Saudi Aramco is evaluating bids from Asian and European engineering companies to build a new cleaner fuels plant at its largest oil refinery in Ras Tanura and to construct a big power plant for a new oil refinery in Jizan, industry sources said.
Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura refinery, parts of which have been shut for maintenance since March, is expected to come back online in early May, three traders with knowledge of the plans said.
The planned maintenance at Ras Tanura, the Middle
Saudi Arabia's Ras Tanura port, a major oil operations centre for Saudi Aramco, has resumed operations after a brief shutdown on Thursday due to bad weather, a port source said.
'Yes, it has reopened. It was shut for around six hou
Saudi Arabia may shelve for years plans for a 400,000 barrels per day refinery expansion at Ras Tanura, industry sources said.
The kingdom put the $8 billion project on hold last year, one of several schemes held up while the world's t
State oil giant Saudi Aramco and US firm Dow Chemical are considering relocating their planned giant petrochemical complex to Jubail, industry sources said on Wednesday.
When Aramco and Dow announced plans to build the $
Saudi Aramco has offered its first fuel oil cargo from the Ras Tanura refinery in three months, indicating a 45-day shutdown of its 550,000 barrels per day plant is over on schedule, traders said.
The 90,000-tonne A961 parcel, of 180-centi
Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura hydrocracking unit suffered an outage last week, prompting the state oil firm to sell a cargo of A961 fuel oil for end-September loading, with more offers expected, traders said on Friday.
Saudi Aramco, Asia's largest term supplier of naphtha, will cut volumes of the A180 light and A310 grades from Ras Tanura in its second-half 2009 contracts versus July-December last year, traders said.
This cut is coming in the light of sh
Saudi Aramco has sold four cargoes of straight-run A960 fuel oil for May loading from its Ras Tanura refinery, as the restart of its hydrocracker is delayed further, industry sources said.
This brings the total number of A960 cargoes offer
Kuwait halted oil exports on Sunday morning due to bad weather, a spokesman for state refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) said.
'Oil exports were stopped on Sunday morning due to low visibility and will resume once weather cond