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Global downstream news roundup: early September

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

New Zealand

Fitzroy Engineering is building a US$ 55 million oil recycling plant in Gladstone. The new plant will add 80 jobs to the area. Southern Oil Refining will receive the recycled lube oils from engines, hydraulics and gear oils.


Pakistan refinery has announced that it has turned a profit in the 2012 – 2013 financial year after accumulating losses of Rs 2. 49 billion over previous years. The company has 17% of Pakistan’s installed refining capacity.

Saudi Arabia

The deadline for bidding on a construction contract for a clean fuels and aromatics project at the Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura refinery has been extended. The original deadline was 8th September, that has now been pushed back to 20th October.


CITGO Lemont refinery has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has raised US$ 270 000 for the charity. The money was raised through the 17th Annual CITGO MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Scramble. More than 360 people associated with CITGO attended the event.

Encana Natural Gas Inc. has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Parachute, Colorado. Encana are pleased to be contributing to the growing CNG infrastructure in the US and are delighted to be utilising domestically produced natural gas.


A second unit is planned for construction at the Bukhara refinery. When the unit is complete, production at the facility will increase by 80%. The unit is likely to cost US$ 475 million and is expected to be online by 2016.

Edited from various sources by Claira Lloyd.

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