Refining Operations News

Shell to shed Japanese refining assets

Jul 30, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell PLC has entered a deal to sell nearly all of its interest in Japanese refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu KK to Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. as part of the company’s ongoing strategy to reduce ...

Egypt advances refinery modernization projects

Jul 27, 2015 Egypt has finalized a series of joint agreements with a subsidiary of Technip SA, Paris, to provide work on projects designed to upgrade and modernize operations at two of the country’s aging refin...

Joint venture plans grassroots refinery for North Dakota

Jul 21, 2015

Quantum Energy Inc., Tempe, Ariz., said it will form a joint venture with Native Son Holdings LLC (NSH), The Woodlands, Tex., to build North Dakota’s third refinery (OGJ Online, May 4, 2015).

PDVSA plans late-July restart for Amuay refinery’s FCCU

Jul 20, 2015 Repairs remain under way on the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) 645,000-b/d Amuay refinery in northwestern Venezuela’s Falcon state following an unplanne...

Russia’s NefteGazIndustriya advances refinery modernization

Jul 20, 2015 NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide equipment for work related to the modernization of its 5.25 million-tonne/year Afipsky refin...

S-Oil lets contracts for Onsan refinery, olefins projects

Jul 16, 2015 S-Oil Corp., Seoul, has let a series of contracts to Axens to supply technology for a residue upgrading and capacity expansion project at its 669,000-b/d Onsan refinery complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

Poland’s Grupa Lotos lets contract for Gdansk refinery upgrade

Jul 15, 2015 Grupa Lotos SA, Poland’s second largest refiner, has let a contract to KT-Kinetics Technology SPA, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) o...

Russia’s Rosneft inks deal for stake in Indian refinery

Jul 13, 2015 OAO Rosneft has entered a preliminary agreement to purchase as much as 49% interest in Essar Energy PLC subsidiary Essar Oil Ltd., including its 20 million-tonne/year Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, I...

Lukoil taps new blending technology for Russian refinery

Jul 9, 2015 OAO Lukoil has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a division of Honeywell International Inc., to provide process control technology designed to boost efficiency and reliability for its gas...

ORPIC lets contract for Sohar refinery expansion

Jul 8, 2015 Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC), through a contractor, has let a contract to Metso Corp., Helsinki, to supply valve technology for work related to its Sohar Refinery Impr...

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