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Downstream news for the oil and gas industry providing global coverage of refining, processing and other downstream sector developments

AI in oil & gas
5th September 2019

The Intelligent Data Quality Improver (IDQI) project is an initiative involving the University of Aberdeen and co-funders the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), software R&D company HyperDAP Ltd,...
LNG cargo ship
5th September 2019

Feed gas was introduced into Freeport LNG Train 1 on July 22 and this announcement (Sep 4th) of first cargo is a precursor to completion of Train 1."We continue to make great strides on the...
Nigeria to drive global refinery CDU industry
29th August 2019

The GlobalData report, ‘H2 2019 Global Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Refineries – Nigeria Leads Global Refinery CDU Capacity Additions’, reveals that Nigeria is expected to...
Reliance and BP to create major world-class fuels partnership for India's fast-growing market
8th August 2019

Building on Reliance's existing Indian fuel retailing network and an aviation fuel business, the partners expect the venture to expand rapidly to help meet the country's fast-growing demand for...
ADNOC acquires stake in VTTI
8th August 2019

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today announced a strategic investment in global storage terminal owner and operator VTTI BV (VTTI). As part of this agreement, ADNOC will acquire a 10% equity...
Al-Zour refinery
29th July 2019

Honeywell have announced that Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has awarded reconfiguration of refining and petrochemicals sections of its Al-Zour refinery to Honeywell UOP. The newly...
KBC to boost triple bottom line performance of Middle East oil refineries
21st July 2019

To combat imminent global economic headwinds, KBC (A Yokogawa Company) announces it has been awarded Profit Improvement Programs (PIP) for three oil refineries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region....
16th July 2019

Element’s recent investments have included constructing new centres of excellence in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Edinburgh, UK; and Houston, TX, which are further complemented by existing coatings...
16th July 2019

The reliable performance of refinery and petrochemical plant facilities is vital to an industry that is determined by global fluctuations in crude prices. Strategic investment is critical in overall...
 Total starts up the La Mède Biorefinery
9th July 2019

It is the final step in converting a former oil refinery into a new energies complex. Launched in 2015, the project represents a capital expenditure of €275 million.The La Mède complex now encompasses...

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