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Petroecuador restarts Esmeraldas refinery

Jan 13, 2014

Ecuador’s state-owned Petroecuador has resumed operations at two processing units of its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery on the Pacific Coast following a late-November 2013 fire at the plant, the company confirmed.

PDVSA lets contract for Amuay refinery

Jan 13, 2014

Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a construction-related contract to Portuguese firm Cimontubo to revamp a product storage area at the 940,000-b/d Paraguana Refining Center (PRC) in Caracas.

Speculations peak about majors’ exit from Australian refining, retail

Jan 13, 2014

Rumors are swirling around the Australian petroleum industry about the exit of major companies Royal Dutch Shell PLC and BP PLC from the country’s refining and retail scene.

Alberta approves funding for Sturgeon refinery

Jan 13, 2014

The government of Alberta has approved up to $1 billion (Can.) in financing for North West Redwater Partnership’s (NWR) recently delayed bitumen refinery project already under construction near Redwater in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton.

Fire hits Shell’s German refinery

Jan 9, 2014

A fire that broke out in a chemical tank on Jan. 9 at Shell’s 327,000-b/d Rheinland refinery near Cologne, Germany, has been contained, the company said.

Iraq seals deal for Karbala refinery

Jan 9, 2014

The Iraqi government has let a contract to a consortium of South Korean firms for the construction of a refinery in southern Karbala Province, Iraq, 100 km south of Baghdad (OGJ Online, Aug. 1, 2011).

Sinopec lets contract for refinery water treatment system

Jan 8, 2014

Jiujiang Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), has awarded Siemens Energy a contract for the supply of a refinery wastewater treatment system at the 5 million tonne/year Jiujiang refinery in China’s Jiangxi Province.

Hess files documents for retail spinoff

Jan 8, 2014

Hess Corp. has filed documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the spinoff to shareholders of its retail business, which includes 1,350 gasoline-convenience stores bearing the company’s brand in 16 states along the US East Coast.

Contract let for new Turkish refinery

Jan 8, 2014

Star Refinery AS, Istanbul, has let a service-related contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the grassroots Aegean refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya AS (Petkim) complex at Aliaga, Turkey.

Operational upset hits Paulsboro refinery

Jan 7, 2014

PBF Energy Inc. reported unplanned shutdowns of certain units on Jan. 7 at its 185,000-b/d refinery in Paulsboro, NJ.

Reduc refinery unit set for restart

Jan 7, 2014

The coker of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 232,000-b/d Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refinery in Rio de Janeiro state will resume operations later this week after a fire shuttered the unit on Jan. 4.

Rising output, slow demand to boost US product exports

Jan 6, 2014

In 2005, the US was the world's largest importer of petroleum products, with net volumes averaging almost 2.5 million b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Fire hits Brazil’s Reduc refinery

Jan 6, 2014

An early evening fire occurred on Jan. 4 at the coking unit of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 232,000-b/d Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refinery in Rio de Janeiro state.

Yearly refinery construction indexes listed for 80+ years

Jan 6, 2014

Here are yearly values for the Nelson-Farrar refinery inflation cost index since 1926.

Lukoil acquires loan for Bulgarian refinery upgrade

Jan 3, 2014

OAO Lukoil subsidiary Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD has secured a €420 million line of credit from five international banks to finance the modernization of its Burgas, Bulgaria, refinery along the Black Sea.

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