Refining Operations News

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Mar 27, 2015 Iraq, through a subcontractor, has let a contract to Copperchase Ltd., Cramlington, Northumberland, UK, to build security fencing at the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery in southern Karb...

Chevron to sell Caltex Australia interest

Mar 27, 2015 Chevron Global Energy Inc. has entered an underwriting agreement for the sale of its 50% interest in Caltex Australia Ltd. to what it described as “a broad range of Australian and global equity mar...

Motiva to integrate Norco, Convent refineries in Louisiana

Mar 26, 2015 Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC reported it will integrate the company’s two Louisiana refineries—the 220,000-b/cd Norco facility and the 227,000-b/cd Convent facility—creating the Louisiana R...

Delek boosts nameplate capacity at Texas refinery

Mar 26, 2015 Delek US Holdings Inc. has wrapped an expansion project at its Tyler, Tex., refinery that will increase the plant’s nameplate processing capacity to 75,000 b/d from its previous capacity of 60,000 ...

AFPM, groups challenge Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard

Mar 24, 2015 Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard violates the US constitution, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Trucking Associations, and Consumer Energy Alliance jointly charged in ...

Neste plans major turnaround at Porvoo refinery

Mar 23, 2015 Neste Oil Corp. will begin a 2-month planned maintenance turnaround beginning in April at its 9.8 million-tonne/year Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsin...

API: February US petroleum demand is highest since 2008

Mar 20, 2015 Total US petroleum demand reached an average 19.3 million b/d in February—the highest level for the month since 2008, the American Petroleum Institute reported on Mar. 19. The amount represented a ...

Total’s Donges refinery due 10-week shutdown, overhaul

Mar 20, 2015 Total SA is planning a nearly 2-month shutdown of its 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, France, on the Loire estuary, for a complete modernization and maintenance overhaul designed to...

Senate crude exports hearing raises price, logistics, safety issues

Mar 19, 2015 Potential consumer price impacts dominated a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing examining whether to allow more exports of domestically produced crude oil. Witnesses agreed th...

Survey finds US refiners capable of processing more light, sweet crude

Mar 19, 2015 US refiners have more than enough capacity to process the growing volumes of light, sweet crude oil that will be produced in the next few years, a survey commissioned by the American Fuel & Pet...

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