Refining

India's BPCL sells its first low sulfur diesel cargo for export

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd sold a low sulfur diesel cargo through an export tender for the first time as its refineries upgrade units and due to higher inventory of the fuel, three industry sources said on Monday.

China's Hengyi opens Singapore trade office for Brunei oil-petchem project

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Privately-run Chinese company Hengyi Group has started a trading office in Singapore to buy crude and trade oil products from its $3.4 B Brunei project, company officials said on Monday.

China Sept crude oil, gas imports jump ahead of winter fuel demand

BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s September crude oil imports climbed to the second highest level on record, while natural gas imports rose nearly 5%, official customs data showed on Friday, as the world’s top energy consumer shored up fuel supplies for winter.

Petrochina expresses interest in Iraq's Nassiriya refinery

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Petrochina has expressed interest in developing the Nassiriya oil refinery in southern Iraq, the oil ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Mercuria: Record US oil exports set to surge further

LONDON (Reuters) — Already record US oil exports are set to surge further in the coming month as stored oil in one of the world's last areas of excess stockpiles pours into global markets, the chief executive of trading house Mercuria, Marco Dunand, said.

US oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

HOUSTON (Reuters) — As shale oil producers have rushed back into the Permian Basin after a downturn, US pipeline firms have scrambled to plot new pipelines to take all that petroleum from West Texas to refineries, export hubs and petrochemical plants.

Jacobs signs sulfur recovery technology agreement with Paqell

DALLAS — Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. signed a sulfur recovery technology licensor agreement with Paqell, a joint venture between Shell Global Solutions and Paques BV, for use of its THIOPAQ Oil and Gas technology in refineries and gas treating facilities across the globe.

Lukoil’s Norsi oil refinery has not changed overall oil supplies

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia’s Norsi, oil major Lukoil’s largest oil refinery that suffered a fire last week, has not changed the overall plan of oil supplies to its plant this month, Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Monday.

CNOOC completes test runs at Huizhou refinery in Guangdong

(Reuters) — China National Offshore Oil Co (CNOOC) completed trial runs at its 200,000-bpd Huizhou refinery in the southern Guangdong province on Oct. 2, China Securities Journal reported on Monday.

Saudi Aramco eyes JV deal in India by next year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco is in talks with several Indian refiners and hopes to land a joint venture deal by next year, the company's chief executive told Reuters on Sunday.