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

Ruhrpumpen introduces new DIN-compliant pump
25th March 2013

Global manufacturer of centrifugal pumps Ruhrpumpen has introduced a new pump model compliant with the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN), it emerged on Friday, as part of plans to target the...
Abreu e Lima refinery to launch in 2014 – Petrobras CEO
21st March 2013

Petrobras’ USD 17.35bn Abreu e Lima refinery project in the state of Pernambuco is expected to go on-stream in November 2014 and go some way toward reducing Brazil's diesel imports, the oil giant’s boss...
BG Group and India to sign LNG deal
20th March 2013

British oil and gas firm BG Group and India are set to sign a 20-year LNG deal worth up to USD 20bn, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.Under the contract, BG Group will supply liquefied natural gas to...
GE motors process Canadian oil sands
12th March 2013

General Electric (GE) will supply electric motors for a bitumen refinery in Canada, as companies seek to achieve a more sustainable development of Alberta’s oil sands.Under the USD 14m contract, GE will...
Wison is looking for additional LNG export opportunities in North America
5th March 2013

China’s Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, has announced an agreement with EDF Trading and Exmar NV in an attempt to capitalise on LNG export opportunities in North America....
Gazprom takes FID on Vladivostok-LNG project
27th February 2013

Gazprom’s Vladivostok-LNG project has entered the investment stage, the Russian state-owned gas giant announced last week.The company’s management committee took a final investment decision (FID) on the 15...
Foster Wheeler to hand Shell package engineering for downstream tech
20th February 2013

Foster Wheeler is set to help Shell with package engineering for a range of technologies downstream of the oil and gas value chain, the global engineering and construction company announced last week.Both...
New technologies boost oil storage in Kenya
4th February 2013

Independent energy storage company VTTI has unveiled a new USD  60m oil terminal in Kenya which combines new automated and high end technologies, as the company seeks to ease the country’s...
29th January 2013

TNK-BP has said it will invest more than USD 60m in the construction of a hydrocarbons sulphur removal facility at the Ryazan oil refinery, as part of a large scale program to upgrade the facility.The...
Shell, HDO to construct new base oil plant
15th January 2013

Shell Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) and Hyundai Oilbank (HDO) on Tuesday confirmed their intention to construct a new base oil manufacturing plant (BOMP) in Daesan, South Korea.Base oils are the key...

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