Oil Refining News

Dakota Prairie Refining sells diesel, mulls expansion

Aug 12, 2015

Dakota Prairie Refining LLC officials hosted a grand opening in late June to celebrate the start up of the first US refinery in about 40 years.

AFPM Q&A-1: Safety, gasoline processing questions addressed at annual conference

Aug 3, 2015 Gasoline processing operations, with a focus on safety, blending, and reforming issues, garnered considerable attention during the 2014 American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Q&A and Tec...

Global oil glut continues despite increasing demand

Jul 6, 2015 A year since crude prices plunged, oversupply lingers, evident in a record-setting stock build, as production by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries remains far above the g...

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...

New Hampshire Supreme Court rules against ExxonMobil in MTBE appeal

Oct 5, 2015 The New Hampshire Supreme Court denied ExxonMobil Corp.’s appeal of a lower court’s $236 million award to the state in a lawsuit charging groundwater contamination from the company’s use of methyl ...

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