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McDermott Bags Michelin FEED Deal
Thursday, August 05, 2021McDermott International, Ltd has announced that it has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design contract from the Michelin Group in France.
McDermott Wins Baltic Chemical Project
Monday, July 26, 2021McDermott has won an engineering and procurement contract for what it states is the world's largest PE project.
Russia Weighs Gasoline Export Ban
Friday, July 23, 2021Russia is ready to introduce a ban on gasoline exports as soon as next week.
Repsol in $779MM Portugal Site Expansion
Tuesday, July 20, 2021Repsol has announced that it will expand its industrial complex in Sines, Portugal, to make it one of the most advanced in Europe.
Gas Pipeline Would Bolster Energy Security for Albania
Monday, July 19, 2021Seated, from left, Snam's Mario Franchi, Albgaz's Arber Avrami, and Excelerate's Oliver Simpson sign the MOU as officials from the Italian Embassy, Albanian Infrastructure and Energy Ministry, and USA Embassy observe. PHOTO SOURCE: Excelerate Energy
Shell to Trim Refinery Portfolio
Friday, July 09, 2021Shell has made a deal to sell its minority stake in refinery in northeastern Germany.
Energy Inflation Gathers Pace in Europe
Friday, July 02, 2021Energy inflation is gathering pace in Europe, with the price of everything from gas to electricity surging to records.
Europe Gas Shortage Boosts Coal Comeback
Wednesday, June 16, 2021Europe is so short of natural gas that the continent is turning to coal to meet electricity demand that is now back to pre-pandemic levels.
Equinor Sells Danish Refining Business
Friday, June 11, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with the Klesch Group for the sale of its refining business in Denmark.
Europe Refiners Get Hope of Recovery
Wednesday, May 19, 2021Europe's battered oil refineries are finally looking at some relief from Covid-19 and the devastation it wrought on petroleum demand.
Total Achieves LNG Milestone
Wednesday, May 05, 2021Total (NYSE: TOT) has revealed that the company has realized the first ship-to-containership Liquefied Natural Gas bunkering operation in France.
Shell and Harbour Team Up for UK Project
Friday, April 16, 2021Royal Dutch Shell is joining a project to build what could be one of the UK's first large-scale carbon capture and hydrogen hubs.
TOT Starts Making Sustainable Aviation Fuel in France
Tuesday, April 13, 2021Total (NYSE: TOT) has announced that it has started producing sustainable aviation fuel at its La Mede biorefinery, located in southern France, and its Oudalle facility, which is near Le Havre.
Repsol to Furlough Staff
Friday, April 09, 2021Spanish oil refiner Repsol SA plans to furlough 830 workers at two refineries, citing a combination of lower demand due to the pandemic and uncertainty caused by the transition to cleaner energy.
Europe Gasoline Rockets
Thursday, April 08, 2021As Europeans drive less, the price they're paying for gasoline to power their cars is moving higher as the continent's oil refineries boost exports - but make less - of the fuel.
BP Plans UK's Largest Hydrogen Project
Friday, March 19, 2021BP (NYSE: BP) has announced that it is developing plans for the UK's largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting one gigawatt of hydrogen production by 2030.
Europe LNG Market Gets Less Localized
Friday, March 12, 2021Despite numerous pipeline-supply options, Europe is becoming more import-dependent.
European Refiners Fall Behind in Recapturing Demand
Wednesday, March 10, 2021To understand the European oil market and its recovery from Covid 19, a good place to look is at the continent's refineries.
BP Trials Autonomous Vehicle at Refinery
Tuesday, February 09, 2021BP (NYSE: BP) has announced that it has successfully completed an autonomous vehicle trial at its Lingen refinery in Germany, working with Oxbotica.
Shell Produces Fuel for Pioneering KLM Flight
Monday, February 08, 2021The carrier says the passenger flight was the first in the world to use sustainably derived synthetic aviation fuel.
Baker Hughes and Novatek Eye Hydrogen Blends for LNG Trains
Tuesday, February 02, 2021Baker Hughes contends the partnership with NOVATEK marks a pioneering endeavor. PHOTO SOURCE: Baker Hughes
Nord Stream 2 Pipelay Starts Offshore Denmark
Monday, January 25, 2021Russian pipelaying vessel Fortuna has started working US sanctions.
Demand Grows for Russia Flagship Crude
Monday, January 18, 2021Russia's flagship crude is rising in price in Europe in the wake of Saudi Arabia's surprise oil production cuts.
NS2 Set to Finish Bulk of Work on One Line in June
Friday, January 15, 2021Nord Stream 2 AG plans to complete major construction work on one of two branches of the controversial Russian gas link in the first half of 2021.
