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Indian Oil to add polypropylene unit at Paradip Refinery in India

IOC Paradip PP project received board approval The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC) company received the board approval for the construction of greenfield world class polypropylene (PP) production unit at the Paradip Refinery and Petrochemical complex currently in construction on the east coast of India. India counts not less than 22 refineries out of …

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ExxonMobil on Antwerp North-West Europe Resid Upgrading Project

ExxonMobil to add DCU with Belgium ANWERUP The refining branch of ExxonMobil is planning to add a delayed coker unit (DCU) at its Belgium refinery with the Antwerp North-West Europe Resid Upgrading Project (ANWERUP). Located on the Port of Antwerp at the boarder with The Netherlands, this integrated refinery and petrochemical complex was built in …

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Bapco evaluates bids for Bahrain Sitra Refinery Expansion

Bapco to award Bahrain Refinery FEED and PMC The national oil company (NOC) Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) is currently evaluating the technical and commercial offers submitted by the engineering companies for the front end engineering and design (FEED)  and the project management consultancy (PMC) contracts related to the brownfield Sitra Refinery Expansion project in Bahrain. …

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Noble to build up LNG expertise in Colorado to prepare for Leviathan

Noble Energy plans first Colorado LNG facility The Houston-based Noble Energy (Noble) announced to build and operate the first facility in Colorado, USA, to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG). With a production capacity of only 100,000 gallons per day (approximately 60,000 tonnes per year), this Colorado LNG plant will rank among the smallest ones ever built …

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Saudi Aramco revives Shoaiba Terminal project on Red Sea

Mustang-Hejailan-DAR-PI signed Shoaiba project FEED Saudi Aramco selected Mustang Engineering and its local partners Faisal Jamel Al-Hejailan Engineering Company (Mustang Hejailan), Dar Al-Riyadh Engineering Consultants (DAR) and Petro-Infrastructure Engineering Consultants Company (PI Consult) for the front end engineering and design (FEED) contract of the Shoaiba Terminal project. Located in the southwest of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea …

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KBR to provide cracker technology to Cambodia first refinery

SINOMACH and CPC to build first Cambodia refinery On December 28th 2012, China Perfect Machinery Industry Corp (SINOMACH) and Cambodia Petrochemical Corporation (CPC) made the final investment decision (FID) to build the first crude oil refinery in the Kampong Som Petrochemical Industrial Zone along the southern coast in Cambodia. This $2.3 billion capital expenditure this …

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Jordan counts on oil shale and Shell technology to reduce energy bill

Jordan retains world fourth largest oil shale reserves If Jordan falls short of conventional oil and gas resources to sustain its economical development, it appears to hold the world fourth largest oil shale reserves after USA, China and Russia. According to actual estimations, Jordan reserves of unconventional oil in the shale deposits could reach up …

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Bitumen

Definition Bitumen refers to an oil-based non crystalline solid substance produced naturally or from crude oil refining. Bitumen is mostly composed of highly condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. After refining, Bitumen is the more viscous, heaviest and thickest petroleum derivative. Comments Natural bitumen is an unconventional oil,  sticky, looking like tar and more viscous than molasses. It must be …

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