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CSB issues report on Washington refinery blast

Jan 30, 2014

The US Chemical Safety Board has determined the cause of an April 2010 explosion and fire at Tesoro’s 120,000-b/d Anacortes, Wash., refinery could have been prevented by the US independent refiner.

Alon updates timeline for Texas refinery project

Jan 29, 2014

Alon USA has delayed scheduled maintenance activity at its 70,000-b/d Big Spring, Tex., refinery until later in the year in an effort to cut costs as well as the time it will take to complete the project.

Iraq advances new unit, improvement plans at Basra refinery

Jan 28, 2014

Iraq is nearing the start-up of a gasoline-producing unit that will boost overall processing capacity to more than 210,000 b/d at state-owned South Refineries Co.’s 140,000-b/d refinery in Basra Province.

Azerbaijan discloses investment in Turkish refinery project

Jan 28, 2014

State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Sofaz) said it allocated just over 3% of its budget expenditures in 2013 for financing the construction of the 214,000-b/d Star Refinery planned in Aliaga, Turkey.

Shell reports incident at Pernis refinery

Jan 27, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed a gas leak triggered a precautionary alarm on Jan. 27 at its 400,000-b/d Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.

Tesoro extends contracts for California refineries

Jan 27, 2014

Tesoro Corp., San Antonio, has let a long-term services and construction contract extensions to Aegion Corp. subsidiary Brinderson LP for work at Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co.’s California operations.

Ecuador, China advance refinery plans

Jan 24, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and the Ecuadorean government have reached an agreement regarding cooperation in a plan to construct a long-delayed refinery on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.

Russian refineries get export-duty reprieve

Jan 24, 2014

The Russian government earlier this month gave refineries a temporary reprieve from an export-duty increase aimed at discouraging output of heavy fuel oil in favor of middle distillates.

EPA agrees to reconsider 2013 cellulosic biofuel quotas

Jan 24, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it will reconsider 2013 cellulosic biofuel quotas it has made final because of new information the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers brought to its attention.

US appeals court won’t allow rehearing of California LCFS lawsuit

Jan 22, 2014

A federal appeals court in California refused to accept a petition to rehear a challenge to the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), which three of the court’s judges dismissed last year. The ruling could be appealed to the US Supreme Court.

RIL advances Jamnagar refinery expansion

Jan 22, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to French firm Alstom T&D’s Indian division to provide power transformer packages for the continued expansion of the 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India (OGJ Online, July 6, 2012; May 3, 2012).

PDVSA shutters FCC unit for maintenance

Jan 21, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state, for preventative maintenance, the state-owned company confirmed.

Vung Ro Petroleum lets contract for refinery project

Jan 21, 2014

Vung Ro Petroleum Ltd. (VRP) has let a services-related contract to Ineos for a 900,000-tonne/year polypropylene project at its grassroots refinery complex in Hoa Tam Commune in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Suriname refinery expansion progresses

Jan 21, 2014

Staatsolie, the state oil company of Suriname, has let a services-related contract to Honeywell as part of a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex, about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of Paramaribo (OGJ Online, Sept. 9, 2009).

Egyptian Refining advances refinery upgrade

Jan 20, 2014

Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) is set to start construction on its long-delayed grassroots refining upgrade project to be built within the existing Mostorod Petroleum Complex (MPC), 20 km northeast of Cairo in Qalyoubia Governate, Egypt.

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