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European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Sep 8, 2014

European refining is pivotal in "a second wave of structural changes" pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes a report from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, London.

Emission reductions under way at Moscow refinery

Sep 8, 2014

Russian oil producer JSC Gazprom Neft is upgrading process furnaces and switching completely to gas from liquid fuels in an effort to reduce emissions at its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery.

US merchant bank to buy Newfoundland refinery

Sep 8, 2014

Harvest Operations Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Korea National Oil Corp., has agreed to sell its 115,000-b/d refinery in Come-by-Chance, Newf., to New York-based merchant banker SilverRange Financial Partners LLC.

ESAI: Rising distillation capacity to hasten refinery closures

Sep 4, 2014

A wave of new distillation capacity over the next year will lead to additional refinery closures, particularly for operators in Europe, according to a recent report from ESAI Energy LLC.

CHS plans revamp of Montana refinery

Sep 4, 2014

US farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. plans to invest $406 million to boost efficiency and increase diesel production at its 55,000-b/d Laurel, Mont., refinery.

ExxonMobil plans upgrade at Norwegian refinery

Sep 3, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Esso Norge AS is planning to install a residual flash tower designed to replace heavy fuel oil production at its 6 million-tonne/year refinery at Slagen, Norway.

Rosneft commissions isom unit at Kuibyshev refinery

Sep 3, 2014

OAO Rosneft has commissioned an isomerization (isom) unit at its 6.8 million-tonne/year Kuibyshev refinery in Russia’s Samara region.

Owners request extension for sale of shuttered Caribbean refinery

Sep 3, 2014

Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA, has asked for an extension of the agreement that governs the established sales process of its shuttered 500,000-b/d refinery at St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, government officials confirmed.

Egyptian refinery secures loan for expansion project

Sep 3, 2014

Assiut Petroleum Refining Co. (ASORC) has secured financing from Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the upgrade of its 47,000-b/d refinery in Asyut, Egypt.

Kansas refinery resumes normal operations

Sep 2, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has resumed normal operations its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., following a fire in late July that led to the plant’s shutdown.

Crude oil processing resumes at Achinsk refinery

Sep 2, 2014

OAO Rosneft has resumed crude oil processing at its 7 million-tonne/year Achinsk refinery in Bolshoy Uluy District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern Siberia, following a June 15 fire that shuttered operations at the plant.

Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery wraps maintenance

Sep 1, 2014

State-owned Petrovietnam has completed the second planned maintenance turnaround since 2011 at its 140,000-b/d Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam (OGJ Online, May 20, 2014).

Rosneft advances hydrotreating complex at Syzran refinery

Aug 29, 2014

OAO Rosneft has received a reactor and cold high-pressure separator to be used in the construction of a planned diesel hydrotreating complex at its 8.5 million tonne/year Syzran refinery in Russia’s Samara region.

Damaged unit weighs on diesel output at Porvoo refinery

Aug 29, 2014

Repairs remain under way on a damaged hydrogen production unit at Neste Oil Corp.’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

PDVSA shuts refinery generator for maintenance

Aug 29, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the power generation system that supplies its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela for 30 days of major maintenance, the state-owned company said.

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