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Venezuela’s Amuay refinery remains in restart mode

Nov 6, 2014

Full operations have yet to be restored at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state following a Nov. 4 electrical outage that shuttered unidentified processing units at the plant.

Fire hits PDVSA’s Curacao refinery

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Brazil’s Abreu e Lima refinery nears start-up

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said construction projects at its Abreu e Lima oil refinery at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, are nearly completed.

Failed sale leads to closure of Welsh refinery

Nov 5, 2014

A deal intended to prevent Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from closing has been unsuccessful, according to Murphy Oil Corp., Murco’s owner.

 

India’s HPCL resumes operations at Vizag refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Operations have resumed at Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.’s (HPCL) 8.3 million-tonne/year Vishakapatnam (Vizag) refinery on India’s eastern coast following initial repair work to damage resulting from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the port city on Oct. 12.

Blackout hits Venezuelan refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Venezuela's 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state is in the process of resuming normal operations after an electrical outage on Nov. 4 halted processing activities at the plant, state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said.

Suncor completes maintenance at Sarnia refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 85,000-b/d refinery at Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

EPA greenlights Texas GHG permitting program

Nov 3, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities.

EIA: Brent dominates US gasoline price movements, not WTI

Nov 3, 2014

A recent study from the US Energy Information Administration would appear to weaken the argument that lifting the ban on US crude oil exports would raise domestic gasoline prices.

Low-cost revamp enhances feedstock profitability for Chinese integrated complex

Nov 3, 2014

In 2010, Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Huajin), a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corp. (Norinco), completed a series of retrofits and process flow improvements to maximize the feedstock value of raffinate oil derived from ethylene-cracking at its Panjin integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Liaoning Province, China.

EIA: US crude oil exports, re-exports climb

Nov 3, 2014

According to the latest data from the US Census Bureau, US exports of crude oil reached 401,000 b/d in July-the highest level in 57 years and the second-highest monthly export volume for the US Energy Information Administration's records dating back to 1920.

Neste Oil plans integration of Finnish refining operations

Nov 3, 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.

Fire hits Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar refinery

Oct 30, 2014

Repairs remain under way at Kazakhstan’s 6-million tonne/year (tpy) Pavlodar refining and petrochemical complex following a fire that broke out at the facility on Oct. 25.

Buyer emerges for shuttered St. Croix refinery

Oct 29, 2014

Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has found a buyer that hopes to restart its idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands government officials confirmed

Total names refining, chemicals president

Oct 29, 2014

Total SA has appointed Philippe Sauquet as president, refining and chemicals, and as a member of the company’s executive committee, effective immediately.

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