Refinery Construction News

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...

SOCAR lets contract for Baku refinery

Jul 18, 2014 State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has let a contract to Hamon Thermal Europe SA of France for the delivery of a water-cooling unit at its Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Ba...

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...

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.

Contract let for Vietnam’s Nghi Son refining complex

Jul 3, 2014 Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC has let a contract to KSB AG, Frankenthal, Germany, to supply process pumps for its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in...

ExxonMobil plans to install coker at Antwerp refinery

Jul 2, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has reported it will invest $1 billion to install a delayed coker unit at its 320,000-b/d Antwerp, Belgium, refinery.

PDVSA lets contract for Puerto La Cruz refinery project

Jul 1, 2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a contract to a consortium led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the expansion and modernization of its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz ref...

Contracts let for Russian refinery modernization

Jul 1, 2014 NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let contracts to CB&I, Houston, to provide technology licenses and front-end engineering and design services for the modernization of it...

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