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Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Oct 6, 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

Gazprom Neft advances Moscow refinery revamp

Oct 3, 2014

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft has commissioned a newly reconstructed and refurbished sulfur-recovery unit at its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery.

Romania launches search at Lukoil’s Ploesti refinery

Oct 3, 2014

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has confirmed that Romanian law enforcement agencies have carried out a search and inspection of its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s offices at the company’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km outside of Bucharest.

Petroecuador shutters Esmeraldas refinery for maintenance

Oct 2, 2014

State-owned Petroecuador has shut down its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery for 40 days of planned maintenance related to a 14-month program of phased rehabilitation and modernization projects under way at the plant.

Explosion hits PKN Orlen’s olefins plant in Poland

Oct 1, 2014

Polski Koncern Naftowy SA (PKN Orlen) confirmed a small explosion occurred early Oct. 1 at its 16.3 million-tonne/year refinery and petrochemical complex integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Plock, Poland.

Isom unit at Rosneft’s Kuibyshev refinery delivers first product

Oct 1, 2014

The newly commissioned isomerization (isom) unit at OAO Rosneft’s 6.8 million-tonne/year Kuibyshev refinery in Russia’s Samara region has produced its first lot of on-specification isomerate to be used in the production of high-octane gasoline, the company said.

Industry groups mixed as EPA releases 2013 GHG emissions inventory

Sep 30, 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions from more than 8,000 large US industrial sources totaled 3.18 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013, about half of total domestic GHG emissions, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in its fourth annual GHG inventory.

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Sep 29, 2014

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BIS condensates ruling galvanized crude exports debate, speakers say

Sep 29, 2014

A US Department of Commerce agency's controversial condensate exports decision in late June that purportedly dealt with distillation actually involved stabilization, a different upgrading process, a Turner Mason & Co. official said on Sept. 19.

Neste Oil to recover carbon dioxide at its Singapore refinery

Sep 26, 2014

Neste Oil Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Neste Oil Corp., has entered an agreement with National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. (Nox), a subsidiary of Japan’s Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp., to install a carbon dioxide recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste Oil’s 800,000-tonne/year (tpy) renewable diesel refinery in Singapore.

US crude exports aren’t simply a ‘yes-no’ issue, law firm forum told

Sep 24, 2014

The question of whether the US should remove restrictions on crude oil exports is so complex that it has moved beyond a simple “yes-no” issue, speakers agreed during a Sept. 23 discussion hosted by Washington law firm Arent Fox LLP.

Total lets contract for Antwerp refinery expansion

Sep 24, 2014

France’s Total SA, through a contractor, has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas, Houston, part of General Electric Co., for work related to the expansion of its 338,000-b/d refining and petrochemical complex in Antwerp, Belgium.

Husky Energy lets contract for Ohio refinery upgrade

Sep 23, 2014

Lima Refining Co. (LRC), a subsidiary of Husky Energy Inc., has entered an integrated supply contract with a subsidiary of Linde Group as part of a planned upgrade and modernization project at its 160,000-b/d refinery at Lima, Ohio.

Suncor Energy begins planned maintenance at Montreal refinery

Sep 23, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d Montreal, Que., refinery, the company said.

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