EGYPT

Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has signed a $250mn contract with France’s Axens for construction of a continuous catalytic regeneration (CCR) unit at its Assiut refinery. This will have capacity to process 14,800 b/d of naphtha to deliver 11,600 b/d of high octane gasoline and 200 b/d of butane.

Petroleum Minister Sharif Isma’il says the project is part of the ministry’s plan to upgrade existing plants to increase production capacity to...