Oil refinery news
Upgrade and improvement works at PT Pertamina's Balikpapan refinery
These works are part of the Refinery Development Master Plans (RDMP) launched by PT Pertamina to revitalise the Cilacap, Balongan, Dumai, and Balikpapan refineries to improve their production capacity and competitiveness.
Westwood: Current pipeline of blue hydrogen projects projected to exceed 2030 targets in the UK
Westwood’s intelligence solution for energy transition stakeholders, Atlas New Energies has recently launched, and revealed that blue hydrogen is the key to driving development of hydrogen and CCS clusters.
IEF: drop in global oil refining capacity
According to a new report by the IEF and S&P Global, global oil refining capacity dropped for the first time in 20 years in 2020 and again in 2021, exacerbating tight markets and volatile prices for fuels such as gasoline and diesel.
Petrobras to sell a number of refineries
Petrobras has restarted the sale processes of the Abreu e Lima refinery, Presidente Getúlio Refinery Vargas, and Alberto Pasqualini refinery, all located in Brazil.
Howden supplies hydrogen compression solution to refinery expansion mega project
Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. is expanding its refining capacity from its current 3 million tpy to 9 million by installing a new 6 million tpy capacity Crude Oil Distillation Unit / Vacuum Distillation Unit and associated downstream process units as part of the NREP.
New multi-million pound hydrogen-powered furnace arrives in Liverpool, UK
The furnace has been commissioned by Essar Oil UK as it transitions to run its operations on hydrogen as part of HyNet, the UK’s leading decarbonisation cluster and will be the UK’s first refinery-based hydrogen-powered furnace.
Phillips 66's Humber Refinery advances carbon capture project
The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in the UK is on track to become the first refinery in the world to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions using a technology pioneered by Shell Catalysts & Technologies.
Aramco and PTT sign MoU
The companies have signed an MoU aimed at strengthening cooperation across crude oil sourcing and the marketing of refining and petrochemical products and LNG in Thailand.
High crack spreads to drive elevated refinery utilisation in the US
The EIA forecasts that US refinery utilisation will reach as high as 95% on a monthly average basis this summer in response to high product prices and crack spreads for gasoline, distillate fuel oil, and jet fuel.
Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco refinery to renewable fuels facility
Phillips 66 has made a Final Investment Decision (FID) to move forward with Rodeo Renewed, the project to convert its San Francisco refinery in Rodeo, California, US, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities.