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Suncor wraps maintenance at Montreal refinery

Dec 24, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has concluded 3 months of planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d Montreal, Que., refinery.

Vietnam, Japan sign MOU for grassroots Vietnamese refinery

Dec 23, 2014

State-run Vietnam National Petroleum Corp. (Petrolimex) and JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., a subsidiary of JX Holdings Inc., have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop a 10 million-tonnes/year refining and petrochemical complex to be located in Van Phong Economic Zone in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.

Regulators approve Unipetrol’s purchase of Czech refinery

Dec 22, 2014

Unipetrol AS’s plan to acquire soon-to-be former partner Eni SPA’s interest in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC) to become the plant’s sole owner would not violate state antitrust laws, the Czech Republic’s Office for the Protection of Competition (UOHS) said on Dec. 19.

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

Dec 19, 2014

California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years.

ExxonMobil lets contract for Antwerp refinery

Dec 17, 2014

ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Fluor Corp. for a delayed coker to be installed at its 320,000-b/d Antwerp refinery.

BPC report examines 40 possible options to reform RFS

Dec 16, 2014

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a report outlining 40 possible options for reforming the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in an effort to move discussion of the controversial program beyond simply preserving or scrapping it.

Turkish refinery secures Canadian financing

Dec 16, 2014

Export Development Canada (EDC) said it is participating as lead arranger in the $3.3 billion debt-financing consortium supporting STAR Rafineri AS’s planned 214,000-b/d SOCAR Turkey Aegean Refinery (Star) in Aliaga, Turkey.

Angola’s Sonangol secures $2 billion loan for refinery, other projects

Dec 15, 2014

China Development Bank (CDB) has extended a $2 billion line of credit to state-owned Sonangol EP to support expansion projects in Angola’s oil and gas sector.

Pertamina plans $25 billion revamp of Indonesian refineries

Dec 15, 2014

PT Pertamina (Persoro) has entered agreements with Saudi Aramco, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) to undertake a 10-year, $25 billion plan to modernize five of Pertamina’s Indonesian refineries as part of an initiative to ensure long-term energy security for the country.

PBF Energy, PBF Logistics make management changes

Dec 12, 2014

Matthew Lucey, currently executive vice-president of PBF Energy Inc., will succeed Michael Gayda as the company’s president. Todd O’Malley, currently PBF Energy’s chief commercial officer, will serve as president of the general partner of PBF Logistics LP.

Repairs under way at ORPIC’s Muscat refinery

Dec 11, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) said it plans to resume operations at its 106,000-b/d Mina Al Fahal refinery near Muscat, Oman, in mid-December following a Dec. 4 fire at the site.

Phillips 66 advances plans for splitter at Sweeny refinery

Dec 11, 2014

Phillips 66 has filed an application with state regulators for a permit to build a condensate splitter at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex.

Samref wraps Yanbu refinery revamp

Dec 11, 2014

Saudi Aramco-Mobil Refinery Co. Ltd. (Samref), a 50-50 joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Mobil Yanbu Refining Co. Inc., has completed modifications and renovations related to a clean-fuels project (CFP) at the Samref refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

BPCL adds petrochemicals to Kochi refinery expansion

Dec 9, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, plans to diversify into petrochemicals production as part of the ongoing integrated expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

Moody's: E&P spending to dip as crude oil prices slide

Dec 8, 2014

Weakening crude oil prices will cut exploration and production spending by independent producers in the US next year and make integrated oil and gas companies wary of upstream projects dependent on a price of $80/bbl, according to Moody's Investors Service.

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