Shazand Refinery in the central city of Arak, Markazi Province, Iran, which receives 250kbd (12.5Mnta) as feedstock, has cut production of the eco-unfriendly fuel mazut to less than 7% by optimising its processing facilities – at least three times less than in other refineries.
In an effort to boost Nigeria’s refining capacity, the Eko Petrochemical Refinery, has announced plan to invest $250 Mn in a new 20kbd (1Mnta) refinery to be located at the Tomaro Industrial Park and Free Trade Zone in Lagos.
Brooge Petroleum & Gas (BPGIC) is constructing a 250kbd (12.5Mnta) refinery designed to produce bunker fuel in Fujairah, UAE, and the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to comply with IMO 2020 regulations
Bangchak Corp (BCPCL) has scheduled a shutdown of the hydrocracking unit for a month of planned maintenance at its 120kbd (6Mnta) Bangkok refinery in Thailand, to run from July 9 to Aug. 7. All other refining units will continue with normal operation.
Zhejiang Hengyi has started preparations for trial runs at its oil Pulau Muara Besar refinery in Brunei after importing its first crude cargo for the plant last week.