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PDVSA shutters unit at El Palito for repairs

May 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) for repair work at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: ExxonMobil publishes assay for Kearl oil sands diluted bitumen

May 5, 2014

In February 2014, ExxonMobil Corp. issued an updated assay for diluted bitumen from the Kearl oil sands project in Canada's northern Athabasca region, about 47 miles northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Orpic secures financing for Sohar refinery upgrade

May 1, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has signed a $2.8 billion loan agreement with a consortium of 21 international and national financial institutions to help fund the company’s projects, including the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), which will be 65% debt financed.

Sasol lets contract for ethane storage in Louisiana

May 1, 2014

Sasol Ltd.-owned Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC has let a contract to Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BPP) subsidiary Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream LLC (BLM) to provide long-term ethane and ethylene storage and transportation services to support Sasol’s proposed integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives complex near Westlake, La.

Ecopetrol’s Cartagena refinery revamp still under way

Apr 30, 2014

State-owned Ecopetrol SA said work related to an ongoing expansion and modernization project at its refining subsidiary’s Refineria de Cartagena SA’s (Reficar) 80,000-b/d refinery in Cartagena, Colombia, led to lower output during this year’s first quarter.

Pemex lets contracts for two refineries

Apr 29, 2014

Pemex Refining, a division of Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos, has let contracts to a joint venture of Foster Wheeler and partner Altair Strickland LLC for work at two of the company’s Mexican refineries.

Takreer lets contract for Ruwais refining complex

Apr 28, 2014

Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Co. (Takreer), through a contractor, has let a contract to Metso Corp. to supply valve technology to its 350,000-b/d Ruwais refining complex about 385 miles west of Abu Dhabi City in the United Arab Emirates.

Neste inks contract for hydrogen supply at Porvoo refinery

Apr 28, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to Linde Group, Munich, for long-term hydrogen supply at the 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

The right word

Apr 28, 2014

As both writers and copyreaders, Oil & Gas Journal editors spend the bulk of their days charged with perfecting the art of word choice.

Marathon proposes expansion at Garyville refinery

Apr 24, 2014

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is taking the next step toward construction of a proposed $2.2-2.5 billion upgrade to its 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery.

Maintenance under way at Baku refinery

Apr 22, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has started additional maintenance on units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku, Azerbaijan.

Suncor begins maintenance at Quebec refinery

Apr 22, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d refinery in Montreal, Que.

IEA: Global oil supplies plunge in March on lower OPEC output

Apr 21, 2014

Global crude oil supplies fell month-on-month in March by a steep 1.2 million b/d to 91.75 million b/d, with a decline in output from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries accounting for near 75% of the loss, according to the International Energy Agency's most recent Oil Market Report.

LyondellBasell ends talks to sell French refinery

Apr 17, 2014

LyondellBasell has ceased discussions with Sotragem SA, Monaco, for the sale of its shuttered 105,000-b/d Berre refinery in France to Sotragem SAM.

KNPC finalizes contracts for Clean Fuels Project

Apr 17, 2014

Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has finalized lump-sum turnkey contracts previously let to three groups of oil and gas service providers for work related to its Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait.

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