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Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed an agreement with Brazilian government and indigenous groups as part of the licensing process to start construction on its planned 300,000-b/d Premium II refinery in the northeastern state of Ceara.
Iraq’s ministry of oil, in an effort to boost the country’s refining capacity, has signed an agreement with Karbala Refinery Corp. Ltd. for the construction of a 200,000 b/d refinery in the Karbala region.
Costa Rica's Recope and China's CNPC are jointly considering plans for the construction of a refinery in the Central American country.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported last week it has withdrawn from talks with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.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.
Work on a Malaysian refinery complex, part of the planned Sungai Limau hydrocarbon hub project formerly known as the Yan petroleum industry zone, is expected to start in July.
India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has placed on hold plans to build a 7.5 million tonne/year refinery near Barmer to handle crude oil produced in Rajasthan state, citing costs estimated at $1.96 billion.
Anonima Petroli Italiana (API) has chosen Texaco Inc.'s gasification power systems technology for use in a 220,000 kw cogeneration unit to be built in its 63,000 b/cd refinery at Falconara, Italy. It's the third major gasification power project in Italy using Texaco technology disclosed within the
deposits at Oleske gas field in western Ukraine. PROCESSING — Quick Takes Plans advance for Vietnam's second refinery Plans for Vietnam's second refinery have advanced with the issuance by Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical LLC (NSRP
naphtha, which may be used to produce petrochemicals or mixed as diluent into heavy crude oil; kerosine, which the refinery plans to blend into the distillate pool to maximize distillate yield; atmospheric gas oil; and heavy fuel oil, which
respectively. The Barnett, meanwhile, fell 3 units to 33. PROCESSING — Quick Takes Petrobras advances Ceara refinery plans Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed an agreement with Brazilian government and indigenous groups as part