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API urges EPA to expedite 2014 RFS requirements

Aug 13, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute once again has called on the US Environmental Protection Agency to transcend its pattern of missing self-pronounced deadlines and to finalize requirements under the federal 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as soon as possible.

Second fire hits Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Aug 11, 2014

The second fire within a month broke out on Aug. 8 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas.

Reliance advances Jamnagar expansion project

Aug 8, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to Siemens Ltd., Mumbai, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, for work related to the expansion of its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

Contract let to return Nigerian refinery to nameplate capacity

Aug 6, 2014

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC), through a service provider, has let a contract to General Electric Co. to provide gas turbines to be used to generate a reliable, uninterrupted supply of power to NNPC’s refining complex in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, that would enable the complex to return to its full production capacity.

Petrobras wraps Replan refinery revamp

Aug 4, 2014

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has completed an expansion and modernization project at its 415,000-b/d Replan refinery in Paulinia, Sao Paulo.

Fire hits at CNPC’s Lanzhou refinery

Aug 4, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp.’s (CNPC) Lanzhou Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has extinguished a fire at its 250,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical plant in China’s northwestern province of Gansu.

City approves Chevron’s Richmond refinery revamp

Aug 1, 2014

Local officials have issued a final approval for Chevron Corp. to proceed with a long-stalled modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif.

Investigation under way into Kansas refinery fire

Aug 1, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has begun an official investigation into the cause of a fire that broke out on July 29 at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan.

CVR Refining confirms fire at Coffeyville refinery’s isom unit

Jul 29, 2014

CVR Refining LP, Sugar Land, Tex., has confirmed the outbreak and subsequent extinguishing of a fire at the isomerization (isom) unit at its 115,000 b/d refinery at Coffeyville, Kan. The fire was reported at about 12:30 a.m. on July 29 and extinguished less than an hour later.

Contract let for Qatar’s Laffan Refinery 2

Jul 24, 2014

Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd., through its contractors, has let a contract to Qatar International Cables Co. (QICC), a subsidiary of Nexans SA, Paris, to provide all power and instrumentation cable needs for the building of a 146,000-b/d condensate splitter at the Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Doha, Qatar.

Pemex restarting Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 24, 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is in the process of restarting units at its 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, following a July 23 fire at the plant, the state-owned oil company said.

EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

Jul 24, 2014

Refinery inputs reached a record-high of 16.8 million b/d in each of the past 2 weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Inputs at refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast have been particularly high, reflecting these refineries’ access to lower-cost crude oil, expansions of refining capacity, and increases in both US demand and exports.

Fire breaks out at West Texas refinery

Jul 23, 2014

Western Refining Inc. has extinguished a fire that occurred early on July 23 in a boiler at its 128,000-b/d refinery at El Paso, Tex.

Fire hits at Pemex’s Ciudad Madero refinery

Jul 23, 2014

The cause of an overnight fire on July 23 at Petroleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex) 190,000-b/d Francisco I. Madero refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, has yet to be determined, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.

Chevron accepts amended plan for Richmond refinery revamp

Jul 22, 2014

Chevron Corp. has agreed to accept an alternative, more environmentally friendly plan proposed by city officials for the long-delayed $1 billion modernization of its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

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