MALAYSIAN REFINERY SLATED FOR STUDY
Conoco Inc. and Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd. (Petronas) have signed a letter of intent to study the feasibility of adding 100,000 b/d of sour crude refining capacity to a site at Malacca. The companies plan an 8-10 month engineering study that could lead to a joint venture refinery project. The sour crude unit is the second phase of Petronas' planned $2.8 billion integerated refinery complex. Construction of the unit could begin as early as 1994 with start up sometime in 1997.