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Bids in to expand Hawiyah gas plant

KHOBAR: Saudi Aramco has received bids from international engineering firms to expand the Hawiyah gas plant, industry sources said.

They said the companies that submitted their proposals were: South Korean Samsung Engineering, Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas, Taiwan’s CTCI, Italy’s Saipem, Britain’s Petrofac, India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Hyundai Development Co Engineering & Construction (HDEC) bid together as a consortium.



Saudi crude oil exports fall slightly

KHOBAR: Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports in June fell slightly to 6.889 million barrels per day (bpd), 35,000 bpd lower than the May level, official data showed.

Opec’s biggest producer also pumped 10.070 mbpd in June, up 190,000 bpd from May, according to a posting on the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (Jodi) website.



CNOOC delivers module for Yamal

BEIJING: China’s CNOOC delivered the final liquefied natural gas (LNG) core module for Novatek’s Yamal LNG project in Russia on August 16, Chinese state TV reported.

CNOOC, an offshore oil and gas specialist, was commissioned to build 36 key compressor modules for the Arctic LNG project. A compressor helps liquify natural gas at an LNG plant.

Novatek, with its Chinese partners and France’s Total will launch Yamal LNG later this year, which will produce 16.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas by 2019 as well as the gas condensate.



Total preparing for FCCU overhaul

HOUSTON: Total is performing preparatory work on the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 225,500 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery for a planned overhaul in mid-to-late September, said Gulf Coast market sources.

Total reported excess sulphur dioxide emissions from the 76,000-bpd FCCU in a notice filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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