Oil Refining News

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...

Venezuela advances desalination plant for Paraguana refineries

Aug 22, 2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) plans to commission by yearend the first module of a seawater desalination plant designed to supply water requirements for its Paraguana refining complex in northw...

NRL lets contract for Karachi refining complex

Aug 19, 2014 Pakistan’s National Refinery Ltd. (NRL) has let a contract to China National Chemical Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CNCEC) for work related to the upgrade and expansion of its refining complex in the Kor...

IEA: Oil demand growth forecast lowered

Aug 18, 2014 The global oil demand growth forecast for 2014 has been curtailed since last month's report to a more modest 1 million b/d, according to the International Energy Agency's most recent Oil Market Rep...

CSB releases incident report for Tesoro’s Martinez refinery

Aug 18, 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...

Hydrogen unit shuttered at Neste’s Porvoo refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered a hydrogen production unit for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

Fire hits at KNPC’s Mina Al Ahmadi refinery

Aug 18, 2014 Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on Aug. 17 at its 466,000-b/d Mina Al Ahmadi refinery, which lies about 28 miles south of Kuwait City on the...

Kansas refinery scheduled for late-August restart

Aug 15, 2014 CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has notified state regulators it will restart its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., in late August after it completes repairs and maintenance work in the...

IOC nears start-up of Paradip refinery; expands FCCU capacity at Mathura

Aug 14, 2014

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) is near to commissioning its long-delayed 300,000-b/d, full-conversion refinery at Paradip, on India’s northeastern coast.

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