-- Borouge to expand Abu Dhabi olefins complex Borouge, a joint venture of Borealis AS of Vienna and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., plans to make its already expanding ethane-cracking complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest.
-- Total to sell Dutch refinery stake to Lukoil Total SA has exercised its preemptive rights to acquire a 45% share in the 147,000-b/d Vissigen refinery in the Netherlands from Dow Chemical and entered an agreement to sell the stake to Lukoil.
-- ASSE: Valero says VPP helped its contractors Valero Energy Corp. said the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) helped its contractors implement comprehensive safety and health management systems. VPP is a cooperative program offered by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
-- Oklahoma accused BP of gasoline price-fixing Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Drew Edmondson accused BP America Inc. and two subsidiaries of illegally manipulating gasoline prices and other refined products in a scheme said to have started in 2002.
-- Total resolves Lindsey refinery dispute Total SA has settled a dispute with hundreds of contract workers that were fired from constructing a hydrodesulfurization unit (HDS) at its 200,000 b/d Lindsey refinery in the UK.
-- Aramco, Sumitomo Chemical select JGC for Rabigh II study Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., following their earlier memorandum of understanding, have selected JGC Corp. as the project management services contractor to conduct a planned feasibility study for the development of the Rabigh Phase II Project.