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

3rd April 2012

Brazilian oil giant, Petrobras, has commissioned Swedish energy company Skanska to help increase the capacity of a natural gas treatment and compression terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Engineering,...
30th March 2012

Essar Oil today has completed a USD 18bn expansion of its Gujarat-based refinery which should boost crude capacity to 80 per cent and increase the company’s turnover by a third. Almost half of the fuel will...
27th March 2012

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has secured financial backing for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Chennai, India.Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) agreed to loan...
21st March 2012

Indian energy group, Essar Oil Ltd has commissioned two major processing units capable of producing higher quality products from heavier and tougher crudes at its refinery in the Indian state of Gujarat.A...
19th March 2012

China's natural gas imports surged two-thirds year-on-year to 3.6 billion cubic meters in January pushing up the country’s share of natural gas consumption, the country's top economic planner said.High...
16th March 2012

North American energy services company, Ferus Inc. has put into service the first LNG powered heavy-duty tractor in the province of Alberta, it announced on 15 March.The unit will operate exclusively in the...
Pylons
15th March 2012

Independent energy company, Noble Energy Inc and partners in the Tamar field have signed a sales agreement to sell natural gas from the Tamar field, off the shores of Israel, to Israel Electric...
15th March 2012

An average of 11.2bn standard cubic metres (Sm3) of gas in January was sold per day from the Norwegian shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).“One important factor for the record-high...
Oil refinery
14th March 2012

A refining and petrochemicals platform will be designed to process Kuwaiti crude as feedstock and to produce high-quality refined and petrochemicals products, as part of a new MOU signed in March...
oil tanker
13th March 2012

OSX has been hired by Kingfish do Brasil Navegação S/A to build 11 medium range tankers, with 45,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) for transportation of oil and clear products. The contract is worth USD 732m.The...

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