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China's CNOOC, Two Chemical Firms Looking at Shell Singapore Assets - Sources

Oct 31, 2023

At least three Chinese companies, including state giant China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) are evaluating Shell's Singapore assets and considering non-binding bids in the coming weeks for the city-state's oldest refinery, according to several sources familiar with the matter.Reuters reported in August that Shell had hired Goldman Sachs to explore a potential sale of its refining and petrochemical…

Indonesia's Pertamina may seek new Tuban refinery partner due to Rosneft uncertainty

Oct 06, 2023

Indonesia may seek a new partner for state-run Pertamina's refinery project in Tuban, East Java, due to uncertainty over its partnership with Russia's Rosneft, the chief economic minister has said. The uncertainty was over geopolitical-related…

Refinery Fire Breaks Out in Iran's Bandar Abbas - State media

Jul 10, 2023

Three petroleum product reservoirs belonging to the Aftab Oil Refining company have caught fire in an industrial zone in Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas, state media reported on Monday. 'According to statements by local sources, efforts have been started to extinguish the fire…

Vietnam's Binh Son Refinery to Borrow $754M for Expansion

May 08, 2023

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical BSR.HNO will take $754 million worth of loans for a project to expand its sole oil refinery and boost its annual crude oil processing capacity by more than 1 million tonnes, the company said.The…

Output from Vietnam's Largest Oil Refinery to Drop 20%-25% Due to Unit Shutdown

Jan 05, 2023

Output from Vietnam's largest oil refinery is expected to fall by 20%-25% during the first 10 days of January as its residual fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit has been shut down due to a technical problem, the government said on Thursday…

Large Explosions Hit Taiwan's CPC Dalin Oil Refinery

Oct 28, 2022

An explosion hit Taiwan's state-backed CPC Dalin Refinery in the southern city of Kaohsiung on Thursday night, videos and images from the Fire Department showed with heavy fire seen above the plant, officials said, adding nobody was hurt in the incident…

Viva Energy Australia Taps McDermott for Ultra-Low Sulfur Gasoline Production Unit FEED

Aug 22, 2022

McDermott International has won a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from Viva Energy Australia as part of its Geelong Refinery project to provide additional desulfurization capabilities. The award follows the completion of the Pre…

Several Workers Injured in Refinery Fire in Kuwait

Oct 18, 2021

A fire at Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery on Monday injured several workers but operations were unaffected, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.The atmospheric residue desulphurization (ARDS) unit where the fire broke out has been isolated and firefighting efforts are continuing…

Japanese Refiners See Bullish Oil Price Trend Continuing

Jun 16, 2021

Oil prices are set to remain on a bullish course this year given the strong recovery in global demand following the COVID-19 pandemic-induced slump, the head of the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) said on Wednesday.'Global crude demand…

Indonesia's Pertamina Working to Restore Ops at Fire-hit Refinery

Mar 29, 2021

Indonesian state oil company Pertamina said on Monday it hoped to restore operations at its Balongan oil refinery in West Java in four or five days, as firefighters worked to extinguish a massive blaze that broke out overnight, injuring five people…

Indian Refinery Buys Brazilian Tupi Crude

Mar 22, 2021

India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd has bought its first-ever cargo of Brazilian Tupi crude oil in a tender, two industry sources said on Monday.The 1-million-barrel cargo was sold by Royal Dutch Shell for May delivery, he added…

Exxon to Lay Off 300 Workers in Singapore

Mar 03, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp plans to cut its workforce in Singapore, home to its largest oil refining and petrochemical complex, by about 7% amid the 'unprecedented market conditions' resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Wednesday.About 300 positions out of 4…

Powerful Earthquake Shuts Down Fifth of Japan's Oil Refining Capacity

Feb 15, 2021

Japanese refiners led by the biggest, Eneos Corp, shut down a fifth of the country's crude oil refining capacity after a powerful earthquake struck northeastern Japan knocking out power, bullet train lines and injuring more than 150 people.The…

Prime Minister Modi: India to Double Refining Capacity in 5 Years

Nov 23, 2020

India plans to nearly double its oil refining capacity in the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, offering a much more aggressive timeline than previously despite the coronavirus pandemic blighting the economy.The country's energy minister was quoted http://www…

Exxon Committed to Singapore Refinery Expansion

Nov 12, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday it remained committed to expanding its refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore amid an ongoing review of its projects globally.Along with other oil producers, Exxon has been slashing costs due to a collapse in oil demand and ill-timed bets on new projects…

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