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Reformer contract let for PDVSA refinery

Jul 1, 2013

Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) main contractor consortium Hyundai-Wison has hired Technip to install two 135-MMcfd hydrogen reformers at PDVSA’s Puerto La Cruz refinery.

BP starts up crude unit at Whiting, Ind., refinery

Jul 1, 2013

BP PLC has started up a 250,000-b/d crude distillation unit at its Whiting, Ind., refinery.

Nelson-Farrar Quarterly Costimating

Jul 1, 2013

The Nelson-Farrar refinery construction index rose quickly from 2,281.6 in January 2010, to 2,378.1 in December of the same year. Then continued upward ending with 2,475.6 in December two years later.

Imperial Oil closing Nova Scotia refinery

Jun 26, 2013

Imperial Oil will cease operations of its 88,000-b/d Dartmouth refinery near Halifax, NS, and use the facility as a terminal.

Rosneft signs Tuapse automation agreement

Jun 25, 2013

Rosneft has signed an agreement making Honeywell the main automation contractor of a refinery expansion and upgrade in Tuapsinskiy NPZ on Russia’s Black Sea Coast.

US Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to EPA’s E15 rollout

Jun 24, 2013

The US Supreme Court refused to hear a legal challenge to the US Environmental Protection agency’s program introducing gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend to the domestic marketplace.

Tesoro to sell interests in Hawaiian refiner

Jun 19, 2013

Tesoro Corp., San Antonio, will sell its interest in Tesoro Hawaii LLC to a subsidiary of Par Petroleum Corp.

Explosion rocks Williams’ Geismar, La., olefins plant

Jun 13, 2013

Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, reported an explosion occurred within its Geismar, La., olefins plant in Louisiana at 8:37 a.m. CST June 13.

An industry transition

Jun 10, 2013

"Call me Ishmael." These simple words begin Herman Melville's iconic 1851 novel, Moby Dick. As discussed in high school or lower-level college English classes, this short introduction opens the tale of Captain Ahab's command of the whaleship Pequot on a revenge-driven quest for a white sperm whale credited with severing Ahab's leg.

Construction due on Vietnamese refinery

Jun 7, 2013

Construction will begin in July on the 200,000-b/d refinery to be built in the Nghi Son Economic Zone in Thanh Hoa Province, about 200 km south of Hanoi, Vietnam, reports Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. (OGJ Online, Jan. 30, 2013).

KMEP to build 900,000-bbl ULSD capacity at Bostco

Jun 6, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP is adding 900,000 bbl of ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) storage at its 185-acre Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Co. LLC (Bostco) site on the Houston Ship Channel.

CNPC, Recope agree on refining JV finance

Jun 6, 2013

China National Petroleum Corp. and Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (Recope) have signed a cooperation agreement for financing the refining joint venture they have formed in Costa Rica (OGJ Online, Sept. 4, 2009).

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Jun 4, 2013

Iraq’s Oil Projects Co. has let a contract to Technip for project management consultancy for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the Karbala refinery.

Tesoro closes purchase of Carson refinery

Jun 3, 2013

Tesoro Corp. has closed its purchase of BP PLC’s 266,000-b/d Carson refinery near Los Angeles and related marketing and logistics businesses (OGJ Online, May 17, 2013).

Moscow refinery producing Euro 5 diesel

Jun 3, 2013

Gazprom Neft has begun producing 10 ppm sulfur diesel fuel meeting Euro 5 standards at its 250,000-b/d Moscow refinery.

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