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

Russia-Ukraine hold talks on gas supplies
20th May 2013

Russian gas giant Gazprom on Friday hosted a high profile meeting between Alexey Miller, chairman of the company's management committee and Yury Boiko, vice prime minister of Ukraine, to...
Foster Wheeler to FEED Gazprom refinery
9th May 2013

Gazprom has awarded global engineering and construction company Foster Wheeler a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Combined Oil Refinery Unit (CORU) project at the OJSC...
Gazprom: Associated petroleum gas a top priority
24th April 2013

Associated petroleum gas (APG) is now a top priority and growing prospect for Gazprom, the Russian giant announced on Tuesday, as it seeks to move toward low-carbon and energy efficient economic development...
GE wastewater treatment system picked for Bashneft refinery
23rd April 2013

Russian oil company Bashneft is pilot testing GE’s ZeeWeed 500 ultrafiltration wastewater treatment system, GE announced on Monday, as part of plans to spur the biological treatment of sewage water from the...
Venezuela’s Cardon refinery back online after fire
22nd April 2013

Venezuela’s national oil company PdVSA has brought last week’s fire at the 300,000 barrels per day Cardon refinery under control and the facility is now back online, a spokesman at PdVSA was quoted by Dow...
Hot work, no shutdown
17th April 2013

Hot work is one of the riskiest activities an oil and gas operator can undertake on their facility and continues to be a leading cause of industrial fires,consistently ranking among the top five across all...
FLNG heaves into view
15th April 2013

After a decade of unfulfilled expectations, the outline of a future floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) industry heaves into view, as the conjunction of several contributing factors gives innovation the...
Advanced sensor technologies for reliable measurements
10th April 2013

Oil and gas production is heavy-duty work for man and machine which takes place under extreme conditions like enormous forces, massive vibrations and explosive gases. Baumer sensors and encoders are...
Shell's Pearl: The world's largest GTL facility
3rd April 2013

Pearl GTL has no shortage of world records. Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, the facility includes the largest GTL plant and one of the largest instrumentation and control systems anywhere...
BP: Modernising for heavier crudes
3rd April 2013

BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana is the company’s most complex refining project undertaken in its recent history and is drawing the largest private sector investment in the US state to date. Located near...