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OGJ Newsletter

Jun 23, 2008

McCain more like Democrats than Bush on energy

Jun 20, 2008 Democratic leaders in Congress responded to oil-supply initiatives from the US president and the Republican who would succeed him as though they were identical. They couldn't be more wrong.

Costs derail Petronas' planned 100,000 b/d Sudan refinery

Jun 12, 2008 Malaysia's Petronas has deferred plans for its 100,000 b/d refinery project in Sudan due to rising costs, according to a senior company official.

Federal lawmakers from Illinois question Indiana agency's environmental assessment

Jun 6, 2008 Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and three House Democrats from Illinois asked an Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 official to object to a construction permit which BP Products North America Inc. is seeking to expand its Whiting, Ind., refinery.

S. Dakota residents okay land rezone for proposed refinery

Jun 5, 2008 Residents of Union County, SD, have approved the rezoning of farm land north of Elk Point for privately held Hyperion Resources to build a proposed refinery.

IAG lets contract for CCRL refinery expansion

Jun 5, 2008 International Alliance Group has awarded a design services contract to Mustang Engineering for the CCRL $1.9 billion refinery expansion project in Regina, Sask.

OGJ Newsletter

May 19, 2008

Aramco, ConocoPhillips plan Yanbu refinery

May 16, 2008 Saudi Aramco and ConocoPhillips have approved continued funding for the development of the Yanbu export refinery project.

Total, Aramco plan 400,000 b/d Jubail refinery

May 16, 2008 Saudi Aramco and Total SA will construct a 400,000 b/d full-conversion refinery in Jubail city on Saudi Arabia's Persian Gulf coast. Operations are expected start in 2012.

OPEC: Refinery mismatch strains crude price

May 15, 2008 Refinery construction oriented to gasoline in a market needing distillate is lifting the premium for light crude and contributing to market instability, says the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

OGJ Newsletter

May 12, 2008

‘Design-build’ method useful for refinery project execution

May 12, 2008 Refiners can execute many projects at a lower cost and in less time using a “design-build” approach that bypasses the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package.

COMMENT: Iranian oil industry, 100, showing wear

May 5, 2008 The Iranian oil and gas industry approaches its 100th anniversary bloated, corrupt, and nearly bankrupt, managing four times the employees but two-thirds the oil production it had before the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.

Iran begins $1.2 billion upgrade for Sri Lanka refinery

May 2, 2008 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a $1.2 billion project to upgrade Sri Lanka's sole refinery at Sapugaskande, outside Colombo, the island nation's capital.

Gulf Petroleum gets nod for Malaysian petrochem complex

May 1, 2008 Qatar's Gulf Petroleum won regulatory approval from the Malaysian government to develop a $5 billion oil and petrochemical complex in the northern state of Perak.

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