PBF Energy has awarded a preliminary contract to Honeywell UOP to license technology for the possible retrofit of an existing hydrocracking unit at the 185kbd (9.25Mnta) Chalmette dual-train coking refinery outside of New Orleans, to enable 20kbd (1Mnta) of renewable diesel production
Indian Oil (IOC) has awarded a engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract to McDermott International for a new naphtha hydrotreating unit, isomerisation unit, and associated installations, at its 120kbd (6Mnta) Barauni refinery in Begusarai District, Bihar.
Marathon Petroleum’s Dickinson renewable diesel facility in North Dakota reached full capacity during 2Q21. Conversion work is also ongoing at the Martinez refinery in California, with production of renewable diesel targeted to commence during 2H22, reaching full capacity by the end of 2023.
Shareholders in the Marsden Point refinery, operated by New Zealand Refining, voted almost unanimously to stop refining crude oil at the site in 2022 and convert it into a gasoline import terminal.
Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) has been given the green light to acquire a 20% stake in Dangote's 650kbd (3.25Mnta) oil refinery in Nigeria for $2.76 Bn, which is scheduled for commissioning by January.