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Sohar Refinery Expansion Project on Track
Oman >> 10/11/2016 - The Sohar Refinery Expansion Project is inching towards a soft opening by the end of 2016 as planned earlier. The $2.7-billion project should be completed by the end of first quarter of 2017, said Sal...
No Casualties Reported After China Refinery Blast
China >> 10/10/2016 - Equipment at an oil refinery in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing caught fire and exploded on Sunday, state media said, in the country's latest industrial accident. ...
New China Refinery Faces Delay As Myanmar Seeks Extra Oil Tax
China >> 10/10/2016 - A newly built Chinese refinery near its border with Myanmar is facing a delayed start-up after state firm PetroChina balked at paying an extra tax for piping crude oil through the Southeast Asian nati...
Lukoil Commissions Diesel HDA Block at Perm Refinery
Russia >> 10/6/2016 - LUKOIL has successfully completed reconstruction of the diesel fuel hydrodearomatization block of the hydrocracker at Perm Refinery, accommodating it for hydrodewaxing. This modernization will allow t...
Sri Lanka to Build 100,000 bpd Refinery with India
India >> 10/6/2016 - Sri Lanka will build a second refinery with a capacity of at least 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) in a tie-up with Indian Oil Corp, a top Sri Lankan official said on Thursday, a move that strengthens N...
Amec Foster Wheeler Wins New Dounreay Design & Build Contract
United Kingdom >> 9/26/2016 - Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract to provide a new effluent treatment plant for the Dounreay nuclear site in the UK. The contract, valued at £7m, was awarded by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited ...
Iraq Minister of Oil to Present the Nasiriya Refinery for Investment
Iraq >> 9/25/2016 - Mr. Jabbar A. Allibi the minister of oil to present the Nasiriya refinery in Thi-Qar province to be invested by the domestic & foreign companies. ...
Baiji Refinery is Important to Provide Oil Products
Iraq >> 9/22/2016 - Mr. Jabbar A. Allibi the minister of oil said that it is necessary to restart Baiji refinery in Salah Uddin province to make use of it in providing and producing the oil derivatives for the local use,...
Refinery Operations - September 2016
Refinery Operations - September 2016 United States >> 9/22/2016 - Refinery utilization in the US averaged around 93% in August, corresponding to 16.7 mb/d, a level similar to the previous month and to the same month a year ago. Refinery levels were impacted by heavy...
Operational Excellence Continues to be a Key Driver in Oil and Gas Sector
United Arab Emirates >> 9/19/2016 - Since oil prices began to fall in 2015, the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector in the Middle East has been looking for ways to increase efficiency and maximise profitability of their assets. This has ...
Abreu e Lima Refinery Achieves New Monthly Oil Processing Record
Brazil >> 9/16/2016 - Petrobras hereby announces that for the fourth consecutive month, the Abreu e Lima Refinery (RNEST) achieved record oil processing volume. In August, the refinery processed 3.09 million barrels, equiv...
Shell Starts New Heart Cut Splitter at Netherlands Refinery
Netherlands/Holland >> 9/16/2016 - Shell formally marked the start-up of a new aromatics unit at its Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the company stated in a press release. ...
Product Markets and Refinery Operations - September 2016
Austria >> 9/12/2016 - Product markets in the Atlantic Basin strengthened during August on the back of positive performances at the top of the barrel. Gasoline was supported by strong US demand amid export opportunities t...
Curacao Refinery Continues to be in Operation through Light Crude Supply Agreements
Venezuela >> 9/10/2016 - In order to maintain the profitability of refinery operations in Curacao and Aruba, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) is implementing a crude oil blending strategy, using light crude acquired throu...
China Zhejiang Rongsheng Eyes Doubling Refinery Capacity in 2020
China >> 9/8/2016 - Chinese conglomerate Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group plans to double capacity of a joint venture refining project to 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2020, two years after the first phase starts up, ...
Yemen's Aden Oil Refinery Resumes Operations
Yemen >> 9/4/2016 - Yemen's 150,000 barrels per day Aden oil refinery resumed operations after being shut for more than a year as the conflict in the country worsened, an industry official at the refinery said. ...
European Market - August 2016
European Market - August 2016 Austria >> 9/4/2016 - Product markets in Europe showed mixed performances during July, with gasoline and gasoil crack spreads weakening due to regional oversupply, while the bottom of the barrel continued exhibiting a stro...
Amuay Refinery is Fully Operational & Cardon Refinery is Recovering
Venezuela >> 9/1/2016 - Cardon refinery, belonging to PDVSA’s Paraguana Refining Center (Centro de Refinacion Paraguana) located in Falcon state, was affected by an allegedly provoked electrical interruption at dawn. This d...
Refinery Operations - August 2016
Refinery Operations - August 2016 United States >> 8/30/2016 - Refinery utilization in the US averaged around 93% in July, corresponding to 16.7 mb/d, which was around 200 tb/d higher than a month earlier. However, this level is more than 100 tb/d lower than the ...
Impressive Ground Improvement Project in Kuwait Delivered
Kuwait >> 8/30/2016 - Van Oord successfully executed the impressive ground improvement project for client Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). The project, which started in 2014, involved the reclamation of 65 million...

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