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Processing 2009 P10

  • 07/17/2009 -- Sasol to establish GTL plant in Uzbekistan
    Sasol has formed a partnership with Petronas and Uzbekistan state oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz to establish a 1.3 million tonne/year GTL plant in Uzbekistan.
  • 07/17/2009 -- Costa Rica, China sign supplement to refinery agreement
    Costa Rica's state-owned refiner Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (Recope) and China National Petroleum Corp. have signed a supplement to their earlier agreement to build a joint venture refinery in the Central American country.
  • 07/16/2009 -- Abu Dhabi awards $9 billion in gas project contracts
    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (Gasco) has awarded more than $9 billion in lump-sum turnkey contracts for engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of its integrated gas development project at Ruwais and Habshan.
  • 07/10/2009 -- PetroChina approved to buy stake in Japanese refinery
    China’s National Development and Reform Commission has approved a long-standing request by PetroChina International Co., a wholly owned unit of China National Petroleum Corp., to purchase a 49% stake in Nippon Oil’s 115,000-b/d Osaka refinery.
  • 07/10/2009 -- Ukraine refinery hydrotreaters due revamp
    JSC Ukrtatnafta has let contract to CRI/Criterion Catalyst Co. Ltd. and Shell Global Solutions Eastern Europe BV for a revamp of two processing units at its 360,000-b/d refinery in Kremenchug, Ukraine.
  • 07/10/2009 -- Deloitte foresees trouble for refining industry
    Refining margins in the US are likely to shrink in coming years because stricter fuel economy standards and rising mandates for blending ethanol and other biofuels will reduce gasoline demand, Deloitte LLP said in a recent study.
  • 07/10/2009 -- Jubail hydrocracker, cat cracker contracts let
    Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petochemical Co. has let contract to Technip for two packages, including one covering hydrocracking and catalytic cracking units, for the 400,000 b/d export refinery it will build in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
  • 07/09/2009 -- Venezuela acquires stake in Dominican Republic refinery
    The Dominican Republic, struggling to pay off oil debts to Venezuela, agreed to transfer a 49% stake in its 34,000-b/d, state-owned Refineria Dominicana de Petroleo SA (Refidomsa) to Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA.
  • 07/09/2009 -- Coker contract let for Jubail refinery
    Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Chiyoda Corp. and Samsung Engineering for a coker unit at the 400,000-b/d export refinery to be built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
  • 07/08/2009 -- Start-up delayed for Kuwait styrene unit
    Start-up of Kuwait Styrene Co.’s ethyl benzene styrene monomer unit in Kuwait has been delayed 4-8 weeks by a technical problem with an intermediate storage tank used in the production of styrene monomer.
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