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Pertamina seeks to expand asphalt production capacity

Dec 12, 2013

Indonesia’s state-owned PT Pertamina and South Korea’s SK Energy Co. Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study for a 1.5 million-tonne/year asphalt plant at Pertamina’s 348,000-b/d Cilacap refinery on Java, Indonesia.

Flint Hills, environmental groups reach accord on West refinery expansion

Dec 12, 2013

Flint Hills Resources has agreed to implement additional emissions-reduction measures and more-stringent monitoring for proposed projects aimed at increasing processing capabilities for Eagle Ford crude at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Feinstein, Coburn offer bill to end corn ethanol mandate

Dec 12, 2013

US Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) introduced a bill that would eliminate the corn ethanol mandate within the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires annual increases in the amount of renewable fuel blended into gasoline refined and consumed in the US.

EIA: Crude oil runs touch highest rates since July

Dec 11, 2013

US refiners boosted crude oil throughputs last week to their highest levels since mid-July, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration.

Advanced biofuels could remove blend wall, Senate panel told

Dec 11, 2013

Continued support of developing next-generation transportation biofuels could create alternatives that existing engines and distribution systems can safely handle, two federal government witnesses suggested.

North Dakota topping plant due modular SRU

Dec 11, 2013

Partners in the 20,000-b/d Dakota Prairie Refining LLC topping plant in southwestern North Dakota have let contract to Principal Technology Inc., Plano, Tex., for a small, modular sulfur-recovery unit (SRU) and tail-gas treating unit.

Repar refinery running at reduced rates

Dec 9, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has reduced operations at its 193,000-b/d Presidente Getulio Vargas refinery (Repar) at Araucaria, Parana, Brazil, following a small fire at the plant on Nov. 28.

Fire hits at Sinclair refinery in Wyoming

Dec 9, 2013

Sinclair Oil Corp.’s 66,000-b/d Sinclair, Wyo., refinery is operating at near-to-normal rates after a fire at the plant on Dec. 6.

PDVSA lets contract for Barinas refinery

Dec 9, 2013

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a contract to Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd. to build a refinery at Barinas, Venezuela.

Gazprom lets contract for refining complex

Dec 9, 2013

JSC Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s OAO Gazprom, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for front-end engineering and design services for a refining complex at Gazprom Neft’s facility at Omsk, Western Siberia, Russia.

PIRA notes changes in crude oil markets

Dec 9, 2013

The oil-production surge from unconventional resources in North America is creating a surplus in the Atlantic Basin and reshaping oil and gas trade, notes PIRA Energy Group, New York.

Weak refining margins rein in third-quarter earnings growth

Dec 9, 2013

A sample of 59 US-based oil and gas producers and refiners posted a collective increase of 5.2% to $22 billion in earnings in this year's third quarter but a 12.7% decrease to $75 billion in the first 9 months compared with the same periods in 2012.

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Dec 9, 2013

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Kuwait lets contract for refinery expansions

Dec 6, 2013

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KPNC) has let a contract to AMEC to provide project engineering and management services for Kuwait’s Mina Al Ahmadi, Mina Abdullah, and Shuaiba refineries.

Loan backs US exports to Turkish refinery

Dec 6, 2013

The US Export-Import Bank has authorized a $640.7 million direct loan to Star Refinery AS, Istanbul, to finance the export of US equipment for a 214,000-b/d refinery planned in Aliaga, Turkey. 

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