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Flint Hills plans desulfurizaion unit at West Plant

Aug 8, 2008 Flint Hills Resources plans to add a diesel desulfurization unit and a sulfur recovery unit to its 56-year-old West Plant, part of the company's 300,000 b/d Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery complex.

Flint Hills plans desulfurization unit at West Plant

Aug 8, 2008 Flint Hills Resources plans to add a diesel desulfurization unit and a sulfur recovery unit to its 56-year-old West Plant, part of the company's 300,000 b/d Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery complex.

OMV drops merger proposal with Mol

Aug 7, 2008 OMV has abandoned its unsolicited $23 billion bid for Hungary's Mol because it is unhappy with the conditions set by the EC, claiming that they undermine the deal.

Petroecuador looking to upgrade Esmeraldas refinery

Aug 7, 2008 Ecuador's Petroecuador, eyeing improved output from its Esmeraldas refinery, is negotiating a contract with Chiyoda for the rehabilitation and modernization of the facility, according to media reports.

Nizhnekamsk refinery upgrade progresses

Aug 6, 2008 The Nizhnekamsk refinery, 250 km from Tatarstan's capital city of Kazan, will have a refining capacity of 7 million tonnes/year following upgrade efforts currently under way (OGJ, Sept. 25, 2006, Newsletter).

Pemex study finds more refineries, pipelines needed

Aug 6, 2008 Mexico's Pemex, in a study released to the country's Congress, has underscored the need for additional refining resources or, lacking them, additional pipelines within the country.

Skewed attention to supply

Aug 4, 2008 After years of neglect, US energy politics at last considers supply. The attention is skewed by the politics of a grueling election year.

Comment: US can manage energy cost without ‘punishing’ industry

Jul 28, 2008 Driven by public outcry over $4/gal gasoline, the US energy policy debate is beginning to shift toward discussions for a return of punitive, self-defeating measures directed at companies that produce the nation’s fuels.

Petroleos del Peru to loop Norperuano pipeline

Jul 24, 2008 Peru's Petroleos del Peru plans to invest $50 million for an extension to the 852-km Norperuano oil pipeline that runs to the Pacific coast from fields in the northeastern jungle region.

Learning to cooperate

Jul 21, 2008 An important development in the geopolitics of oil has largely escaped notice where it should be big news: in the US.

FACTS: Mideast trade transformation under way

Jul 21, 2008 The Middle East will play an increasingly important role in the world oil market as it emerges as a new export force, according to a new report from a prominent energy consulting firm.

Refinery profits diverging from crude price trends

Jul 21, 2008 A recent examination of cash margins showed how refinery profits have changed since 2002.

Venezuela, Ecuador again discuss building refinery

Jul 17, 2008 Venezuela and Ecuador, avowedly mixing international politics and oil processing, have renewed a longstanding agreement to build the largest oil refinery on the Pacific Coast of South America.

FACTS: Middle East trade transformation underway

Jul 15, 2008 The Middle East will play an increasingly important role in the world oil market as it emerges as a new export force, according to a new report from a prominent energy consulting firm.

SPECIAL REPORT: Markets evolving for oil sands bitumen, synthetic crude

Jul 7, 2008 As Canadian oil sands production increases, producers are adopting varied strategies in marketing the bitumen blends and synthetic crude oil (SCO).

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