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29.08.2014 Blast at BP Refinery Sparks Fire, Rattles Homes


An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday.

13.08.2014 Petrofac awarded a refinery contract in Malaysia

Petrofac, the international service provider to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by PRPC Refinery and Cracker Sdn. Bhd.

11.07.2014 Russia, China to Tie Amur Refinery to Heihe City

Russia and China are creating an energy company, "Menglan Sinhe", which will construct processing, storage and transport  infrastructure to channel refined oil products from Russia's planned Amur Refinery to the City of Heihe in northeastern China.

03.07.2014 Total in talks with PetroChina to sell China refinery stake

France's Total is in talks with PetroChina to sell its stake in a Chinese refinery after nearly two decades of investment, in what could be the latest foreign energy firm giving up on a vast but tightly regulated oil market in China.

02.07.2014 ExxonMobil Announces Antwerp Refinery Investment of More Than $1 Billion

ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical B.V.B.A., announced today it plans to install a new delayed coker unit at its Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oils into transportation fuels products such as ma

26.05.2014 Lukoil Neftochim Burgas Refinery Builds Heavy Waste Treatment Complex

An investment of USD 1.5 B will go to the first stage of the construction of a heavy waste treatment complex at the Bulgarian Lukoil Neftochim Burgas refinery.

21.05.2014 Russia’s Lukoil to invest over 86 billion rubles in Volgograd refinery upgrade

Lukoil is going to invest more than 31bn rubles by the end of 2014 in upgrading the Volgograd oil refinery, Lukoil head Vagit Alekperov has said at a meeting with the local governor, Andrey Bocharov.

16.05.2014 Austrian OMV invests in butadiene production

As part of OMV’s Refining and Marketing strategy, the extended butadiene plant at the refinery in Schwechat started operating on May 2, 2014, OMV’s press office said on May 15.

17.04.2014 Chinese oil demand sluggish

China's implied oil demand fell 0.6 percent in the first quarter as a slowing economy dampened energy use, forcing refiners to scale back crude runs and raise exports to trim high fuel stocks, Reuters reported on April 16.

11.04.2014 Azerbaijan’s SOCAR restarts facilities at Aliyev refinery

The Azerbaijan State Oil Company after repair has launched the catalytic reforming and gradual coking units at the Heydar Aliyev refinery, the company reported, Trend said on April 10.