By Sara Israfilbayova SOCAR’s STAR Oil Refinery, with a crude oil processing capacity of 10 million tons, is planned to be launched next week. The statement came from Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Fatih Dönmez, according to Turkish media outlets. STAR Refinery will meet more than 25 percent of the processed oil products need of Turkey upon its startup. Certified with the first investment incentive granted by Turkey, STAR Refinery will eventually reduce the foreign-dependency of the country. STAR Refinery, foundation of which was laid in 2011, is located on a 2,400-hectare site on Aliaga Peninsula. The Refinery is underway as the most critical component of SOCAR Turkey’s integrated energy solutions and value chain. As many as 1.6 million tons of naphtha, 5 million tons of diesel, 1.6 million tons of jet fuel, 300,000 tons of LPG, 160,000 tons of sulfur and other products will be produced here. The construction of the Refinery is undertaken by a … [Read more...] about STAR Oil Refinery can be launched next week
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Firefighters control blaze at major oil refinery BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A blaze at a major oil refinery has been brought largely under control by firefighters. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/firefighters-control-blaze-at-major-oil-refinery-37242149.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37242146.ece/4f26f/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_811b4182-fb4c-4867-a6e8-cee716a0608c_1 Email A blaze at a major oil refinery has been brought largely under control by firefighters. Despite the “aggressive” fire, which produced thick black smoke clouds, there has been no disruption to operations at Stanlow Oil Refinery, Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire, its operator said. All staff at the site were evacuated and are accounted for after emergency calls were made at 2.16pm on Wednesday, Cheshire Fire Service said. It is believed the blaze started inside a manufacturing building within the plant. The refinery employs more than 900 staff and an additional 500 on-site … [Read more...] about Firefighters control blaze at major oil refinery
Members of France's leading farmer's unions, the FNSEA and Jeunes Agriculteurs (Young Farmers) union called on their members to occupy 14 oil refineries and fuel depots run by French multinational oil and gas company Total for three days. The occupation, which began on Sunday night, is taking place at oil refineries in Lyon, Gonfreville-l'Orcher, Le Havre, Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne), La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhone), as well as the oil depots at the port of Rhone Edouard Herriot, the port of the Rhine, Vatry (Marne), Lespinasse near Toulouse, Coignières (Yvelines) and Cournon in Puy-de-Dôme. Farmers also planned to prevent access to oil refineries at Dunkirk (North), Grigny (Essonne), Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine) and one in Donges (Loire-Atlantique). Farmers parked tractors in front of refinery gates while dumping piles of haystacks, dirt, manure and potatoes. At least 200 farmers also began to dump dirt on … [Read more...] about French farmers launch blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots
By Kamila Aliyeva Kazakhstan’s fourth oil refinery can be built in Shymkent, Aktau or Aktobe, Central Asian media outlets reported. KazMunaiGaz is developing a feasibility study for the refinery, which should be completed by the end of the second quarter of this year, according to the Kazakh Energy Ministry. After the scale of the project is determined, a decision on the location of the plant will be made. After the development and presentation of the feasibility study, the question of where from the raw materials will be supplied to the new refinery will be resolved. Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev earlier spoke in favor of the need to build a fourth refinery in the republic. According to the forecasts of the Energy Ministry, there will be a need to increase imports of petroleum products by 2022. By this time, the fourth plant should already be built. In 2019, it is planned to attract investors and begin construction. Kazakhstan has three major oil … [Read more...] about Where Kazakhstan’s fourth oil refinery to be built?
By Trend Kazakhstan’s Shymkent oil refinery started major repairs, the company's press service said. PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP informed the media about the scheduled shutdown of the Shymkent oil refinery, with a view to overhaul since April 10, 2018. The schedule of planned preventive maintenance of technological installations of the refinery is coordinated with the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan. The renovation is aimed at ensuring compliance with the requirements of industrial safety and equipment reliability and further performance of tasks for the qualitative and uninterrupted operation of the refinery. The project of modernization and reconstruction of the Shymkent oil refinery is planned to perform work on the integration of new facilities of the RFCC catalytic cracking complex and existing facilities of the Shymkent oil refinery," the press service of the refinery said. In 2017 the first stage of modernization of the Shymkent oil refinery was completed, … [Read more...] about Kazakhstan’s largest oil refinery being renovated