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Suncor wraps maintenance at Colorado refinery

Apr 2, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has completed planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City refinery near Denver.

Construction continues on Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Apr 2, 2014

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has started additional construction work a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at its Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

BP Australasia to close Brisbane refinery

Apr 2, 2014

BP Australasia has announced the imminent closure of its Bulwer Island refinery at Brisbane. The 96,850-b/d facility will close by mid-2015 with the loss of more than 350 jobs, slicing another piece from Australia’s diminishing local production of petrol, diesel, and other fuels. The company is investigating the option of turning the refinery into a fuel import terminal.

US, Canadian oil, gas firms' fourth-quarter 2013 earnings slip

Mar 31, 2014

A sample of 53 US-based oil and gas producers and refiners posted a collective decrease of 2% in fourth quarter earnings and an 11% decrease in full year 2013 earnings compared with the same periods in 2012.

Ineos lets contract for Grangemouth ethane terminal

Mar 28, 2014

Ineos Europe AG, Switzerland, said it has reached the latest milestones in its $500 million survival plan to import US shale gas to its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex.

Maintenance underway at Jamnagar refinery

Mar 27, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has shut down one of three paraxylene units for planned maintenance at its 660,000-b/d Jamnagar refinery at Gujarat, India.

Petronas progresses on RAPID project

Mar 27, 2014

BMT Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., has completed a concept design for the material offloading facility (MOLF) at state-run Petronas’ proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeast Johor, Malaysia.

ENOC lets contract for Jebel Ali refinery upgrade

Mar 27, 2014

Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC) has let a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to KBR for the upgrade of its 120,000-b/d condensate refinery at Jebel Ali in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai.

EPA leads investigation of crude discharge at BP Whiting refinery

Mar 26, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency took formal charge of investigation and cleanup efforts after an undetermined amount of crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP PLC’s Whiting, Ind., refinery.

TonenGeneral slashes crude capacity at Chiba refinery

Mar 26, 2014

TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK said it plans to cut crude oil processing capacity at its 175,000-b/d Chiba refinery Keiyo, Japan, to comply with a 2010 ordinance enacted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) requiring Japanese refiners to raise their mandatory cracking-to-crude distillation capacity ratio to 13% or higher from 10% by March 2014.

Neste Oil advances power plant revamp at Porvoo refinery

Mar 26, 2014

The environmental impact assessment report on a project to modernize the power plant at Neste Oil’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery has been completed, the company reported.

Yanchang Petro lets contract for Chinese processing plants

Mar 26, 2014

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co. Ltd. (Yanchang Petro) has let a contract to Yokogawa China Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp., to supply control systems for two oil plant construction projects in China.

Phillips 66 considers splitter at Sweeny refinery

Mar 21, 2014

Phillips 66 is evaluating the potential for the addition of a condensate splitter near its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., just southwest of Houston.

Second small diesel refinery planned for North Dakota

Mar 21, 2014

Quantum Energy Inc. (QEI), Tempe, Ariz., said it has secured land for the construction of a 20,000-b/d grassroots hydroskimming refinery in North Dakota’s Williston basin Bakken shale region.

WoodMac: Global ethylene demand, production on the rise

Mar 20, 2014

Ethylene-producing assets that have access to low-cost natural gas feedstocks, such as the ones in North America, will lead the competition in global ethylene markets, Wood Mackenzie researchers said, adding that ethylene producers will have to utilize different strategies depending on their location in order to stay competitive.

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