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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.


Oct 6, 2008

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Sep 15, 2008

Hurricane Ike idles 21% of US refining capacity

Sep 12, 2008 Even before its center made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast, wide-bodied Hurricane Ike knocked out more of American refining capacity than did its predecessor less than 2 weeks earlier.

MARKET WATCH: Crude prices fall as Ike threatens Houston area

Sep 12, 2008 Despite pending supply reductions via OPEC and Hurricane Ike, energy prices continued falling to yet another 5-month low just over $100/bbl Sept. 11 as traders focused on declining demand.

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