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Contract let for Alberta refinery

Sep 23, 2014

North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) has let a contract to a division of Emerson, St. Louis, Mo., to provide automation services and technology for the first phase of NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

Petron lets contract for coker at Bataan refinery

Sep 23, 2014

Petron Corp., Mandaluyong City, Philippines, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s global engineering and construction group for work related to a new delayed coking unit at Petron’s 180,000 b/d refinery in Limay, Bataan, about 150 km southwest of Manila.

Petrotrin to start up long-delayed ULSD plant early next year

Sep 22, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin LLC has said its ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant will begin production in second-quarter 2015.

Bolivia begins testing new unit at Cochabamba refinery

Sep 22, 2014

State-owned Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos Refinación SA (YPFB) has started test runs at a newly built crude unit at the 28,000-b/d Gualberto Villarroel refinery at Cochabamba, Bolivia.

OGJ Newsletter

Sep 22, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

An arbitrage bubble

Sep 22, 2014

That a US ban on the export of crude oil receives support from refiners who profit from it makes perfect sense. Arguments for keeping the ban in place do not.

Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

Sep 19, 2014

Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to prevent the shuttering of jointly owned INA Industrija Nafte d.d.’s  44,000-b/d refinery in Sisak, Croatia, located about 30 miles south of Zagreb.

 

PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

Sep 18, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela, the state-owned company said.

WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

Sep 17, 2014

Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 from a current 109 million tpy, prompting a radical shift in historical supply relationships.

AFPM launches web site to recruit refining, petchem employees

Sep 17, 2014

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers launched a workforce development web site to provide information for anyone seeking a career in the two industries. “The refining and petrochemical industries want to let people know that we are hiring,” AFPM Pres. Charles T. Drevna said. “If you have a high school degree, or if you have a college degree, we want you to consider a career in these industries.”

Pemex lets contract for Salamanca refinery

Sep 17, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. for the execution of an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Antonio M. Amor refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state.

Bahrain awards FEED for refinery expansion

Sep 16, 2014

Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Technip SA to develop front-end engineering design (FEED) for four main work packages as part of a planned expansion and upgrade of the 267,000-b/d refinery at Sitra, on Bahrain’s eastern coast.

SSLPC lets contract for Shandong complex

Sep 15, 2014

Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SSLPC) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for technology to produce isobutylene at its integrated refining and petrochemical complex located in Bohai Industrial Park, in Shouguang City, Shandong Province, China.

Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Sep 15, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas to execute an ultralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz state.

Irving Oil begins fall turnaround at New Brunswick refinery

Sep 15, 2014

Irving Oil Ltd. has started 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 250,000-b/d St. John refinery in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick.

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