Refining Operations News

NRL lets contract for Karachi refining complex

Aug 19, 2014 Pakistan’s National Refinery Ltd. (NRL) has let a contract to China National Chemical Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CNCEC) for work related to the upgrade and expansion of its refining complex in the Kor...

CSB releases incident report for Tesoro’s Martinez refinery

Aug 18, 2014 Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro Corp.’s 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Mar...

Hydrogen unit shuttered at Neste’s Porvoo refinery

Aug 18, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered a hydrogen production unit for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

Fire hits at KNPC’s Mina Al Ahmadi refinery

Aug 18, 2014 Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out on Aug. 17 at its 466,000-b/d Mina Al Ahmadi refinery, which lies about 28 miles south of Kuwait City on the...

Kansas refinery scheduled for late-August restart

Aug 15, 2014 CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has notified state regulators it will restart its 115,000-b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan., in late August after it completes repairs and maintenance work in the...

IOC nears start-up of Paradip refinery; expands FCCU capacity at Mathura

Aug 14, 2014

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) is near to commissioning its long-delayed 300,000-b/d, full-conversion refinery at Paradip, on India’s northeastern coast.

EPA extends comment period for proposed refinery regulations

Aug 14, 2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period by 60 days for its proposed rule that would force petroleum refiners to implement additional controls on toxic air emis...

API urges EPA to expedite 2014 RFS requirements

Aug 13, 2014 The American Petroleum Institute once again has called on the US Environmental Protection Agency to transcend its pattern of missing self-pronounced deadlines and to finalize requirements under the...

Second fire hits Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Aug 11, 2014

The second fire within a month broke out on Aug. 8 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas.

Reliance advances Jamnagar expansion project

Aug 8, 2014 Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to Siemens Ltd., Mumbai, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, for work related to the expansion of its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petro...

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