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Kuwait's Fifth Refinery to Cost $5-$6Bln
KW >> 11/6/2018 - Kuwait's fifth refinery will cost $5 bln to $6 bln, Hatem Al-Awadhi, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)Hatem Al-Awadhi said in remarks carried by al-Qabas newspaper. ...
SP20-21; Liquid Gas Reservoirs Exploited
IR >> 10/29/2018 - In order to complete the value chain of the phases 20-21, liquid gas reservoirs started being exploited by gas entry to the butane reservoirs. The exploitation was carried out by the use of processing...
Egypt's Midor Refinery Agrees $1.2B Loan with 3 International Banks
Egypt's Midor Refinery Agrees $1.2B Loan with 3 International Banks EG >> 10/31/2018 - Egypt’s state-owned Middle East Oil Refinery Company (Midor) has signed a $1.2 billion loan agreement with three international, the petroleum ministry said in a statement. ...
Gazprom Neft Begins Preparing Capacity for Russia’s First Ever Needle Coke Production Facility
RU >> 10/8/2018 - Installation of essential reaction equipment has commenced at Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery, part of initiatives to modernize the refinery’s delayed coking unit (DCU). This project will, for the first ...
Aramco Expands Presence in China Refining Market with Signing of MOU with Zhejiang Petrochemical
CN >> 10/19/2018 - Saudi Aramco recently signed an MoU with Chinese Zhejiang provincial government during the 2nd International Petroleum and Natural Gas Enterprises Conference (IPEC), to acquire a share of Zhejiang Pet...
SOCAR’s Giant Investment Project - STAR Refinery Launched
TR >> 10/19/2018 - SOCAR, the largest direct foreign investor in Turkey, launched its $6.3-billion SOCAR Turkey Aegean Refinery - STAR Refinery, which will provide a large portion of oil products demand in the local mar...
Brazil's Petrobras & China's CNPC Sign Accord Advancing JV
BR >> 10/16/2018 - Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA and a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) have signed an agreement to study the economic viability of completing construction of the ...
Bottom of the Barrel Technology – A key Solution for Middle East Refiners
Bottom of the Barrel Technology – A key Solution for Middle East Refiners BH >> 10/15/2018 - Residue Upgrading is increasingly recognised as a key solution to the pressing challenge of meeting the growing market for cleaner fuels, the gradual substitution of heavier feedstock and the decreasi...
Journalists at the TANECO Complex
RU >> 10/12/2018 - Dmitry Vorobyov, General Director of PJSC OMZ, and Yury Gordienkov, General Director of PJSC Izhorskiye Zavody, visited the TANECO Complex on October 11 in the framework of the journalists’ team press...
Mayor of Moscow Takes A View On Progress on Moscow Refinery’s Euro+ Facility
RU >> 8/31/2018 - As construction of a new high-technology Euro+ combined oil refining unit (CORU) nears completion at the Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has made an inspection of final work...
Lukoil Starts Construction of Petroleum Residue Recycling Facility at Nizhny Novgorod Refinery
RU >> 8/29/2018 - The official unveiling of a sign to commemorate the start of construction of LUKOIL's Petroleum Residue Recycling Facility took place today in Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod Region. The facility, based on th...
Air Liquide Enters Kazakhstan
KZ >> 9/1/2018 - Air Liquide starts supplying hydrogen in Kazakhstan through the acquisition of hydrogen and purification units with a total capacity of up to 30.000 Nm3/h. This investment of 12 million euros by Air L...
Sinopec Says Some Refineries Would Be Hit by a Halt in Iran Crude Oil Buying
IR >> 9/1/2018 - Huang Wensheng, vice president of the company formally known as China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, said in the first public comment about Washington’s decision to resume sanctions on Iran that some of t...
Sinopec Says Some Refineries Would Be Hit By A Halt In Iran Crude Buying
IR >> 8/27/2018 - A senior executive at Sinopec, the country's largest refiner, said that some of its refineries will be negatively affected if it stops importing Iranian crude, in the first public comment by a senior ...
ADNOC Grants Total 40% Stake in Unconventional Gas Concession
ADNOC Grants Total 40% Stake in Unconventional Gas Concession AE >> 11/11/2018 - On behalf of the Abu Dhabi government, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with French oil and gas major Total, granting it a 40% stake in the Ruwais Diyab Unconventiona...
EPA’S Final Refinery Emission Rule Confirms Industry’s Progress on Environmental Protection
US >> 11/8/2018 - Today the American Petroleum Institute released the following statement regarding EPA’s final rule on refinery emissions regulations. The agency’s analyses and years of review confirm that refineries ...
Supreme Petroleum Council Approves ADNOC’s 2019-2023 Business Plan
Supreme Petroleum Council Approves ADNOC’s 2019-2023 Business Plan AE >> 11/4/2018 - Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) approved the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) new integrated gas strategy and plans to increase its oil production capacity to 4 million barrels per...
South Pars Phase14; the Second Platform Started Up
IR >> 10/27/2018 - The satellite platform,14C, started to produce sour gas from the south pars tank. Announcing the production capacity of 500 million cubic feet for the platform 14c, Hamid Reza Masoudi, the director of...
Aramco Signs 15 MOUs at the FII Forum Worth $34B
Aramco Signs 15 MOUs at the FII Forum Worth $34B SA >> 10/23/2018 - At the highly impactful Future Investment Initiative (FII) forum in Riyadh, Saudi Aramco signed 15 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and strategic and commercial collaborations valued at more than US...
