Clean-fuels initiatives push refining construction projects

Clean-fuels initiatives, driven by government-mandated low-sulfur fuel specifications in the US and elsewhere, continue to push refining expansion and revamp construction projects, according to the OGJ worldwide construction report survey. More than $1 billion will be spent on clean-fuels projects during the next several years.In the US, several clean-fuels projects are under way or nearing completion. Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, announced completion of Shell Oil Co.'s, hydroprocessing expansion projects. Hydrocracking and hytrotreating capacities were expanded at Shell's Puget Sound, Wash., Deer Park, Tex., Norco, La., and Convent, La., refineries. Bechtel's 32,000 b/d dies...

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