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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.

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.

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