Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) has received clearance to proceed with the long-planned expansion of its 60.25kbd (3.013Mnta) Numaligarh refinery in the Golaghat district of Assam in northeastern India.
Exxon Mobil is undergoing a major maintenance overhaul in January at its Baytown refinery, the nation's largest oil refinery.
PDVSA is now without a single operational cracker in its domestic refineries following the shut down of the catalytic cracker (FCC) at its 305kbd (15.25Mnta) Cardón refinery due to the failure of a steam unit, further limiting gasoline supply that is already scarce in many parts of the country.
INA (Industrija Nafte) has approved a plan to modernise its 90kbd (4.5Mnta) Rijeka refinery along the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, estimated to cost approx. $617 Mn, as part of an organisational strategy to boost performance and competitiveness of its Croatian refining business.
Royal Dutch Shell is seeking buyers for 72kbd (3.6Mnta) Sarnia refinery in Ontario, Alberta, and some sour gas facilities as the company focuses on its $31 Bn liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia.