INDUSTRY BRIEFS

03/08/1999
Coalbed methane Boral Ltd., Sydney, signed a 20-year, $265 million (Australian) contract with BP Australia to supply coalbed methane for BP's Bulwer Island refinery at Brisbane. The gas will be reformed to produce synthesis gas, the hydrogen component of which will be fed to a hydrocracker being built at the refinery-the first such unit in Australia. The syngas also will be used as fuel for a $75 million cogeneration plant being built as part of the refinery's $400 million clean fuels project. BP intends to reduce the sulfur content of the refinery's diesel output to 50 ppm vs. the current Australian limit of 5,000 ppm. Companies Stockholders of Kerr...
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