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The Naphtha Hydrotreatment Installation Start-Up & Commissioning Works Are Underway at TANECO
RU >> 1/16/2017 - They started start-up and commissioning works at the naphtha hydrotreating installation of the TANECO Complex started. The forecast duration of the program is expected to take 60 days. ...
Gazpromneft-Aero is the First Russian Company to Automate Recordings of Aviation Fuel Supplies
RU >> 1/16/2017 - Gazpromneft-Aero is the first Russian aviation fuel operator to switch to automated recording of aviation fuel supplies when refueling commercial aircrafts. This will substantially reduce the time req...
Iran 9-Month Petchem Output at 37.6mt
IR >> 1/16/2017 - Iranian petrochemical plants processed 37.6 million tons of petrochemical products in the first 9 months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20. According to the National Petroch...
Iran Plans to Launch 5 Petchem Projects by March 2017
IR >> 1/16/2017 - Iran is to launch 5 new petrochemical projects within the remaining two month of the current calendar year to March 20, a senior petrochemical official said. ...
Rockwell Automation Scales Serialization Solution for Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturers
AE >> 1/9/2017 - Mandated serialization standards across markets require pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to adopt specified standards to track and trace products across their supply chains. The newly u...
Air Liquide Strengthens Its Long-Term Partnership with ArcelorMittal in France & Benelux
BE >> 1/9/2017 - Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, have recently signed two long-term renewal contracts for the supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon to ArcelorMittal’s production sites...
Russia's Tuapse Oil Refinery Yet to Restart Main Unit After Fire
RU >> 1/11/2017 - Russia's Tuapse oil refinery, which is owned by Rosneft, has yet to restart its sole primary processing CDU-12 unit after a pump was damaged by a fire on Wednesday, the energy ministry said. Plant off...
Mexico's Protests Cause Critical Border City Fuel Shortage
MX >> 1/10/2017 - Mexico's oil company, Pemex, is struggling to supply gas stations around the northern border city of Mexicali because of a blockade at a storage site, part of sometimes violent protests and looting ov...
AESA Launches Loma Campana Oil Treatment Plant
AR >> 1/9/2017 - The construction and start-up project led by AESA included detailed engineering, logistics and provision of supplies, equipment manufacturing, electromechanical construction and assembly, pre-commissi...
Thousands of Mexicans Protest Gasoline Price Hikes
MX >> 1/7/2017 - Mexicans angry over a spike in gasoline prices took to the streets of Mexico City after days of protests spurred looting in hundreds of stores, resulting in over a thousand arrests in Latin America's ...
Crude Oil Prices in December 2016
AZ >> 1/5/2017 - In December 2016, price for Brent crude oil in the world market was $53,60 per barrel, Urals oil - $52,69 and BTC FOB Ceyhan crude oil - $54,92.
Crude Oil & Oil Products Export for December 2016
AZ >> 1/5/2017 - In December 2016, SOCAR has exported 79 846 tons of crude oil from Novorossiysk port, 170 965 tons from Supsa port, and 1 290 954 tons from Ceyhan port.Generally, 1 217 799 tons of crude oil was expor...
Mexican Protesters Cause Critical Situation
MX >> 1/3/2017 - Blockades of fuel storage terminals by protesters angered by a double-digit increase in gasoline prices has led to a "critical situation" in at least three Mexican states, state oil company Pemex said...
ANP Raises Minimum Lubricant Performance Level
BR >> 1/2/2017 - The ANP has raised the minimum performance level of the automotive lubricants marketed in the country. Since December 31, 2016, lubricants produced in Brazil and imported lubricants must meet the perf...
Gasoline Supply Continues to Be Regularized
MX >> 1/1/2017 - Petroleos Mexicanos reports that the supply of gasoline and diesel continues to be regularized at service stations that had low levels of fuel inventories. ...
Iran Petchem Industry in Need of $55b Investment in 10 Years
IR >> 1/16/2017 - Iran says it will need at least 55 billion dollars in investment in its petrochemical sector to bring its annual output to 150 million tons from the current 60 mt/y production capacity within the next...
Lorestan Petchem Plant Operational
IR >> 1/16/2017 - Lorestan Petrochemical Plant has come on-stream with 90% of its nameplate production capacity, the facility's CEO said. Mohammad Hossein Maghazehei said the plant has produced 137,000 tons of petroche...
Rosneft Strengthens Cooperation with China
RU >> 1/9/2017 - Rosneft and CNPC signed an amendment to the agreement envisaging additional supplies via Kazakhstan and the prolongation of the contract signed on 21.06.2013 till 31.12.2023. Deliveries from 01.01.201...
Technip & Venezuelan Firms Will Refurbish Aruba Refinery
VE >> 12/29/2016 - A consortium formed by France's Technip and Venezuela's Tecnoconsult and Y&V Group was picked to refurbish Aruba's 225,000-barrel-per day refinery, the Caribbean island's government said. ...
Rosneft Raises Exposure to Germany's Oil Refining After BP Deal
DE >> 12/29/2016 - Russia's largest oil producer and its shareholder BP have completed dissolution of Ruhr Oel, their refining joint venture in Germany, Rosneft said on Thursday. ...
