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Kavian Petrochemical Complex has commenced production. The facility is part of the world’s biggest petrochemicals complex in Asalouyeh. The new facility will process 2.58 million tpy of feedstock to produce 2 million tpy of ethylene.


NNPC is to carryout repair on three refineries in Port Harcourt and Warri. The work is expected to cost N 152 billion. These figures were released when the company submitted a budget report to the National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum.


Byco Oil has completed construction of a 120 000 bpd refinery in Pakistan. The facility is the largest in the country and is in Balouchistan. The plant was manufactured in the UK but constructed in Pakistan.

It has been announced that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will have its first modern refinery at a cost of US$ 700 – 800 million. The plant is expected to take 4 years to build and will have a production capacity of 40 000 bpd.

Saudi Arabia

KBR Inc. has signed a contract with Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co., to provide maintenance services at a new refinery. The contract is worth US$ 170 million and is a 7 year agreement with Saudi based AYTB.


On Wednesday 27th December it was reported that large flames had been coming out of the Billings refinery for several days. The Phillips 66 facility released a written statement explaining that the flames were caused by a wet gas compressor failure. Phillips 66 has also donated US$ 25 000 to a project in Ferndale to build a libruary.

Commencing in February, Flint Hills Resources LLC will carryout maintenance work on the Corpus Christi refinery in Texas. The work on the west crude unit is expected to begin on 6th February and last for 23 days.

Edited from various sources by Claira Lloyd.

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