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European update: downstream industry

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


OAO Mozyr Oil Refinery has announced plans to construct a gasoline additive unit. This will allow the company to produce Euro 5 standard motor fuel. The company’s entire diesel production already meets Euro 5 standards.

Czech Republic

The Unipetrol refinery in Litvinov will have a lower processing capacity than usual for the next two weeks. This is due to a fire that broke out in the hydrocracking unit whilst maintenance was being carried out. To balance the lower output from this facility, Unipetrol will be increasing production at its Kralupy based facility.


Total has awarded an engineering, procurement services and construction management contract to Technip. Under this contract, Technip will be increasing the capacity of the hydrocracker at the Normandy refinery, Gonfreville.

Total SA have sighted that total losses this year will reach 600 million Euros, a drop from the loss of 1 billion Euros experienced in 2009. This year’s losses include the figures from the strikes carried out against the pension and retirement reforms that affected the whole country.


In January, Motor Oil Hellas SA will be halting production from one of its crude units for maintenance. The oldest crude unit at the Corinth plant will last approximately three weeks.


OAO Gasprom Neft is looking in to constructing a hydrocracker at the Omsk refinery. The new hydrocracker will allow the company to produce diesel and jet fuel along with other premium products.

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