Refining Operations News

South Africa’s Engen wraps annual refinery turnaround

Aug 28, 2015

Engen Petroleum Ltd. has restarted its 125,000-b/d Enref refinery in Durban, South Africa, following a 4-week period of planned maintenance activities.

PDVSA restarts FCCU at Amuay refinery

Aug 28, 2015 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has restarted the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in northwestern Venezuela’s Falcon state following the unit’s unplanned sh...

Kuwait lets contract for grassroots Al-Zour refinery

Aug 27, 2015 Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) has let a fifth contract package to a joint venture of Italy’s Saipem SPA and India’s Essar Projects Ltd. for work related to construction of the proposed 615,0...

Court approves ExxonMobil’s environmental settlement with New Jersey

Aug 26, 2015 A New Jersey Superior Court judge approved a $225-million environmental settlement between the state and ExxonMobil Corp. to resolve environmental damages over several decades from refineries in Li...

BP restarts crude unit at Whiting refinery

Aug 25, 2015 BP PLC has restarted the largest of three crude distillation units (CDUs) at its 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind., following the unit’s unplanned shutdown in early August for unscheduled repai...

Unit remains shuttered at Shell’s Pulau Bukom complex

Aug 25, 2015 An investigation remains under way into a fire that broke out at an unidentified unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Pulau Bukom manufacturing site on Bukom Island, Singapore, which houses a 500,000-b/...

WoodMac: ‘Decade-long’ global gasoline surplus possible for refiners

Aug 24, 2015 The global oil product market could experience a surplus of gasoline supply as early as 2017, according to the latest long-term oil product market forecast from Wood Mackenzie Ltd. The research and...

Fire hits PBF Energy’s Delaware refinery

Aug 21, 2015 PBF Energy Inc., Parsippany, NJ, is running its 190,000-b/sd refinery in Delaware City, Del., at reduced rates following a fire that broke out in the plant’s fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) on Aug. 21.

Fire hits Shell’s integrated processing operations in Singapore

Aug 21, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell PLC has extinguished a fire that occurred at one of the units at the company’s Pulau Bukom manufacturing site on Bukom Island, Singapore, which includes a 500,000-b/d refinery, 1 ...

API: US petroleum demand up in July

Aug 21, 2015 Total petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, rose 2.2% from July 2014 to average nearly 19.6 million b/d last month, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s most recent Monthly Statisti...

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