Refining Operations News

Bahrain awards FEED for refinery expansion

Sep 16, 2014 Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Technip SA to develop front-end engineering design (FEED) for four main work packages as part of a planned expansion and upgrade ...

SSLPC lets contract for Shandong complex

Sep 15, 2014 Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SSLPC) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for technology to produce isobutylene at its integrated refining and petrochemical complex located...

Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Sep 15, 2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas to execute an ultralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz state.

Irving Oil begins fall turnaround at New Brunswick refinery

Sep 15, 2014

Irving Oil Ltd. has started 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 250,000-b/d St. John refinery in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Contract let for BPCL’s Kochi refinery expansion

Sep 12, 2014 Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, through Air Products & Chemicals Inc., has let a contract to Technip SA to provide project management, as well as engineering, procurement, and const...

Keep partisan politics out of biofuel mandates, API tells White House

Sep 11, 2014 The White House should stay away from partisan politics as its Office of Management and Budget reviews the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed 2014 biofuel quotas under the Renewable Fuels ...

Neste plans biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Sep 10, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. is building a biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

ESAI: Shifts in LAC refining sector to alter global trade flows

Sep 10, 2014 Additional refining capacity planned for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2020 will limit the region’s current demand for surplus global product supplies, particularly those presently arriv...

Alon advances Bakersfield refinery, rail project

Sep 10, 2014 California state regulators have approved Alon USA Energy Inc. to move ahead with a plan designed to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at it...

Pemex lets contract for Cadereyta refinery

Sep 9, 2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp., Tokyo, for automation work at an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel plant ...

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