Australia’s Geelong refinery in jeopardy of permanent closure in the face of pandemic restrictions
The long running 120,000 bpd Geelong refinery in Victoria is under consideration for a full shutdown as COVID-19 demand reductions and mandated restrictions have continued to pressure its operations.September 15, 2020Continue reading...
Waltersmith’s modular refinery expected to commence production this September in production-starved Nigeria
Independent producer Waltersmith Petroman Oil of Nigeria is set to start production at its 5,000 bpd modular refinery in Nigeria’s Iwo state later this month. This is the first phase of a planned two-phase plan expected to add a total capacity of 30,000 bpd once completed, possibly by 2022. This project is expected to produce gasoline, diesel, LPG, kerosene and jet fuel.September 15, 2020Continue reading...
Neste plans to reorient its refinery operations in Finland as fuel demand continues to decline
Neste of Finland recently announced that it plans to permanently close in the processing and production at its refinery in Naantali for terminal operations, along with a reorientation of the company’s Porvoo facilities towards renewable production.September 15, 2020Continue reading...
Worley signs on to provide services for Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG project
Worley of Australia has won a master services agreement for the provision of civil, structural, mechanical, instrumentation and electrical, HVAC and marine construction needs at Cheniere's LNG facility.August 20, 2020Continue reading...
Phillips 66 is planning to turn one of its California refineries into the world’s largest renewable fuels complex
Phillips 66 announced late last week that it will be shutting in the traditional oil production at its long running Rodeo refinery in San Francisco, California to convert it into the largest renewable fuel plant in the world.August 20, 2020Continue reading...
The third train at the Cameron LNG project begins commercial operations
Sempra Energy announced recently that the third and final train in the first phase of the Cameron LNG project has officially begun its commercial operations. August 13, 2020Continue reading...
HollyFrontier's Cheyenne refinery ceases traditional refining.
HollyFrontier of the United States recently announced that its 52,000 barrel per day Cheyenne refinery in Wyoming has officially run its final barrel of crude for traditional refining purposes. August 13, 2020Continue reading...
Marathon Petroleum plans to close two refineries in the United States
Marathon Petroleum recently announced it will indefinitely idle refining operations at its Martinez and Gallup refineries in California and New Mexico, respectively. August 6, 2020Continue reading...
IndianOil moves ahead with $1.8 billion PX/PTA complex in Odisha
State owned IndianOil announced it will proceed with an integrated Para-Xylene (PX) and Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) complex in Paradip, Odisha. August 6, 2020Continue reading...
PTTGCA’s proposed ethane cracker plant in Ohio takes step forward with an agreement for a new storage facility
Thailand’s PTT Pcl subsidiary PTTGCA recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Energy Storage Ventures LLC subsidiary Mountaineer NGL Storage for the construction of a facility to store and transport NGL at the proposed ethane cracker complex in Ohio. July 30, 2020Continue reading...
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