Mandan Tesoro Refinery to boost diesel production
The Mandan Tesoro Refinery intends to increase diesel production in order to support the growing regional demand for diesel fuel. The company will expand its Distillate Desulferization Unit by 5000 barrels of diesel per day, increasing the total number of barrels per day to 22,000.
Ecopetrol gives green light for refinery project
The Board of Directors of Ecopetrol have given the green light to Phase 3 of the Modernization Project of the Barrancabermeja Refinery (PMRB) worth a total investment of USD 3.386 billion. Operations will officially begin on the construction phase of the project, which is scheduled to begin operations in 2016. This project will allow the refinery to increase the conversion factor from 76% to 95%, resulting in the ability to obtain more products, including gasoline and diesel.
Microbalance weighs up diesel particulates
A new microbalance is specially modified for filter weighing.
Technip to expand Normandy refinery
Technip has been awarded by Total a turnkey contract worth about EUR 260 million to increase the conversion capacity of its Normandy refinery, located near Le Havre, France.
Gas plant for Bangladesh
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Surma Energy Ltd, part of Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd, to supply a 30 MW gas power plant for a new cement plant in NE Bangladesh.
Shell poised to sign Qatar GTL deal
Royal Dutch/Shell is poised to stage a major comeback in Qatar by sealing a USD 4 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) project with the Gulf state.
Australian GTL using coal
Rentech Inc. has announced that the Latrobe Valley in eastern Victoria, Australia, has emerged as the leading choice for what could be the first "clean" production of gas and sulphur-free diesel and naphtha in Australia from the processing of coal.
Batangas-Manila gas pipeline
At least five foreign firms have expressed an interest in constructing and operating the proposed USD 100 million gas pipeline from Batangas to Manila (Batman I).
Iran and Pakistan set up refinery
Pakistan and Iran are setting up a joint venture refinery near Karachi, at Hub in Balochistan.
India boosts refinery capacity
India's state-owned refining and marketing firm Bharat Petroleum Corp. plans to expand the capacity of its Bombay refinery to 12 million metric tons a year from 6.90 million tons by October 2004.
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