Total to increase Normandy refinery's conversion capacity

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 20 -- Total SA reported Thursday that it will conduct a 500 million euro upgrade of its Normandy refinery near Le Havre.

New facilities will include a steam methane reformer and a 2.4 million-tonne/year distillate hydrocracker that will enable the refinery to significantly reduce its output of heavy fuel oil, converting heavy fractions of petroleum into low-sulfur distillates.

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