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Processing 2003 P3

  • 11/11/2003 -- PDVSA launches tender for maintenance at CRP plants
    Petróleos de Venezuela SA has launched a public tender for private local companies to secure 7 contracts for the upcoming routine maintenance of the state oil firm's plants.
  • 11/11/2003 -- Indonesia's Tangguh LNG plant progresses; GE Oil & Gas to supply compressors
    HOUSTON, Nov. 11 -- GE Oil & Gas, Florence, Italy, a unit of Atlanta-based GE Power Systems, has been awarded a $90 million contract to supply gas turbine-driven compressors for the BP PLC-operated Tangguh LNG project in Indonesia.
  • 11/07/2003 -- Canadian gas plant uses new cooling technique
    Operations at a Canadian gas plant found fogging units added to turbines effective in cold climates as well as hot.
  • 11/05/2003 -- Petrobras investigates Henrique Lage refinery fire
    An investigation is under way to determine the cause of an explosion and fire that occurred Oct. 23 at Petróleo Brasileiro SA's Henrique Lage refinery in São Jose dos Campos, São Paulo.
  • 11/04/2003 -- European Commission presents draft legislation for chemicals regulation
    The European Commission on Wednesday presented the final draft proposals for its registration, evaluation, and authorization of chemicals (REACH) legislation. It had whittled down its initial version under fierce lobbying by industry and the joint intervention of the leaders of France, the UK, and Germany—Jacques Chirac, Tony Blair, and Gerhard Schröder—who worried about the "risks of deindustrialization and loss of international competitivity of Europe's industry."
  • 10/29/2003 -- LPG-NGL plant planned for Sindh Province, Pakistan
    Jamshoro Joint Venture Ltd. (JJVL) and Sui Southern Gas Co. Ltd. have signed an agreement to set up a $31 million LPG-NGL extraction plant at Jamshoro in Sindh Province, Pakistan. The agreement includes construction and commissioning, with Hanover Group of Companies from the US implementing the project.
  • 10/23/2003 -- Daesan Petrochemical complex fire reduces diesel production
    A fire on Oct. 17 damaged a section of Hyundai Oilbank Corp.'s Daesan Petrochemicals complex, reducing diesel production by 12,000 b/d, company officials said, according to a report by Asia Pulse Businesswire.
  • 10/23/2003 -- New charts provide accurate estimations for water content of sour natural gas
    An update of charts that give estimations of the water content of sour natural gas, published 10 years ago, reflect new experimental data and are more accurate for low pressures.
  • 10/21/2003 -- PDVSA's Amuay refinery fire injures workers
    Two workers were injured Sunday in an explosion and fire at Petroleos de Venezuela SA's Amuay refinery unit within the 950,000 b/d Paraguana refining complex in Venezuela. The explosion, which occurred at an electrical substation, caused substantial damage to that area's equipment but did not affect plant operations, as the plant switched to an alternate electricity supply, according to a report by Caracas-based newsletter Petroleumworld and local media reports.
  • 10/16/2003 -- SABIC plans second EG plant at Jubail Industrial City
    Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), Riyadh, reported that its United Petrochemical Co. subsidiary plans to construct a new 625,000 tonne/year ethylene glycol plant at its Jubail Industrial City plant site in Saudi Arabia. The new plant is expected to go on stream by yearend 2005.
  • 10/15/2003 -- Caltex to convert Batangas refinery into product import terminal
    ChevronTexaco Corp. reported that its subsidiary Caltex (Philippines) Inc. is planning to spend $13.6 million to convert its 72,000 b/d Batangas oil refinery in the Philippines into a world-class, finished products import terminal.
  • 10/10/2003 -- Suncor optimizes sulfur-recovery facility
    Suncor Inc. Resources Group and Gas Technology Products LLC significantly reduced plant operating costs while maintaining a high H2S-removal efficiency in a LO-CAT unit.
  • 10/06/2003 -- New Zealand refiner NZRC awards EPC clean fuels contract to Foster Wheeler
    New Zealand refiner New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC) reported the awarding of a $90 million engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Houston-based Foster Wheeler Ltd.
  • 10/03/2003 -- Staged modifications improve BTX extractive distillation unit capacity
    The aromatic production capacity of an existing extractive distillation column increased more than 18% when the operator executed an equipment test run and a distillation review.
  • 10/01/2003 -- Saudi Aramco awards Hawiyah gas processing expansion, NGL recovery plant contract
    Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) has awarded a Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. subsidiary a contract valued at $100 million to oversee the 800 MMscfd expansion of its Hawiyah gas processing plant east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the development of a natural gas liquids recovery plant on the site, along with other related projects.
  • 09/29/2003 -- Motor Oil Hellas awards Axens hydrocracker contract
    Greece's Motor Oil Hellas has awarded Axens IFP Group Technologies of France the contract to supply a new mild hydrocracker at its Corinth refinery in Greece.
  • 09/26/2003 -- Catalyst developments driven by clean fuels strategies
    Clean fuels strategies are at the top of crude oil refiners' lists of challenges this year, and catalyst suppliers have responded with solutions.
  • 09/25/2003 -- Venezuela to ship significant RFG volumes to US
    Venezuela's Paraguana Refining Complex (CRP) plans to ship 6 million bbl of reformulated gasoline (RFG) to the US in the next 3 months, reported OPEC News Agency.
  • 09/24/2003 -- Petrovietnam building one refinery, considering second
    Viet Nam is building its first refinery, Dung Quat, which is expected to be operational by Dec. 31, 2006. A proposed refinery for northern Viet Nam icould be operational in 2008, officials told reporters during a Wednesday news conference in Houston.
  • 09/23/2003 -- Petrotrin to upgrade Point a Pierre refinery
    Trinidad and Tobago's state-owned oil and natural gas company Petrotrin has announced it will spend $1 billion to upgrade its Point a Pierre refinery as it attempts to be competitive and make the island the refining center of the Caribbean and Latin America.
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