Mozyr Oil Refinery. An archive photo MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) – Mozyr Oil Refinery has started making a new kind of merchandise, which is intended to be a raw material for petrochemical enterprises. It is distillation residue produced by the company's catalytic cracking plant, Mozyr Oil Refinery representatives told BelTA.The company was able to start making the new product after optimizing the process of making commercial furnace oil and tweaking the operation of the equipment involved in the process. Apart from that, technical solutions implemented by Mozyr Oil Refinery specialists have improved quality parameters of commercial furnace oil.The new product is intended to be used as a raw material in petrochemical processes, in manufacturing technical carbon (soot).The distillation residue is exported to Russia for now. The possibility of exporting it to other countries is under consideration.BelTA reported earlier that Mozyr Oil Refinery was the first company in Belarus … [Read more...] about Mozyr Oil Refinery offers new product to petrochemical enterprises
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Azerbaijan and Turkey have further strengthened their already close relations with the formal commissioning of the first Azerbaijani-built oil refinery in Turkey. For an estimated $6.3 billion, the new 10 million tons-per-year STAR refinery at Aliağa on Turkey's Aegean coast is one of the biggest foreign investment projects in Turkey and the country's first new refinery since 1986. However, the refinery's formal opening on October 19 was marked by what was, by recent Turkish standards, an unusually low-key ceremony. (This reporter attended the event on a trip organized by SOCAR Turkey.) Addressing the few hundred dignitaries in attendance, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev praised the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the strength of relations between the two countries. “The stronger Turkey is, the stronger we are,” he said. For his part, Erdoğan praised the strength of Turkish relations with its eastern neighbor, repeating the … [Read more...] about Turkey and Azerbaijan cement relations with new oil refinery
Seven years ago an ear-splitting bang and a sweeping spreading cloud of thick black smoke engulfed everything in its path at Milford Haven. Those who heard and saw it said it was something they would never forget. Jane Philpott, who saw it from her house in Milford Haven, described the "awful stench" rising up into the air as well as the horrifying realisation that nobody near the blast could have survived it. "I never want to experience that sense of blind panic again, when people were phoning each other for news, desperately trying to reach loved ones to check they were fine,” she said afterwards. On that fateful day an explosion at the Pembroke refinery, owned by oil giant Chevron, killed four workers instantly. Another was left critically ill. The refinery, now owned by Valero, still casts a shadow over the Milford Haven waterway, the chimney stacks still puncture the skyline, and the huge ships come and go. Life, it seems, goes on. Yet only now, seven years and four months … [Read more...] about The day a massive explosion killed four oil refinery workers
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?