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Phillips 66 advances plans for splitter at Sweeny refinery

Dec 11, 2014

Phillips 66 has filed an application with state regulators for a permit to build a condensate splitter at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex.

Samref wraps Yanbu refinery revamp

Dec 11, 2014

Saudi Aramco-Mobil Refinery Co. Ltd. (Samref), a 50-50 joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Mobil Yanbu Refining Co. Inc., has completed modifications and renovations related to a clean-fuels project (CFP) at the Samref refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

BPCL adds petrochemicals to Kochi refinery expansion

Dec 9, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, plans to diversify into petrochemicals production as part of the ongoing integrated expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

Moody's: E&P spending to dip as crude oil prices slide

Dec 8, 2014

Weakening crude oil prices will cut exploration and production spending by independent producers in the US next year and make integrated oil and gas companies wary of upstream projects dependent on a price of $80/bbl, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Firms' third-quarter earnings climbed amid lower crude oil prices

Dec 8, 2014

A sample of 58 oil and gas producers and refiners based in the US recorded a combined 38% jump in profits for this year's third quarter compared with year-earlier results.

Reliance expands desalination plant at Jamnagar refinery

Dec 5, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, is scheduled to receive proprietary PX technology from Energy Recovery Inc., San Leandro, Calif., as part of an expansion that will switch current desalination operations from a thermal to reverse osmosis process at its Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Start-up continues at Abreu e Lima refinery

Dec 5, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has initiated the start-up of furnaces in the atmospheric distillation unit at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Fire hits ORPIC’s Muscat refinery

Dec 4, 2014

A fire that hit Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co.’s (ORPIC) 106,000-b/d Mina Al Fahal refinery near Muscat, Oman, on Dec. 4 has been contained, the company said.

Pemex lets contract for delayed coking unit

Dec 4, 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Fluor Corp. unit ICA Fluor’s industrial engineering-construction joint venture with Empresas ICA SAB de CV to build a delayed coker at the Miguel Hidalgo Refinery in Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

Gazprom Neft reviews progress on refinery modernization efforts

Dec 3, 2014

The second phase of JSC Gazprom Neft’s program to modernize and upgrade its Russian refineries to improve processing capacities, oil conversion rates, energy efficiency, production quality, and environmental impacts remains on schedule for targeted completion by 2020, according to a recent review of the program by the company’s board.

Flint Hills breaks ground on Texas refinery expansion

Dec 2, 2014

Flint Hills Resources, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., has started construction on a project designed to increase processing capabilities for US crude oil at its 230,000-b/d West refinery at Corpus Christi, Tex.

Rosneft to increase ownership in German refinery

Dec 1, 2014

OAO Rosneft has agreed to purchase Total SA’s 16.67% share in the 11.5-million tonne/year PCK Raffinerie GMBH refinery located along Druzhba pipeline in Schwedt, Germany, about 120 km northeast of Berlin.

AFPM files notice of intent to sue EPA over 2015 RFS

Dec 1, 2014

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a notice of intent to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on time.

Suncor wraps maintenance on Alberta upgrader

Dec 1, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed 11 weeks of scheduled maintenance on one of two oil sands upgraders at its operations near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Prospects for US crude exports to Asia are looking up

Dec 1, 2014

Within the next 3 to 4 years, the US can become an oil and condensate exporter capable of making available to the world market more than 1.5 million b/d of domestic crude and condensate along with 500,000-600,000 b/d of re-exported Canadian crude-a total liquids export volume on par with Kuwait.

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