Thursday, December 01, 2005

ENOC refinery will enable the company to produce its own gasoline for the first time :: Khaleej Times

Dubai's energy group ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) yesterday announced the $500 million upgrade of its Jebel Ali condensate refinery.

The project will see the installation of 70,000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) of liquefied petroleum gas/naphtha hydrotreater and a 36,000 BPSD crude catalytic reformer and an ancillary processing unit.

The upgrade will enable the company to produce its own gasoline for the first time besides various other upgrades in its oil and gas production.

The new facilities will also operate the plant at full capacity using sour condensates. Mechanical completion of the refinery enhancement is due by the end of 2007.

Hussain Sultan, group chief executive and board member of ENOC, said: "As a leading petroleum player in the UAE, we demonstrate with this expansion both our leadership position and commitment to being the reliable and responsible energy partner of choice."
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Sultan further explained that ENOC refines crude oil from across the region. He named Iran as one of the biggest suppliers besides Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

ENOC export markets reach into Africa and the Far East. He then said that it was also increasingly important to boost the number of filling stations in the United Arab Emirates to meet growing demand.

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