TECHNOLOGY Two of Singapore's refiners expand despite lack of land

Anne K. Rhodes Refining/Petrochemical Editor With 1.1 million b/d of refining capacity, Singapore is the world's third largest concentrated refining center, trailing only the U.S. Gulf Coast and Rotterdam areas (Fig. 1)(139031 bytes).1 But space on the island is limited and land is expensive. Despite these restrictions, two of Singapore's major refiners have found ways to expand their operations. Singapore Refining Co. Pte. Ltd. (SRC) is completing a major expansion project, set to come on stream this fall. And Mobil Oil Singapore Pte. Ltd. brought on stream a new UOP continuous catalytic reformer (CCR) and aromatics complex in January 1994. SRC Singapore Refining Co. ope...

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