Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) may acquire its partner Oman Oil Company stake in Bharat Oman Refineries (BORL) Bina refinery, a joint venture between the companies. BPCL’s stake in the refinery is currently 63%.
Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) (HPDC) has commissioned seven new pressure swing adsorption (PSA) units from Honeywell to supply high-purity hydrogen at its 400kbd (20Mnta) crude-to-paraxylene integrated refining and petrochemical complex in at Changxing Island Harbor Industrial Zone in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China.
South Africa’s Engen oil refinery (Enref) in Durban is expected to close in 2023, despite an excellent track record of operational efficiency, and may be converted into a fuel storage facility for imported product. No formal decision has been made.
Ampol (formerly known as Caltex Australia) is considering closing its Lytton oil refinery in Queensland, Australia, following huge losses due to the coronavirus-driven slump in fuel demand and competition from huge Asian plants.
Marathon Petroleum has applied for permits to convert its Martinez, California, refinery to a renewable diesel facility. If commissioned, the facility would be expected to start producing renewable diesel in 2022, and build up to full capacity in 2023 – producing 736Mn gal/year.