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Second small diesel refinery planned for North Dakota

Mar 21, 2014

Quantum Energy Inc. (QEI), Tempe, Ariz., said it has secured land for the construction of a 20,000-b/d grassroots hydroskimming refinery in North Dakota’s Williston basin Bakken shale region.

WoodMac: Global ethylene demand, production on the rise

Mar 20, 2014

Ethylene-producing assets that have access to low-cost natural gas feedstocks, such as the ones in North America, will lead the competition in global ethylene markets, Wood Mackenzie researchers said, adding that ethylene producers will have to utilize different strategies depending on their location in order to stay competitive.

Chevron’s Richmond refinery project advances

Mar 19, 2014

The city of Richmond, Calif., has released a long-awaited draft environmental impact report (EIR) for Chevron Corp.’s $1 billion modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond refinery.

Flint Hills proposes $300 million refinery upgrade

Mar 19, 2014

Flint Hills Resources (FHR), Wichita, Kan., plans to invest $300 million in two projects that would improve both energy efficiency as well as clean fuels production at its 339,000-b/d Pine Bend refinery at Rosemount, Minn.

PRL lets contract for Karachi refinery

Mar 18, 2014

Pakistan Refinery Ltd. (PRL) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., for process technology and modular equipment at its 47,110-b/d refinery along the coastal belt of Karachi, Pakistan.

Earthquake shutters Japanese refinery

Mar 14, 2014

An early-morning earthquake off the island of Kyushu, Japan, on Mar. 14 has resulted in an emergency shutdown of Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.’s Tokuyama refinery and petrochemical complex.

Suncor begins maintenance at Commerce City refinery

Mar 13, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has started planned maintenance at its 98,000-b/d Commerce City, Colo., refinery near Denver.

KNPC lets contract for Al-Zour refinery

Mar 13, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a dredging contract to Van Oord, Rotterdam, to reclaim land for KNPC’s planned 615,000-b/d Al-Zour refinery complex to be built in southern Kuwait.

New York county puts freeze on Bakken crude

Mar 12, 2014

Government officials in Albany County, NY, have issued a moratorium on Global Partners LP’s plans to increase the processing of Bakken crude oil at the Port of Albany pending a public health investigation by the county’s health department.

S-OIL lets contracts for refinery upgrade

Mar 12, 2014

S-OIL Corp., Seoul, has let two contracts to a unit of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction group for a residue upgrading project at S-OIL’s 669,000-b/d Onsan refinery complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

North West Redwater lets contract for Alberta bitumen refinery

Mar 11, 2014

Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) have let a services-related contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work at NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

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Mar 10, 2014

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Maintenance planned for Jamnagar refinery

Mar 10, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, plans to shut down one of four crude distillation units for maintenance at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Japanese firms consolidate ethylene operations

Mar 7, 2014

Asahi Kasei Corp. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. reached an agreement to unify and jointly operate their naphtha cracking operations in Mizushima, Japan.

Fire hits at Tatarstan refinery

Mar 6, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on Mar. 3 at TAIF Group’s 7 million tonne/year Nizhnekamsk refinery in Tatarstan, Russia.

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