Africa

Angolan crude exports to rise in Dec, W. Africa offers steady

LONDON (Reuters) — Angolan crude exports are scheduled to rise in December, a loading program showed on Monday, while offers of remaining November cargoes were heard to be holding steady.

Nigerian lawmakers to probe state oil firm corruption allegations

ABUJA (Reuters) — Nigerian lawmakers have set up a committee to investigate allegations of corruption at the state oil company contained in a letter from the minister of state for petroleum.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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

Industry Perspectives: What is the future of the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past year, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Monroe Energy sees delays unloading supertanker of W.African crude

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, ran out of crude oil at its 185,000-bpd Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery after delays in unloading a supertanker called C. Innovator, according to a source familiar with the company's operations and Reuters shipping data.

Sulfurous fuels flow to West Africa as states defer tougher rules

LONDON/LAGOS — Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulfur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1 at the earliest after missing summer deadlines, drawing the ire of health campaigners pushing for cleaner air.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US margins recorded solid gains as crack spreads for all products increased due to healthy domestic demand.

Business Trends: The state of the global refining sector

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few years, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Industry Perspectives: Emerging trends in the global refining industry

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking nearly 700 refining projects around the world.

Global: The slow closing of Africa’s refining technology gap

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

Technology gaps in the crude oil refining sector of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are making it difficult for crude oil processing plants to achieve energy efficiency, produce high-quality products or adhere to international carbon emissions requirements.