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Williston diesel-naphtha refinery proposed

Feb 8, 2012

Dakota Oil Processing LLC, Williston, ND, is seeking financing and permits to build a $200 million, 20,000 b/d topping refinery in Williams County 16 miles southwest of Williston to produce mainly diesel to support the Bakken oil play and other local markets.

South Sudan to construct refinery, oil pipeline to Kenya

Jan 26, 2012

The government of South Sudan, faced with alleged obstructions by Sudan, announced plans to build a refinery and pipeline aimed at transporting recently discovered crude oil to an export terminal in Kenya.

Contracts let for Bataan refinery units

Jan 17, 2012

Petron Corp. Mandaluyong City, Philippines, has let contracts for two conversion units in a major upgrade of its 180,000 b/d refinery at Limay, Bataan, about 150 km southwest of Manila (OGJ, Jan. 27, 1997, p. 74).

HollyFrontier to expand refinery in Utah

Jan 4, 2012

HollyFrontier Corp. will expand crude capacity at its 31,000-b/d refinery at Woods Cross, Utah, to 45,000 b/d with idle equipment from Western Refining Inc.’s facility at Bloomfield, NM.

Commissioning of Punjab refinery delayed

Nov 2, 2011

Although construction is nearly complete of the 180,000 b/d Guru Gobind Singh refinery near Bathinda in the Indian state of Punjab, commissioning has been delayed (OGJ Online, May 11, 2011).

Iraq refinery to install heavy conversion technologies

Oct 5, 2011

State Co. for Oil Projects (SCOP), part of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, has awarded Axens IFP Group Technologies basic design and license contracts for construction of a refinery in Nassiriya, the supply company announced.

Axens to design units for Saudi refinery

Sep 23, 2011

Saudi Aramco has chosen Axens technologies for major processing units at the 400,000-b/d refinery it plans to build in the Jazan area of southern Saudi Arabia (OGJ Online, Feb. 9, 2011).

Crude unit, hydrocracker due at Sohar

Mar 4, 2011

Expansion of the Sohar refinery in Oman will include installation of a crude unit and hydrocracker (OGJ Online, Mar. 2, 2011).

Bulgarian refinery to add hydrocracking units

Jan 21, 2011

Burgasnefteproekt EOOD, OAO Lukoil’s engineering subsidiary, has let a contract to Technip, Paris, for the first phase of a heavy residue hydrocracking complex to be built at the 115,240 b/cd refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria, along the Black Sea.

Turkey JV hires manager for refinery construction

Dec 14, 2010

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Turcas Rafineri AS have awarded Fluor Corp. a project management consultancy for a refinery to be built in Aliaga, Turkey.

Petrobras awards refinery design contracts

Dec 13, 2010

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) let a basic engineering design and front-end engineering design contract to Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group for two grassroots refineries in Brazil.

Indian Oil completes refinery expansion

Nov 11, 2010

Indian Oil Corp. has commissioned the expansion of its Panipat refinery in Haryana, India, to 300,000 b/d from 240,000 b/d.

PDVSA secures initial guarantee for Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 5, 2010

Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA said it has secured the $400 million it needs as an initial guarantee for the construction of the Abreu e Lima refinery in Brazil.

Hellenic refinery upgrades nearly complete

Oct 4, 2010

Hellenic Petroleum SA expects to complete work next year on upgrades of two of its refineries in Greece.

Aramco lets Yanbu refinery contracts

Aug 4, 2010

Saudi Aramco has signed a series of engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the 400,000-b/d export refinery it plans at Yanbu Industrial City on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast.

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