Refining Operations News

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...

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Jul 16, 2014 Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin is blaming the shale gas revolution in the US and lower crude prices at Cushing, Okla., for its decision to significantly reduce its refinery throughput ...

ORPIC wraps maintenance at Sohar refinery

Jul 16, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has completed planned maintenance activities at its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery.

BP lets contract for Washington refinery

Jul 15, 2014

BP PLC has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work related to coker units at its 234,000-b/d Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Wash.

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