More Refinery Construction News

Reindeer gas project off Western Australia postponed

Dec 8, 2008 The Apache Australia-Santos Ltd. joint venture has postponed its Reindeer gas project development off Western Australia, citing the poor global economic outlook that has impacted the project's main customer.

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Dec 8, 2008

Saudi Aramco delays fourth development project

Dec 8, 2008 Saudi Aramco, continuing to review and delay development projects in the light of the global financial crisis, has cancelled plans for a $1.2 billion project to restart production from its historic Dammam oil field.

Nippon Oil seeks $10-20 billion investment in Iraq

Dec 5, 2008 Nippon Oil Exploration is holding discussions with Iraq for investments totaling $10-20 billion that are to include exploration and construction of a 300,000 b/d refinery.

PDVSA: Ecuadorian refinery still 'on track'

Dec 2, 2008 Venezuela's PDVSA, contradicting earlier remarks by a senior company official, has no plans to change its schedule for the construction of a refinery in Ecuador.

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Dec 1, 2008

Total, Aramco delay Jubail refinery project

Nov 25, 2008 Total SA said the award of construction tenders for its $10 billion Jubail refinery joint venture with Saudi Aramco has been delayed because of uncertainties in global financial markets.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 24, 2008

China, Costa Rica develop joint refinery plans

Nov 19, 2008 Costa Rica's Recope and China's CNPC are jointly considering plans for the construction of a refinery in the Central American country.

Rise seen in petrochemical, refining construction

Nov 17, 2008 Oil & Gas Journal’s semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows a slight increase in refining and petrochemical construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update (OGJ, Apr. 7, 2008, P.24).

Aramco, ConocoPhillips delay Yanbu refinery construction

Nov 17, 2008 Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Aramco and ConocoPhillips, citing uncertainties in financial and contracting markets, have agreed to halt the bidding process for construction of their planned 400,000 b/d export refinery at Yanbu.

Ecopetrol awards Colombia refinery upgrade contract

Nov 14, 2008 Ecopetrol has awarded contracts for FEED and PMC to Foster Wheeler USA and Process Consultants for the Barrancabermeja refinery upgrade project in Colombia.

Refiners should consider Monte Carlo analysis to assess expansion projects

Nov 10, 2008 Due to robust growth in the global demand for refined products, refiners often face the tough decision of whether to spend significantly to accelerate expansion projects or stick to existing time frames.

Aramco, ConocoPhillips delay Yanbu refinery construction

Nov 6, 2008 Saudi Arabia's Aramco and ConocoPhillips, citing uncertainties in financial and contracting markets, have agreed to halt the bidding process for construction of their planned 400,000 b/d refinery at Yanbu.

Chinese to start construction of refineries in Niger, Chad

Oct 29, 2008 China's CNODC, as part of an earlier agreement with the government of Niger, has begun construction on a $1 billion refinery near the city of Zinder.

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