Refining Operations News

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 th...

New Zealand refinery extends maintenance

Apr 15, 2014 Bad weather and additional repairs have led to a delay in planned maintenance that began in March at New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd.’s (NZRC) 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the No...

Joint venture launches refinery in Kurdistan

Apr 15, 2014 Black Diamond Oil Co. and Rezhwan Co. have agreed to form a joint venture for a refinery in the Kurdistan region of Iraq that is scheduled to begin operations as soon as next week, the companies sa...

SOCAR restarts units at Baku refinery

Apr 11, 2014 State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has resumed operations at two units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery in Baku, Azerbaijan, following installation and re...

Contract let for Guangdong heavy oil refinery

Apr 10, 2014 Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) PetroChina Co. Ltd., has let a second major contract to Metso Corp. for advanced valve technology...

Construction nears for Egyptian refinery project

Apr 10, 2014 Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) plans to begin construction this month on its grassroots refining upgrade project to be built within the existing Mostorod Petroleum Complex (MPC), 20 km northeast of Ca...

Suncor begins planned maintenance at Alberta refinery

Apr 8, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta.

UK union calls on government to save Welsh refinery

Apr 3, 2014 Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has called on the UK government to support Welsh industry and ensure secure gasoline supplies by helping to save Murco Petroleum Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Milford Haven ref...

Suncor wraps maintenance at Colorado refinery

Apr 2, 2014

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

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