CPC has announced that the expansion project at its Dalin refinery in Taiwan will be completed by the end of the month, raising capacity from 300kbd (15Mnta) to 350kbd (17.5Mnta). The three new units will produce lower sulphur fuels.
Delek US Holdings has awarded a contract to DuPont Clean Technologies to license technology for an alkylation unit at its 74kbd (3.7Mnta) Krotz Springs refinery in Louisiana to enable generation of low-sulphur, high-octane, low-RVP alkylate with zero olefins, improving the quality and quantity of the refinery’s gasoline pool to meet increasingly strict clean fuel standards.
CFS Petrochemicals is looking to invest in a 500kta polypropylene production plant in Mersin, Turkey, one of 23 projects in the company’s six-year investment incentive scheme introduced in April.
Zhejiang Petrochemical's 400kbd (20Mnta) Zhoushan refinery is expected to start partial test operations at the crude unit and some downstream units at the end of this year and early 2019, but a full trial operation is only expected in the 2Q19.
Mexico’s incoming government plans to build an oil refinery in the city of Dos Bocas, Tabasco state, following a successful public vote on the project last weekend. Investment in the refinery could be as much as $8 Bn.