HPCL will start operating its revamped 150kbd (7.5Mnta) Mumbai refinery at full capacity in November after completing a maintenance turnaround and expansion work to raise capacity to 190kbd (9.5Mnta). It is currently operating at 80% as new units are being tested.
Curacao has restarted its search for a strategic partner to operate and manage the oil facilities at its 335kbd (16.75Mnta) Isla refinery and Bullen Bay terminal after the collapse of talks with the Corc consortium, which was being considered as a potential operator.
Potential bidders for the bankrupt Limetree Bay refinery in the Virgin Islands may face a difficult purchase process due to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) obligations and environmental costs.
Isfahan Oil Refining Company has made savings by utilising the expertise and efforts of domestic companies and manufacturers for 350 parts and pieces of equipment (80%) used in its various sections with the assistance of local experts and suppliers.
Work on the modernisation project of at Hindustan Petroleum’s (HPCL) 166kbd (8.3Mnta) Visakh refinery has resumed with the arrival of two pipe rack modules from Chennai. The works are aimed at increasing capacity to 15Mnta).