Majors review French processing operations

Major oil companies are reviewing their refining and petrochemicals operations in France, with a view to meeting new fuels specs, improving efficiency, and cutting costs. Among the changes planned are: Upgrades of two refineries operated jointly by BP France and Mobil Oil Française, to prepare for approaching changes in European Union fuel specifications. Cost-cutting in BP Amoco plc's chemicals business, to include layoffs, divestments, and possibly a plant closure. Plant expansions and integration of refining and petrochemicals operations by Esso SAF. BP-Mobil refining The BP-Mobil European refining joint venture is...

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