IEA: France’s energy transition is vital for energy security

In its latest country review of energy policies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised France for setting in motion significant reforms towards more secure, affordable and sustainable energy supplies and the green growth of its economy.

Haldor Topsøe introduces catalyst in FCC gasoline post-treatment

With only two competing products on the global market, Haldor Topsøe’s HyOctane now gives refiners a wider range of options for their next catalyst replacement in their FCC gasoline post-treatment unit. The new catalyst series is industrially proven to provide ultra-low levels of sulfur, while keeping octane numbers high.

Neste Jacobs’ NAPCON selected for Borealis PE2 plant's distillation section

Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs was selected to optimize the recovery area of Borealis Borstar PE2 plant in Porvoo, Finland with Neste Jacobs' NAPCON Controller solution. The aim of optimization is to reduce energy consumption and production loss and enhance the plant operability.

Russia's Tuapse oil refinery resumes production after fire

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russia's Tuapse oil refinery, which is owned by Rosneft and suffered a fire on Wednesday, has resumed production in full, including vacuum gasoil output, a Rosneft representative told Reuters on Friday.

Oil set for weekly fall on doubts over extent of OPEC cuts

LONDON (Reuters) -- Oil prices are on track to end the week lower on lingering doubts over the extent of OPEC cuts, with sentiment worsened by concerns over the health of the Chinese economy after it reported the steepest falls in exports since 2009.

PETRONAS Selects LyondellBasell technology for Malaysia project

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – LyondellBasell announced PRPC Polymers Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), has selected the LyondellBasell Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” technology.

Clariant, KBR supply turnkey design for ammonia synthesis in Indonesia

MUNICH – Clariant announced that it is providing total catalyst solutions for two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia, in cooperation with its licensing partner KBR. The new projects rely on KBR’s process technologies combined with a complete range of Clariant catalysts for the entire ammonia production process.

Rosneft signs oil supply deal with firm linked to Qatar, Glencore

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russian oil major Rosneft has concluded a deal with a company linked to Qatar and commodities trader Glencore to supply up to 55 MMt of crude in total over a 5-year period, Rosneft said in a statement on Tuesday.

Russia's Tuapse refinery catches fire, says output plans unaffected

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russia's Tuapse oil refinery, owned by Rosneft, said it had caught fire on Wednesday and that the incident would not affect production plans.

Iraq gives full February crude supply to three Asia, Europe buyers despite OPEC cut

(Reuters) -- Iraq, OPEC's second-largest oil producer, has given full supply allocations of Basra crude to three refiners in Asia and Europe for February, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.