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Operations normal at Billings refinery following fire

Jun 17, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. confirmed operations have returned to normal at its 60,000-b/d refinery in Billings, Mont., following a June 13 fire.

Explosion hits Rosneft’s Achinsk refinery

Jun 16, 2014

Details are emerging following an explosion and subsequent fire that occurred on June 15 at OAO Rosneft’s 7 million-tonne/year Achinsk refinery in Bolshoy Uluy District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern Siberia.

Fire at ExxonMobil’s Billings refinery under investigation

Jun 16, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. is investigating a fire that occurred on June 13 at its 60,000-b/d refinery in Billings, Mont.

Group sues to halt California refinery revamp

Jun 16, 2014

A California-based environmental group has filed a lawsuit requesting a state superior court to revoke a permit that would allow Chevron Corp. to proceed with its long-delayed plan for a $1 billion modernization project at the 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Fire hits Phillips 66’s Billings refinery

Jun 12, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on June 11 at Phillips 66’s 59,000-b/d Billings, Mont., refinery, the company said.

PDVSA restarts FCC unit at El Palito refinery

Jun 11, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed maintenance on the cyclones system of the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state, the state-owned company confirmed.

Fire hits Thai refinery

Jun 10, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on June 9 at IRPC PLC’s 215,000-b/d refinery in Tumbon Choengoen, Rayong Province, Thailand.

Chevron releases final EIR for Richmond refinery project

Jun 10, 2014

Chevron Corp. has released a long-awaited final environmental impact report (EIR) for the modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Washington refinery finds new owner

Jun 9, 2014

Global commodities logistics and trading firm TrailStone Group has acquired US Oil & Refining Co. (USOR), including the 42,000-b/d Tacoma, Wash., refinery, from Astra Transcor Energy NV, a subsidiary of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille SA, Belgium.

Environmental review issued for California refinery revamp

Jun 9, 2014

California's Kern County Planning & Community Development Department (KCPCDD) has issued a draft environmental impact report for Alon USA Energy Inc.'s request to increase the flexibility of its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield, Calif., refinery to process cost-advantaged light crude oils sourced from North American shale regions.

Washington state enacts new regulation for refineries

Jun 9, 2014

The state of Washington has adopted a new rule that will require refineries in the state to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025.

Group sues to halt California refinery revamp

Jun 6, 2014

A California-based environmental group has filed a lawsuit requesting a state superior court to revoke a permit that would allow Chevron Corp. to proceed with its long-delayed plan for a $1 billion modernization project at the 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Uganda advances plans for first refinery

Jun 4, 2014

Uganda’s government has received proposals from four international companies bidding to build and construct the country’s first refinery and related infrastructure in the Lake Albert region of Buseruka Subcounty, Hoima District, Uganda.

API issues refinery safety standards

Jun 4, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute issued three first-edition standards to enhance refinery safety and inspection programs.

FGE: Japan likely to see further cuts to refining capacity

Jun 2, 2014

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 has succeeded in slashing the country's refining capacity, but further cuts are likely to occur by 2018, says Facts Global Energy (FGE).

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