-- Contract let for Songo Songo gas plant expansion Globeleq, an operating power company and operator of the Songas gas-to-electricity project, let an engineering contract to Foster Wheeler South Africa for the expansion of the Songo Songo Island gas processing facility in Tanzania.
-- CPC refinery to add resid desulfurization Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC) will use Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) technology for a resid desulfurization unit at its 200,000 b/cd Taoyuan refinery in Taiwan.
-- Indonesia to expand refineries' capabilities Indonesia's state-run PT Pertamina and Japan's Mitsui & Co. plan to establish a joint venture to build a $1 billion gasoline cracker at the Cilacap refinery on Java.
-- Hydrogen plant due Polish refinery PKN Orlen SA let an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract to Technip for a hydrogen plant at its 376,500 b/cd refinery in Plock, Poland.
-- Aramco reducing ethane in petrochemical feedstock Saudi Aramco expects to reduce the proportion of ethane in petrochemical feedstock to 60% by the end of the decade, down from 100% during the 1980s, said Khalid A. Al-Falih, the company's industrial relations senior vice-president.