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Survey shows increase in refining construction

May 6, 2013

Oil and Gas Journal's semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows an increase in refining construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update (OGJ, Nov.5, 2012, p. 48).

Asia, Middle East lead modest recovery in global refining

Dec 3, 2012 Growth in world crude oil distillation capacity resumed in 2012, if only slightly, after turning down in 2011 (OGJ, Dec. 5, 2011, p. 30) following slow growth in 2010, according to the latest OGJ R...

Turkmen plant to yield gasoline from gas

Aug 26, 2014

Construction has begun at Ovadan-Depe near Ashgabad, Turkmenistan, on a 15,500-b/d plant that will make gasoline from natural gas.

Vietnam’s Dung Quat refinery wraps maintenance

Aug 26, 2014

State-owned Petrovietnam has completed the second planned maintenance turnaround since 2011 at its 140,000-b/d Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam (OGJ Online, May 20, 2014).

Emission reductions under way at Moscow refinery

Aug 26, 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.

TSB report outlines 'multitude of factors' behind Lac-Megantic train derailment

Aug 25, 2014 A multitude of factors led to July 6 derailment of a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Que., carrying 72 carloads of Bakken crude oil bound for Irving Oil Ltd.'s refinery in Saint John, NB, according ...

CSB releases incident report for Tesoro's Martinez refinery

Aug 25, 2014 Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro Corp.'s 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Mar...

Run rates still recovering at Amuay refinery after 2012 blast, PDVSA says

Aug 25, 2014 Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said crude oil throughput rates continue to recover at the Amuay portion of its Paraguana refining complex in northwest Venezuela following...

Earthquake interrupts operations at Chilean refinery

Aug 25, 2014 Chile’s Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (Enap) has halted partial operations at its 104,000-b/d Aconcagua refinery at Concon, Chile, following an Aug. 23 earthquake in the Valparaiso region along the...

Serbia’s NIS plans upgrades at Pancevo refinery

Aug 25, 2014

Serbia’s Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) will begin a planned modernization overhaul of its 98,000-b/d Pancevo refinery beginning Sept. 1, the company reported.

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