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Bulgarian refinery to add hydrocracking units

Jan 21, 2011

Burgasnefteproekt EOOD, OAO Lukoil’s engineering subsidiary, has let a contract to Technip, Paris, for the first phase of a heavy residue hydrocracking complex to be built at the 115,240 b/cd refinery in Burgas, Bulgaria, along the Black Sea.

Turkey JV hires manager for refinery construction

Dec 14, 2010

State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Turcas Rafineri AS have awarded Fluor Corp. a project management consultancy for a refinery to be built in Aliaga, Turkey.

Petrobras awards refinery design contracts

Dec 13, 2010

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) let a basic engineering design and front-end engineering design contract to Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group for two grassroots refineries in Brazil.

Indian Oil completes refinery expansion

Nov 11, 2010

Indian Oil Corp. has commissioned the expansion of its Panipat refinery in Haryana, India, to 300,000 b/d from 240,000 b/d.

PDVSA secures initial guarantee for Abreu e Lima refinery

Nov 5, 2010

Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA said it has secured the $400 million it needs as an initial guarantee for the construction of the Abreu e Lima refinery in Brazil.

Hellenic refinery upgrades nearly complete

Oct 4, 2010

Hellenic Petroleum SA expects to complete work next year on upgrades of two of its refineries in Greece.

Aramco lets Yanbu refinery contracts

Aug 4, 2010

Saudi Aramco has signed a series of engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the 400,000-b/d export refinery it plans at Yanbu Industrial City on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast.

Ceyhan refinery management contract awarded

Jul 28, 2010

A Turkish concern has awarded a contract to Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, to provide project management consultancy for a 212,000 b/cd grassroots refinery in Yumurtalik near Ceyhan on Turkey’s eastern Mediterranean coast.

Further delays seen for Brazil's Abreu e Lima refinery

Apr 16, 2010

The start-up of Brazil’s planned 230,000-b/d Abreu e Lima refinery, now under construction in Pernambuco state, has been delayed by another 7 months, according to an executive of state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).

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.

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