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Corpus Christi Complex Expansion Completed

USA: Increase of Ethylene Capacity by 2 Billion Pounds

Corpus Christi Complex Expansion Completed

01/23/2017 - Lyondell Basell announced completion of the 800 million pounds-per-year ethylene expansion project at the company's Corpus Christi, Texas, site. read...

Iran and China to Sign $ 3 Billion Contract

Iran: Upgrade of Refineries

Iran and China to Sign $ 3 Billion Contract

01/23/2017 - Downstreamtoday reports that Iran and China will sing a $ 3 billion contract next month to upgrade Iran's oil refining capacity. read...

Five-Year Extension to GES+ Contract

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco Continues Partnership with SNC-Lavalin

Five-Year Extension to GES+ Contract

01/18/2017 - SNC-Lavalin announced that it has been awarded a five-year extension to its existing General Engineering Services Plus (GES+) contract with Saudi Aramco. read...

Supply of Industrial Gases to Russian Facility

Russia: Sibur and Cryogenmash Sign Agreement

Supply of Industrial Gases to Russian Facility

01/18/2017 - Sibur and Cryogenmash have signed an agreement to build an industrial gas production facility at ZapSibNeftekhim. read...

To the Last Drop: Clean Oil Production with High Pressure

Oil Industry

To the Last Drop: Clean Oil Production with High Pressure

01/13/2017 - Oil is - and will remain - the key fuel for transport and industries, a valuable raw material for plastics and polymers and the most important commodity. But the reserves that can be developed economically are limited and production cost intensive. Using a new gas/oil separation plant system, it is possible to fully tap natural oil reserves. read...

Articles

Renewables and Natural Gas Win

Market Report

Renewables and Natural Gas Win

12/23/2016 - As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040. However, the era of fossil fuels is far from over. read...

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Petrochemical Plants in Doubt

Iran: Lack of Feed Supply for Planned Facilities

Petrochemical Plants in Doubt

IranOilGas.com reports that the planned Kharg Island NGL cannot be implemented because the ethane producing plants that are supposed to supply the feed stock have not yet been constructed. read...

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Facility On-Schedule

USA: Decarbonization Strategy

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Facility On-Schedule

NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon) have completed construction, on-budget and on-schedule, of Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system. read...

Advanced Cascade Process for Polyethylene Production

Malaysia: Petronas' Subsidiary Selects Lyondell Basell for 400 kta Project

Advanced Cascade Process for Polyethylene Production

Lyondell Basell announced PRPC Polymers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, has selected the Lyondell Basell Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” technology. read...

Powering the Oil Industry: The Top 5 Vendors in Rental Generators for Oil & Gas

Power

Powering the Oil Industry: The Top 5 Vendors in Rental Generators for Oil & Gas

The global generator rental market for the oil and gas industry occupies 32 % of its parent market – the global power rental market. But who are the top players in this field? A recent study shows the cream of the crop of a coming US $ 1040 billion market… read...

Science is the Next Big Thing in Start-Ups

Science-Based Start-Ups

Science is the Next Big Thing in Start-Ups

From pharmaceuticals to petrochemical processes: Newcomer companies and investors and investors alike are setting their sights on science. How the start-up scene moves beyond the mobile apps bubble... read...

The Search for Tomorrow's Petrochemicals Leaders: IQ-Chem-Contest for Start-Up Firms

IQ-Chem-Contest

The Search for Tomorrow's Petrochemicals Leaders: IQ-Chem-Contest for Start-Up Firms

World leading companies in the field of gas processing, petrochemicals and chemicals announced their intentions to join efforts to promote the innovative development of the industry. Under the project the startups can present their designs to 3M, Akzo Nobel, BASF, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Henkel, Honeywell UOP, LG Chem, Linde, Sibur, Solvay и Technip by applying to participate in IQ-Chem contest. read...

New Technology to Dehydrate Natural Gas

USA: Exxon Mobil Uses Patented Absorption System in Pipes

New Technology to Dehydrate Natural Gas

Exxon Mobil announced its development of cMist technology, which dehydrates natural gas using a patented absorption system inside pipes and replaces the need for conventional dehydration tower technology. read...

From Korea into the World

South Korea: SK Innovation to Boost Global Growth

From Korea into the World

According to Downstreamtoday Online and Reuters ,South Korea's SK Innovation will invest approx. $ 2.50 billion in chemicals, oil exploration and battery businesses to boost its global growth. read...

New Gas and Petrochemical Complex in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: Service Contract Awarded to Technip

New Gas and Petrochemical Complex in Azerbaijan

Technip has been awarded by Socar a service contract for the ethylene and cryomax technology licenses respectively for a petrochemical complex and for the NGL recovery section of a gas processing plant. read...

EPC Contract in Chile

Fluor Awarded Refinery Project in Chile

EPC Contract in Chile

Fluor Corporation was awarded a contract by Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (Enap) for the engineering, procurement and construction of a new process unit at its Biobío refinery in Chile. read...

Sinopec Starts Construction of Zhanjiang Refinery

China: Mega Project Takes Shapes

Sinopec Starts Construction of Zhanjiang Refinery

China's Sinopec Group has begun construction of a refinery and petrochemical complex in the southern city of Zhanjiang, Reuters reports. read...

LNG Project in Kazakhstan

Wison Engineering Awarded EPC Contract

LNG Project in Kazakhstan

Wison Engineering announced that it has been awarded an EPC contract for a new liquefied natural gas project by Astana Trans Oil. read...

OMV Selects Axens' Polyfuel Technology

Romania: Petrobrazi Refinery

OMV Selects Axens' Polyfuel Technology

OMV Petrom has selected Axens to supply the PolyFuel technology for its project at the Petrobrazi Refinery. The capacity of the project is 200,000 tons per year. read...