Oil Refining News

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014 Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and cok...

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...

Industry's eternal battle

Nov 24, 2014 Polling conducted by Gallup in August drilled home what most of us already knew: People don't like the oil and gas industry. Fifty-six percent of those polled had either a "somewhat negative&q...

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 24, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

EPA won’t finalize RFS’s 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

Nov 21, 2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend. The American Petroleum Institute and Americ...

AFPM: Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard unconstitutional

Nov 20, 2014 Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program is unconstitutional, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said in comments submitted in response to the state’s Department ...

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 19, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

CSB releases final report on Chevron Richmond refinery fire

Nov 17, 2014 The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued the final regulatory report on its investigation of the August 2012 pipe rupture and ensuing fire at Chevron Corp.'s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refi...

Buyer emerges for shuttered St. Croix refinery

Nov 17, 2014 Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has found a buyer that hopes to restart its idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Isla...

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