Refining Operations News

Kansas refinery resumes normal operations

Sep 2, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has resumed normal operations its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., following a fire in late July that led to the plant’s shutdown.

Crude oil processing resumes at Achinsk refinery

Sep 2, 2014 OAO Rosneft has resumed crude oil processing at its 7 million-tonne/year Achinsk refinery in Bolshoy Uluy District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern Siberia, following a June 15 fire that shuttered o...

Rosneft advances hydrotreating complex at Syzran refinery

Aug 29, 2014 OAO Rosneft has received a reactor and cold high-pressure separator to be used in the construction of a planned diesel hydrotreating complex at its 8.5 million tonne/year Syzran refinery in Russia’...

Damaged unit weighs on diesel output at Porvoo refinery

Aug 29, 2014

Repairs remain under way on a damaged hydrogen production unit at Neste Oil Corp.’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

PDVSA shuts refinery generator for maintenance

Aug 29, 2014 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has shut down the power generation system that supplies its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela for 30 days of major maintenance, the state-ow...

BP confirms fire at Whiting refinery

Aug 28, 2014

An overnight fire at BP PLC’s 413,000-b/d refinery in Whiting, Ind., has resulted in only minimal interruptions to operations at the site, the company said.

Planned maintenance under way at ExxonMobil’s Baytown complex

Aug 28, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has started scheduled maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at its 561,000-b/d integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Baytown, Tex.

European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Aug 27, 2014 European refining is pivotal in “a second wave of structural changes” pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes a report f...

Hungary lets contract for Danube refinery upgrade

Aug 27, 2014 Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, has let a contract to Axens for the upgrade and modernization of the mild hydrocracking unit at its 161,000-b/d Danube refinery i...

Run rates still recovering at Amuay refinery after 2012 blast, PDVSA says

Aug 25, 2014 Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said crude oil throughput rates continue to recover at the Amuay portion of its Paraguana refining complex in northwest Venezuela following...

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