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TotalEnergies’ Normandy integrated platform now producing SAF

TotalEnergies SE has started production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from a new plant at its 253,000-b/d integrated Normandy refining and petrochemicals platform in Gonfreville l’Orcher, France.

The new plant, which officially began producing SAF in March, complements biojet fuel production from TotalEnergies’ La Mède biorefinery—France’s first—at Bouches-du-Rhône on the French Riviera, as well as the […]

By |May 5th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

SOCAR modernizing Heydar Aliyev refinery

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is modernizing its 120,000-b/d Heydar Aliyev refinery. Work began Apr. 4, 2022, to increase refining capacity, provide the country with Euro-5 fuel, reduce the plant’s environmental impact, ensure Azerikimya IB SOCAR’s feedstock supply, and raise export capacity of oil products.

The work is the first scheduled maintenance on the […]

By |April 26th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

TotalEnergies, ENEOS launch study for SAF production at Negishi refinery

TotalEnergies SE and ENEOS Corp. Ltd. are conducting a joint feasibility study to assess potential future production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at ENEOS’s 270,000-b/d Negishi refinery in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Already under way, the joint feasibility study is evaluating feedstock procurement and production options for a possible unit at Negishi that, if approved, […]

By |April 21st, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

Lukoil’s Kstovo refinery finishing work on new deep conversion complex

PJSC Lukoil subsidiary LLC Lukoil Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez (NNOS) is nearing completion of the operator’s long-planned deep conversion, delayed coking complex at its 17-million tonne/year (tpy) Kstovo refinery in central Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region.

NNOS is currently finishing related construction works for the new 2.11-million tpy delayed coking plant, which once in operation, will increase he refinery’s overall […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

Sinopec starts up new Ionikylation unit at Anqing refinery

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) subsidiary Sinopec Anqing Co.’s has commissioned a new unit based on composite ionic liquid (IL) alkylation technology for production of high-octane alkylate at its 161,000-b/d refinery in Anqing, Anhui Province, China.

Operational as of late-March, the newly commissioned 7,400-b/d (300,000-tonnes/year) unit is equipped with Beijing-based China University of Petroleum’s Ionikylation […]

By |April 4th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

Chevron Phillips adding new unit at Cedar Bayou plant

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC has let a contract to MHI Compressor International Corp. (MCO-I) to supply compressor train equipment for a new propylene unit to be added at the operator’s Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Tex., in the Houston Ship Channel, 28 miles east of Houston.

MCO-I’s scope of delivery will include an API 612 […]

By |April 1st, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

Chevron Phillips settlement highlights EPA’s renewed focus on environmental justice

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has reached a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve a series of claims alleging the operator violated the US Clean Air Act (CAA) and associated state air pollution control laws by illegally emitting thousands of tonnes of harmful pollutants via […]

By |March 16th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

Aramco renews focus on Chinese downstream operations, relationships

Saudi Aramco has entered agreements to deepen relationships with its existing Chinese joint-venture partners to expand downstream operations in China, plans which include revival of a previously announced project involving construction of a grassroots integrated refining and petrochemical complex in northeast China.

On Mar. 10, Aramco confirmed it has taken final investment decision (FID) to participate […]

By |March 11th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

ExxonMobil considers hydrogen-CCS project for Baytown integrated project

ExxonMobil Corp. plans to add a grassroots hydrogen production plant and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its 561,000-b/d integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Baytown, Tex.

Part of the company’s strategy to reduce emissions from its own and local industry operations, the proposed Baytown hydrogen plant would be equipped to produce up to 1 […]

By |March 7th, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments

bp lets contract for renewable fuels project at former Australian refinery

bp plc has let a contract to Honeywell UOP LLC to license technology for conversion of existing but idled hydroprocessing equipment as part of the preliminary front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) phase for a proposed renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project at the operator’s former refinery in Kwinana, south of Perth, on Australia’s western […]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Oil And Gas News|0 Comments