineries in southern Kuwait.

Takreer lets contract for Ruwais refinery

Feb 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) has let a service contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for a purifying hydrogen system at its 350,000-b/d Ruwais refinery, some 385 miles west of Abu Dhabi City in the United Arab Emirates.

TAIF Group lets contract for Nizhnekamsk refinery

Feb 11, 2014

PSC TAIF-NK, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAIF Group of Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, has let a construction-related contract to Linde Group, Munich, for two hydrogen plants at its 7 million tonnes/year Nizhnekamsk refinery.

Axiall selects partner for US Gulf Coast ethylene project

Feb 11, 2014

Axiall Corp. and South Korean firm Lotte Chemical have entered a 50-50 joint venture for the design, construction, and operation of a proposed 1 million tonne/year ethane cracker to be built in Louisiana.

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