Refining Operations News

Lukoil commissions new plant at Bulgarian refinery

May 26, 2015 Lukoil Neftochim Burgas AD, a subsidiary of Russia’s OAO Lukoil, has commissioned a heavy-residue hydrocracking complex at its 9.8 million-tonne/year refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria, along the Black S...

Total details revamp, conversion plan for French refineries

May 25, 2015 Total SA said it will spend €600 million to revitalize its refining business in France with projects that include an overhaul of the 220,000-b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire, as well as a per...

Marathon Petroleum settles federal Clean Air Act allegations

May 20, 2015 Marathon Petroleum Corp. agreed to pay a $2.9 million fine, retire 5.5 billion sulfur credits worth $200,000, and spend more than $2.8 million to install pollution controls on facilities in three s...

CEPSA boosts gas turbine efficiency at Spanish refinery

May 19, 2015 Compania Espanola de Petroleos SA (CEPSA) has implemented new gas turbine technology from GE to help meet Europe’s more stringent environmental emissions standards without reducing efficiency or in...

Dangote lets contract for Nigerian integrated refining complex

May 13, 2015 Dangote Oil Refining Co. (DORC), a division of Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL), has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., for its grassroots integrated refin...

Investigation launched into fire at Greek refinery

May 12, 2015

An investigation is under way into the cause of an early May fire at Hellenic Petroleum SA’s 148,000-b/d refinery in Aspropyrgos, Greece, that left several workers injured.

WoodMac: Brazil, Norway oil to alter markets

May 12, 2015

An estimated 3.8 million b/d of new supply by 2025 of heavy, sweet crude from large developments offshore Brazil and Norway will help European refiners, says Wood Mackenzie.

Fire hits at Shell’s German integrated refining complex

May 11, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell PLC has extinguished a fire that occurred at its Shell Deutschland Oil GMBH–operated petrochemicals plant at Wesseling, Germany, which together with the Godorf refinery near Colog...

ESAI: Refinery closures could hit 2 million b/d by yearend 2016

May 5, 2015 Global refinery closures by yearend 2016 could be more than the previously announced 1 million b/d of capacity, Energy Security Analysis Inc. reported. “The total capacity at risk of closure by tha...

Dakota Prairie commissions first US refinery in nearly 40 years

May 4, 2015 Dakota Prairie Refining LLC, a joint venture of MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, ND, and its 50-50 partner Calumet Specialty Produces Partners LP, Indianapolis, has started commercial production...

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