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...

Lukoil commissions new plant at Bulgarian refinery

May 26, 2015 Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD, a subsidiary of Russia’s OAO Lukoil, has commissioned a heavy-residue hydrocracking complex at its 9.8 million-tonne/year refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria, along the Black S...

EIA: Crack spreads higher due to low oil prices, rising demand

May 25, 2015

Gasoline crack spreads in the US, especially on the East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months, according to a recent report from the US Energy Information Administration.

Total details revamp, conversion plan for French refineries

May 25, 2015 Total SA said it will spend €600 million to revitalize its refining business in France with projects that include an overhaul of the 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, as well as a per...

Court greenlights Chevron's Richmond refinery project

May 25, 2015 A California superior court has cleared the way for Chevron Corp. to proceed without further delay in executing its long-planned, $1-billion project to modernize operations at the company's 257,000...

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