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The construction phase is progressing for a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of Paramaribo.
Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Mumbai, let a contract to Petron Engineering Construction Ltd. for services related to an integrated expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP has completed a 3,000-b/d expansion of the crude unit at its San Antonio, Tex., refinery.
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., is nearing completion of a long-delayed expansion project at its 194,000-b/d refinery in Mangalore, India.
Fluor Corp. unit ICA Fluor’s industrial engineering-construction joint venture with Empresas ICA SAB de CV has received a $95 million contract from Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to develop the first phase of the project to reconfigure the Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula, Hidalgo.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) has approved HollyFrontier Corp.’s proposed heavy crude processing project at the company’s 31,000-b/d Woods Cross refinery, north of Salt Lake City.
Qatargas has awarded Qatar Kentz WLL, a unit of Kentz Corp. Ltd., a manpower services contract for the Qatargas Laffan refinery Phase 2 (LR2) at Ras Laffan.
State-owned Orpic of Oman has awarded oil and gas services providers Petrofac and Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. a construction-related contract for the improvement of its 116,000-b/d Sohar refinery about 230 km northwest of the Omani capital of Muscat.
Flint Hills Resources has agreed to implement additional emissions-reduction measures and more-stringent monitoring for proposed projects aimed at increasing processing capabilities for Eagle Ford crude at its 230,000-b/d West refinery in Corpus Christi, Tex.
Essar Energy PLC has completed a 35-day shutdown of its 300,000-b/d Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, India, related to an upgrade and expansion project that it expects to be mechanically complete by yearend (OGJ Online, Mar. 28, 2011).