Refining

Lukoil lets EPC contract for Kstovo coker

Lukoil NizhegorodNefteorgSyntez has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to McDermott International Inc. for a delayed coking unit at the 17 million-tonne/year refinery at Kstovo in Central Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region. The 2.1 million-tpy coker…






Trump orders EPA to waive volatility limits for E15

US President Donald Trump ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to waive volatility limits for gasoline with a 15% blend, facilitating its year-round sale in the country. Agricultural and ethanol interests applauded the Oct. 9…


Shell starts up new unit at Pernis refinery

Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary Shell Nederland Raffinaderij BV has commissioned a new solvent deasphalter unit at its 404,000-b/d Pernis refinery and integrated petrochemical production site in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Oman-Kuwait JV lets contract for Duqm refinery

Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries Co. LLC has let a contract to John Wood Group PLC to provide two of its proprietary Terrace Wall double-fired delayed coker heaters for the long-planned 230,000-b/d refinery and petrochemical…