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Azerbaijan discloses investment in Turkish refinery project

Jan 28, 2014

State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Sofaz) said it allocated just over 3% of its budget expenditures in 2013 for financing the construction of the 214,000-b/d Star Refinery planned in Aliaga, Turkey.

Shell reports incident at Pernis refinery

Jan 27, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed a gas leak triggered a precautionary alarm on Jan. 27 at its 400,000-b/d Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.

Tesoro extends contracts for California refineries

Jan 27, 2014

Tesoro Corp., San Antonio, has let a long-term services and construction contract extensions to Aegion Corp. subsidiary Brinderson LP for work at Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co.’s California operations.

Ecuador, China advance refinery plans

Jan 24, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and the Ecuadorean government have reached an agreement regarding cooperation in a plan to construct a long-delayed refinery on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.

Russian refineries get export-duty reprieve

Jan 24, 2014

The Russian government earlier this month gave refineries a temporary reprieve from an export-duty increase aimed at discouraging output of heavy fuel oil in favor of middle distillates.

EPA agrees to reconsider 2013 cellulosic biofuel quotas

Jan 24, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it will reconsider 2013 cellulosic biofuel quotas it has made final because of new information the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers brought to its attention.

US appeals court won’t allow rehearing of California LCFS lawsuit

Jan 22, 2014

A federal appeals court in California refused to accept a petition to rehear a challenge to the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), which three of the court’s judges dismissed last year. The ruling could be appealed to the US Supreme Court.

RIL advances Jamnagar refinery expansion

Jan 22, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to French firm Alstom T&D’s Indian division to provide power transformer packages for the continued expansion of the 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India (OGJ Online, July 6, 2012; May 3, 2012).

PDVSA shutters FCC unit for maintenance

Jan 21, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state, for preventative maintenance, the state-owned company confirmed.

Vung Ro Petroleum lets contract for refinery project

Jan 21, 2014

Vung Ro Petroleum Ltd. (VRP) has let a services-related contract to Ineos for a 900,000-tonne/year polypropylene project at its grassroots refinery complex in Hoa Tam Commune in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Suriname refinery expansion progresses

Jan 21, 2014

Staatsolie, the state oil company of Suriname, has let a services-related contract to Honeywell as part of a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex, about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of Paramaribo (OGJ Online, Sept. 9, 2009).

Egyptian Refining advances refinery upgrade

Jan 20, 2014

Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) is set to start construction on its long-delayed grassroots refining upgrade project to be built within the existing Mostorod Petroleum Complex (MPC), 20 km northeast of Cairo in Qalyoubia Governate, Egypt.

Capacity slowly recovers at CCRL refinery

Jan 20, 2014

Processing capacity at Consumers’ Cooperative Refineries Ltd.’s (CCRL) 145,000-b/d refining complex in Regina, Sask., is improving following a Dec. 24, 2013, explosion and subsequent fire, owner Federated Cooperatives Ltd. (FCL) has confirmed (OGJ Online, Dec. 27, 2013).

Why allow crude exports?

Jan 17, 2014

Allowing US exports of crude oil might seem to defy logic. Oil & Gas Journal expects the country to meet 13.4 million b/d of the 18.8 million b/d of oil it will need this year through field production of crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas plant liquids

Feedstock menu expands at Nova’s Corunna plant

Jan 16, 2014

Nova Chemicals Corp., Calgary, has started processing its first ethane supplies sourced from Marcellus shale at its Corunna, Ont., refinery and petrochemical complex.

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