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Lukoil acquires loan for Bulgarian refinery upgrade

Jan 3, 2014

OAO Lukoil subsidiary Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD has secured a €420 million line of credit from five international banks to finance the modernization of its Burgas, Bulgaria, refinery along the Black Sea.

Citgo targets January restart for Lemont crude unit

Jan 3, 2014

Citgo Petroleum Corp. plans to restart the vacuum distillation unit at its 167,000-b/d Lemont, Ill., by the end of January following repairs to damage caused by an October 2013 fire.

Surgutneftegas commissions hydrocracker

Jan 2, 2014

Russia’s Surgutneftegas has commissioned a 98,000-b/d hydrocracker at its 335,900-b/d Kirishinefteorgsintez refinery near St. Petersburg.

Emergency prompts shutdown at Omani refinery

Jan 2, 2014

Oman’s state-owned Orpic has temporarily shut down its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat due to an emergency situation in the plant’s sour water stripper.

Lukoil takes control of Sicilian refinery

Jan 2, 2014

OAO Lukoil said it has finalized a deal to purchase the remaining 20% share in its joint venture with Italian refiner ERG SPA to become the sole owner of the Isab refining complex at Priolo, Sicily.

Fire hits PDVSA’s Amuay refinery

Dec 30, 2013

A fire that broke out early morning on Dec. 30 in the Amuay section of Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 940,000-b/d Paraguana Refining Center in Venezuela has been extinguished, according the company.

CCRL refinery repairs to take months

Dec 30, 2013

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

Saskatchewan refinery hit by explosion

Dec 27, 2013

An explosion and subsequent fire occurred on Dec. 24 at Consumers’ Cooperative Refineries Ltd.’s (CCRL) 130,000-b/d refining complex in Regina, Sask.

Contract let for delayed Alberta bitumen refinery

Dec 20, 2013

Partners in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) have let a services-related contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for the design and supply of three package steam generating systems to be located at NWR’s Sturgeon bitumen refinery in the Industrial Heartland area of Alberta.

New ethylene cracker planned for Louisiana

Dec 20, 2013

Axiall Corp. said it has selected the state of Louisiana as the location for a possible ethylene cracker to be built alongside a related derivatives plant, company said in a Dec. 19 release.

 

Construction progresses on Brazil’s Abreu e Lima refinery

Dec 19, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said construction projects at its Abreu e Lima oil refinery at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, have reached just over 83% completion.

Peru mandates upgrade for Talara refinery

Dec 19, 2013

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso has enacted legislation that mandates a long-planned modernization and upgrade of the Talara refinery be completed by 2017 on the grounds of public necessity and national interest.

Nova Chemicals plans ethylene capacity expansion

Dec 19, 2013

Nova Chemicals Corp., Calgary, is planning several expansions and upgrades to its existing Canadian operations to take advantage of cost-competitive pricing for North American NGL feedstock, the company said in a Dec. 18 release.

OMV agrees to sell its Bayernoil interest

Dec 19, 2013

OMV has agreed to sell its 45% interest in the Bayernoil refining complex near Ingolstadt, Germany, and related businesses to Varo Energy BV, a midstream company owned by The Carlyle Group and Vitol Group. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Contract let for Vietnam’s Nghi Son refinery

Dec 18, 2013

Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC, through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler for two hydrogen reformers to be constructed at its 200,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Thanh Hoa Province in Vietnam. 

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