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HollyFrontier wraps extended Kansas refinery maintenance:

HollyFrontier Corp., Dallas, has completed a 3-month planned maintenance turnaround at its 135,000-b/d El Dorado, Kan., refinery following extended repairs required on one of the plant’s processing units. Planned maintenance extended 10 days longer than initially scheduled amid the discovery of significant mechanical repairs required at the refinery’s gas oil ... Read More

FERC approves Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction project, pipeline:

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction LLC and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline LP to construct and operate their proposed 15-million ton/year (tpy) liquefaction plant, 400-MMcfd regasification terminal, and associated pipeline. FERC concluded that any adverse environmental impacts from the projects would be reduced to ... Read More

Essar Commissions Unit at Vadinar Refinery:

Essar Oil Ltd., a subsidiary of Essar Energy PLC, has commissioned a second hydrogen manufacturing unit (MHU) at its 405,000-b/d Vadinar refinery in Gujarat, India. With a hydrogen production capacity of 105,000 normal cu m/hr, MHU-2 is intended to provide greater flexibility and reliability to overall refinery operations at Vadinar, ... Read More

Suncor wraps maintenance at Montreal refinery:

Suncor Energy Inc. has concluded 3 months of planned maintenance at its 137,000-b/d Montreal, Que., refinery. Designed to support safe, reliable operation of the refinery, the maintenance work began on Sept. 22 and was scheduled to last about 11 weeks, the company said (OGJ Online, Sept. 23, 2014). The scheduled ... Read More

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations:

California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay, is moving forward with its plan to impose further emissions cuts on area refiners within the next 5 years. BAAQMD’s board of ... Read More

IOC wraps study for petrochemical plant at Paradip:

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has completed a detailed feasibility study for setting up a polypropylene (PP) plant as part of a proposed petrochemical complex to be attached to its long-delayed 300,000-b/d, full-conversion refinery at Paradip, Odisha, on India's northeastern coast (OGJ Online, Aug. 14, 2014). The plant will have a production capacity ... Read More

Flint Hills breaks ground on Texas refinery expansion:

Flint Hills Resources, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., has started construction on a project designed to increase processing capabilities for US crude oil at its 230,000-b/d West refinery at Corpus Christi, Tex. (OGJ Online, Aug. 27, 2012). At a cost of about $600 million, the West refinery expansion, named Project Eagle ... Read More