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Neste Oil lets contract for Porvoo refinery unit

Feb 25, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a service contract to Finland’s Metso Corp. for technology to convert gasoline fractions into high-octane gasoline at a process unit under construction at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

USW blasts Tesoro over lack of refinery safety

Feb 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) has demanded that Tesoro Corp. develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after a sulfuric acid release at the alkylation unit of its 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., in early February seriously injured two workers.

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Feb 24, 2014

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Calumet completes Texas refinery expansion

Feb 21, 2014

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP has completed a 3,000-b/d expansion of the crude unit at its San Antonio, Tex., refinery.

Shell to sell downstream operations in Australia to Vitol

Feb 21, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has reached a binding deal to sell its Australian downstream business, excluding aviation fuel and its lube oil blending and grease plants in Brisbane.

Kuwait taps CB&I for Mina Abdullah I refinery revamp

Feb 19, 2014

Further details have emerged regarding a contract Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at its refineries in southern Kuwait. 

Eni plans refining capacity cuts

Feb 18, 2014

Italy’s Eni SPA is planning additional reductions to its Italian refining capacity by 2017 to tackle the growing refining overcapacity in the Mediterranean basin, the company said in its latest quarterly earnings and strategy presentation.

Essar plans capacity cut at Stanlow refinery

Feb 18, 2014

India’s Essar Energy PLC is planning to shut down a crude distillation unit at its Stanlow refinery in the UK near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in an effort to boost refining margins and ensure the plant’s ongoing viability.

Iran, Indonesia plan $3 billion refinery

Feb 18, 2014

PT Kreasindo Resources Indonesia (KRI) and Iran’s Nakhle Barani Pardis Co. (NBP), Tehran, have entered an agreement for the planned construction of a grassroots refinery in Indonesia.

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Feb 17, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Russian firm lets contract for ethylene cracker furnace

Feb 17, 2014

Open Joint Stock Co. (OJSC) Kazanorgsintez has let a services-related contract to Technip for a grassroots furnace to be located at its ethylene plant in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Repairs to halt production at Hellenic refinery

Feb 13, 2014

Hellenic Petroleum PA plans to temporarily shut down the flexicoker at its 100,000-b/d Elefsina refinery in Elefsis, Greece, for repairs following the discovery of damage to equipment associated with the unit’s gasifier.

Kuwait advances Clean Fuels Project work at refineries

Feb 12, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a lump-sum engineering, procurement, and construction contract to a consortium of oil and gas service providers led by Petrofac for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at its Mina Abdullah and Shuaiba refineries in southern Kuwait.

Takreer lets contract for Ruwais refinery

Feb 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) has let a service contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for a purifying hydrogen system at its 350,000-b/d Ruwais refinery, some 385 miles west of Abu Dhabi City in the United Arab Emirates.

TAIF Group lets contract for Nizhnekamsk refinery

Feb 11, 2014

PSC TAIF-NK, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAIF Group of Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, has let a construction-related contract to Linde Group, Munich, for two hydrogen plants at its 7 million tonnes/year Nizhnekamsk refinery.

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