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Bids received for Zarqa refinery expansion project

The Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company (JoPetrol) has received bids from three consortiums, comprising seven major Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and English companies, for the $2.6 Bn fourth project of its Zarqa refinery expansion.

DGD’s Norco expansion is complete

The Diamond Green Diesel expansion project at Valero’s St. Charles refinery in Norco was successfully completed on-budget and ahead of schedule in 3Q21, and is in the process of starting up.

Shell may convert Convent refinery into alternative energy facility

Despite extensive marketing, Shell has failed to find a suitable buyer for its permanently idled Convent refinery in Louisiana, and as a result, is now considering converting the site into a low-carbon alternative energy facility.

Shell awards contract for Rotterdam biofuels plant

Royal Dutch Shell has awarded an engineering and procurement (EP) services contract to Worley for its planned 0.82Mnta biofuels plant at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, (formerly the Pernis refinery, which is scheduled to begin production in 2024.

VTTI to close Antwerp bitumen-producing refinery

Terminal owner VTTI is to close its bitumen-producing ATPC refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, which has the capacity to produce approx. 0.875Mnta of bitumen, as yet no date for closure nor reasons for the move have been released.