Motiva Port Arthur refinery output unaffected by leak

Production at Motiva Enterprises 603 Mbpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery was unaffected by a leak of hydrogen sulfide from sulfur recovery unit 2.

New Technology Ventures issues new patent for sulfur removal

New Technology Ventures has received a patent for a method for sulfur removal that simplifies and streamlines oil and gas processing by removing bottlenecks in sulfur recovery units.

Platts proposes change in sulfur content in Asia gasoil benchmarks

Oil pricing agency Platts has begun consulting with traders this week on a change it has proposed in the sulfur content of its key gasoil benchmarks in Asia and the Middle East.

Matrix Service Company awarded construction contract for Monroe Energy refinery

KBR, Inc. awarded Matrix North American Construction a project for construction services in connection with KBR's Tier 3 Ultra-Low-Sulfur Gasoline Relocation Project at Monroe Energy's Refinery in Trainer, Pa.

Petrobras refinery mishaps hurt Brazil fuel output

Serial failures at a Petrobras refinery have hobbled about 10% of Brazil's crude-processing capacity, raising safety and efficiency concerns at the financially troubled state-led oil company.

Iran to raise shipments of cleaner diesel from 2017

Iran is aiming to increase export volumes of cleaner diesel from next year as its refineries are upgraded, even as it cuts its reliance on imports.

Sulfur tank explosion and fire at Tesoro Carson refinery

HP News, HP Editorial Staff

A fire erupted at Tesoro’s Carson refinery after a 1-ton sulfur tank exploded.

Phillips 66 delays planned SRU maintenance at Borger, Texas refinery

Phillips 66 delayed a planned maintenance on a sulfur recovery unit that was scheduled for Friday at its Borger, Texas, refinery.

Boost capacity of SRUs with mixing devices for oxygen enrichment

The requirement for additional sulfur recovery unit capacity in a refinery may stem from hydroprocessing operations; a refinery expansion project; a shift from lighter to heavier, sourer crudes to improve margins; or the need to remove extra sulfur content to meet tighter environmental regulations.

Refining: Refinery investments focus on ultra-low-sulfur gasoline

Nogarin, M. (1), Contributing writer

Mexican oil company Pemex recently announced major refinery improvement projects that will represent a total investment of $23 B over the next three years.