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CNOOC lets contract for Huizhou refinery expansion

Feb 3, 2015

CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has let a contract to Porvair Filtration Group Ltd. (PFG), Fareham, Hampshire, UK, to provide filtering equipment for a coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) gasification plant to be built at its 12 million-tonne/year Huizhou refinery in Guangdong Province, China.

CNOOC subsidiary inks deal for grassroots refinery

Feb 2, 2015

Hebei Zhongjie Petrochemical Group Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has entered into a $700 million agreement with Genoil Inc., Calgary, to establish a joint venture for the construction of a heavy oil refinery at Zhongie Industrial Park, Hebei Province, China.

Union strike under way at US refineries, petchem plants

Feb 2, 2015

The United Steelworkers Union (USW) has instituted a strike at nine US refining and petrochemical production plants following a breakdown in negotiations with oil companies over collective bargaining agreements due to expire on Jan. 31.

Novel upgrading technology cuts diluent use, capital costs

Feb 2, 2015

A novel bitumen upgrading process that decreases the amount of diluent required for pipeline transportation and reduces overall operating costs has been proven in a 100-b/d demonstration plant in Pennsylvania.

E&Y: Oil-price collapse to boost global M&A activity in 2015

Feb 2, 2015

The oil-price collapse will facilitate increased global transaction activity in 2015 as companies revise and implement new strategies, according to a quarterly report on the industry published by Ernst & Young.

Trinidad ULSD plant won’t be built in 2015, Petrotrin executive says

Jan 28, 2015

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin has announced that its $500 million ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant cannot be commissioned because of “structural and seismic concerns.”

Vietnam advances Dung Quat refinery expansion plans

Jan 26, 2015

Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (BSR), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam), has unveiled further details on plans for the upgrade and expansion of its Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam.

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Jan 26, 2015

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Varo Energy plans upgrades for Swiss refinery

Jan 23, 2015

Varo Energy BV, a midstream company owned by The Carlyle Group and Vitol Group, plans to invest more than 50 million Swiss francs ($56 million) this year into maintenance and modernization projects at its 68,000 b/d Cressier refinery near Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Kuwait lets contract for Mina Abdullah refinery

Jan 22, 2015

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co. for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the Mina Abdullah refinery in southern Kuwait.

Contract let for Aramco’s Jazan refinery, terminal project

Jan 21, 2015

Saudi Aramco, through a contractor, has let a contract to Alderley FZE, Dubai, a division of Alderley PLC, Wickwar, UK, to provide metering systems at the 400,000-b/d Jazan refinery and associated marine terminal project currently under construction in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea.

EPA approves revisions to California’s refinery emission regulations

Jan 20, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule approving revisions to portions of California’s state implementation plan (SIP) that govern emissions of certain air pollutants from the state’s refineries.

LyondellBasell expands roles of three senior executives

Jan 20, 2015

LyondellBasell has expanded the roles of senior executives Timothy D. Roberts, Patrick D. Quarles, and Kevin W. Brown.

Senators introduce amendment to end corn ethanol mandate

Jan 20, 2015

US Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation to remove the corn ethanol mandate as a way to address problems with the federal Renewable Fuels Standard. They offered their measure as an amendment on Jan. 16 to the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline approval bill now before the Senate.

Brazilian refinery hit by explosion, fire

Jan 19, 2015

An explosion and subsequent fire at Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 323,000-b/d Landulpho Alves refinery (RLAM) in Sao Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil, has left three union workers seriously injured.

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