More Refining Operations News

Okinawa refinery resumes operations following typhoon

Jul 11, 2014

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), is in the process of restarting operations at its 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on the island of Okinawa, Japan, following a shutdown ahead of Typhoon Neoguri’s arrival to the region earlier in the week.

Sinochem commissions Quanzhou refining complex

Jul 10, 2014

Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinochem Group, has commissioned its 240,000-b/d refining complex at Quanzhou in southern Fujian Province, China.

Operations remain halted at Okinawa refinery

Jul 9, 2014

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has suspended operations at its 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on the island of Okinawa in southwestern Japan ahead of Typhoon Neoguri’s arrival to the region.

Unipetrol buys out Eni for ownership of Czech refining company

Jul 3, 2014

Unipetrol AS has exercised its right of preemption to acquire soon-to-be former partner Eni SPA’s interest in Ceska Rafinerska AS (CRC), a refining company in Czech Republic.

ExxonMobil plans to install coker at Antwerp refinery

Jul 2, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has reported it will invest $1 billion to install a delayed coker unit at its 320,000-b/d Antwerp, Belgium, refinery.

PDVSA lets contract for Puerto La Cruz refinery project

Jul 1, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has let a contract to a consortium led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for the expansion and modernization of its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela.

Contracts let for Russian refinery modernization

Jul 1, 2014

NefteGazIndustriya LLC, through a project developer, has let contracts to CB&I, Houston, to provide technology licenses and front-end engineering and design services for the modernization of its 72,000-b/d Afipsky refinery in Krasnodar, Russia.

OMV completes sale of Bayernoil interest

Jul 1, 2014

OMV AG has closed the sale of its 45% interest in the Bayernoil refining complex near Ingolstadt, Germany, and related businesses to Varo Energy BV.

Puma to buy InterOil’s downstream Papua New Guinea businesses

Jun 30, 2014

Singapore-based Puma Energy Group Pte. has acquired the InterOil Corp. subsidiaries holding the company’s Papua New Guinea refining and petroleum products distribution businesses for $525.6 million.

New Zealand refinery lets contract for carbon dioxide plant

Jun 26, 2014

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) has let a contract to BOC New Zealand Ltd., an industrial gases subsidiary of Germany’s Linde Group, to build a plant aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from operations at its 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland on the North Island’s east coast.

EIA: Fuel economy standards to cut gasoline use through 2040

Jun 26, 2014

More-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards will contribute to a decline in gasoline consumption through 2040, the US Energy Information Administration projected in the reference case in its Annual Energy Outlook 2014.

Fire hits India’s Guru Gobind Singh refinery

Jun 20, 2014

A fire occurred on the morning of June 20 at HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd.’s (HMEL) 180,000-b/d, zero-bottoms Guru Gobind Singh refinery near Bathinda in the northern state of Punjab, India.

ExxonMobil begins US Gulf Coast ethylene expansion project

Jun 19, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has started construction on a multibillion dollar expansion at its Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex just east of Houston.

Contract let for Porvoo refinery’s sulfur plant

Jun 18, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. has let a contract to Metso Corp. for automation and flow control technology to improve operations at the sulfur plant of its 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery.

MARKET WATCH: Iraqi refinery fire likely to move oil futures

Jun 18, 2014

Crude oil futures hovered around $106/bbl on the New York market June 17 awaiting a weekly US government inventory report while international oil markets remained focused on instability in Iraq where militants attacked a refinery.

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