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UGL bags contract to provide maintenance services to mining clients in W. Australia

24 January 2020 - 19:15
CIMIC Group subsidiary UGL has reportedly bagged contracts worth A$180 million to provide services for maintenance, shutdowns, and sustaining capital projects to its mining clients in Western Australia.

US refiners move on from Venezuelan heavy crude

24 January 2020 - 18:58
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's administration has not budged under a year of US sanctions targeting the Opec member's oil industry, but the halt in shipments from the third-largest source of heavy crude for the US reshaped trade flows to complex refineries.

PetroRabigh shutdown to curb polymers output

8 January 2020 - 21:19
The scheduled shutdown of Saudi Arabia's 400,000 b/d PetroRabigh refinery at the end of February will restrict its production of downstream polymers.

Viewpoint: Octane supply likely to drive US TX market

3 January 2020 - 20:44
Availability of octane-boosting blendstocks could drive the US toluene and mixed xylenes (MX) market in early 2020 as new bunker fuel regulations affect global refinery operations.

Viewpoint: US crude flows to southeast Asia to grow

27 December 2019 - 18:35
Light sweet US crude volumes heading to southeast Asia are poised to increase in the coming year amid growing appetite for the grades from smaller refiners in the region, partly to comply with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 regulations cutting sulphur in marine fuels.

Refinery Plans to Save Iranian Cheetah in Hormuzgan

25 December 2019 - 16:54
Persian Gulf Star Refinery has initiated a scheme aimed at preserving Iranian cheetahs in Geno mountains, Hormuzgan Province, Southern Iran.

China Oil Imports Are the Most World’s Ever Seen

17 December 2019 - 20:44
China is breaking records for crude oil imports and is not likely to stop soon as new refineries ramp up and hopes grow that the easing of trade tensions with the US will bolster the economy.

Vedanta’s Lanjigarh alumina refinery wins Greentech safety award 2019

13 December 2019 - 16:53
The Lanjigarh alumina refinery of Vedanta Limited received the Greentech Safety Awards 2019 at the 18th Annual Greentech Occupational Health, Safety and Disaster Management Conference for exceptional performance in the field of safety at the workplace.

Curacao proposes transition terms for PdV

9 December 2019 - 18:29
Dutch-controlled Curacao is awaiting Venezuelan state-owned PdV's response to a draft proposal to continue operating the Isla refinery and Bullen Bay terminal until a new operator is lined up.

Citgo raises light crude rates, fuel exports

6 December 2019 - 20:19
Venezuela's US refining subsidiary Citgo increased light crude processing and fuel exports in the third quarter, the company said today.
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