Refining Operations News

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.

 

Details emerge on Pemex’s Salina Cruz refinery upgrade

Oct 14, 2014 Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group for work related to an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project...

Ergon plans Mississippi refinery expansion

Oct 14, 2014

Ergon Inc., Jackson, Miss., is planning a $150-million expansion at its subsidiary Ergon Refining Inc.’s specialty naphthenic base oil refinery in Vicksburg, Miss., the company said.

Lukoil restarts Romanian refinery

Oct 13, 2014 Russia’s OAO Lukoil has restarted operations at its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km outside of Bucharest, after production was halted fol...

Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

Oct 10, 2014 Environmental groups have petitioned a California superior court to stop Alon USA Energy Inc. from moving forward with a plan to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American ...

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