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Processing 2009 P7

  • 09/01/2009 -- Shell restarts Utorogu gas plant in western Niger Delta
    Shell Petroleum Development Co. has restarted its 300-MMscfd capacity gas plant in Utorogu in western Niger Delta after the vandalized Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) was repaired by the Nigerian Gas Co.
  • 08/28/2009 -- Mexico to issue tender for ethanol production
    Mexico’s state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will invite tenders next month for a contract to produce 176 million l./year of ethanol, according to a senior government official.
  • 08/28/2009 -- Costs spiral for Brazil-Venezuela refinery project
    Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), already under fire from legislators, said the estimated cost of the joint-venture Abreu e Lima refinery project tentatively stands at $12 billion, or nearly three times more than the original estimate of $4.05 billion.
  • 08/27/2009 -- Mideast petrochemical complex doubles capacity
    Expansion of the petrochemicals complex at Shaiba, Kuwait, about 25 miles south of Kuwait City, was completed earlier this summer, according to its engineering contractor Fluor Corp., Irving, Tex.
  • 08/27/2009 -- CNPC, Chad sign deal for N'Djamena refinery
    China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) plans to start the first refinery in Chad in partnership with the country’s government by 2011.
  • 08/25/2009 -- Mitsubishi joins Iraqi gas-processing JV
    Mitsubishi Corp. said it has accepted an invitation issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and Royal Dutch Shell PLC to take a stake in the proposed South Gas Utilization Project (SGUP) joint venture, now under development.
  • 08/24/2009 -- StatoilHydro hires KBR unit for Karsto gas plant work
    StatoilHydro has awarded two contracts to a subsidiary of KBR for gas plant work at its Karsto plant near Stavanger.
  • 08/24/2009 -- API-funded study lists House clean air bill's possible refining impacts
    US refining investments could plunge because of soaring business costs if clear air legislation which the US House passed in June becomes law, a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute concluded.
  • 08/20/2009 -- Cartagena refinery storage tanks inspected
    Work is on track to expand and upgrade the Cartagena refinery to 150,000 b/d in Colombia by 2010.
  • 08/20/2009 -- Sonangol EP lets contract for FCC units
    Sonangol EP let a contract to KBR Inc., Houston, to provide license and engineering services for grassroots fluid catalytic cracking units (FCC) and hydroprocessing technologies for the 200,000 b/d Sonaref refinery in Lobito, Angola, which is slated to start in 2012.

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