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Downstream news for the oil and gas industry providing global coverage of refining, processing and other downstream sector developments

China proceeds with country’s first floating LNG project
19th August 2013

China’s government has given final approval to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, to start the construction of the BRIC country’s first floating...
Moving LNG offshore
12th August 2013

David Haynes is a chemical engineer and has been working in that area for the past 27 years, 17 of which in the LNG sector. He has been involved in 20-30 LNG projects, both liquefaction and importation...
6th August 2013

An Indian energy consultation company has received a major contract to construct a coker unit for a refinery company in the south of the country.   Engineers India (EIL) said it received an USD 125m...
Brazil: Petrobras and Sinopec to work together on refinery project
31st July 2013

Petrobras has announced that it has signed a letter of intent with China's Sinopec for developing a joint study on the Premium 1 Refinery Project, in the state of Maranhão.   The letter of intent is...
CNOOC shows interest in Uganda energy sector
31st July 2013

China’s third largest national oil company CNOOC is said to have set its eye on Uganda’s energy sector, Moscow-based Oreanda News reported, in particular a refinery complex and pipeline project...
DNV looks at LNG as potential fuel of choice in NA shipping
18th June 2013

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has picked DNV to look into the potential of LNG-powered international shipping in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) and identify the necessary...
Refineries in Europe to keep closing – Total CEO
4th June 2013

More refineries across Europe are expected to shut down in the coming years, Dow Jones reported on Monday, as oil consumption plummets following the rippling effects of the economic crisis.The prediction...
China: CNPC tanks for Burma terminal near completion
3rd June 2013

Six storage tanks are almost completed at China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) oil terminal in Burma, according to a Reuters report. The facility will supply energy to one of China’s provinces....
Russia: Refineries need boost to handle sour crude
3rd June 2013

Russia’s refining sector needs a multi-million dollar revamping across the country so as to handle crude with higher concentrations of sulphur, Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire quoted the...
US shale gas revolution to trickle down to BRICs – DOE
20th May 2013

The US on Friday cleared a second terminal to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which do not hold a free trade agreement (FTA) with it. The move comes hot on the heels of...

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