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CNPC, Rosneft advance Tianjin refinery project

Oct 13, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and OAO Rosneft have signed an agreement for the extension of strategic cooperation on the Tianjin joint venture refinery project in northern China.

Lukoil restarts Romanian refinery

Oct 13, 2014

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has restarted operations at its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km outside of Bucharest, after production was halted following an Oct. 2 search and inspection of the plant’s offices by Romanian law enforcement agencies.

US refiners could process more light, tight crudes, study finds

Oct 13, 2014

US refiners will have the capacity by 2020 to process 3.1-4.3 million b/d more of light, tight crude oil (LTC) than in fourth-quarter 2013, according to a Baker & O'Brien Inc. study commissioned by Consumers & Refiners United for Domestic Energy (CRUDE).

Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

Oct 10, 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.

Bahrain advances refinery modernization

Oct 9, 2014

Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco) has let a contract to Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a joint venture of CB&I and Chevron Corp., for technology and engineering as part of the planned expansion and upgrade of the 267,000-b/d refinery at Sitra, on Bahrain’s eastern coast.

Suncor wraps planned maintenance at Edmonton refinery

Oct 8, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed a month of scheduled maintenance at its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta., the company said.

Neste Oil plans integration of Finnish refining operations

Oct 7, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. plans to invest €500 million in a program designed to consolidate and optimize performance of its Finnish refineries as part of an effort to keep the company’s European operations competitive.

US refiners could process more light tight crudes, study finds

Oct 6, 2014

US refiners will have the capacity by 2020 to process 3.1-4.3 million b/d more of light, tight crude oil (LTC) than in fourth-quarter 2013, according to a Baker & O’Brien Inc. study commissioned by Consumers & Refiners United for Domestic Energy (CRUDE).

Petrotrin to start up long-delayed ULSD plant early next year

Oct 6, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago's state-owned Petrotrin LLC has said its ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant will begin production in second-quarter 2015.

Neste lets contract for biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Oct 6, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to Neste Jacobs Oy of Findland to for engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) for a planned biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Oct 6, 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

Gazprom Neft advances Moscow refinery revamp

Oct 3, 2014

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft has commissioned a newly reconstructed and refurbished sulfur-recovery unit at its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery.

Romania launches search at Lukoil’s Ploesti refinery

Oct 3, 2014

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has confirmed that Romanian law enforcement agencies have carried out a search and inspection of its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s offices at the company’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km outside of Bucharest.

Petroecuador shutters Esmeraldas refinery for maintenance

Oct 2, 2014

State-owned Petroecuador has shut down its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery for 40 days of planned maintenance related to a 14-month program of phased rehabilitation and modernization projects under way at the plant.

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