The Rajasthan government has approved an additional budget provision of Rs 150 crore for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery’s Pachpadra refinery in the Barmer district, which is hoped will give impetus to complete works on time. The state government is committed to completing this project.
According to Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (OQ8), construction of the Duqm refinery project had achieved 87% and is expected to be completed in 1Q23.
Rosneft has awarded a preliminary contract to Maire Tecnimont to provide design, supply of equipment and materials, construction, start up and commissioning, and project finance services for the construction of a grassroots vacuum gas oil (VGO) hydrocracking complex at its Ryazan Oil Refining (RORC) 342kbd (17.1Mnta) refinery in Russia’s Central Federal District.
South Africa’s state-owned Central Energy Fund is considering acquiring the 180bd (6Mnta) Sapref refinery located near Durban.
Following the appointment of a new administration at Petroperum the final stage of the construction of the new Talara refinery is underway, with completion of the project brought forward from September 2022 and a gradual start-up to commence in April 2022.