More Refining Capacities News

An unprecedented rebuke

Oct 13, 2008 While addressing mortgage debt deemed “toxic” in a desperate effort to rescue the US economy, Congress somehow saw fit to raise toxicity of the political climate for oil and natural gas.

Takreer moves ahead with Ruwais refinery expansion

Oct 10, 2008 Takreer, an arm of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has selected Honeywell unit UOP to supply technology and engineering services for an expansion at the Ruwais refinery in the UAE.

Saudi Aramco-Total JV names executive, plans refinery

Oct 10, 2008 Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. has appointed Salem H. Shaheen as president and chief executive officer.

Rep. Peterson will leave a bipartisan energy legacy

Oct 10, 2008 US Rep. John E. Peterson (R-Pa.) could take some pride in watching Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing moratoriums expire on Sept. 30. But he also was enough of a realist to realize that more work needs to be done, even though he is leaving Congress at the end of the year.

OGJ Newsletter

Oct 6, 2008


Oct 6, 2008

UOP to upgrade Abu Dhabi refinery

Sep 30, 2008 Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) selected UOP LLC, a Honeywell International company based in Des Plaines, Ill., to supply technology and engineering services for upgrading its 120,000 b/d Ruwais refinery 240 km west of Abu Dhabi City in the UAE.

Wood River refinery begins coker, expansion project

Sep 24, 2008 A coker and refinery expansion project at the Wood River, Ill., refinery, a 50-50 joint venture of EnCana Corp. and ConocoPhillips, will begin this month, EnCana reported.

Dung Quat refinery on track for 2009

Sep 23, 2008 Petrovietnam next month plans to import 52,500 tonnes of diesel to test-run the 140,000 b/d Dung Quat refinery, the country's first, due to come on stream in February 2009.

Emulsion fuel options still viable for heavy oil

Sep 22, 2008 Venezuela was until recently the only source of a unique fuel option that bypassed the traditional yet capital intensive two-step conversion of bitumen-extra heavy crudes(B-EHC) to synthetic crude oil (syncrude) and then to refinery products.

Congress members pledge action after oil speculation study

Sep 22, 2008 An independent report showing that record amounts of speculative investment drove oil prices to record peaks in 2008 confirms that stronger market regulation is needed, federal lawmakers said.

OGJ Newsletter

Sep 22, 2008

Japanese refiners to cut products output

Sep 16, 2008 Three Japanese refiners, who control some 35% of the nation's refining capacity, plan to cut their output by the end of the year due to reduced demand for fuels.

Kuwaiti oil minister confident about refinery support

Sep 16, 2008 Kuwaiti's oil minister, rejecting allegations that he had violated any laws in the award of contracts, expressed confidence he would win parliamentary support to construct the 615,000 b/d Al-Zour refinery.

OGJ Newsletter

Sep 15, 2008

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