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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...

BP confirms fire at Whiting refinery

Aug 28, 2014

An overnight fire at BP PLC’s 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind., has resulted in only minimal interruptions to operations at the site, the company said.

Planned maintenance under way at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex

Aug 28, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has started scheduled maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at its 561,000-b/d integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Baytown, Tex.

European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Aug 27, 2014 European refining is pivotal in “a second wave of structural changes” pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes a report f...

MRPL commissions FCC at Mangalore refinery

Aug 27, 2014 Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit that comprises part of the long-del...

Hungary lets contract for Danube refinery upgrade

Aug 27, 2014 Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, has let a contract to Axens for the upgrade and modernization of the mild hydrocracking unit at its 161,000-b/d Danube refinery i...

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.

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