Refining Operations News

Regulators approve Unipetrol’s purchase of Czech refinery

Dec 22, 2014 Unipetrol AS’s plan to acquire soon-to-be former partner Eni SPA’s interest in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC) to become the plant’s sole owner would not violate state antitrust laws, the Czech Republic’...

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

Dec 19, 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...

ExxonMobil lets contract for Antwerp refinery

Dec 17, 2014

ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Fluor Corp. for a delayed coker to be installed at its 320,000-b/d Antwerp refinery.

BPC report examines 40 possible options to reform RFS

Dec 16, 2014 The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a report outlining 40 possible options for reforming the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in an effort to move discussion of the controversial program beyond sim...

Angola’s Sonangol secures $2 billion loan for refinery, other projects

Dec 15, 2014

China Development Bank (CDB) has extended a $2 billion line of credit to state-owned Sonangol EP to support expansion projects in Angola’s oil and gas sector.

Pertamina plans $25 billion revamp of Indonesian refineries

Dec 15, 2014 PT Pertamina (Persoro) has entered agreements with Saudi Aramco, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) to undertake a 10-year, $25 billion plan to mod...

PBF Energy, PBF Logistics make management changes

Dec 12, 2014 Matthew Lucey, currently executive vice-president of PBF Energy Inc., will succeed Michael Gayda as the company’s president. Todd O’Malley, currently PBF Energy’s chief commercial officer, will ser...

Repairs under way at ORPIC’s Muscat refinery

Dec 11, 2014 Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) said it plans to resume operations at its 106,000-b/d Mina Al Fahal refinery near Muscat, Oman, in mid-December following a Dec. 4 fire at...

Phillips 66 advances plans for splitter at Sweeny refinery

Dec 11, 2014

Phillips 66 has filed an application with state regulators for a permit to build a condensate splitter at its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex.

Samref wraps Yanbu refinery revamp

Dec 11, 2014 Saudi Aramco-Mobil Refinery Co. Ltd. (Samref), a 50-50 joint venture of Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Mobil Yanbu Refining Co. Inc., has completed modifications and renovations relat...

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