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Petrobras unit selects Fluor for US refinery study

Feb 2, 2010

Pasadena Refining System Inc. (PRSI), a subsidiary of Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has selected Fluor to provide front-end engineering study services for a prospective US refinery project.

Foster Wheeler to study Ugandan refinery

Feb 2, 2010

The Ugandan government has let contract to Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering & Construction Group for a feasibility study of a 150,000-b/d refinery, which would be Uganda’s first.

Petrotrin's cost of refinery upgrade escalates

Jan 26, 2010

State-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin) said the cost of upgrading its 175,000-b/d Pointe-a-Pierre refinery has escalated to $1.3 billion from earlier projections of just $350 million.

Aramco gets nod to build Jazan refinery

Jan 20, 2010

Saudi Aramco was tapped to build and finance the $10 billion Jazan refinery. Its capacity will be 250,000-400,000 b/d, said Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi.

Colombia appoints consultant for refinery project

Dec 30, 2009

Foster Wheeler AG said Refineria de Cartagena SA (Reficar) has accepted the offer by a joint venture of Foster Wheeler USA Corp. and Process Consultants Inc. to serve as consultant for the expansion of the Cartagena refinery.

Shell pulls out of Chinese refinery plans

Dec 9, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported last week it has withdrawn from talks with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) and Kuwait Petroleum Corp. that were to lead to construction of a $9 billion, 300,000-b/d refinery in China’s Guongdong province.

Petrobras signs contracts for delayed refinery

Dec 4, 2009

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed five contracts, valued at $5.165 billion, for the planned 230,000-b/d Abreu e Lima refinery, a joint venture with Petroleos de Venezuela SA (OGJ, Nov. 9, 2009, Newsletter).

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.

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