Africa

Honeywell awarded equipment contract for Dangote’s largest single-train refinery

DES PLAINES, Ill. – UOP LLC, a division of Honeywell International Inc. announced that it has won a contract from Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd. for critical equipment, technology licensing and design services for a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemical plant. When completed, the integrated complex in Lekki, near the capital of Lagos in Nigeria, will be the largest single-train refinery in the world.

Nigeria's military destroys 13 illegal oil refineries

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Nigeria's military said on Thursday that it had destroyed 13 illegal refineries in the restive Niger Delta oil hub, in an operation in which two soldiers died in clashes with "sea robbers."

Nigeria pushes to legalize illicit refineries in restive Delta oil region

ABUJA (Reuters) -- Nigeria aims to legalize illicit oil refineries in the turbulent Niger Delta region, the vice-president's office said on Thursday, hoping to bring peace to the production heartland for the crude on which the country relies.

Alfa Laval awarded heat exchanger order for West African refinery

LUND, Sweden -- Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a refinery in West Africa. The order, booked in the Welded Heat Exchangers unit of the Energy Division late March, has a value of approximately SEK 55 million and delivery is scheduled for 2017 and 2018.

Nigeria oil tanker drivers to strike over low wages, poor roads

ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Nigerian oil tanker drivers will go on strike from April 3 over low wages and poor roads, said a labor union official on Sunday, threatening to choke off supply until their requests are met.

Tanzania hikes fuel prices on weaker currency, crude costs

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) -- Tanzania's energy regulator raised maximum retail prices of petrol and diesel on Monday, citing higher international costs for both crude and refined products and a weaker local currency, a move expected to exert upward pressure on inflation.

Business Trends: Standardized modularization—Drivers, challenges and perspectives in the oil and gas industry

Eftimie, C., RTS Ltd.

Modularization is an alternative way of performing engineering aimed to reduce the number of interfaces, the total installed cost (TIC) and overall schedule length of a project, while optimizing the return on investment (ROI) and allowing standardization for similar future projects.

Industry Perspectives: What is the solution to comply with the IMO’s Global Sulfur Cap regulation?

Lee Nichols, Hydrocarbon Processing

In October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that it will implement a new regulation that calls for the sulfur content in marine fuels to be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%.

Refining: Uncertainty grips South Africa’s Clean Fuels Program

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

The planned upgrading of oil refineries in South Africa to produce Euro 5-specified fuels will likely take longer than initially anticipated.

Editorial Comment: Petrochemical project announcements top $80 B since 2014

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

Although new petrochemical project announcements have fallen over the past 3 yr, the global petrochemical sector will continue to see strong growth through the end of the decade.