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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...

Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

Sep 19, 2014 Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to prevent the shuttering of jointly owned INA Industr...

PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

Sep 18, 2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela, the state-owned company said.

WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

Sep 17, 2014 Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 from a current 109 million tpy, prompting a radica...

AFPM launches web site to recruit refining, petchem employees

Sep 17, 2014 The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers launched a workforce development web site to provide information for anyone seeking a career in the two industries. “The refining and petrochemic...

Pemex lets contract for Salamanca refinery

Sep 17, 2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. for the execution of an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Antonio M. Amor refinery i...

Bahrain awards FEED for refinery expansion

Sep 16, 2014 Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Technip SA to develop front-end engineering design (FEED) for four main work packages as part of a planned expansion and upgrade ...

SSLPC lets contract for Shandong complex

Sep 15, 2014 Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SSLPC) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for technology to produce isobutylene at its integrated refining and petrochemical complex located...

Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Sep 15, 2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas to execute an ultralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz state.

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