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City approves Chevron’s Richmond refinery revamp

Aug 1, 2014

Local officials have issued a final approval for Chevron Corp. to proceed with a long-stalled modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif.

Investigation under way into Kansas refinery fire

Aug 1, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has begun an official investigation into the cause of a fire that broke out on July 29 at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan.

EPA won’t require 2013 RFS reports until after 2014 quotas are out

Aug 1, 2014

Refiners and other obligated parties under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard won’t be required to file 2013 reports until after 2014 quotas for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel have been announced, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.

CVR Refining confirms fire at Coffeyville refinery’s isom unit

Jul 29, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has confirmed the outbreak and subsequent extinguishing of a fire at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan. The fire was reported at about 12:30 a.m. on July 29 and extinguished less than an hour later.

API: US petroleum demand up in June, second quarter

Jul 28, 2014

Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, rose 1.5% in June vs. a year ago to average just above 19 million b/d, according to the American Petroleum Institute's most recent Monthly Statistics Report.

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Jul 28, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago's state - owned Petrotrin is blaming the shale gas revolution in the US and lower crude prices at Cushing, Okla., for its decision to significantly reduce its refinery throughput to 120,000 bo/d from 180,000 bo/d.

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 28, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex

Jul 25, 2014

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Zelan Construction Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Zelan Bhd., Kuala Lampur, for the basic design, detail engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of the material offloading facilities (MOLF) jetty for Petronas’ planned refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Contract let for Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Jul 24, 2014

Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd., through its contractors, has let a contract to Qatar International Cables Co. (QICC), a subsidiary of Nexans SA, Paris, to provide all power and instrumentation cable needs for the building of a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at the Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Doha, Qatar.

Pemex restarting Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 24, 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is in the process of restarting units at its 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, following a July 23 fire at the plant, the state-owned oil company said.

Romanian refinery wraps modernization project

Jul 24, 2014

OMV Petrom SA, Bucharest, has completed the modernization of its Petrobrazi refinery in the southeast region of Romania, near Ploiesti City.

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Jul 24, 2014

Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Inputs at refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast have been particularly high, reflecting these refineries’ access to lower-cost crude oil, expansions of refining capacity, and increases in both US demand and exports.

Fire breaks out at West Texas refinery

Jul 23, 2014

Western Refining Inc. has extinguished a fire that occurred early on July 23 in a boiler at its 128,000-b/d refinery at El Paso, Tex.

Fire hits at Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 23, 2014

The cause of an overnight fire on July 23 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, has yet to be determined, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.

Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

Jul 22, 2014

Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

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