Oil Refining News

Bakken formation pressure standards to take effect Apr. 1

Feb 10, 2015 North Dakota oil and gas regulators ordered operators to condition crude oil from the Bakken, Three Forks, and Sanish formations, effective Apr. 1, in efforts to improve rail transportation safety.

Prospects for US crude exports to Asia are looking up

Dec 1, 2014 Within the next 3 to 4 years, the US can become an oil and condensate exporter capable of making available to the world market more than 1.5 million b/d of domestic crude and condensate along with ...

Asia-Pacific refining primed for capacity growth

Dec 1, 2014

Global crude oil refining capacity in 2014 edged lower from 2013 (OGJ, Dec. 2, 2013, p. 34), according to the latest OGJ Refinery Survey.

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...

Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

Mar 3, 2015 As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to re...

MRPL commissions unit at Mangalore refining complex

Mar 3, 2015 Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) has started the process of commissioning an integrated polypropylene unit at its refinery in Mangalore, India, following the recent completion of...

Bangkok refinery due capacity expansion, upgrades

Mar 2, 2015 Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Ltd. (BCP) is planning to increase crude oil processing capacity at its Bangkok, Thailand, refinery, as part of its goal to boost the plant’s overall efficiency and fu...

Work stoppages commence at largest US refinery, three other facilities

Mar 2, 2015

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has launched additional work stoppages at the largest refinery in the US and three other facilities as part of USW's unfair labor practice (ULP) strike.

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Global LNG: Adjusting to New Realties

Oil & Gas Journal’s March 20, 2015, webcast will look at how global LNG trade will be affected over the next 12-24 months by falling crude oil ...
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US Midstream at a Crossroads

Oil & Gas Journal’s Mar. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on US midstream companies at an inflection point in their development in response to more ...
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The Future of US Refining

Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in ...
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