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

China: CNPC tanks for Burma terminal near completion
3rd June 2013

Six storage tanks are almost completed at China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) oil terminal in Burma, according to a Reuters report. The facility will supply energy to one of China’s provinces....
Russia: Refineries need boost to handle sour crude
3rd June 2013

Russia’s refining sector needs a multi-million dollar revamping across the country so as to handle crude with higher concentrations of sulphur, Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire quoted the...
US shale gas revolution to trickle down to BRICs – DOE
20th May 2013

The US on Friday cleared a second terminal to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which do not hold a free trade agreement (FTA) with it. The move comes hot on the heels of...
Russia-Ukraine hold talks on gas supplies
20th May 2013

Russian gas giant Gazprom on Friday hosted a high profile meeting between Alexey Miller, chairman of the company's management committee and Yury Boiko, vice prime minister of Ukraine, to...
Foster Wheeler to FEED Gazprom refinery
9th May 2013

Gazprom has awarded global engineering and construction company Foster Wheeler a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Combined Oil Refinery Unit (CORU) project at the OJSC...
Gazprom: Associated petroleum gas a top priority
24th April 2013

Associated petroleum gas (APG) is now a top priority and growing prospect for Gazprom, the Russian giant announced on Tuesday, as it seeks to move toward low-carbon and energy efficient economic development...
GE wastewater treatment system picked for Bashneft refinery
23rd April 2013

Russian oil company Bashneft is pilot testing GE’s ZeeWeed 500 ultrafiltration wastewater treatment system, GE announced on Monday, as part of plans to spur the biological treatment of sewage water from the...
Venezuela’s Cardon refinery back online after fire
22nd April 2013

Venezuela’s national oil company PdVSA has brought last week’s fire at the 300,000 barrels per day Cardon refinery under control and the facility is now back online, a spokesman at PdVSA was quoted by Dow...
Hot work, no shutdown
17th April 2013

Hot work is one of the riskiest activities an oil and gas operator can undertake on their facility and continues to be a leading cause of industrial fires,consistently ranking among the top five across all...
FLNG heaves into view
15th April 2013

After a decade of unfulfilled expectations, the outline of a future floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) industry heaves into view, as the conjunction of several contributing factors gives innovation the...