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Bahrain awards FEED for refinery expansion

Sep 16, 2014

Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Technip SA to develop front-end engineering design (FEED) for four main work packages as part of a planned expansion and upgrade of the 267,000-b/d refinery at Sitra, on Bahrain’s eastern coast.

SSLPC lets contract for Shandong complex

Sep 15, 2014

Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SSLPC) has let a contract to Honeywell’s UOP LLC for technology to produce isobutylene at its integrated refining and petrochemical complex located in Bohai Industrial Park, in Shouguang City, Shandong Province, China.

Pemex advances diesel program at Mexican refineries

Sep 15, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to Spain’s Técnicas Reunidas to execute an ultralow-sulfur diesel project at its Lazaro Cardenas refinery near Minatitlan in Veracruz state.

Irving Oil begins fall turnaround at New Brunswick refinery

Sep 15, 2014

Irving Oil Ltd. has started 8 weeks of scheduled maintenance at its 250,000-b/d St. John refinery in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Contract let for BPCL’s Kochi refinery expansion

Sep 12, 2014

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, through Air Products & Chemicals Inc., has let a contract to Technip SA to provide project management, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for a new industrial gas complex at BPCL’s Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

Keep partisan politics out of biofuel mandates, API tells White House

Sep 11, 2014

The White House should stay away from partisan politics as its Office of Management and Budget reviews the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed 2014 biofuel quotas under the Renewable Fuels Standard, an American Petroleum Institute official said.

Neste plans biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Sep 10, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. is building a biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

ESAI: Shifts in LAC refining sector to alter global trade flows

Sep 10, 2014

Additional refining capacity planned for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2020 will limit the region’s current demand for surplus global product supplies, particularly those presently arriving from the US Gulf Coast, according to a recent study from ESAI Energy LLC.

Alon advances Bakersfield refinery, rail project

Sep 10, 2014

California state regulators have approved Alon USA Energy Inc. to move ahead with a plan designed to expand existing receiving and processing options for North American shale light crude oils at its 70,000-b/d Bakersfield refinery.

Pemex lets contract for Cadereyta refinery

Sep 9, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), through a contractor, has let a contract to a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp., Tokyo, for automation work at an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel plant to be built at its 275,000-b/d Hector R. Lara Sosa refining complex in Cadereyta, Nueva Leon, in northeastern Mexico.

Suncor begins planned maintenance at two Canadian refineries

Sep 9, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at both its 142,000-b/d refinery in Edmonton, Alta., and 85,000-b/d refinery in Sarnia, Ont., the company said.

US merchant bank to buy Newfoundland refinery

Sep 8, 2014

Harvest Operations Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Korea National Oil Corp., has agreed to sell its 115,000-b/d refinery in Come-by-Chance, Newf., to New York-based merchant banker SilverRange Financial Partners LLC.

ESAI: Rising distillation capacity to hasten refinery closures

Sep 4, 2014

A wave of new distillation capacity over the next year will lead to additional refinery closures, particularly for operators in Europe, according to a recent report from ESAI Energy LLC.

CHS plans revamp of Montana refinery

Sep 4, 2014

US farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. plans to invest $406 million to boost efficiency and increase diesel production at its 55,000-b/d Laurel, Mont., refinery.

Rosneft commissions isom unit at Kuibyshev refinery

Sep 3, 2014

OAO Rosneft has commissioned an isomerization (isom) unit at its 6.8 million-tonne/year Kuibyshev refinery in Russia’s Samara region.

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