More Refinery Construction News

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.

RIL taps Fluor for petcoke, petrochem work

May 3, 2012

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, has let a contract to Fluor Corp. covering project management services for a new petcoke gasification plant and expansion of petrochemical facilities at its complex at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, where it has 1.24 million b/d of refining capacity.

Grassroots refinery commissioned in India

Mar 29, 2012

HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL) has commissioned its 180,000-b/d, zero-bottoms Guru Gobind Singh Refinery near Bathinda in the northern Indian state of Punjab.

Another Williston diesel refinery studied

Feb 22, 2012

Another refinery designed to produce diesel from Bakken crude oil is in prospect in the Williston basin.

Tatarstan refinery to KBR conversion method

Feb 15, 2012

TAIF Group of Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, has let a contract to KBR for licensing and engineering services to upgrade its Nizhnikamsk refinery with Veba Combi Cracker (VCC) technology (OGJ Online, Jan. 21, 2010).

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.

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