Africa

Air Liquide to supply hydrogen production technology to largest single train refinery

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has been selected to supply two hydrogen production steam methane reformer (SMR) units to Dangote Group, the largest manufacturing conglomerate in West Africa.

Dangote awards DuPont contracts for new oil refinery in Nigeria

WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Clean Technologies announced that Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd has commissioned a range of advanced proprietary equipment from DuPont for the construction of a new refinery in Lekki, near Nigeria’s capital, Lagos. The new refinery is set to become the largest single-train refinery in the world and the complex will include a petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project.

Nigeria refining capacity is one-sixth of needs, says oil minister

ABUJA (Reuters) — Nigeria's daily domestic refining capacity is now at 6 MM liters, while the country's daily consumption stands at 35 MM liters, the country's oil minister said on Thursday.

Vitol, Gunvor eye Mozambique fuel distributor privatization

MAPUTO (Reuters) — Global oil traders Vitol and Gunvor are interested in buying Mozambique's struggling state-owned fuel distributor Petromac, local media reported on Wednesday.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,700 active downstream projects around the world.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US gasoline demand increased with the shift to summer fuels and higher export opportunities to Latin America.

Industry Perspectives: The digitalization of the downstream industry

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The digitalization of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is in full swing. Numerous companies have created, and are optimizing, digital technologies to improve plant operations, increase energy efficiency and lower costs.

Editorial Comment: Optimizing our message to the oil and gas industry

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The pages of Hydrocarbon Processing contain numerous case studies, techniques, advice and step-by-step approaches to optimizing downstream operations. These elements have been the focus of the magazine for the last 95 yr.

Mammoet performs complex shutdown in limited time with limited space

Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, completed heavy lifting, transportation and rigging activities at Chevron South Africa in Cape Town for their annual scheduled maintenance.

Uganda, Tanzania sign deal for world's longest heated pipeline

KAMPALA (Reuters) — Uganda and Tanzania signed a framework agreement on their proposed $3.55 B crude export pipeline on Friday, a key milestone for the project, which is expected to start pumping Ugandan oil to international markets in three years.