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Japan's crisis will affect nuclear, oil, gas industries

Mar 21, 2011

The unfolding crisis in Japan—the world’s third largest economy and fifth largest energy user—has major implications for both the nuclear and the oil and gas sectors, said industry analysts.

Japan urges boost from fossil-fueled power plants

Mar 17, 2011

The Japanese government, confirming earlier reports, will urge utilities to increase output at fossil fuel-fired electric power plants to boost power shortages after an earthquake and tsunami crippled Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and other facilities.

Yeosu refining complex due upgrading capacity

Jan 5, 2011

GS Caltex, Seoul, plans to add upgrading capacity at its 760,000 b/cd refining complex at Yeosu, South Korea.

Essar to further boost refinery capacity

Nov 10, 2010

Essar Oil Ltd., Mumbai, has decided to further expand distillation capacity of its 300,000-b/d refinery at Vadinar, Gujarat, India.

Japan's Idemitsu Kosan to reduce refining capacity

Apr 29, 2010

Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co., eyeing reduced demand for refined products, plans to cut 100,000 b/d of crude refining capacity by the fiscal year ending in March 2014.

Shell starts up ethylene cracker in Singapore

Apr 19, 2010

Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. has started up its new ethylene cracker in Singapore.

Petrom advances Petrobrazi refinery upgrade

Apr 13, 2010

Petrom SA, OMV AG’s Romanian subsidiary, has let key contracts in its delayed modernization of the 4.5-million tonne/year Petrobrazi refinery in Ploesti (OGJ, June 15, 2009, p. 22).

Qatar's condensate refinery at capacity

Apr 6, 2010

The 146,000-b/d condensate refinery at Ras Laffan, Qatar, is operating at full capacity, officials of Qatargas, the operator, said at an inauguration ceremony.

Marathon starts expanded Garyville refinery

Mar 31, 2010

Marathon Oil Corp. has integrated and started up the 180,000-b/d expansion of its Garyville, La., refinery, bringing total crude capacity to 436,000 b/d.

Contract let in Spanish refinery expansion

Jan 7, 2010

Repsol YPF SA has let contract to Foster Wheeler AG to design, supply, and erect a heat recovery steam generator to be integrated in a cogeneration plant under construction in the expansion of its Cartagena refinery in Murcia, Spain (OGJ, Apr. 7, 2008, p. 24).

Algeria receives four bids for Tiaret refinery project

Oct 26, 2009

Algeria’s Sonatrach has received bids from four international companies for the contract to perform front-end engineering and design services for the Tiaret refinery project.

Pemex refineries due low-sulfur fuel units

Sep 15, 2009

Pemex Refining let engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts worth $638 million to ICA Fluor for low-sulfur gasoline projects at two refineries in Mexico.

Irving Oil to upgrade St. John refinery

Sep 11, 2009

Irving Oil will spend $220 million to upgrade its 250,000-b/d refinery at St. John, NB.

NPRA: US refiners continue to increase total capacity

Sep 3, 2009

US refiners increased their total capacity by 100,000 b/d from 2008 to 2009, reported the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association in its latest annual US refining and storage capacity report on Sept. 2.

Pertamina to increase domestic refining production

Jun 16, 2009

Indonesian lawmakers were told state-owned PT Pertamina has developed a list of downstream projects for completion in the next few years to stop importing state-subsidized fuels.

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