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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.

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Jul 24, 2014 Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Inputs ...

Tesoro plans to boost xylene recovery at US West Coast

Jul 21, 2014 Tesoro Corp. is planning a petrochemical feedstock project that will utilize production from its US West Coast refining operations to enhance xylene recovery at its 120,000-b/d Anacortes, Wash., re...

Chevron unit starts base oil production from Pascagoula plant

Jul 21, 2014 Chevron Corp. subsidiary Chevron USA Inc. reported the start of commercial base oil production from a newly constructed facility with a design capacity of 25,000 b/d at the company’s 330,000-b/cd P...

Construction begins on PDVSA’s Puerto La Cruz refinery revamp

Jul 21, 2014 Construction activities have started for the long-planned expansion and modernization at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela (OGJ Online, Ju...

India approves refining complex in Barmer

Jul 18, 2014

India’s government has officially approved Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) to set up its proposed refinery and petrochemical complex in Barmer district, Rajasthan.

Ineos secures loan guarantee for Grangemouth upgrade

Jul 17, 2014 Ineos AG, Switzerland, has secured a £230 million loan from the UK government that will allow the company to move forward with a planned upgrade at its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery a...

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Jul 16, 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 throughput ...

Texas refinery completes capacity expansion

Jul 8, 2014

Alon USA Partners LP, Dallas, has completed a turnaround and vacuum tower project which, together, have resulted in increased crude oil processing capacity at its Big Spring, Tex., refinery.

Dangote Group finalizes contract for Nigerian refinery

Jun 19, 2014 Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Group has officially entered an agreement with Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for project management consultancy (PMC) and engineering, procurement, and construction manag...

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