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FGE: Japan likely to see further cuts to refining capacity

May 22, 2014

A 2010 ordinance enacted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) requiring Japanese refiners to raise their mandatory cracking-to-crude distillation capacity ratio has succeeded in slashing the country’s refining capacity, but further cuts are likely to occur by 2018, says Facts Global Energy (FGE).

API: US petroleum demand hits 4-year high in April

May 22, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, increased 2.3% from April 2013 to average 19 million b/d this April, the highest April deliveries in 4 years, the American Petroleum Institute said in its monthly statistical report.

Gazprom Neft advances revamp of Omsk refinery

May 22, 2014

JSC Gazprom Neft has let a contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services to KBR for the construction of an advanced oil processing complex at its 286,160 b/cd Omsk refinery in Western Siberia, Russia. The contract is part of a major renovation program of the largest operating refinery in Russia.

CNPC, Rosneft plan to push forward on Tianjin refinery project

May 20, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. reported meeting with OAO Rosneft on May 15 to discuss “deepening strategic cooperation” in oil and gas.

Vietnam’s sole refinery enters planned maintenance

May 20, 2014

Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has shuttered its 140,000-b/d Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, for 2 months of planned maintenance.

Indonesia orders study for South Sumatra refinery revamp

May 20, 2014

PT Pertamina of Indonesia has selected Axens to develop a bankable feasibility study for the modernization and capacity expansion of the state-owned oil company’s Plaju refinery in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Preem restarts units at Swedish refinery

May 19, 2014

Swedish refiner Preem Petroleum AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corral Petroleum Holdings AB, Stockholm, has completed repairs to and restarted two units at its 210,000-b/d Lysekil, Sweden, refinery.

OMV completes butadiene plant upgrade at Austrian refinery

May 19, 2014

OMV AG has completed the extension of a butadiene plant at its 203,900-b/d Schwechat refinery in Austria.

State error delays permitting for Montana refinery project

May 16, 2014

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is reopening the public comment period for a preliminary decision to approve an air quality permit for Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s low-sulfur fuels expansion project at its 10,000-b/d refinery along the Missouri River in Great Falls, Mont., following a notification oversight by the state agency.

MRPL commissions hydrotreater at Mangalore refinery

May 15, 2014

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a 650,000 tonne/year coker heavy gas oil hydrotreating unit (CHTU) at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.

EPA proposes air emissions requirements for refineries

May 15, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed making refiners measure benzene emissions around their facilities’ fences and make the results publicly available.

Neste Oil shutters Porvoo refinery unit for repairs

May 12, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered one of four production lines for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

Delek’s El Dorado refinery increases light crude capability

May 8, 2014

Delek US Holdings Inc. said it has boosted light crude oil processing capabilities at its 80,000-b/d refinery in El Dorado, Ark., following the completion of a planned maintenance turnaround in February.

Eni sheds eastern European refining assets

May 7, 2014

Italy’s Eni SPA has signed several agreements to sell its refining and marketing assets in eastern European countries as a part of its strategy to reduce the company’s global refining capacity.

Saudi Aramco lets contract Jazan IGCC complex

May 6, 2014

Saudi Aramco has let a contract to Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) for the utilities and common-area project within the Jazan IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle) power plant in conjunction with a 400,000-b/d refinery under development at Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia (OGJ Online, Oct. 22, 2012).

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