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

Indian firm to expand refinery
24th September 2012

An Indian downstream firm is looking to increase the capacity of one of its refineries by 5-6 million tonnes per year, it emerged this month. The decision comes alongside plans to install new processing...
US refiner to launch first ever US GTL facility
20th September 2012

A US refiner and processor of hydrocarbon products is looking to add a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant to its specialty products plant, it emerged this month. The addition is reportedly the first of its kind in...
US coking technology bound for Mexican refinery
19th September 2012

Mexican petroleum firm Pemex Refinación has opted for US coking technology to be installed in an upcoming refinery to process heavy oil, it emerged on Monday.Houston-based engineering and construction...
German tech to spur Russian LNG development
19th September 2012

Russian megaproject Yamal LNG will use technology from German chemical giant BASF for its ambitious LNG production development in the north of the country, it emerged on Monday.The technology will be used...
5th September 2012

India’s largest refiner, Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOC) plans to invest Rs 50,000 crore in expanding its existing refineries and setting up a new one on the west coast.With the investment, the company’s refining...
4th September 2012

Russian energy giant Gazprom and a consortium of Japanese companies have agreed to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Russia's Far Eastern port of Vladivostok, it emerged this week.The...
Petrobras to launch world’s first floating oil terminal
29th August 2012

Brazil’s state-led oil and gas giant Petrobras will deploy the world’s first floating oil terminal in the next two years, it emerged on Tuesday, as part of plans to decrease operational costs and further...
China makes maiden Arctic crossing
20th August 2012

Energy-hungry China for the first time has voyaged into the Arctic Ocean, highlighting Beijing’s interest in the increasingly more accessible oil and gas-rich territory, it emerged this week.The icebreaker...
16th August 2012

A Colombian energy company plans to sell 12 million barrels of oil to Indian oil giant Essar as part of a USD 1.2 billion deal, it emerged this week.Colombia's Ecopetrol ECO.CN, Colombia’s largest oil...
Ukraine to build new LNG terminal
13th August 2012

Ukraine in 2013 will begin construction of a new LNG terminal as part of multi-billion plans to reduce the cost of gas imported from energy rich Russia, it emerged on Friday.Kiev has approved afeasibility...

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