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authorities. If approval is granted, the engineering portion of the project is slated for completion by April 2007, and the refinery upgrade is scheduled for completion in late 2008. The project also includes a new combined heat and power plant and a new gas
Hellenic Petroleum SA expects to complete work next year on upgrades of two of its refineries in Greece.
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.
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.
Petrotrin has launched a 3-year gasoline optimization program at its 175,000 b/cd Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in South Trinidad.
Repsol YPF has selected a partnership of KBR and ExxonMobil Corp.'s research and engineering arm, EMRE, to perform basic engineering design for upgrading FCC units at its La Plata, Argentina, refinery and its Lujan de Cuyo refinery in Mendoza, Argentina.
Lima Refining Co. (LRC), a subsidiary of Husky Energy Inc., has entered an integrated supply contract with a subsidiary of Linde Group as part of a planned upgrade and modernization project at its 160,000-b/d refinery at Lima, Ohio.
BP PLC has brought on stream all new and reconfigured units in the modernization of its 413,000-b/d refinery at Whiting, Ind. The project included a 102,000-b/d coker that came online last month.
Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has signed a $2.8 billion loan agreement with a consortium of 21 international and national financial institutions to help fund the company’s projects, including the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), which will be 65% debt financed.
Gazprom Neft has begun production of Euro Super 98 gasoline as part of a continuing upgrade of its 390,000 b/d Omsk refinery.