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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.
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
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 bottom-of-the
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
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
hydrocracking and some residue desulfurization or conversion capacity . A continued increase in the GO/G ratio would ..... million tpy of distillates requires, however, new conversion capacity . Because the bulk of the increase is in the form
through the early years of this decade. If conversion - capacity additions remain at the current high rates ..... area, and portions of the Upper Midwest. Conversion capacity . Conversion capacity is total capacity of refinery-conversion
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