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Bosnia and Herzegovina refinery due upgrade

Oct 24, 2012

Rafinerija Nafte Brod, operator of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s only refinery, will use technologies from Honeywell’s UOP LLC and ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co. (EMRE) in an upgrade of its 240,000 b/d facility at Brod.

Aramco lets contracts for Jazan refinery, terminal

Oct 22, 2012

Saudi Aramco has completed contractor selection for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the Jazan refinery and terminal in the southwest of the country.

TNK-BP upgrading Ryazan refinery in Russia

Oct 16, 2012

TNK-BP said it will invest $537 million to add isomerization and cat-cracked gasoline hydrotreating capacity at its 340,000 b/d Ryazan refinery about 120 miles southeast of Moscow.

DOI approves tribal land trust application for proposed North Dakota refinery

Oct 11, 2012

The US Department of the Interior approved a land-into-trust application from three North Dakota Indian tribes, accepting 469 acres into trust for a proposed 13,000 b/d refinery on 190 acres and feed production on the remainder.

CNPC starts up ethylene unit at Daqing

Oct 11, 2012

China National Petroleum Corp. has started up a 600,000-tonne/year ethylene unit that doubles capacity of Daqing Petrochemical with the country’s first ethylene plant based on domestically developed technology.

Kazakhstan's KazMunaiGaz outlines growth plans

Oct 3, 2012

Kazakhstan’s state oil company KazMunaiGaz expects the country’s crude oil production to reach 90 million tonnes/year by 2015 and 130 million tpy by 2020.

Technip gets Kazakh refinery contracts

Sep 27, 2012

Technip has received contracts for front-end engineering design of modernization projects that will expand crude capacities of two small refineries in Kazakhstan.

Eni's Venice refinery to be 'biorefinery'

Sep 24, 2012

Italy’s Eni SPA will turn its 80,000-b/d Venice refinery at Porto Marghera, Italy, into a “biorefinery” based on proprietary technology for the production of biodiesel.

Refinery to expand in northeastern India

Sep 21, 2012

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL), which operates a 3 million tonne/year (tpy) refinery in the Golaghat district of Assam in far-northeastern India, plans to increase crude-distillation capacity to 8-9 million tpy.

Lukoil speeds upgrades of two refineries

Sep 19, 2012

Lukoil has adjusted plans for modernization of two of its Russian refineries to boost output of gasoline.

Sunoco's Allegheny Access refined products pipeline to proceed

Sep 7, 2012

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP received enough binding commitments from shippers during the open season for Sunoco Pipeline LP and Inland Corp.’s Allegheny Access pipeline project to advance the project.

Canadian PDH unit under consideration

Jul 20, 2012

Another operator, this time in Canada, is looking to monetize its propane volumes with a propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH). Tulsa-based Williams Cos. Inc. has announced it is exploring construction of a PDH unit in Alberta.

Mandan refinery expansion nearly complete

Jun 8, 2012

Tesoro Corp. expects to complete the expansion of its refinery at Mandan, ND, by the end of June, according to Greg Goff, president and chief executive officer.

ExxonMobil plans expansion at Baytown petrochemical complex

Jun 5, 2012

ExxonMobil Corp. reported plans for a major expansion at its Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex just east of Houston.

Motiva completes Port Arthur, Tex., refinery expansion

May 31, 2012

Motiva Enterprises LLC, Houston, reported the completion of the 325,000-b/d expansion at its refinery in Port Arthur, Tex.

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