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CSB releases final report on Chevron Richmond refinery fire

Nov 11, 2014

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued the final regulatory report on its investigation of the August 2012 pipe rupture and ensuing fire at Chevron Corp.’s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery, in which the agency reinforced its call for a more-rigorous approach to safety management at US refineries.

Chevron lets contract for Cape Town refinery

Nov 11, 2014

Chevron South Africa (Pty.) Ltd., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., has let a contract to a division of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to supply engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services at its 110,000-b/d refinery in Cape Town, South Africa.

CVR Refining lets contract for Coffeyville refinery

Nov 11, 2014

Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC, a subsidiary of CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to build a hydrogen plant at its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan.

Surveys: process, progress

Nov 10, 2014

The closing of the year is an interesting time for editors at Oil & Gas Journal. For some, it marks an opportunity to breathe that deep sigh of relief and reflect thankfully on a body of work well-executed and now behind them. For others, however, it signals the start of a frantic race to deliver our readers the biggest, most challenging projects undertaken all year.

Tupras lets contract for Izmir and Batman refineries

Nov 10, 2014

Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. (Tupras) has let a 5-year service, maintenance, and support contract to a division of Honeywell to upgrade controls at two of its refineries in Turkey.

CNPC, Rosneft advance Tianjin refining complex

Nov 10, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and OAO Rosneft have endorsed the crude refining portion of a feasibility study for the construction of the long-planned Tianjin refinery project, which is to be built in northern China’s industrial zone of Nangang in Tianjin.

EIA: Brent, not WTI, dominates US gasoline price movements

Nov 10, 2014

A recent study from the US Energy Information Administration would appear to weaken the argument that lifting the ban on US crude oil exports would raise domestic gasoline prices.

Venezuela’s Amuay refinery remains in restart mode

Nov 6, 2014

Full operations have yet to be restored at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state following a Nov. 4 electrical outage that shuttered unidentified processing units at the plant.

Fire hits PDVSA’s Curacao refinery

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Brazil’s Abreu e Lima refinery nears start-up

Nov 6, 2014

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, are nearly completed.

Failed sale leads to closure of Welsh refinery

Nov 5, 2014

A deal intended to prevent Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven refinery in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from closing has been unsuccessful, according to Murphy Oil Corp., Murco’s owner.

 

India’s HPCL resumes operations at Vizag refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Operations have resumed at Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.’s (HPCL) 8.3 million-tonne/year Vishakapatnam (Vizag) refinery on India’s eastern coast following initial repair work to damage resulting from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the port city on Oct. 12.

Blackout hits Venezuelan refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Venezuela's 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in Falcon state is in the process of resuming normal operations after an electrical outage on Nov. 4 halted processing activities at the plant, state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said.

Suncor completes maintenance at Sarnia refinery

Nov 5, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has completed 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 85,000-b/d refinery at Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

EPA greenlights Texas GHG permitting program

Nov 3, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) program to issue greenhouse gas permits for new and modified facilities.

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