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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...

New Zealand refinery extends maintenance

Apr 15, 2014 Bad weather and additional repairs have led to a delay in planned maintenance that began in March at New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd.’s (NZRC) 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the No...

Joint venture launches refinery in Kurdistan

Apr 15, 2014 Black Diamond Oil Co. and Rezhwan Co. have agreed to form a joint venture for a refinery in the Kurdistan region of Iraq that is scheduled to begin operations as soon as next week, the companies sa...

Contract let for Vietnamese refinery

Apr 14, 2014 Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC, through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the design and supply of a carbon monoxide incinerator package for a residu...

Moody's: Global refining, marketing industry to see earnings rise this year

Apr 14, 2014 The global refining and marketing (R&M) industry will continue to see pockets of earnings growth over the next year, but flat conditions overall, with product demand expected to increase modest...

Suriname refinery expansion advances

Apr 11, 2014 The construction phase is progressing for a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of ...

SOCAR restarts units at Baku refinery

Apr 11, 2014 State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has resumed operations at two units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan, following installation and re...

Contract let for Guangdong heavy oil refinery

Apr 10, 2014 Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) PetroChina Co. Ltd., has let a second major contract to Metso Corp. for advanced valve technology...

Construction nears for Egyptian refinery project

Apr 10, 2014 Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) plans to begin construction this month on its grassroots refining upgrade project to be built within the existing Mostorod Petroleum Complex (MPC), 20 km northeast of Ca...

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