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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.

India’s MRPL updates refinery expansion project

Feb 10, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., is nearing completion of a long-delayed expansion project at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

Phillips 66 advances Sweeney fractionator, Freeport export terminal

Feb 7, 2014

Phillips 66 will build both its Sweeny Fractionator One and Freeport LPG Export Terminal. The 100,000-b/d Sweeny fractionator will be in Old Ocean, Tex., close to the company’s Sweeny refinery, and will supply purity NGLs to the petrochemical and heating markets.

Granite Wash gas plant, pipeline start up

Feb 7, 2014

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, has started up the 200-MMcfd Buffalo Creek cryogenic gas processing plant and associated high-pressure trunk line in the Granite Wash in Hemphill County, Tex.

Washington state debates cutting tax break for refiners

Feb 6, 2014

Washington state lawmakers are reviewing proposed legislation that would do away with a tax exemption currently applicable to refineries operating in the state.

Japanese refinery on schedule to close by end-March

Feb 6, 2014

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., a wholly owned refining and marketing company of JX Holdings Inc. and Japan’s largest refiner, said it is on track to stop crude oil processing altogether at its 180,000-b/d Muroran refinery, on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Axiall updates repair work at Louisiana plant

Feb 6, 2014

Axiall Corp. said repairs are nearing completion at its Lake Charles, La., chemical complex following a Dec. 20, 2013, fire that occurred in the vinyl chloride manufacturing area of the plant.

Placid Refining appoints refinery manager

Feb 5, 2014

Placid Refining Co. LLC, Port Allen, La., has named Robert Beadle as refinery manager of its Port Allen facility.

BP ramps up heavy crude throughputs at Whiting

Feb 5, 2014

BP PLC is in the process of boosting heavy crude oil runs at its 413,000-b/d refinery at Whiting, Ind., following the yearend 2013 completion of a modernization project designed to increase the plant’s ability to process heavy, sour crude.

Flint Hills plans Alaska refinery closure

Feb 5, 2014

Flint Hills Resources Alaska LLC (FHRA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, Kan., plans to cease crude oil processing at its 85,000-b/d North Pole refinery near Fairbanks, Alas., by June.

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