Refining Operations News

Contract let for Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Jul 24, 2014 Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd., through its contractors, has let a contract to Qatar International Cables Co. (QICC), a subsidiary of Nexans SA, Paris, to provide all power and instrumentation cable n...

Pemex restarting Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 24, 2014 Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is in the process of restarting units at its 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, following a July 23 fire at the plant, the st...

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Jul 24, 2014 Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Inputs ...

Fire breaks out at West Texas refinery

Jul 23, 2014

Western Refining Inc. has extinguished a fire that occurred early on July 23 in a boiler at its 128,000-b/d refinery at El Paso, Tex.

Fire hits at Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 23, 2014 The cause of an overnight fire on July 23 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, has yet to be determined, Mexico’s state-owned oil ...

Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

Jul 22, 2014 Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., r...

Delta inks crude supply agreement for Trainer refinery

Jul 21, 2014 Monroe Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., has entered into a 5-year agreement with midstream logistics provider Bridger LLC, Addison, Tex., to supply 65,000 b/d of US crude oil to De...

SOCAR lets contract for Baku refinery

Jul 18, 2014 State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has let a contract to Hamon Thermal Europe SA of France for the delivery of a water-cooling unit at its Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Ba...

Orpic lets contract for Sohar refinery modernization

Jul 18, 2014 Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic), through a contractor, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for work related the upgrade of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 k...

Ineos secures loan guarantee for Grangemouth upgrade

Jul 17, 2014 Ineos AG, Switzerland, has secured a £230 million loan from the UK government that will allow the company to move forward with a planned upgrade at its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery a...

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