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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
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.
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.
In the last 15 years, overall crude oil imports to the US have grown at 3%/year.
Turkmenistan currently is planning a major upgrade of its Seyidi refinery to bring it into conformance with new ecological standards, according to a report Tuesday in nCa Watch (News Central Asia). A $300 million upgrade to a total capacity of 120,000 b/d of oil, including hydrorefining capacity is