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Egyptian Refining advances refinery upgrade

Jan 20, 2014

Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) is set to start construction on its long-delayed grassroots refining upgrade project to be built within the existing Mostorod Petroleum Complex (MPC), 20 km northeast of Cairo in Qalyoubia Governate, Egypt.

Capacity slowly recovers at CCRL refinery

Jan 20, 2014

Processing capacity at Consumers’ Cooperative Refineries Ltd.’s (CCRL) 145,000-b/d refining complex in Regina, Sask., is improving following a Dec. 24, 2013, explosion and subsequent fire, owner Federated Cooperatives Ltd. (FCL) has confirmed (OGJ Online, Dec. 27, 2013).

Why allow crude exports?

Jan 17, 2014

Allowing US exports of crude oil might seem to defy logic. Oil & Gas Journal expects the country to meet 13.4 million b/d of the 18.8 million b/d of oil it will need this year through field production of crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas plant liquids

Feedstock menu expands at Nova’s Corunna plant

Jan 16, 2014

Nova Chemicals Corp., Calgary, has started processing its first ethane supplies sourced from Marcellus shale at its Corunna, Ont., refinery and petrochemical complex.

Valero trims expansion at Louisiana refinery

Jan 15, 2014

Valero Energy Corp. has revised its plans for an expansion of its 250,000-b/d St. Charles refinery at Norco, La., the company said in a recent request to state regulators for an operating permit modification.

Petroecuador restarts Esmeraldas refinery

Jan 13, 2014

Ecuador’s state-owned Petroecuador has resumed operations at two processing units of its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery on the Pacific Coast following a late-November 2013 fire at the plant, the company confirmed.

PDVSA lets contract for Amuay refinery

Jan 13, 2014

Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a construction-related contract to Portuguese firm Cimontubo to revamp a product storage area at the 940,000-b/d Paraguana Refining Center (PRC) in Caracas.

Speculations peak about majors’ exit from Australian refining, retail

Jan 13, 2014

Rumors are swirling around the Australian petroleum industry about the exit of major companies Royal Dutch Shell PLC and BP PLC from the country’s refining and retail scene.

Alberta approves funding for Sturgeon refinery

Jan 13, 2014

The government of Alberta has approved up to $1 billion (Can.) in financing for North West Redwater Partnership’s (NWR) recently delayed bitumen refinery project already under construction near Redwater in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton.

Fire hits Shell’s German refinery

Jan 9, 2014

A fire that broke out in a chemical tank on Jan. 9 at Shell’s 327,000-b/d Rheinland refinery near Cologne, Germany, has been contained, the company said.

Iraq seals deal for Karbala refinery

Jan 9, 2014

The Iraqi government has let a contract to a consortium of South Korean firms for the construction of a refinery in southern Karbala Province, Iraq, 100 km south of Baghdad (OGJ Online, Aug. 1, 2011).

Sinopec lets contract for refinery water treatment system

Jan 8, 2014

Jiujiang Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec), has awarded Siemens Energy a contract for the supply of a refinery wastewater treatment system at the 5 million tonne/year Jiujiang refinery in China’s Jiangxi Province.

Hess files documents for retail spinoff

Jan 8, 2014

Hess Corp. has filed documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the spinoff to shareholders of its retail business, which includes 1,350 gasoline-convenience stores bearing the company’s brand in 16 states along the US East Coast.

Contract let for new Turkish refinery

Jan 8, 2014

Star Refinery AS, Istanbul, has let a service-related contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the grassroots Aegean refinery to be built within the Petkim Petrokimya AS (Petkim) complex at Aliaga, Turkey.

Operational upset hits Paulsboro refinery

Jan 7, 2014

PBF Energy Inc. reported unplanned shutdowns of certain units on Jan. 7 at its 185,000-b/d refinery in Paulsboro, NJ.

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