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Orpic lets contract for Sohar refinery modernization

Jul 18, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic), through a contractor, has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, for work related the upgrade of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.

Ineos secures loan guarantee for Grangemouth upgrade

Jul 17, 2014

Ineos AG, Switzerland, has secured a £230 million loan from the UK government that will allow the company to move forward with a planned upgrade at its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex.

Petrotrin blames US shale gas revolution for reduced refinery runs

Jul 16, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin is blaming the shale gas revolution in the US and lower crude prices at Cushing, Okla., for its decision to significantly reduce its refinery throughput to 120,000 bo/d from 180,000 bo/d.

ORPIC wraps maintenance at Sohar refinery

Jul 16, 2014

Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has completed planned maintenance activities at its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery.

BP lets contract for Washington refinery

Jul 15, 2014

BP PLC has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work related to coker units at its 234,000-b/d Cherry Point refinery in Blaine, Wash.

Petroecuador begins 14-month phased revamp at Esmeraldas refinery

Jul 15, 2014

State-owned Petroecuador has started the first phase of a 14-month cycle of rehabilitation and modernization activities at its 110,000-b/d Esmeraldas refinery that will require intermittent periods of suspended operations at the plant.

Chevron’s Richmond refinery upgrade advances

Jul 11, 2014

Local officials have approved Chevron Corp. to proceed with the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery on the contingency the company agrees to implement additional recommendations into its project plans.

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.

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