The freshly-released 2020 results of Alexandria’s 100,000 b/d Midor oil refinery claim that the plant’s $2bn, 60,000 b/d expansion is set for “completion and start-up” in Q1 2022.

This would be in advance of the August 2022 contractual deadline, though unit testing and ramp-up could account for the seeming difference, and marks a major turnaround from last summer when Covid-19 restrictions led key contractors to declare force majeure (MEES, 24 July 2020) (CONTINUED - 375 WORDS)