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

Advanced sensor technologies for reliable measurements
10th April 2013

Oil and gas production is heavy-duty work for man and machine which takes place under extreme conditions like enormous forces, massive vibrations and explosive gases. Baumer sensors and encoders are...
Shell's Pearl: The world's largest GTL facility
3rd April 2013

Pearl GTL has no shortage of world records. Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, the facility includes the largest GTL plant and one of the largest instrumentation and control systems anywhere...
BP: Modernising for heavier crudes
3rd April 2013

BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana is the company’s most complex refining project undertaken in its recent history and is drawing the largest private sector investment in the US state to date. Located near...
Ruhrpumpen introduces new DIN-compliant pump
25th March 2013

Global manufacturer of centrifugal pumps Ruhrpumpen has introduced a new pump model compliant with the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN), it emerged on Friday, as part of plans to target the...
Abreu e Lima refinery to launch in 2014 – Petrobras CEO
21st March 2013

Petrobras’ USD 17.35bn Abreu e Lima refinery project in the state of Pernambuco is expected to go on-stream in November 2014 and go some way toward reducing Brazil's diesel imports, the oil giant’s boss...
BG Group and India to sign LNG deal
20th March 2013

British oil and gas firm BG Group and India are set to sign a 20-year LNG deal worth up to USD 20bn, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.Under the contract, BG Group will supply liquefied natural gas to...
GE motors process Canadian oil sands
12th March 2013

General Electric (GE) will supply electric motors for a bitumen refinery in Canada, as companies seek to achieve a more sustainable development of Alberta’s oil sands.Under the USD 14m contract, GE will...
Wison is looking for additional LNG export opportunities in North America
5th March 2013

China’s Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, has announced an agreement with EDF Trading and Exmar NV in an attempt to capitalise on LNG export opportunities in North America....
Gazprom takes FID on Vladivostok-LNG project
27th February 2013

Gazprom’s Vladivostok-LNG project has entered the investment stage, the Russian state-owned gas giant announced last week.The company’s management committee took a final investment decision (FID) on the 15...
Foster Wheeler to hand Shell package engineering for downstream tech
20th February 2013

Foster Wheeler is set to help Shell with package engineering for a range of technologies downstream of the oil and gas value chain, the global engineering and construction company announced last week.Both...