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Explosion at BP's largest US refinery causes minimal disruption

One employee was taken to hospital, but later released, and the incident did not result in major disruption of production at the facility.
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Petronas hands refinery construction contract to Sinopec Engineering

Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has awarded an oil refinery construction contract to China's Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd., media reports said last week.
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State of Washington introduces new emission reduction rules for refineries

Refineries in the state of Washington will have to comply with new rules that aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, according to the state's Department of Ecology.
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BP to close Australian refinery in 2015

BP has announced plans to close down its refinery in Brisbane, citing an inability to compete with large refinery complexes in the Asia Pacific region.
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Shell sells Australian refinery to Vitol

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell as many as 870 service stations and its Australian refinery to Swiss oil company Vitol. The deal is worth approximately $2.6 billion.
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Phillips 66 announces two midstream projects in Texas

U.S. oil and refining giant Phillips 66 is planning a shift in focus, moving away from production of refined products and concentrating on energy transportation and processing infrastructure.
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American Petroleum Institute slams EPA's Tier 3 gasoline standard

The American Petroleum Institute has called on the EPA to withdraw its Tier 3 gasoline regulation on the grounds that it would be too expensive for refiners.
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Mideast refineries shift focus in production

Refineries in the Middle East are facing serious challenges to remain competitive, struggling to reduce operating costs and to maximize production among other problems.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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