Thai Oil has awarded a contract to McConnell Dowell to provide earthworks and civil works for a Clean Fuel Project (CFP) at its 276kbd (13.8Mnta) Sriracha refinery in Chonburi province, eastern Thailand. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2021, with start-up in 2023.
Total has agreed to sell its UK downstream business, including subsidiary Total Oil Refinery’s 109kbd (5.45kbd) Lindsey refinery in North Killinghome, Immingham, and associated logistics assets to Prax Group (also known as State Oil). The transaction is scheduled to close by yearend.
Petrobras is set to receive binding offers for the country's second-largest refinery, the Landulpho Alves refinery (RLAM) in the northeastern state of Bahia. When the deal is concluded it will mark a first in the producer's decade-long efforts to end its near-monopoly in refining in Brazil and open one of the top ten fuel markets in the world for private investors.
Gazprom Neft has officially inaugurated its Euro+ combined oil refining unit (CORU) as part of Phase 2 of an ongoing modernisation and upgrade of its 262kbd (13.1Mnta) Moscow refinery, which will further improve overall environmental performance, as well as its yield of light-end, Euro 5-quality petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel and aviation kerosine.
Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) (HPDC) has commissioned a new alkylation unit at its new crude-to-paraxylene integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Changxing Island Harbor Industrial Zone in Dalian, China.