Nigeria's Senate to Probe Alleged $3.5b NNPC Fuel Subsidy Fund
NG >> 10/16/2018 - Nigeria’s upper house of parliament plans to investigate an alleged $3.5 billion fuel subsidy fund at state-oil firm NNPC, lawmakers said on Tuesday. ...
McDermott Awarded EPC Contract for Delayed Coker Unit for LUKOIL Refinery
RU >> 10/16/2018 - McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a significant contract by LUKOIL NizhegorodNefteorgSyntez, a subsidiary of JSC LUKOIL, for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Del...
ADNOC Aims to Deepen Energy Partnership Opportunities with India
AE >> 10/15/2018 - His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), met, with His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, at an invi...
Echo Energy & YPFB Sign Evaluation Agreement for Rio Salado Block
BO >> 10/15/2018 - Echo Energy plc, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, is delighted to announce the signature on Friday 12 th October 2018 of a Technical Evaluation Agreement (TEA) for the Rio Sala...
Axens NA Signs Contracts with Meridian Energy Group for Final Process Designs for Davis Refinery
US >> 10/12/2018 - Meridian Energy Group has selected Axens as the technology provider for the final stages of basic engineering design for its 49,500 BPD Davis refining complex being constructed in Billings County, Nor...
McDermott Awarded PDH Technology Contract in Europe by INEOS
FR >> 10/10/2018 - McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by INEOS for the license and engineering of a planned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Europe. ...
Total, Borealis & NOVA Chemicals Take FID for New Unit
US >> 9/25/2018 - Bayport Polymers, LLC a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. (“Total”) and Novealis Holdings LLC, itself a joint venture of Borealis AG (“Borealis”) and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”) – ann...
WorleyParsons Awarded PMC for Hydrocracking Complex in Egypt
WorleyParsons Awarded PMC for Hydrocracking Complex in Egypt EG >> 10/8/2018 - WorleyParsons has been awarded a four years project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the new Assiut Hydrocracking Complex (AHC Project) in Egypt, by Assiut National Oil Processing Company (AN...
Gazprom Neft Builds Innovative Research Centre in Tomsk Oblast
RU >> 9/19/2018 - Gazprom Neft has used the occasion of this year’s Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum to conclude an agreement on building a reservoir systems research centre with the Government of the Tomsk Oblast — the signat...
McDermott Awarded Olefins Technology Contract in Thailand
TH >> 10/1/2018 - McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a sizeable* technology contract for Map Ta Phut Olefins Co., Ltd.'s (MOC) petrochemical plant in Rayong Province, Thailand. MOC is a joint venture compan...
PEDEC Seal Deal with Domestic Firm to Construct Oil Storage Tanks
IR >> 10/1/2018 - Irans Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) struck a BOT contract with a domestic firm for construction of 10-million-barrel crude oil storage tanks. ...
McDermott Awarded Contract for New Polyethylene Petrochemical Plant
US >> 9/25/2018 - McDermott International, Inc. announced a contract award from Bayport Polymers LLC, a joint venture of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., and Novealis Holdings LLC (a joint venture of Borealis...
KBR Awarded License and Catalyst Contracts for K-COT™ & SCORE™ Technologies in China
CN >> 9/25/2018 - KBR, Inc. (KBR) has been awarded contracts for a technology license, basic engineering design services and proprietary catalyst supply by Lihuayi Lijin Refining & Chemical Co., Ltd. ("Lihuayi"), for a...
ADNOC's Ruwais Unit Reaches Full Production of Polymer-grade Propylene
AE >> 9/19/2018 - Abu Dhabi’s National Oil Company (ADNOC) has reached full production of polymer-grade propylene from its newly commissioned Ruwais-based Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, the firm said in a statemen...
Adnoc Commissions Specialised Coker Unit
AE >> 9/2/2018 - ADNOC Refining, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully completed the commissioning of a specialized coker unit, as part of its Carbon Black and Coker Project. With...
U.S Energy Operations Begin Recovering After Storm Gordon
US >> 9/5/2018 - Energy companies and port operators along the U.S. Gulf Coast took steps on Wednesday to resume operations after Tropical Storm Gordon shut more than 9 percent of the region’s oil and gas output. ...
Tropical Storm Gordon Shuts 9 Percent of Oil Output in Gulf of Mexico
US >> 9/4/2018 - Tropical Storm Gordon has shut 9.23 percent of daily crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said. ...
LyondellBasell & Covestro Kick-off Circular Steam Project in Maasvlakte
NL >> 9/4/2018 - LyondellBasell (LYB) one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and its joint venture partner Covestro, one of the world's largest polymer companies, kicked-off a large inves...
Maire Tecnimont Awarded $248M EPC Contract for LPG Project
Maire Tecnimont Awarded $248M EPC Contract for LPG Project DZ >> 9/3/2018 - Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its main subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been provisionally awarded by the Direction Centrale Engineering & Project Management of SONATRACH an EPC (Engineering, P...
Total Sells its Polystyrene Business in China to INEOS Styrolution
CN >> 8/31/2018 - Total has accepted an offer from INEOS Styrolution, the leading global styrenics supplier, to acquire its polystyrene business in China. It includes in particular two facilities with a production capa...
Shandong Chambroad Selects LyondellBasell Hostalen ACP PE Technology
CN >> 8/30/2018 - LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., (Shandong Chambroad), has selected the LyondellBasell Hostalen “Advance Cascade Process” (Hostalen ACP) technology.The l...

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