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Puma Energy acquires Murco Oil’s shuttered Milford Haven refinery

Mar 17, 2015

Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte. has purchased a series of UK midstream and downstream assets from Murco Petroleum Ltd., a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., including the shuttered 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery at Pembrokeshire, Wales.

NIS lets contracts for unit at Serbian refinery

Mar 16, 2015

Serbia’s JSC Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) has let contracts to CB&I, Houston, for technology licensing and front-end engineering design for a delayed coking unit at its 4.8 million-tonne/year refinery at Pancevo.

EIA: US petroleum product exports rise for 13th consecutive year

Mar 16, 2015

US exports of petroleum products averaged a record 3.8 million b/d in 2014-an increase of 347,000 b/d from 2013-based on data from the US Energy Information Administration's Petroleum Supply Monthly.

Petrobras starts up unit at Rnest refinery

Mar 13, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has initiated start-up of the second of two diesel hydrotreating units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

USW, Shell reach tentative deal to end strike at US refineries

Mar 13, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and the United Steelworkers union (USW) have reached a tentative bargaining agreement over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards for union workers that could settle a more than 6-week unfair labor practice (ULP) strike in effect at 15 US refineries and associated installations.

Supporters, as well as critics, call for RFS reforms

Mar 12, 2015

Calls to reform the federal Renewable Fuels Standard increased as critics and supporters alike said it is not working as it was intended. Its corn ethanol mandates need to be repealed, officials from the American Petroleum Institute, Environmental Working Group, and antihunger group ActionAid USA jointly said at a Mar. 11 press event.

RIL’s Jamnagar refining complex due for maintenance

Mar 12, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, will undertake a month-long, planned maintenance turnaround beginning in mid-March at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Oil Climate Index measures 30 global crudes’ environmental impacts

Mar 12, 2015

Researchers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanford University, and the University of Calgary unveiled the first Oil Climate Index to compare various crude oils’ environmental impacts from the wellhead to the consumer.

ADCO lets contract for UAE crude processing plant

Mar 11, 2015

Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Al Hassan Engineering Co. Abu Dhabi LLC to provide work related to increasing crude oil processing capabilities as part of ADCO’s Phase 3 development of onshore Rumaitha and Shanayel fields in United Arab Emirates’ Northeast Bab asset.

Pemex advances low-sulfur fuels project at Minatitlan refinery

Mar 10, 2015

The first phase of an ultralow-sulfur fuels project is proceeding as planned and without delay at Petroleos Mexicanos’ (Pemex) 185,000-b/d Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan, Veracruz state.

Fire hits Pemex’s Tula refinery

Mar 9, 2015

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is investigating a fire that took place on Mar. 6 at the resid hydrodesulfurization plant of its 315,000-b/d Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Mar 9, 2015

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Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

Mar 9, 2015

As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to return its strike-impacted sites to normal, full-rotation operations without the use of union workers.

Kuwait lets storage contract for Clean Fuels Project

Mar 5, 2015

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), through its subcontractors, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to build petroleum product storage as part of KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project (CFP), which aims to upgrade and expand its Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait.

USW, Shell to resume talks amid ongoing labor strike at US refineries

Mar 5, 2015

The United Steelworkers union (USW) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining negotiations, have agreed to return to the bargaining table in an attempt to resolve USW’s more than 5-week-long unfair labor practice strike in effect at US refineries and associated installations.

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