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Chevron Phillips adding furnace at Sweeny

Jun 3, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP will add a furnace at its Sweeny petrochemical complex in Old Ocean, Tex., that will expand ethylene production by 200 million lb/year.

First-quarter earnings decline with lower oil prices, liquids realization

Jun 3, 2013

Lower oil prices and lower liquids realization reduced the earnings of some US and Canadian producers in the first 3 months of 2013.

Tesoro agrees to payment to settle air pollution charges

May 31, 2013

Tesoro Corp. and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve claims that they violated the federal Clean Air Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on May 30.

EPP to develop two Texas refined products export terminals

May 30, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) is developing two refined products export terminals to meet growing demand for additional products export capability on the US Gulf Coast.

New Singapore cracker producing ethylene

May 30, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. has started producing ethylene from the second steam cracker at its Singapore chemical complex (OGJ Online, Dec. 28, 2012).

Total to add hydrocracker at Antwerp

May 23, 2013

Total plans a €1 billion modernization of its Antwerp, Belgium, refining and petrochemical complex that will include new upgrading capacity at the 338,000-b/cd refinery.

BASF Total cracker revamped to run ethane

May 23, 2013

BASF Total Petrochemicals LLC (BTP) has completed a revamp of its steam cracker in Port Arthur, Tex., enabling the 1-million-tonne/year facility to process ethane, supply of which is increasing from US shale plays.

Kansas refinery to pay air-quality penalty

May 22, 2013

Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of federal air-quality requirements at its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan.

EPA proposes Tier 3 vehicle emission, gasoline sulfur limits

May 22, 2013

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed standards to reduce vehicle emissions and sulfur content in gasoline beginning in 2017. Comments on the so-called Tier 3 requirements will be accepted until June 13, EPA said on May 21.

IOC develops biodiesel coprocessing method

May 20, 2013

State-owned Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has developed and commercialized a technology for coprocessing nonedible vegetable oil in a refinery diesel hydrotreating unit to make biodiesel.

Corker-Manchin bill aims to correct unintended RFS subsidy

May 17, 2013

US Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced legislation on May 16 aimed at correcting what they said was unintentional subsidization of foreign ethanol imports under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard.

FTC okays Tesoro purchase of BP refinery

May 17, 2013

The US Federal Trade Commission has approved acquisition by Tesoro Corp. of BP PLC’s refining and marketing business in southern California.

Contract let in PDVSA refinery upgrade

May 13, 2013

The prime contractor for an upgrade of the 180,000-b/d Petroleos de Venezuela SA refinery at Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, has let a contract for construction of key modularized units to Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (OGJ Online, July 29, 2011).

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May 13, 2013

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BP starts Cherry Point diesel hydrotreater

May 10, 2013

BP PLC has commissioned a diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen plant at its 234,000-b/d Cherry Point refinery at Blaine, Washington.

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