Galp Stops Matosinhos Refining Operations
Monday, December 28, 2020Galp has announced that it will discontinue its refining operations in Matosinhos, Portugal, from next year.
New Croatia LNG Terminal Awaits Cargo from US
Tuesday, December 22, 2020Croatia will receive the first LNG cargo from the US at its new import terminal, easing its dependence on fuel from Russia.
Marine Fuel Switch Gets Assist from Pandemic
Thursday, December 17, 2020Vessel owners and oil refiners were expected to face major upheaval because of rules that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Chemical Giant to Buy Mercedes Auto Plant
Tuesday, December 08, 2020Jim Ratcliffe's Ineos Group agreed to buy a French car plant from Daimler AG.
Fire Breaks Out at Equinor Methanol Plant
Thursday, December 03, 2020Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has announced that a fire with smoke development was reported on December 2 at 14:40pm in a compressor house at the methanol plant at Tjeldbergodden.
Is Nord Stream 2 Bypassing US Sanctions?
Tuesday, December 01, 2020Nord Stream 2 has picked a ship to finish laying sections of its pipeline under the Baltic Sea, a German agency overseeing the work said.
Gazprom Sets Date to Resume Nord Stream 2 Pipelay
Monday, November 30, 2020Russia can probably get around the latest US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and complete the controversial pipeline, according to industry executives and analysts.
Greenpeace Applauds UK Plan to End Internal Combustion Engine Car Sales
Wednesday, November 18, 2020Boris Johnson on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping package of measures designed to zero out Britain's greenhouse gas pollution by mid-century.
British PM Eyes Banning Gasoline and Diesel Car Sales
Monday, November 16, 2020UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is weighing controversial proposals to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade.
BP May Run Refinery Unit with Wind Power
Tuesday, November 10, 2020The processes to make green hydrogen aren't yet economically viable without government support.
Equinor LNG Plant Could Be Down for a Year
Wednesday, October 28, 2020The Hammerfest LNG plant, above, could be offline until next fall. PHOTO SOURCE: Helge Hansen/Equinor ASA
Trucking Provides Rare Boost to Europe Oil Demand
Friday, October 23, 2020The freight surge is being driven by a boom in e-commerce during the coronavirus outbreak.
Nord Stream 2 Urgency Diminishes
Tuesday, October 13, 2020After two warm winters and the coronavirus pandemic, demand for gas used for heat and power generation is sagging across Europe.
New Caspian Pipeline to Reshape Europe Gas Market
Tuesday, October 13, 2020The new link will shift the dynamic of a market that gets much of its gas supplies from Russia and the North Sea.
Gassco and ABB Award Contracts for Simulator
Friday, October 09, 2020BPT will deliver a simulator for a gas receiving terminal in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium.
$7.6B Fine Raises New Legal Questions for Gazprom
Friday, October 09, 2020Poland's antitrust watchdog slapped a $7.6 billion fine on Gazprom PJSC over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Can Oil Refinery Close Without Layoffs?
Sunday, October 04, 2020Here is a look back at popular Rigzone articles linked to the downstream from the past week.
EU Oil Refineries Struggling With Diesel Glut
Thursday, October 01, 2020The coronavirus is destroying the profitability of Europe's oil refiners and the industry is hunkering down for a tough winter.
No Layoffs as Total Goes Zero Crude at Refinery
Friday, September 25, 2020Total (EPA: FP) has revealed that it will carry out its industrial redeployment at the Grandpuits refinery in France with no layoffs.
Total to Stop Refining Crude at French Facility
Thursday, September 24, 2020The French energy giant will replace the facility with plants making renewable fuels and plastics.
Merkel Open to Action Against Nord Stream
Tuesday, September 08, 2020Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the door to taking action against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as Germany and its allies mull a response to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
Total to Divest Sole UK Refinery
Tuesday, July 28, 2020The Lindsey refinery, above, is located in Immingham, U.K. PHOTO SOURCE: Prax Group
Oil Trading Profits Surge for Some Majors
Friday, July 24, 2020The key to the contango play is access to a place to park millions of barrels of crude, perhaps for as long as a year.
Shell Eyes Looming UK Fuels Ban
Friday, July 17, 2020Shell expects the UK can end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles in just a decade.
Ineos to Add 15 Sites in BP Deal
Friday, July 03, 2020Here is a recap of popular downstream-related articles in Rigzone from the past week.
Merkel Decries US Sanctions Against Baltic Pipeline
Wednesday, July 01, 2020The comments add to growing tension over the Baltic undersea pipeline designed to pump Russian gas directly to Germany.