After a delayed beginning, expansion work at Egypt’s Midor refinery, which will see crude distillation capacity boosted by 60,000 b/d to 160,000 b/d, moved decisively forward last year.

As well as hiking Egypt’s overall refining capacity to over 800,000 b/d, the work is also key to boosting the country’s ability to supply low sulfur transport fuels, the market for which is badly served by the country’s ageing refinery fleet (MEES, 3 April). (CONTINUED - 384 WORDS)