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Chevron Commissions Polyethylene Units in Texas

USA: Polyethylene Production

Chevron Commissions Polyethylene Units in Texas

09/20/2017 - Chevron Phillips Chemical has completed commissioning and begun start-up of its new polyethylene units at Old Ocean, Texas. Each unit will produce up to 500,000 metric tons annually to service the demand for polyethylene. read...

Zhejiang Refinery to Start Operations in 2020

China: Oil Processing

Zhejiang Refinery to Start Operations in 2020

09/20/2017 - China’s first private-led refinery complex in the eastern province of Zhejiang is expected to start operations in 2020, Reuters cites China Securities News. read...

Exxon Mobil’s Restart Activities Continue at Baytown

Operations Update After Hurricane

Exxon Mobil’s Restart Activities Continue at Baytown

09/20/2017 - Post Hurricane Harvey, Exxon Mobil begins to restart activities and facility assessments at its Baytown refinery. The company has also made significant progress in restarting chemical production, pipelines and other logistical infrastructure in the Houston area. read...

Enviral to Use Clariant's Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Slovakia: Bioethanol

Enviral to Use Clariant's Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

09/20/2017 - Enviral has acquired a license to use Clariant's sunliquid technology as part of its goal to realize a full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. read...

Enerkem Transforms Garbage into Ethanol

Canada: Cellulosic Ethanol

Enerkem Transforms Garbage into Ethanol

09/18/2017 - Enerkem has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol at its facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The facility is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste. read...

Articles

Russia Cautiosly Eyes its Vast Renewable Energy Ressources

Russia: Renewable Energy

Russia Cautiosly Eyes its Vast Renewable Energy Ressources

08/08/2017 - Russia has abundance of all renewable energy sources which can be scaled up to fuel economic growth. The country can quadruple share of renewable energy sources by 2030. read...

NEWS

Oxea Restarts Plants in Bay City and Bishop

USA: Hurricane Aftermath

Oxea Restarts Plants in Bay City and Bishop

After the controlled shutdown due to the landfall of Hurricane Harvey at end of August, Oxea announced the successful restart of operations at its production sites in Bay City and Bishop, Texas, USA. read...

Bamboo as a Feedstock for Indian Biorefinery

India: Biofuel Production

Bamboo as a Feedstock for Indian Biorefinery

India's Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) signed a MoU with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) for inclusive and sustainable bamboo supply chain development for its upcoming biorefinery in Numaligarh, Assam. read...

Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Woos Foreign Investors

Thailand: Petrochemical Industry

Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Woos Foreign Investors

At the recent “Thailand 4.0 Towards Connected Industries” symposium, PTT Global Chemical encouraged partnerships with Japanese companies and foreign investors for projects in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). read...

Hurricane Aftermath on the US Gulf Coast

USA: Impact on Petrochemical Industry

Hurricane Aftermath on the US Gulf Coast

In its latest report, IHS Markit covers the impacts of the latest series of Hurricanes on the US petrochemical industry. read...

Qatar and Glencore Sell Stakes in Rosneft to Chinese Investor

Russia: Oil Business

Qatar and Glencore Sell Stakes in Rosneft to Chinese Investor

Rosneft's leading figure, Igor Sechin, in an interview with Itartass, confirmed that the Chinese conglomerate CEFC has bought a large share of Glencore's recently acquired stake in Rosneft. read...

Expansion Course – Sabic Continues Global Growth

Polypropylene Pilot Plant and Extrusion Facility

Expansion Course – Sabic Continues Global Growth

Saudi Arabian Company invests in European sites: Sabic inaugurated a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and announced a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location. read...

Novacap Inaugurates DIPE Production Plant

France: Production of Di Isopropyl Ether

Novacap Inaugurates DIPE Production Plant

Novacap, through its Performance Chemicals Division, launched a new on-purpose Di isopropyl Ether (DIPE) unit at its Roussillion plant in France. read...

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

China: Grassroots Plant

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

Badger announced that Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical has selected the company’s proprietary technology for a 1.200 kta grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Daxiaoyushan Island, China. read...

Scientists Produce Methanol from Air

UK: Catalysis

Scientists Produce Methanol from Air

Scientists at Cardiff University in the UK have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. read...

AMC Wins $ 604 Million EPC Contract for US Methanol Plant

USA: Engineering

AMC Wins $ 604 Million EPC Contract for US Methanol Plant

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a $ 604 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) fixed price contract for part of a $ 1.85 billion methanol plant being developed by Yuhuang Chemical Inc (YCI) in Lousiana. read...

Shell Sells its Share in Sadaf to Sabic

Petrochemicals

Shell Sells its Share in Sadaf to Sabic

Shell has completed the procedure of selling 50 % of its share in Sadaf, the petrochemicals joint venture, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sabic for $820 million. read...

IEA Assesses Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Oil and Gas Markets

Oil and Gas

IEA Assesses Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Oil and Gas Markets

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is working closely with the US authorities to monitor the situation of the oil and gas market in the affected states of the region. read...

Guangxi Petrochemical Revamps Hydrogen Unit

China: Hydrogen Production

Guangxi Petrochemical Revamps Hydrogen Unit

CNPC Guangxi Petrochemical Company has converted its existing pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to Honeywell UOP Polybed PSA technology, enabling it to produce high-purity hydrogen. read...