PHILIPPINES: Petron awards Foster Wheeler contract for Bataan refinery upgrade project

The upgrade, described as the company's "biggest and most ambitious investment to date,” will result in the refinery having a processing capacity of 180,000 b/d and the ability to process a wider range of crude oils.  It will also increase propylene production capacity by nearly 200% to more than 250,000 t/y.  

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 23 Jan 2012

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)