Archive | March, 2009

PAKISTAN: Oil and gas event to be held at Karachi Expo Centre from May 18 to 21

(EnergyAsia, April 1, Wednesday) — The ‘Pakistan Oil, Gas & Energy Exhibition and Conference (POGEE)’ will be held at the Karachi Expo Centre in Pakistan from May 18 to 21.  Organised by Pegasus Consultancy, the conference aims to establish an internationally recognised energy forum for all stakeholders to reach a well-defined industry group. The organisers […]

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INDIA: Essar delays refinery expansion

(EnergyAsia, April 1, Wednesday) — Citing unfavourable market conditions, Indian downstream company Essar Oil said it will delay work on expanding its refinery in Gujarat state in north-western India. The company had planned to debottleneck and expand the capacity at the 12.5-million-tonne per year refinery in Vadinar to 16 million tonnes by end-2010. A second […]

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CHINA: CNOOC starts up refinery at Huizhou

(EnergyAsia, April 1, Wednesday) — China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has started up its newly completed 240,000 b/d refinery in Huizhou in Guangdong province. The company is planning to raise throughput at the plant to 80% of capacity by next month. Officials said they expect China’s domestic fuels demand to slump on account of […]

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CHINA: PetroChina unit to boost oil storage in Xinjiang

(EnergyAsia, April 1, Wednesday) — PetroChina said its affiliate, Xinjiang Oilfield Corporation, is boosting its crude oil storage capacity in the country’s western region by 60%. By 2010, the company expects to add 450,000 cubic metres of capacity to its Wangjiagou oil storage facility in the Xinjiang region, boosting capacity to 1.2 million cubic metres […]

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SAUDI ARABIA: J. Ray McDermott awarded Karan offshore pipeline project

(EnergyAsia, April 1, Wednesday) — NYSE-listed McDermott International Inc said its subsidiary, J. Ray McDermott SA, has been awarded the Karan offshore platforms and subsea pipelines project by Saudi Aramco. The project involves work inside Saudi Arabia and outside the kingdom. Once complete, the facility will have a production capacity of 1,800 million cubic feet […]

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BIOFUELS: Industry from 29 countries set up Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

(EnergyAsia, April 1, Wednesday) — A total of 29 countries representing over 60% of global biofuels production have established the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance ( The alliance of industry associations from Canada, the US, and 27 European countries will promote and support biofuels friendly policies internationally so that all countries can harness the significant economic, […]

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