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Total SA reported Thursday that it will conduct a 500 million euro upgrade of its Normandy refinery near Le Havre. New facilities will include a steam methane reformer and a 2.4 million-tonne/year distillate hydrocracker.
Anne K. Rhodes Refining/Petrochemical Editor Fluid catalytic cracking showed the greatest worldwide capacity increase among refining processes downstream of the crude unit. Shown here is Marathon Oil Co.s 32,000 b/d FCC unit at Texas City, Tex.
a decrease in the sulfur level of marine bunker fuels may cause refiners to invest in more desulfurization and conversion capacity . In the past, refiners have traditionally used the unregulated marine bunker fuel pool as a way to dispose of
Japanese refiners are scrambling to expand their deep conversion capacity to accommodate growing demand for gasoline, kerosine, and gas oil. Several cash rich Japanese refiners have earmarked outlays
much as $7 billion, including $3 billion to add conversion capacity and $1 billion to maintain existing distillation ..... Bartlesville, Okla. Increases in U.S. conversion capacity are based on Niper's predicted 300,000-930
Asia and the Middle East, said IHS, where refining activity for grassroots plants and especially cracking and conversion capacity , is robust. Overall, IHS’s Capital Costs Forum said the index is holding while the global economy continues
Asia and the Middle East, said IHS, where refining activity for grassroots plants and especially cracking and conversion capacity , is robust. Overall, IHS's Capital Costs Forum said the index is holding while the global economy continues
likely tighten through 2014 with declining heavy crude production, primarily in Mexico, increased heavy crude conversion capacity in the US, and increasing availability of light crude. From 2014 forward, availability of heavy Canadian crude
country with the world's greatest concentration of conversion capacity on its southern coast has been unenthusiastic about ..... For now, though, China doesn't have enough conversion capacity to absorb all the heavy material Alberta soon will
includes a description of the refining industry. By analyzing recent trends, the review shows how an increase in conversion capacity triggered new tension in refining, since medium-sour crude supply did not increase at the same rate as demand