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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...

Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

Jul 22, 2014 Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., r...

Tesoro plans to boost xylene recovery at US West Coast

Jul 21, 2014 Tesoro Corp. is planning a petrochemical feedstock project that will utilize production from its US West Coast refining operations to enhance xylene recovery at its 120,000-b/d Anacortes, Wash., re...

Delta inks crude supply agreement for Trainer refinery

Jul 21, 2014 Monroe Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., has entered into a 5-year agreement with midstream logistics provider Bridger LLC, Addison, Tex., to supply 65,000 b/d of US crude oil to De...

Chevron unit starts base oil production from Pascagoula plant

Jul 21, 2014 Chevron Corp. subsidiary Chevron USA Inc. reported the start of commercial base oil production from a newly constructed facility with a design capacity of 25,000 b/d at the company’s 330,000-b/cd P...

Construction begins on PDVSA’s Puerto La Cruz refinery revamp

Jul 21, 2014 Construction activities have started for the long-planned expansion and modernization at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela (OGJ Online, Ju...

IEA: Oil prices pulling back on eased supply concerns, softening demand

Jul 21, 2014 On the back of rapid territorial gains by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Iraq, ICE Brent oil futures surged in mid-June to a 9-month high of more than $115/bbl.

SOCAR lets contract for Baku refinery

Jul 18, 2014 State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has let a contract to Hamon Thermal Europe SA of France for the delivery of a water-cooling unit at its Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Ba...

Orpic lets contract for Sohar refinery modernization

Jul 18, 2014 Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic), through a contractor, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for work related the upgrade of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 k...

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