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EPA won’t finalize RFS’s 2014 biofuel quotas before yearend

Nov 21, 2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize 2014 biofuel quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before yearend. The American Petroleum Institute and Americ...

AFPM: Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard unconstitutional

Nov 20, 2014 Oregon’s proposed low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) program is unconstitutional, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers said in comments submitted in response to the state’s Department ...

Petrobras initiates start-up of units at Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 19, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received permission to commission units at its Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state.

Legislative vote delays St. Croix refinery sale

Nov 14, 2014 The Senate of the 30th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands has voted unanimously to send back a proposed agreement that would provide for the restart of Hovensa LLC’s idled 500,000-b/d refinery on...

MRPL wraps Mangalore refinery expansion project

Nov 13, 2014 Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has fully completed the long-delayed Phase 3 expansion and upgrading project at its 194,000-b/...

Petronas to buy out Phillips 66’s interest in Malaysian refinery

Nov 12, 2014 Petronas has reached a deal with a subsidiary of Phillips 66 to acquire full ownership of Malaysian Refining Co. Sdn. Bhd. (MRC), which operates of one of two refining trains included in Petronas’ ...

Repsol lets contract for hydrogen plant at Peruvian refinery

Nov 12, 2014

Spain’s Repsol SA has let a long-term contract to Praxair Inc. for the supply of hydrogen for its 102,000-b/d La Pampilla refinery in Peru’s Callao province, near Lima.

Gunvor secures financing for Antwerp refinery

Nov 12, 2014 Gunvor Group Ltd., Geneva, has renewed and increased a secured revolving borrowing base facility to $700 million to finance the growing needs of its 107,500-b/d Independent Belgian Refinery (IBR) i...

Alon Partners to buy Krotz Springs refinery from Alon Energy

Nov 12, 2014 Alon USA Partners LP has agreed to buy the 74,000-b/d Krotz Springs refinery from Alon USA Energy Inc., Dallas, for a total consideration of $437.5 million, which will be payable to Alon Energy in ...

Storm partially shutters PDVSA’s Cardon refinery

Nov 11, 2014 Venezuela’s 310,000-b/d Cardon refinery in Falcon state is in the process of resuming normal operations after a power outage over the weekend halted activities at the plant, state-owned Petroleos d...

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