Refining

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.

NRL wax exported to Indonesia, Dominican Republic

Numaligarh Refinery Limited wax is on its way to Indonesia and Dominican Republic after an export consignment comprising of 40 metric tons of fully refined paraffin wax was flagged off to the two countries from NRL's marketing terminal by GM NRL Mr. N. Borthakur. With this, the total export of paraffin wax from NRL's wax plant stands at 2,172 metric tons.

Gazprom Neft implementing advanced process control systems at Moscow refinery

An advanced process control (APC) system is being implemented at the Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery, directed at increasing effectiveness and optimizing the operation of the plant’s production facilities. The new system has been installed throughout 2016 at the plant’s crude distillation units, catalytic reforming units, gas fractionating facilities, gas-fractionation and hydrotreatment facilities for diesel fuels.

After OPEC cuts heavy oil, China teapot refiners pull US supply to Asia

SINGAPORE/HOUSTON (Reuters) -- Chinese independent, or teapot, refiners are bringing in rare cargoes of North American heavy crude in a new long-distance flow that traders say has only been made possible by OPEC's output cuts and ample supplies in Canada and the United States.

Qatar's Ras Laffan Refinery 2 to focus on jet fuel

DOHA (Reuters) -- Jet fuel will be the most widely used product from Qatar's Ras Laffan Refinery 2 and a pipeline connecting it to Doha's Hamad International Airport is expected to be completed by next year, Qatar Petroleum chief executive Saad al-Kaabi said on Monday.