Husky approves 300M Ohio refinery upgrade

Husky Energy has given the green light to a $300-million equipment upgrade at its refinery in Lima, Ohio, so it can process heavy crude from Western Canada.The Calgary-based company says the project will allow the refinery to process up to 40,000 barrels per day of heavy crude, starting in 2017.Husky says the flexible refinery will maintain its ability to refine light crude oil.Engineering work on the project is already started and the equipment upgrades are expected to be done in late 2015 and late 2016.Husky is an integrated oil and gas company, involved in oil sands and offshore production, refining and retailing.Canadian Press read more

Stoke bus driver brings the magic of the silver screen to his

first_imgWhen he was a young boy his usherette grandmother gave him a lifelong love of the movies and ever since Anderson Jones has dreamt of owning his own cinema.That dream came true when Mr Jones built a 34-seat cinema, in his own garden.The 38-year-old bus driver has spent the past four and a half years, and £70,000 of his life savings, erecting the brick building at his Stoke-on-Trent home.Replete with a 17ft by 7ft screen, red curtains and red seats Mr Jones’s home movie theatre is a homage to the ABC chain of cinemas of his youth. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Jones with son Ethan and wife JaneCredit:Phil Yeoman/BNPS All the fittings, from the door handles to the exit sign, have been reclaimed from redundant cinemas, including the seats, which came from the ABC in Hanley in Stoke which shut down in 2000.Mr Jones even managed to obtain some original ABC carpet, but didn’t have enough to cover the floor of his cinema.He approached a specialist firm who, using samples of the original carpet, managed to make an exact copy.ABC Cinemas was founded in 1927 and in their post-Second World War heyday there were more than 400 of them throughout Britain. But the advent of large multiplexes meant that by the early 1990s the firm was on the verge of bankruptcy, eventually being taken over by Sir Richard Branson for his chain of Virgin Cinemas.Mr Jones says he just needs to get hold of a set of neon lights and tidy up his garden before he can host his own premier next summer. A light fitting at Mr Jones’s tribute to the ABC chain of cinemas, built in the garden of his homeCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPS A light fitting at Mr Jones's tribute to the ABC chain of cinemas Mr Jones with son Ethan and wife Jane The concessions stand offering popcorn and sweets at Mr Jones' back garden cinema Mr Jones mans the kiosk at his home built cinema The cinema, sited just 15 metres from the back door of his house, has its own projection room and even a foyer with a concessions stand offering popcorn and sweets. “My grandmother was an usherette and ever since I was a small boy I’ve loved films. I’ve always been collecting things from old cinemas, especially movie posters,” he said. “In 2010 we moved into a house with a quarter of an acre of land and not long after I won planning permission to build my cinema.”I used to be a kitchen fitter so I can do plastering and brick laying and built the cinema myself. All my life savings have gone into it.”My wife Jayne loves films and my children, Hannon who is 21 and Ethan who is 16, love the cinema too. I’ve even got their X-Box rigged up to the big screen!”Anderson, a member of the Cinema Theatre Association, said the first screening will either be Back to the Future or Dirty Dancing, with any donations from the audience going to charity. It is adorned with a 40ft long, 22ft wide and 20ft high an ABC sign and takes up half of the garden of his three bed semi-detached house.Mr Jones’s cinema will only be open to family, friends and members of the Cinema Theatre Association, who will not be charged. He has even bought wife Jayne, 47, an old ABC uniform so she can join in the trip down cinematic memory lane.He said: “I’ve been a cinema fan since as long as I can remember and since I was at school I’ve always wanted to build a cinema.“I used to say to friends ‘I’m going to build a cinema in my garden.’ “They didn’t believe me.” The concessions stand offering popcorn and sweets at Mr Jones’ back garden cinemaCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPS Mr Jones mans the kiosk at his home built cinemaCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPSlast_img read more