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IOC nears start-up of Paradip refinery; expands FCCU capacity at Mathura

Aug 14, 2014

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) is near to commissioning its long-delayed 300,000-b/d, full-conversion refinery at Paradip, on India’s northeastern coast.

EPA extends comment period for proposed refinery regulations

Aug 14, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period by 60 days for its proposed rule that would force petroleum refiners to implement additional controls on toxic air emissions from their refineries.

MRPL updates Mangalore refinery expansion

Aug 14, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., is in the final stages of completing a long-delayed expansion project at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

API urges EPA to expedite 2014 RFS requirements

Aug 13, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute once again has called on the US Environmental Protection Agency to transcend its pattern of missing self-pronounced deadlines and to finalize requirements under the federal 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as soon as possible.

Numaligarh refinery expansion plans progress

Aug 13, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, has let feasibility studies to Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for projects related to the long-planned expansion of its 3 million tonne/year Numaligarh refinery in the Golaghat district of Assam in far-northeastern India.

Petronas details RAPID project contract awards

Aug 11, 2014

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has confirmed the award of 11 major contracts related to critical milestones in the development of its refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Second fire hits Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Aug 11, 2014

The second fire within a month broke out on Aug. 8 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas.

Reliance advances Jamnagar expansion project

Aug 8, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to Siemens Ltd., Mumbai, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, for work related to the expansion of its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Petronas lets EPCC contract for RAPID

Aug 7, 2014

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd., Beijing, for work related to its proposed $20 billion refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Contract let to return Nigerian refinery to nameplate capacity

Aug 6, 2014

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC), through a service provider, has let a contract to General Electric Co. to provide gas turbines to be used to generate a reliable, uninterrupted supply of power to NNPC’s refining complex in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, that would enable the complex to return to its full production capacity.

Petrobras wraps Replan refinery revamp

Aug 4, 2014

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has completed an expansion and modernization project at its 415,000-b/d Replan refinery in Paulinia, Sao Paulo.

Fire hits at CNPC’s Lanzhou refinery

Aug 4, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) Lanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has extinguished a fire at its 250,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical plant in China’s northwestern province of Gansu.

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Aug 4, 2014

Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

City approves Chevron’s Richmond refinery revamp

Aug 1, 2014

Local officials have issued a final approval for Chevron Corp. to proceed with a long-stalled modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif.

Investigation under way into Kansas refinery fire

Aug 1, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has begun an official investigation into the cause of a fire that broke out on July 29 at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan.

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