Refining Operations News

Yasref continues exports, commissioning activities at Yanbu refinery

Apr 17, 2015 Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. Ltd. (Yasref), a joint venture of Saudi Aramco (62.5%) and China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) (37.5%), has exported the first shipment of petroleum coke (petcoke)...

Total details revamp, conversion plan for French refineries

Apr 16, 2015 Total SA said it will spend €600 million to revitalize its refining business in France with projects that include an overhaul of the 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, as well as a per...

Phillips 66 lets contract for Sweeny refinery

Apr 15, 2015 Phillips 66 has let a contract to Elliott Group, Jeannette, Pa., to supply a compressor string for a major project at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., that will enable the plant ...

Delek to acquire stake in Alon USA

Apr 15, 2015 Delek US Holdings Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has agreed to acquire a minority interest in Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd.’s US-based refining and marketing subsidiary Alon USA Energy Inc., Dallas, which owns...

Turkmenistan lets contracts for refinery upgrades, GTL plant

Apr 14, 2015 Turkmenistan has let contracts to a consortium led by South Korean firms Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and LG International Corp. for work related to the modernization of the country’s Turkmenbashi ...

EPA agrees to issue final 2014, 2015 biofuel quotas by Nov. 30

Apr 10, 2015 The US Environmental Protection Agency agreed to issue final biofuel quotas for 2014 and 2015 under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard by Nov. 30 in a tentative settlement of a lawsuit filed by th...

Flint Hills advances Texas refinery expansion

Apr 10, 2015 Flint Hills Resources, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., has let a contract to KBR Inc., Houston, for work related to Project Eagle Ford (PEF), a $600 million project designed to increase processing ...

Egypt lets contracts for refinery expansion project

Apr 9, 2015 Egyptian state-owned Middle East Oil Refining Co. (Midor) has let two contracts worth a total of $1.4 billion to UOP LLC, a unit of a Honeywell International, for work related to a 60% expansion in...

FCC unit enters restart mode at Venezuelan refinery

Apr 9, 2015 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is the process of restarting the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit following a shutdown for preventative maintenance at its 146,000-b/d El Palito refinery near P...

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Apr 8, 2015 Iraq, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Doosan Hydro Technology LLC (DHT), Tampa, Fla., to provide water treatment services for the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery under co...

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