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Maintenance wraps on Baku refinery units

May 30, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has completed maintenance work on the atmospheric and vacuum distillation units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku, Azerbaijan.

Crude unit remains offline at Garyville refinery

May 30, 2014

A crude unit shuttered as a result of inclement weather on May 28 at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery will remain down for about 2 weeks, the company said.

Financing secured for Turkish refinery

May 30, 2014

SOCAR Turkey Energy AS, a joint venture of State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic and the Turkish government, has secured additional funding to proceed with construction of the planned 214,000-b/d Socar Turkey Aegean Refinery (Star) in Aliaga, Turkey.

Peru seals deal for Talara refinery upgrade

May 29, 2014

State-owned Petroperu has let a lump-sum turnkey contract to Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) for the long-planned modernization and upgrade project of its 60,000-b/d Talara refinery at Piura, 1,200 km north of Lima.

EPA grants final approval for Texas refinery expansion

May 29, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to Flint Hills Resources to proceed with its project aimed at increasing processing capabilities for Eagle Ford crude at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Washington state enacts new regulation for refineries

May 29, 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.

Oman finalizes Italian financing for Sohar refinery modernization

May 29, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has secured a $100 million loan guaranteed by Italian export credit agency SACE to finance oil and gas technology exports from Italy for use in the modernization and expansion of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery.

Storm shutters crude unit at Marathon’s Garyville refinery

May 28, 2014

A power outage caused by inclement weather early on May 28 has led to the shuttering of one of two crude units at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery.

Kazakhstan lets contract for Atyrau refinery

May 28, 2014

The refining and marketing division of Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunaiGaz (KMG), through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG for the engineering and material supply of a steam reformer heater and air preheating system at its 104,000-b/d refinery at Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

Environmental review issued for California refinery revamp

May 27, 2014

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

Suncor wraps planned maintenance at Canadian refineries

May 27, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed planned maintenance activities at its refineries in Edmonton, Alta., and Montreal, Que., the company said.

First-quarter earnings increase amid mixed factors

May 26, 2014

A sample of 59 US-based oil and gas producers and refiners collectively posted first-quarter earnings of $22.7 billion, a decrease of 11% from the same quarter in 2013.

FGE: Japan likely to see further cuts to refining capacity

May 22, 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).

API: US petroleum demand hits 4-year high in April

May 22, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, increased 2.3% from April 2013 to average 19 million b/d this April, the highest April deliveries in 4 years, the American Petroleum Institute said in its monthly statistical report.

Gazprom Neft advances revamp of Omsk refinery

May 22, 2014

JSC Gazprom Neft has let a contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services to KBR for the construction of an advanced oil processing complex at its 286,160 b/cd Omsk refinery in Western Siberia, Russia. The contract is part of a major renovation program of the largest operating refinery in Russia.

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