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Alberta approves funding for Sturgeon refinery

Jan 13, 2014

The government of Alberta has approved up to $1 billion (Can.) in financing for North West Redwater Partnership’s (NWR) recently delayed bitumen refinery project already under construction near Redwater in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton.

Fire hits Shell’s German refinery

Jan 9, 2014

A fire that broke out in a chemical tank on Jan. 9 at Shell’s 327,000-b/d Rheinland refinery near Cologne, Germany, has been contained, the company said.

Iraq seals deal for Karbala refinery

Jan 9, 2014

The Iraqi government has let a contract to a consortium of South Korean firms for the construction of a refinery in southern Karbala Province, Iraq, 100 km south of Baghdad (OGJ Online, Aug. 1, 2011).

Sinopec lets contract for refinery water treatment system

Jan 8, 2014

Jiujiang Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), has awarded Siemens Energy a contract for the supply of a refinery wastewater treatment system at the 5 million tonne/year Jiujiang refinery in China’s Jiangxi Province.

Hess files documents for retail spinoff

Jan 8, 2014

Hess Corp. has filed documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the spinoff to shareholders of its retail business, which includes 1,350 gasoline-convenience stores bearing the company’s brand in 16 states along the US East Coast.

Contract let for new Turkish refinery

Jan 8, 2014

Star Refinery AS, Istanbul, has let a service-related contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the grassroots Aegean refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya AS (Petkim) complex at Aliaga, Turkey.

Operational upset hits Paulsboro refinery

Jan 7, 2014

PBF Energy Inc. reported unplanned shutdowns of certain units on Jan. 7 at its 185,000-b/d refinery in Paulsboro, NJ.

Reduc refinery unit set for restart

Jan 7, 2014

The coker of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 232,000-b/d Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refinery in Rio de Janeiro state will resume operations later this week after a fire shuttered the unit on Jan. 4.

Rising output, slow demand to boost US product exports

Jan 6, 2014

In 2005, the US was the world's largest importer of petroleum products, with net volumes averaging almost 2.5 million b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Fire hits Brazil’s Reduc refinery

Jan 6, 2014

An early evening fire occurred on Jan. 4 at the coking unit of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 232,000-b/d Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refinery in Rio de Janeiro state.

Yearly refinery construction indexes listed for 80+ years

Jan 6, 2014

Here are yearly values for the Nelson-Farrar refinery inflation cost index since 1926.

Lukoil acquires loan for Bulgarian refinery upgrade

Jan 3, 2014

OAO Lukoil subsidiary Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD has secured a €420 million line of credit from five international banks to finance the modernization of its Burgas, Bulgaria, refinery along the Black Sea.

Citgo targets January restart for Lemont crude unit

Jan 3, 2014

Citgo Petroleum Corp. plans to restart the vacuum distillation unit at its 167,000-b/d Lemont, Ill., by the end of January following repairs to damage caused by an October 2013 fire.

Surgutneftegas commissions hydrocracker

Jan 2, 2014

Russia’s Surgutneftegas has commissioned a 98,000-b/d hydrocracker at its 335,900-b/d Kirishinefteorgsintez refinery near St. Petersburg.

Emergency prompts shutdown at Omani refinery

Jan 2, 2014

Oman’s state-owned Orpic has temporarily shut down its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat due to an emergency situation in the plant’s sour water stripper.

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