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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...

CVR Refining confirms fire at Coffeyville refinery’s isom unit

Jul 29, 2014 CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has confirmed the outbreak and subsequent extinguishing of a fire at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan. The fire was r...

API: US petroleum demand up in June, second quarter

Jul 28, 2014 Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, rose 1.5% in June vs. a year ago to average just above 19 million b/d, according to the American Petroleum Institute's most recent Monthly Statis...

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Jul 28, 2014 Trinidad and Tobago's state - owned Petrotrin is blaming the shale gas revolution in the US and lower crude prices at Cushing, Okla., for its decision to significantly reduce its refinery throughpu...

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 28, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex

Jul 25, 2014 Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Zelan Construction Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Zelan Bhd., Kuala Lampur, for the basic design, detail engineering, procurement, construction, and ...

Contract let for Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Jul 24, 2014 Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd., through its contractors, has let a contract to Qatar International Cables Co. (QICC), a subsidiary of Nexans SA, Paris, to provide all power and instrumentation cable n...

Pemex restarting Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 24, 2014 Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is in the process of restarting units at its 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, following a July 23 fire at the plant, the st...

Romanian refinery wraps modernization project

Jul 24, 2014

OMV Petrom SA, Bucharest, has completed the modernization of its Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania, near Ploiesti City.

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