More Refining Operations News

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.

Hydrocracker upgrade yields promising results at New Zealand refinery

Jun 17, 2014

New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) said results from the first in a series of efficiency upgrades to the hydrocracking unit at its 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery indicate that the plant is on track to improve diesel processing and lift refining margins.

Operations normal at Billings refinery following fire

Jun 17, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. confirmed operations have returned to normal at its 60,000-b/d refinery in Billings, Mont., following a June 13 fire.

Explosion hits Rosneft’s Achinsk refinery

Jun 16, 2014

Details are emerging following an explosion and subsequent fire that occurred on June 15 at OAO Rosneft’s 7 million-tonne/year Achinsk refinery in Bolshoy Uluy District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Eastern Siberia.

Fire at ExxonMobil’s Billings refinery under investigation

Jun 16, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. is investigating a fire that occurred on June 13 at its 60,000-b/d refinery in Billings, Mont.

Fire hits Phillips 66’s Billings refinery

Jun 12, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on June 11 at Phillips 66’s 59,000-b/d Billings, Mont., refinery, the company said.

PDVSA restarts FCC unit at El Palito refinery

Jun 11, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed maintenance on the cyclones system of the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit at its 126,900-b/d El Palito refinery near Pto. Cabello, Carabobo state, the state-owned company confirmed.

Fire hits Thai refinery

Jun 10, 2014

An investigation is under way into a fire that broke out on June 9 at IRPC PLC’s 215,000-b/d refinery in Tumbon Choengoen, Rayong Province, Thailand.

Chevron releases final EIR for Richmond refinery project

Jun 10, 2014

Chevron Corp. has released a long-awaited final environmental impact report (EIR) for the modernization project at its 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

Washington refinery finds new owner

Jun 9, 2014

Global commodities logistics and trading firm TrailStone Group has acquired US Oil & Refining Co. (USOR), including the 42,000-b/d Tacoma, Wash., refinery, from Astra Transcor Energy NV, a subsidiary of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille SA, Belgium.

Group sues to halt California refinery revamp

Jun 6, 2014

A California-based environmental group has filed a lawsuit requesting a state superior court to revoke a permit that would allow Chevron Corp. to proceed with its long-delayed plan for a $1 billion modernization project at the 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery.

API issues refinery safety standards

Jun 4, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute issued three first-edition standards to enhance refinery safety and inspection programs.

Maintenance wraps on Baku refinery units

May 30, 2014

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has completed maintenance work on the atmospheric and vacuum distillation units within its 239,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku, Azerbaijan.

Crude unit remains offline at Garyville refinery

May 30, 2014

A crude unit shuttered as a result of inclement weather on May 28 at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s 522,000-b/d Garyville, La., refinery will remain down for about 2 weeks, the company said.

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