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PT Pertamina (Persoro) and UOP LLC have agreed to develop a recommendation called a bankable feasibility study for modernization of five of the state-owned oil company’s refineries in Indonesia.
Hellenic Petroleum SA expects to complete work next year on upgrades of two of its refineries in Greece.
PetroRabigh, a joint venture of Aramco and Sumitomo Chemicals, plans to complete the $10 billion upgrades to its 400,000 b/d refinery and petrochemical complex in Rabigh in the fourth quarter.
Total SA has earmarked €120 million for the scheduled 5-year turnaround of its 229,700 b/d Donges refinery near Saint Nazaire on the Loire estuary.
Total SA's 158,000 b/d Provence refinery at La Mede on the French Riviera will undergo a €100 million turnaround of its western installations scheduled to last 2 months starting Oct. 6.
Under a two-phase, $1.3 billion investment program, Mariisky will upgrade its refinery with the support of Shell Global Solutions to increase capacity and meet stricter European specifications.
Chevron USA Inc. has applied for an environmental permit to construct a continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) unit and several other minor units at its 325,000 b/cd refinery in Pascagoula, Miss.
BP Products North America has let two major packages to Jacobs Engineering for work associated with a planned upgrade project to raise Canadian heavy crude processing at BP's 399,000 b/cd refinery in Whiting, Ind.
BP PLC subsidiary Bayernoil has let a detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management services contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for work related to a $60 million upgrade project at the Vohburg refinery in Bavaria.
In the last 15 years, overall crude oil imports to the US have grown at 3%/year.