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Liquidation of Moroccan Refinery Samir Extended
Morocco >> 3/23/2017 - A Moroccan court has granted an extra month for the liquidation process for Samir, the country's only oil refinery, a court-appointed trustee said on Thursday. ...
Gazprom Neft Building a Hydrogen Production Facility at Its Omsk Refinery
Russia >> 3/17/2017 - Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a standalone 12,300-tonne-per-year-capacity hydrogen production unit at its Omsk Refinery. This processing facility will provide high-purity (99.9 percent) hydro...
Product Markets and Refinery Operations - March 2017
Austria >> 3/14/2017 - Product markets in the Atlantic Basin exhibited a mixed performance during February, as higher gasoline export opportunities to East of Suez, along with tightening sentiment fuelled by the falling ARA...
China's CEFC Courts 'Teapots' For First Domestic Refinery Acquisition
China >> 3/10/2017 - Privately-run conglomerate CEFC China Energy has approached several independent Chinese oil processors seeking to acquire its first domestic refinery operation, its next move towards becoming a global...
Iraq Announces Increase in Kirkuk Oil Refinery Capacity
Iraq >> 3/8/2017 - Iraq has added a processing unit to the Kirkuk oil refinery, increasing the plant's capacity by 10,000 barrels per day, the oil ministry said in a statement. ...
Ghana Mulls Doubling Capacity of Planned 2nd Oil Refinery
Ghana >> 3/7/2017 - The operator of Ghana’s sole oil refinery said the planned capacity of a proposed second plant could be doubled as the West African nation targets exports to neighboring countries. Tema Oil Refinery w...
Refinery Operations - February 2017
Refinery Operations - February 2017 Austria >> 3/2/2017 - Refinery utilisation in the US averaged around 90% in January, corresponding to 16.4 mb/d, around 160 tb/d lower than the previous month and around 300 tb/d higher than the same month a year ago, as t...
Bitumen Facilities Modernized at Omsk Refinery
Russia >> 3/1/2017 - The final stage of the reconstruction of bitumen production facilities at the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has now begun. Thanks to extensive modernisation the facility will significantly reduce its env...
Malaysia's Petronas, Saudi Aramco to Sign Agreement during Saudi King's Visit
Malaysia >> 2/24/2017 - Malaysia's state-owned oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and Saudi Aramco IPO-ARMO.SE will sign an agreement during a visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Raz...
Iraq Ministry of Oil Declares a New Investment Refinery in Basra
Iraq >> 2/23/2017 - The ministry of oil would like to announce for the offering of a new investment refinery in Basra province – Faw city with a capability of 300 thousand barrels/ day and capable of being extended to pr...
Iran Eyes 3mbd Refining Capacity by 2021
Iran >> 2/17/2017 - Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Irans hydrocarbon refining capacity will cross 3 million barrels per day by the end of the 6th five-year development plan to 2021. ...
ExxonMobil Singapore Refinery to Expand Group II Base Stock Production
Singapore >> 2/16/2017 - ExxonMobil announced today the expansion of its Singapore refinery to support the production of the company’s EHC™ Group II base stocks, which will strengthen the global supply of these products and e...
US Product Market - January 2017
US Product Market - January 2017 United States >> 2/15/2017 - US gasoline demand stood at around 9.0 mb/d in December, approximately 110 tb/d lower than in the previous month and 170 tb/d lower than in the same month a year earlier. ...
Thai Oil Targets 2017 Refining Rate At 100-103% Of Capacity
Thailand >> 2/14/2017 - Thailand's largest oil refiner Thai Oil said on Tuesday it aims to run its refinery at 100-103 percent of its 275,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) capacity in 2017, and has no plans for any maintenance shutdo...
Rosneft Boosted its Throughput at German Refineries & Increased Crude Oil Deliveries
Germany >> 2/13/2017 - Rosneft Deutschland GmbH (a Rosneft subsidiary) started operating business in Germany, key European market for refined products. Rosneft boosted its throughput at refineries in Germany to 12.7 mmt in ...
Product Markets and Refinery Operations - January 2017
Austria >> 2/13/2017 - Product markets in the Atlantic Basin received support in January from the top of the barrel on the back of higher export opportunities in gasoline and naphtha. This, along with the positive performan...
KNPC Signs Deal to Treat Liquid Sulfur
Kuwait >> 2/9/2017 - Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced that it has partnered with Gulf Spic General Trading and Contracting Company (GS), for a project to build facilities for the treatment of liquid sulf...
Sohar Refinery Improvement Project 99pc Complete
Oman >> 2/4/2017 - Orpic, the nation’s refining and petrochemicals flagship, has announced the successful completion of a trio of major components at the heart of its multi-billion dollar upgrade of its refinery at Soha...
Venezuela's Paraguana Refineries at 42% of Capacity
Venezuela >> 1/31/2017 - Venezuela's Paraguana refining complex was operating at about 42 percent of capacity, a union official said, citing an internal report that came amid chronic unit stoppages in the crisis-hit OPEC coun...
Asian Product Market - January 2017
Asian Product Market - January 2017 Singapore >> 1/31/2017 - The Asian market continued to be relatively healthy during December on the back of firm regional demand. However, pressure coming from the supply side with the end of the maintenance season caused ref...

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