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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
slightly from $12.8 billion last year. Leveraging light crude oil processing, increasing distillate yield and conversion capacity and growing export capacity are strategies adopted by many operators. Turnaround costs will be moderated this
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
and sour. New supply in the US is light and sweet. Heavy, sour feedstocks are most valuable at refineries with conversion capacity —cokers and hydrocrackers able to upgrade heavy products of distillation into lighter, more-valuable diesel
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
parity with Brent. As pipeline capacity opened to take crude away from Cushing, Midwest refineries brought new conversion capacity online, and rail transport grew as a transport option, the pressure on WCS eased and brought WCS-WTI-Brent