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

Rosneft to hold more talks with CNPC concerning oil refinery project
27th August 2013

A Russian oil firm is looking to hold more talks with a Chinese counterpart concerning joint projects between the two companies.   The head of the Russian oil giant Rosneft Igor Sechin is looking to...
Sakhalin Energy: Automating laboratory bast practices with LIMS
27th August 2013

What if ISO 17025 wasn’t a standard, but instead a technology that automated laboratory best practices? What if following the regulations to the letter – often without even thinking about it – actually led...
Nishi Vasudeva Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
22nd August 2013

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s marketing manager Nishi Vasudeva is set for promotion to CEO when Subir Roychoudhury retires in February 2014. She was chosen from seven candidates by the public...
China proceeds with country’s first floating LNG project
19th August 2013

China’s government has given final approval to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, to start the construction of the BRIC country’s first floating...
Moving LNG offshore
12th August 2013

David Haynes is a chemical engineer and has been working in that area for the past 27 years, 17 of which in the LNG sector. He has been involved in 20-30 LNG projects, both liquefaction and importation...
6th August 2013

An Indian energy consultation company has received a major contract to construct a coker unit for a refinery company in the south of the country.   Engineers India (EIL) said it received an USD 125m...
Brazil: Petrobras and Sinopec to work together on refinery project
31st July 2013

Petrobras has announced that it has signed a letter of intent with China's Sinopec for developing a joint study on the Premium 1 Refinery Project, in the state of Maranhão.   The letter of intent is...
CNOOC shows interest in Uganda energy sector
31st July 2013

China’s third largest national oil company CNOOC is said to have set its eye on Uganda’s energy sector, Moscow-based Oreanda News reported, in particular a refinery complex and pipeline project...
DNV looks at LNG as potential fuel of choice in NA shipping
18th June 2013

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has picked DNV to look into the potential of LNG-powered international shipping in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) and identify the necessary...
Refineries in Europe to keep closing – Total CEO
4th June 2013

More refineries across Europe are expected to shut down in the coming years, Dow Jones reported on Monday, as oil consumption plummets following the rippling effects of the economic crisis.The prediction...

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