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BIS condensates ruling galvanized crude exports debate, speakers say

Sep 29, 2014

A US Department of Commerce agency's controversial condensate exports decision in late June that purportedly dealt with distillation actually involved stabilization, a different upgrading process, a Turner Mason & Co. official said on Sept. 19.

Neste Oil to recover carbon dioxide at its Singapore refinery

Sep 26, 2014

Neste Oil Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Neste Oil Corp., has entered an agreement with National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. (Nox), a subsidiary of Japan’s Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp., to install a carbon dioxide recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste Oil’s 800,000-tonne/year (tpy) renewable diesel refinery in Singapore.

US crude exports aren’t simply a ‘yes-no’ issue, law firm forum told

Sep 24, 2014

The question of whether the US should remove restrictions on crude oil exports is so complex that it has moved beyond a simple “yes-no” issue, speakers agreed during a Sept. 23 discussion hosted by Washington law firm Arent Fox LLP.

Total lets contract for Antwerp refinery expansion

Sep 24, 2014

France’s Total SA, through a contractor, has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas, Houston, part of General Electric Co., for work related to the expansion of its 338,000-b/d refining and petrochemical complex in Antwerp, Belgium.

Husky Energy lets contract for Ohio refinery upgrade

Sep 23, 2014

Lima Refining Co. (LRC), a subsidiary of Husky Energy Inc., has entered an integrated supply contract with a subsidiary of Linde Group as part of a planned upgrade and modernization project at its 160,000-b/d refinery at Lima, Ohio.

Suncor Energy begins planned maintenance at Montreal refinery

Sep 23, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d Montreal, Que., refinery, the company said.

Contract let for Alberta refinery

Sep 23, 2014

North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) has let a contract to a division of Emerson, St. Louis, Mo., to provide automation services and technology for the first phase of NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

Petron lets contract for coker at Bataan refinery

Sep 23, 2014

Petron Corp., Mandaluyong City, Philippines, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s global engineering and construction group for work related to a new delayed coking unit at Petron’s 180,000 b/d refinery in Limay, Bataan, about 150 km southwest of Manila.

Petrotrin to start up long-delayed ULSD plant early next year

Sep 22, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin LLC has said its ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant will begin production in second-quarter 2015.

Bolivia begins testing new unit at Cochabamba refinery

Sep 22, 2014

State-owned Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos Refinación SA (YPFB) has started test runs at a newly built crude unit at the 28,000-b/d Gualberto Villarroel refinery at Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Sep 22, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

An arbitrage bubble

Sep 22, 2014

That a US ban on the export of crude oil receives support from refiners who profit from it makes perfect sense. Arguments for keeping the ban in place do not.

Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

Sep 19, 2014

Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to prevent the shuttering of jointly owned INA Industrija Nafte d.d.’s  44,000-b/d refinery in Sisak, Croatia, located about 30 miles south of Zagreb.


PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

Sep 18, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela, the state-owned company said.

WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

Sep 17, 2014

Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 from a current 109 million tpy, prompting a radical shift in historical supply relationships.

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