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Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery to close for maintenance in March–April

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical will shut down its 130,000-bpd Dung Quat refinery in March and April next year for major maintenance.

As Saudi oil cuts raise prices, Asia refineries buy elsewhere

Refiners across the top-importing region of Asia are being forced to adapt buying patterns as the additional output cuts by Saudi Arabia have reduced availability of their preferred medium sour grades of crude.

U.S. East Coast scrambles for distillates ahead of refiner maintenance

U.S. East Coast fuel suppliers are scrambling for distillate supplies ahead of planned maintenance at two key refineries that are set to further tighten supplies and boost prices in the populous region that already has low inventories ahead of winter.

TotalEnergies restarted Port Arthur, Texas (U.S.) refinery coker

TotalEnergies restarted the coker at its 238,000-bpd Port Arthur, Texas refinery - the 150,000-pd ACU-1 crude distillation unit and 60,000-bpd vacuum distillation unit-2.

Brazil's Petrobras to make scheduled stoppage at Regap refinery

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras will make a scheduled maintenance stoppage at its Gabriel Passos Refinery (Regap) in Minas Gerais state.

Online Exclusive: Advanced hydrocracking unit flow scheme optimization and integration approach to maximize refinery margins for a residue upgrading project

The integration of a solvent deasphalting (SDA) and hydrocracking upgrading complex provides a favorable techno-economic return for residue upgradation at relatively lower capital expenditures vs. other alternatives for a brownfield project.

Petrobras-Mubadala partnership may open door to refinery deal and biofuel partnership

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras remains eager to repurchase a refinery from Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala despite antitrust barriers, and a new biofuels partnership could open the door to future talks.

APPEC-OMV starts up biofuels plant at Schwechat refinery

Austria's OMV started up a new biofuels plant at its Schwechat refinery two weeks ago.

Refineries’ pandemic turmoil—KNPC’s gasoline demand: Opportunities and challenges

Kuwait National Petroleum Co.: Matar, M. B.  |  Alqallaf, D. A.  |  Alesmail, I.  |  Al-Mutairi, F.

The COVID-19 pandemic is regarded as one of the most exceedingly difficult challenges faced in the oil and gas industry's history.

Racing to find the right separation technology

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems: V. Scalco

The global pandemic, economic slowdown and instability caused by regional conflicts have significantly impacted the approximately 735 petroleum refineries worldwide.