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California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

Oct 27, 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, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region's five refineries.

China reviewing oil relationships with Sudan, South Sudan, researcher says

Oct 27, 2014

The Chinese government and China National Petroleum Corp. are reviewing their relationships with Sudan and South Sudan following years of growth that changed both sides, a researcher said at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.

EIA continues to cut price forecasts for US crude oil, gasoline

Oct 27, 2014

Weakening global demand and higher Libyan oil exports have driven down North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices to an average of $97/bbl in September, a decrease of $5/bbl from August and the first month Brent crude oil prices have fallen below $100/bbl since June 2012.

Petronas unit lets EPC contract for RAPID project

Oct 23, 2014

Petronas Refinery & Petrochemical Corp. unit PRPC Utilities & Facilities Sdn. Bhd. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for the Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project to a joint venture of Technip and Fluor Corp.

ExxonMobil lets EPC contract for Antwerp refinery upgrade

Oct 22, 2014

ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA has let an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group for the upgrade of a resid unit at the company's 320,000-b/d refinery in Antwerp, Belgium.

California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

Oct 21, 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, has launched an aggressive plan to cut emissions from the region’s five refineries.

IEA reduces global oil demand forecast again on slower economic growth

Oct 20, 2014

The International Energy Agency's Oil Market Report (OMR) for October continues to reduce its forecast of global oil demand for 2014 by 200,000 b/d from the previous month, to 92.4 million b/d.

EIA: Crude oil prices held down by rising global supply, lower demand

Oct 20, 2014

With global demand forecasts being revised lower while supply continues to rise, North Sea Brent crude oil prices have fallen to about $91/bbl-the lowest level in more than 2 years and 21% lower than its 2014 daily peak of $115/bbl on June 19.

Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

Oct 20, 2014

Environmental groups have petitioned a California superior court to stop Alon USA Energy Inc. from moving forward with a plan to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

Cellulosic ethanol plant starts in Kansas

Oct 17, 2014

Abengoa, Seville, Spain, has begun producing cellulosic ethanol, required for blending into gasoline, at a 25-million-gal/year plant at Hugoton, Kan.

Neste inks distribution deal for Rotterdam refinery biopropane

Oct 16, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to SHV Energy BV, the Netherlands, to market and sell biopropane that will be produced from a recently announced unit to be built at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery.

Petron advances Bataan refinery revamp

Oct 14, 2014

Petron Corp., Mandaluyong City, Philippines, has started up major units that form part of the $2 billion Refinery Master Plan 2 (RMP-2) upgrade project at its 180,000-b/d Bataan refinery at Limay, about 150 km southwest of Manila.

Kurnell shuts as refinery to become fuel import terminal

Oct 14, 2014

Caltex Australia Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Kurnell refinery at Sydney has now become Australia’s largest fuel import terminal following the closure of refinery operations this week.

 

Details emerge on Pemex’s Salina Cruz refinery upgrade

Oct 14, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group for work related to an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Antonio Dovali Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.

Ergon plans Mississippi refinery expansion

Oct 14, 2014

Ergon Inc., Jackson, Miss., is planning a $150-million expansion at its subsidiary Ergon Refining Inc.’s specialty naphthenic base oil refinery in Vicksburg, Miss., the company said.

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