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US House Refining Caucus formed

Jul 10, 2014

US Rep. Pete Olson (R-Tex.) announced the formation of the House Refining Caucus with 21 Republicans and 5 Democrats as members. The group’s goal is to educate House members about issues refiners face and related impacts on consumers, he said on July 9. US Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) is co-chairman.

Sinochem commissions Quanzhou refining complex

Jul 10, 2014

Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinochem Group, has commissioned its 240,000-b/d refining complex at Quanzhou in southern Fujian Province, China.

Operations remain halted at Okinawa refinery

Jul 9, 2014

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has suspended operations at its 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on the island of Okinawa in southwestern Japan ahead of Typhoon Neoguri’s arrival to the region.

Texas refinery completes capacity expansion

Jul 8, 2014

Alon USA Partners LP, Dallas, has completed a turnaround and vacuum tower project which, together, have resulted in increased crude oil processing capacity at its Big Spring, Tex., refinery.

Unipetrol buys out Eni for ownership of Czech refining company

Jul 3, 2014

Unipetrol AS has exercised its right of preemption to acquire soon-to-be former partner Eni SPA’s interest in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC), a refining company in Czech Republic.

Contract let for Vietnam’s Nghi Son refining complex

Jul 3, 2014

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC has let a contract to KSB AG, Frankenthal, Germany, to supply process pumps for its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in Vietnam.

ExxonMobil plans to install coker at Antwerp refinery

Jul 2, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has reported it will invest $1 billion to install a delayed coker unit at its 320,000-b/d Antwerp, Belgium, refinery.

PDVSA lets contract for Puerto La Cruz refinery project

Jul 1, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a contract to a consortium led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the expansion and modernization of its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela.

Contracts let for Russian refinery modernization

Jul 1, 2014

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let contracts to CB&I, Houston, to provide technology licenses and front-end engineering and design services for the modernization of its 72,000-b/d Afipsky refinery in Krasnodar, Russia.

OMV completes sale of Bayernoil interest

Jul 1, 2014

OMV AG has closed the sale of its 45% interest in the Bayernoil refining complex near Ingolstadt, Germany, and related businesses to Varo Energy BV.

AFPM’s Drevna says more clarity needed on future condensate exports

Jun 30, 2014

The oil and gas industry awaits greater clarification from the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which recently issued private rulings for two companies concerning condensate specifications and possible exports.

Puma to buy InterOil’s downstream Papua New Guinea businesses

Jun 30, 2014

Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte. has acquired the InterOil Corp. subsidiaries holding the company’s Papua New Guinea refining and petroleum products distribution businesses for $525.6 million.

API: US production outpaced petroleum demand in May

Jun 30, 2014

US crude oil production in May increased 14.7% from May 2013 to 8.3 million b/d - the highest level for the month since 1987 - according to a report from the American Petroleum Institute.

ExxonMobil lets contract for Texas Gulf Coast ethylene project

Jun 27, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has let a contract to a joint venture of Germany’s Linde Group and Bechtel, Houston, to design and build an ethylene plant included in the expansion at the major’s Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID project

Jun 27, 2014

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a program management consultancy (PMC) contract to a Technip SA-led joint venture with Fluor Corp. for its proposed $20 billion refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

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