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Processing 2005 P5

  • 06/28/2005 -- Fluor tapped for Olefins II work in Kuwait
    A joint venture of Kuwait Petroleum Corp.'s Petrochemical Industries Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. subsidiary signed an MOU with Fluor Corp. to provide services for the Olefins II project in Kuwait.
  • 06/29/2005 -- Turkish Petroleum to upgrade two refineries
    The Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. (Tüpras) has selected Axens of France, to provide gasoline upgrading technology at Tüpras's Izmit and Izmir refineries in Turkey.
  • 07/06/2005 -- Global Energy starts gas plant in Nigeria
    Global Gas & Refining Ltd., a Nigerian subsidiary of Houston-managed Global Energy Inc., has started up its Cawthorne Channel gas processing plant in the Bonny River area in Nigeria. The 120 MMcfd, barge-mounted facility is the first indigenous-owned and operated gas processing plant in Africa, Global said.
  • 07/07/2005 -- Shanghai petrochemical complex commissioned
    Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a joint venture of BP Group, Sinopec, and Shanghai Petrochemical Co., on June 30 completed final commissioning of its $2.7 billion SECCO petrochemical complex at the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park.
  • 07/07/2005 -- Canada awards $46 million to ethanol plants
    Canada has allocated $46 million (Can.) to five companies to build or expand ethanol plants across Canada in a second round of funding under its Ethanol Expansion Program. The awards range from $7.3 million to $15 million.
  • 07/11/2005 -- Belarus refinery to get hydrogen unit
    JSC Mozyr Oil Refinery has awarded Foster Wheeler Italiana SPA a contract for basic design of a grassroots hydrogen production unit at its 323,300 b/d refinery in Belarus. Terms of the award were not disclosed.
  • 07/12/2005 -- Sulfur processing facility due in Qatar
    Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd. let a $360 million contract to a consortium of Washington Group International and Al Jaber Energy Services of Abu Dhabi for design, equipment, procurement, and construction services for a 12,000 tonne/day sulfur-handling facility in Qatar.
  • 07/13/2005 -- Total, Neste Oy to study biodiesel venture
    Total SA has signed an agreement with Finland's Neste Oy to study the feasibility of jointly building a new-generation biodiesel production unit in Europe.
  • 07/13/2005 -- Sinochem bids again for Incheon refinery
    China National Chemical Import & Export Co. is again bidding on South Korea's Incheon Oil Refinery Co. Ltd. Other bidders include subsidiaries of Citigroup Venture Capital, Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Inc., and local refiners SK Corp, GS Caltex, and S-Oil.
  • 07/20/2005 -- LG International buys Aromatics Oman stake
    South Korea's LG International Corp. (LGI) will invest $60 million for a 20% stake in the $300 million Aromatics Oman LLC, a joint venture planning paraxylene and benzene plants in Oman's Sohar industrial complex.
  • 07/20/2005 -- CHS to add coker at Laurel, Mont., refinery
    CHS Inc., St. Paul, Minn., plans to invest $325 million to install a coker and other process modifications at its 55,000 b/d Laurel, Mont., refinery. The coker will increase gasoline and diesel yields.
  • 07/20/2005 -- Sabic signs letter ethlyene glycol plant
    Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has signed a letter of intent with Toyo Engineering Co. of Japan for the engineering, materials supply, and construction of a 700,000-tonne/year ethylene glycol plant in the Yansab complex at Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.
  • 07/20/2005 -- Lukoil's Stavrolen plans polypropylene plant
    Stavrolen, a unit of Lukoil-Neftekhim, plans to build a 120,000-tonne/year polypropylene plant at Budennovsk, Russia. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2006.
  • 07/25/2005 -- UOP starts up CCR Platforming unit in China
    UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill., has commissioned a CCR Platforming unit at Zhanjiang Refinery, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Pemex, Valero units to lay products pipeline
    Valero LP, San Antonio, has signed agreements with Pemex-Gas y Petroquimica Basica and PMI Trading Ltd. (PMI) to construct more than 114 mi of products pipeline in Mexico and Texas and to ship products on the line for 10 years.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Petrofac to build gas plant in northern Oman
    Oman's Ministry of Oil & Gas has awarded a $200 million engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Petrofac UK Ltd., Woking, UK, for construction of a 20 MMscf separation plant at Kauther gas field in northern Oman.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Dow Freeport cracker remains shut down
    Dow Chemical Co., which shut down its 590,000 tonne/year Light Hydrocarbon 7 ethylene cracker at Freeport, Tex., June 26 because of equipment failure, said the unit was still down July 26.
  • 07/29/2005 -- Explosion hits BP Texas City refinery unit
    An explosion and fire disrupted the resid hydrotreating unit at BP PLC's 446,500-b/cd Texas City, Tex., refinery, where a Mar. 23 accident killed 15 workers and injured more than 170 others.
  • 08/02/2005 -- Aramco, Sumitomo form Rabigh joint venture
    Sumitomo Chemical Co. of Japan and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco) have signed an agreement finalizing a 50-50 joint venture to build a $4.3 billion refining-petrochemical complex at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
  • 08/04/2005 -- Petrobras exporting ethanol to Venezuela
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has shipped 25,000 cu m of fuel ethanol produced from sugar cane to Venezuela's Petroleos de Venezuela SA under a new long-term contract.

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