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Processing 2007 P5

  • 05/18/2007 -- National Grid to expand Isle of Grain LNG terminal
    Capacity at the UK's Isle of Grain regasification terminal will increase for the third time by another 50% to 14.8 million tonnes/year by 2010-11.
  • 05/21/2007 -- Essar Global plans $3.4 billion Egypt refinery
    India's Essar Global plans to invest 138 billion rupees ($3.4 billion) to build a proposed 300,000 b/d refinery in northern Egypt.
  • 05/24/2007 -- Nigerian group wins Port Harcourt refinery bid
    Blue Star, a consortium of Nigerian companies Zenon Oil, Dangote Oil, and Gas & Transnational Corp., paid $561 million to acquire 51% of a government-owned stake in Nigeria's Port Harcourt refinery.
  • 05/25/2007 -- Combine lets coker contract for Jubail refinery
    Aramco Services and Total France have let a contract to Foster Wheeler for a new delayed coker, which will be part of the 400,000 b/d export refinery to be built in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.
  • 05/29/2007 -- Koch to add hydrocracking unit at Navajo refinery
    Koch Partners LP will design, supply, and install a gas oil mild hydrocracker at Navajo Refining Co. LP's 60,000 b/cd refinery in Artesia, NM.
  • 05/29/2007 -- Contract let for west-east Malaysian oil pipeline
    Ranhill Engineers & Constructors has secured a contract for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and testing of a 320-km west-east oil pipeline across Malaysia.
  • 06/01/2007 -- Sonatrach lets EPC contract for Hassi Messaoud plant
    Algeria's Sonatrach has awarded Saipem a 3-year, $700 million contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of an oil treatment and stabilization plant in Hassi Messaoud.
  • 06/07/2007 -- Daqing ethylene plant to double in size
    China's National Development and Reform Commission has approved the expansion of an ethylene project in Heilongjiang Province, owned by PetroChina subsidiary Daqing Petroleum & Chemical Co.
  • 06/08/2007 -- Sinopec to increase product exports through joint venture
    Sinopec plans to increase its product exports by joining with Singapore-based companies ItalSing Petroleum and AP Oil to produce its brand-name lubricants for Asian Pacific markets.
  • 06/11/2007 -- Quebec authorizes carbon emissions tax
    Quebec has authorized Canada's first carbon emissions tax, effective Oct. 1.
  • 06/13/2007 -- Lyondell lets contract for Chinese chemical plant
    Lyondell let a contract to Jacobs Engineering for design services related with the compnay's venture with Sinopec Zhenhai Refinery & Chemical for a POSM plant to be built in Ningbo.
  • 06/14/2007 -- SCOB: Europe petrochemicals due for slowdown
    France and Europe must expect a low petrochemical cycle in the medium term, warned Jean-Louis Besson, president of the French trade group Syndicat de la Chimie Organique de Base (SCOB), June 6 in Paris.
  • 06/15/2007 -- Private Hyperion plans Midwest US refinery
    Privately held Dallas E&P firm Hyperion Resources announced plans to build a 400,000 b/d refinery in Union County, SD, or elsewhere in the US Midwest, according to the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development.
  • 06/18/2007 -- EPA fines California refiner in wastewater case
    The US Environmental Protection Agency has fined a California refinery operator $1 million and has sentenced the company to 3 years of probation for breaking federal drinking water laws.
  • 06/18/2007 -- UK firm to build biodiesel plant in China
    British biodiesel producer D1 Oils PLC plans to build a biodiesel plant in China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the country's first such facilty using jatropha oil as a feedstock.
  • 06/20/2007 -- API develops recommended practices for refineries
    The American Petroleum Institute is issuing a new recommended practice covering the placement of portable structures at refineries and petrochemical plants.
  • 06/26/2007 -- Aramco lets contract for SRU at Khursaniyah plant
    Saudi Aramco has let a basic design package contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for a 900 tonne/day sulfur recovery unit (SRU) for its Khursaniyah gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
  • 06/27/2007 -- BP, DuPont, and ABF propose UK biofuels plants
    BP PLC, DuPont, and Associated British Foods have proposed the construction of a 420 million l./year bioethanol plant at Saltend, Hull, UK.
  • 06/27/2007 -- Shell to boost biofuels R&D investments
    Shell plans to raise investment in biofuels R&D to improve energy security and help to lower carbon emissions, a senior executive said June 25 at a press briefing in London.
  • 06/28/2007 -- CEPSA lets contract for hydrogen plant in Spain
    Cia. Espanola de Petroleos SA (CEPSA) has awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a hydrogen plant at its 100,000 b/cd refinery in Huelva, Spain.

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