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WoodMac: China, North America face propylene oversupply

Sep 17, 2014 Oil and gas analyst Wood Mackenzie Ltd. forecasts that global propylene production capacity will increase to 165 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2030 from a current 109 million tpy, prompting a radica...

Bahrain awards FEED for refinery expansion

Sep 16, 2014 Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO) has let a contract to a subsidiary of Technip SA to develop front-end engineering design (FEED) for four main work packages as part of a planned expansion and upgrade ...

Contract let for BPCL’s Kochi refinery expansion

Sep 12, 2014 Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL), Mumbai, through Air Products & Chemicals Inc., has let a contract to Technip SA to provide project management, as well as engineering, procurement, and const...

Neste plans biopropane unit at Rotterdam refinery

Sep 10, 2014

Neste Oil Corp. is building a biopropane unit at its 800,000-tonne/year Rotterdam renewable diesel refinery in the Netherlands.

ESAI: Shifts in LAC refining sector to alter global trade flows

Sep 10, 2014 Additional refining capacity planned for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2020 will limit the region’s current demand for surplus global product supplies, particularly those presently arriv...

European refiner squeeze seen in W. African crude changes

Sep 8, 2014 European refining is pivotal in "a second wave of structural changes" pummeling West African (WAF) crude oil prices in response to growing production of light oil in North America, notes ...

ESAI: Rising distillation capacity to hasten refinery closures

Sep 4, 2014

A wave of new distillation capacity over the next year will lead to additional refinery closures, particularly for operators in Europe, according to a recent report from ESAI Energy LLC.

ExxonMobil plans upgrade at Norwegian refinery

Sep 3, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Esso Norge AS is planning to install a residual flash tower designed to replace heavy fuel oil production at its 6 million-tonne/year refinery at Slagen, Norway.

MRPL commissions FCC at Mangalore refinery

Aug 27, 2014 Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit that comprises part of the long-del...

Run rates still recovering at Amuay refinery after 2012 blast, PDVSA says

Aug 25, 2014 Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) said crude oil throughput rates continue to recover at the Amuay portion of its Paraguana refining complex in northwest Venezuela following...

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