Refining Operations News

Buyer emerges for shuttered St. Croix refinery

Oct 29, 2014 Hovensa LLC, the joint venture of Hess Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has found a buyer that hopes to restart its idled 500,000-b/d refinery on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Isla...

Contract let for Canadian bitumen refinery

Oct 28, 2014 North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for additional work at NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast ...

Pemex inks power supply deals for two refineries

Oct 28, 2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has entered into agreements with international firms to jointly develop $1.4 billion in electric power cogeneration projects designed to supply electricity to t...

Petronas unit lets EPC contract for RAPID project

Oct 23, 2014 Petronas Refinery & Petrochemical Corp. unit PRPC Utilities & Facilities Sdn. Bhd. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for the Petronas Refinery and Pe...

California Bay Area refiners face heightened regulations

Oct 21, 2014 California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay...

EIA: Crude oil prices held down by rising global supply, lower demand

Oct 20, 2014 With global demand forecasts being revised lower while supply continues to rise, North Sea Brent crude oil prices have fallen to about $91/bbl-the lowest level in more than 2 years and 21% lower th...

Cellulosic ethanol plant starts in Kansas

Oct 17, 2014

Abengoa, Seville, Spain, has begun producing cellulosic ethanol, required for blending into gasoline, at a 25-million-gal/year plant at Hugoton, Kan.

Neste inks distribution deal for Rotterdam refinery biopropane

Oct 16, 2014 Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to SHV Energy BV, the Netherlands, to market and sell biopropane that will be produced from a recently announced unit to be built at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotter...

Petron advances Bataan refinery revamp

Oct 14, 2014 Petron Corp., Mandaluyong City, Philippines, has started up major units that form part of the $2 billion Refinery Master Plan 2 (RMP-2) upgrade project at its 180,000-b/d Bataan refinery at Limay, ...

Kurnell shuts as refinery to become fuel import terminal

Oct 14, 2014

Caltex Australia Ltd.’s 135,000-b/d Kurnell refinery at Sydney has now become Australia’s largest fuel import terminal following the closure of refinery operations this week.

 

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