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Tupras lets contract for revamp projects at Turkish refineries

Sep 30, 2014

Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. (Tupras) has let a contract to UK-based AVEVA Solutions Ltd. to provide software technology to be used in a major brownfield modernization program designed to maximize production, increase safety, and extend the life of Tupras’s four refineries in Turkey.

Neste Oil to recover carbon dioxide at its Singapore refinery

Sep 26, 2014

Neste Oil Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Neste Oil Corp., has entered an agreement with National Oxygen Pte. Ltd. (Nox), a subsidiary of Japan’s Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp., to install a carbon dioxide recovery and liquefaction plant at Neste Oil’s 800,000-tonne/year (tpy) renewable diesel refinery in Singapore.

Total lets contract for Antwerp refinery expansion

Sep 24, 2014

France’s Total SA, through a contractor, has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas, Houston, part of General Electric Co., for work related to the expansion of its 338,000-b/d refining and petrochemical complex in Antwerp, Belgium.

Husky Energy lets contract for Ohio refinery upgrade

Sep 23, 2014

Lima Refining Co. (LRC), a subsidiary of Husky Energy Inc., has entered an integrated supply contract with a subsidiary of Linde Group as part of a planned upgrade and modernization project at its 160,000-b/d refinery at Lima, Ohio.

Suncor Energy begins planned maintenance at Montreal refinery

Sep 23, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. has started planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d Montreal, Que., refinery, the company said.

Contract let for Alberta refinery

Sep 23, 2014

North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) has let a contract to a division of Emerson, St. Louis, Mo., to provide automation services and technology for the first phase of NWR’s greenfield bitumen refinery project in Sturgeon County, about 45 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.

Petrotrin to start up long-delayed ULSD plant early next year

Sep 22, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned Petrotrin LLC has said its ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) plant will begin production in second-quarter 2015.

Bolivia begins testing new unit at Cochabamba refinery

Sep 22, 2014

State-owned Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos Refinación SA (YPFB) has started test runs at a newly built crude unit at the 28,000-b/d Gualberto Villarroel refinery at Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Future of Croatian refinery remains uncertain

Sep 19, 2014

Croatia’s Ministry of Economy said it remains to committed to working with Hungary’s state-owned MOL PLC, a subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, to prevent the shuttering of jointly owned INA Industrija Nafte d.d.’s  44,000-b/d refinery in Sisak, Croatia, located about 30 miles south of Zagreb.


PDVSA wraps major maintenance at Puerto La Cruz refinery

Sep 18, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has completed major maintenance on the atmospheric distillation unit at its 190,000-b/d Puerto La Cruz refinery in eastern Venezuela, the state-owned company said.

Pemex lets contract for Salamanca refinery

Sep 17, 2014

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has let a contract to South Korea’s Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. for the execution of an ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Antonio M. Amor refinery in Salamanca, in Guanajuato state.

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.

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