India's Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) has put on hold its plans to expand its Bina refinery from 156kbd (7.8Mnta) to 300kbd (15Mnta) and its plans to install a new residue fluid catalytic cracker unit at its Mumbai refinery to boost efficiency pending privatisation of the company.
BP Australia has announced it will cease fuel production at its Kwinana refinery near Fremantle, and convert it to an import terminal, helping to ensure the ongoing security of fuel supply for Western Australia.
PetroChina has awarded a contract to Chevron Lummus Global to license technology for atmospheric residuum desulphurisation (RDS) units at its subsidiaries Jinzhou Petrochemical’s 130.5kbd Jinzhou refinery and Jinxi Petrochemical’s 130.5kbd Huludao refinery, both in Liaoning province.
Husky Energy continues with the $750 Mn rebuild of its fire-damaged oil Superior refinery in Wisconsin, alongside completing a $2.9 Bn merger with Cenovus Energy early next year. The new company will be known as Cenovus Energy.
Preem is moving forward with a recently proposed project to convert its 220kbd (11Mnta) Lysekil refinery in Sweden into Scandinavia’s largest manufacturing site for renewable fuels.