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Petrobras to start refinery expansion works

Nov 19, 2009

Brazil’s Petroleo Brazileiro SA (Petrobras) and the Rio Grande do Norte state government signed the final contract for expansion works at the Refiniaria Potiguar Clara Camarao, aiming to boost its installed capacity and deploy a gasoline production unit.

New refinery planned for Colombia

Nov 19, 2009

Ecopetrol’s Refineria de Cartagena SA has hired CB&I, Houston, to provide engineering, procurement services, and construction for a new 165,000-b/d refinery adjacent Reficar’s refinery in Cartagena, Colombia.

ConocoPhillips delays refinery upgrade

Nov 18, 2009

ConocoPhillips has confirmed plans to delay the upgrade of its 260,000-b/d Wilhelmshaven refinery in Germany.

Three refineries pending for Pakistan

Nov 11, 2009

Three refineries with a total capacity of 465,000 b/d “are in the pipeline,” Pakistan Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Naveed Qamar told the National Assembly.

Russia, Turkey agree on new Ceyhan refinery

Oct 27, 2009

Russia and Turkey, building on earlier discussions, have moved forward with plans to construct a refinery as part of their recent agreement to jointly build the Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline.

PDVSA withdraws from Vietnamese refinery project

Oct 9, 2009

Suddenly reversing an earlier decision, Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA withdrew from a project for the construction of a 200,000 b/d refinery at Long Son in Vietnam.

Petrobras, PDVSA agree to terms of Abreu e Lima refinery

Oct 8, 2009

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said it has resolved all outstanding issues with Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA over development of the Abreu e Lima refinery planned for Suape, near Recife in northeastern Brazil.

Southern Sudan approves plans for 50,000-b/d refinery

Oct 7, 2009

Even as it faces fresh conflict with its northern rival, the government of Southern Sudan approved plans to build a $2 billion refinery, according to a senior official of the semi-autonomous state.

Contract let for Suriname refinery expansion

Sep 9, 2009

Staatsolie, the state oil company of Suriname, has let a project management consultant contract to Aker Solutions US Inc. for a doubling of crude capacity of its refinery at Tout Lui Faut to 15,000 b/d.

Costs spiral for Brazil-Venezuela refinery project

Aug 28, 2009

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), already under fire from legislators, said the estimated cost of the joint-venture Abreu e Lima refinery project tentatively stands at $12 billion, or nearly three times more than the original estimate of $4.05 billion.

CNPC, Chad sign deal for N'Djamena refinery

Aug 27, 2009

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) plans to start the first refinery in Chad in partnership with the country’s government by 2011.

Sonangol EP lets contract for FCC units

Aug 20, 2009

Sonangol EP let a contract to KBR Inc., Houston, to provide license and engineering services for grassroots fluid catalytic cracking units (FCC) and hydroprocessing technologies for the 200,000 b/d Sonaref refinery in Lobito, Angola, which is slated to start in 2012.

Shell to install HDS unit at Pernis refinery

Aug 20, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is to install a $500 million hydrodesulfurisation plant at its 400,000 b/d Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.

Pemex settles on new refinery site; to upgrade another

Aug 14, 2009

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said it has settled on a site at Tula in Hidalgo state to construct a $9-billion refinery, and will modernize another facility at Salamanca in nearby Guanajuato state for $3 billion.

Sinopec, KPC pick Zhanjiang for refining, chemical complex

Aug 11, 2009

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) said its joint refining and chemical complex with Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) is to be constructed on Donghai Island in Zhanjing city, near Hainan.

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