China Court Sentences 23 People to Jail for Smuggling Fuel
CN >> 12/30/2016 - A court in eastern China has sentenced 23 people to jail of up to 15 years for smuggling refined fuel, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday. ...
Sinopec Starts Supplying Cleaner Fuel to Beijing in Anti-Smog Drive
CN >> 12/30/2016 - China's largest state refiner Sinopec Corp on Friday began supplying the Chinese capital with a new, lower-emission grade of petrol and diesel in line with efforts to combat smog that has plagued the ...
Lukoil Commissions Diesel HDA Block at Perm Refinery
RU >> 12/23/2016 - LUKOIL has successfully completed reconstruction of the diesel fuel hydrodearomatization block of the hydrocracker at Perm Refinery, accommodating it for hydrodewaxing. This modernization will allow t...
Petroecuador to Import High Octane Naphtha
EC >> 12/22/2016 - The public company Petroecuador awarded the company PTT International Trading PTE. LTD. The importation of 3'120,000.00 barrels of Naphtha from Alto Octano Ron 93. The company awarded a spread of +3.4...
Qatargas Announces the Commercial Start-up of Laffan Refinery 2
QA >> 12/24/2016 - Qatargas announced the commercial start-up of Laffan Refinery 2, marking a major milestone in the expansion of refining capacity in the State of Qatar. The project will refine 146,000 barrels per day ...
CGI to Enter Crushing and Refining Business of High-Value Added Edible Oil
US >> 12/26/2016 - Columbia Grain Inc. (“CGI”), a 100% owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a LLC membership purchase and sale agreement for purchasing a...
Refinery Operations – December 2016
Refinery Operations – December 2016 AT >> 12/26/2016 - Following the peak of the global refinery maintenance season, which had more than 6 mb/d of capacity off-line in October, throughputs have been on the rise during November. Refinery utilization in the...
China's Sinopec Starts Construction of Zhanjiang Refinery
CN >> 12/21/2016 - China's Sinopec Group has begun construction of a long-planned refinery and petrochemical complex in the southern city of Zhanjiang, the company said on its website on Wednesday. ...
No Quick Fix for Jet Fuel Shortage in Nigeria
NG >> 12/21/2016 - Nigeria is trying to import more jet fuel but air travelers tired of delays must be patient as a shortage of foreign currency will continue to hurt the airline industry, the minister of aviation said....
Diesel Fuels Produced at Omsk Refinery Included in Russia’s 100 Best Products
RU >> 12/21/2016 - Three Gazprom Neft-branded diesel fuels produced at the company’s Omsk Refinery have been awarded Gold at this year’s Russia’s 100 Best Products competition, nominated in the “Non-consumer, technical ...
Angola Could Hold Tenders for All Fuel Imports Next Year
AO >> 12/19/2016 - Sonangol, Angola's state-controlled oil company, said it could hold tenders for all fuel imports next year to cut costs, the Financial Times reported. A move could hurt Swiss commodities trading compa...
Gazpromneft-Aero Becomes the First Russian Company to Join Iata’s Aviation Fuel Data Standards Group
RU >> 12/20/2016 - Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation fuel business, became the first Russian company to join the International Air Transport Association’s Aviation Fuel Data Standards Group (IATA...
Shell Agrees Sale of Australia Business to Viva Energy
AU >> 12/19/2016 - Shell has signed an agreement with Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (Viva Energy) for the sale of Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd for a total transaction value of approximately $250 million USD. It foll...
MTN Partners with Engen in Rwandans Fuel Purchase Scheme
RW >> 12/18/2016 - ENGEN customers can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money. With this launch, MTN Mobile Money customers will be able to make transactions at all 10 ENGEN stations in Kig...
Gazprom Neft & Yokogawa Sign Agreement On Establishing International Innovation Centre
RU >> 12/16/2016 - Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and President of Yokogawa Electric Corporation Takashi Nishijima have signed an agreement on the establishment of an international innovation centre for automation in...
CNOOC Will Start New Huizhou Refinery in Q2 of 2017
CN >> 12/14/2016 - China National Offshore Oil Corp, or CNOOC, is expected to start operating a new refinery in southern China in the second quarter of 2017, with Saudi Arabia as the potential crude supplier, three sour...
Product Markets and Refinery Operations - December 2016
AT >> 12/14/2016 - Product markets showed a mixed performance in the Atlantic Basin during November. Refining margins got some support from the positive performance at the bottom of the barrel on the back of a tightenin...
CNOOC Will Start New Huizhou Refinery in Q2 o 2017
CN >> 12/14/2016 - China National Offshore Oil Corp, or CNOOC, is expected to start operating a new refinery in southern China in the second quarter of 2017, with Saudi Arabia as the potential crude supplier, three sour...
New SKF Grease Cuts False Brinelling Damage in Half
SE >> 12/12/2016 - SKF has launched a new grease that has been proven to reduce the damage caused by false brinelling in hub bearing units by more than 50 per cent when compared with competing greases. The lubricant has...
Engen Rebrands Engen Oil Centre Franchise
ZA >> 11/23/2016 - Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its offic...

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