Europe

Skytanking awarded aviation fuel storage, hydrant management contract at Munich Airport

HAMBURG – Skytanking Holding GmbH is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Skytanking Munich GmbH & Co KG has signed a 6-year contract with Flughafen München GmbH to operate the aviation fuel storage and hydrant system at Munich Airport.

Liquidation of Moroccan refinery Samir extended

RABAT (Reuters) -- A Moroccan court has granted an extra month for the liquidation process for Samir, the country's only oil refinery, a court-appointed trustee said on Thursday.

Gasoline floats outside Europe as traders bet on profit spike

LONDON (Reuters) -- Cargoes of floating gasoline are building off the shores of Europe as margins hold near their lowest level seasonally since 2009, traders and market sources told Reuters.

Gazprom Neft building a hydrogen production facility at its Omsk refinery

Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a standalone 12,300 tpy-capacity hydrogen production unit at its Omsk Refinery. This processing facility will provide high-purity (99.9%) hydrogen for new and reconstructed hydrotreatment facilities, intended to reduce the sulfur content of motor-fuel components (blending agents).

HES International signs contract with BP to develop tank terminal at Rotterdam refinery

HES International is developing a tank terminal for the storage and transhipment of petroleum products and biofuels at the Hartelstrook, on the south side of the Mississippi harbour at Maasvlakte.

Clariant launches new phosphoric acid catalyst for fuel upgrading

MUNICH – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of PolyMax 850, a catalyst for petroleum refineries. The new phosphoric acid catalyst increases polygasoline, nonene and tetramer yields at lower operating temperatures, reducing costs and boosting productivity. Compared to previous generations of the PolyMax series, the new catalyst offers an even longer service life.

Manufacturing value-chain innovation at Siemens Dresser-Rand

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

DUISBURG, Germany -- Hydrocarbon Processing Technical Editor Bob Andrew visited the 2,400-strong workforce in Duisburg, Germany, touring their fabrication facility with General Manager for Duisburg Operations Dr. Marcus Bruecher. Their site also has 200 interns, which in itself, represents an investment in the future.

OPEC leans towards oil cut extension, but non-members need to be in

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) -- OPEC oil producers increasingly favor extending beyond June a pact on reducing crude supply to balance the market, sources within the group said, although Russia and other non-members need to remain part of the initiative.

CB&I awarded contract for hydrocracking unit for Afipsky refinery expansion

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $460 million by NefteGazIndustriya, LLC, through project developer China National Chemical Engineering Co., for the Afipsky Oil Refinery Expansion Project in Krasnodar, Russia. The project was included in CB&I's backlog in the third quarter of 2016.

Russia to add more gasoline refining capacity in 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Five Russian refineries are expected to finish upgrades of their gasoline production units this year, with the new capacity potentially allowing Russia to boost exports of high-octane gasoline, according to Reuters calculations and trading sources.