Refining

Refiner HollyFrontier reports smaller-than-expected loss

(Reuters) -- US refiner HollyFrontier Corp reported a smaller-than-expected loss as cost cuts partially offset a decline in refining margins.

Indian Oil makes rare offer of jet fuel for March export

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Indian Oil Corp may regularly export jet fuel from its 300,000 bpd Paradip refinery as the country's kerosene demand eases with the government's push to use of cooking gas.

Indian refiners process 1.5% less oil in January

(Reuters) -- Indian refiners processed 21.11 MMt, or 4.99 MMbpd, of crude oil in January, a decline of around 1.5% compared with the same period last year, as many state refiners shut units for maintenance, preliminary government data showed on Wednesday.

Malaysia's Petronas, Saudi Aramco may sign new deal on refinery project

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -- Malaysia's state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and Saudi Aramco are expected to sign an agreement to collaborate in the country's Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project, two industry sources said on Wednesday.

Vopak, Reatile announce terminal expansion in South Africa

Royal Vopak and its partner Reatile announce that the investment decision has been taken to further expand their activities in South Africa. In line with previous expansions this investment aims to enhance Vopak's infrastructure to help meet South Africa's increasing demand for petroleum products.

Moroccan refiner Samir receives 20 offers from foreign investors

CASABLANCA (Reuters) -- The court-appointed manager of Morocco's oil refiner Samir said on Monday he had received about 20 offers for the company from foreign investors.

Algeria attracts 49 initial international offers for new refineries

ALGIERS (Reuters) -- Algeria has attracted 49 offers from international energy companies to build four refineries worth a total $6 billion, a state energy firm Sonatrach source told Reuters on Monday.

Japan's Mitsubishi buys Iran naphtha cargo

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Japan's Mitsubishi Corp bought a naphtha cargo from Iran last month, the Asian country's first such purchase from Iran since October 2016, sources familiar with the matter said.

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.

Wison Engineering, HALDOR TOPSOE sign research, development agreement

SHANGHAI – Wison Engineering Service Co. Ltd, one of the leading chemical engineering, procurement and construction management service providers in China, announced that its non-wholly owned affiliated company, Wison Engineering Ltd., has signed a collaboration agreement on research and development with HALDOR TOPSOE, a world leader in catalysts and surface science.