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Chevron Phillips Chemical Increases Organosulfur Capacity in Belgium

Belgium: Organosulfur Production

Chevron Phillips Chemical Increases Organosulfur Capacity in Belgium

05/27/2017 - Chevron Phillips Chemical has expanded its Tessenderlo plant in Belgium by debottlenecking its production unit for Ethyl Mercaptan (EM) and Tetrahydrothiophene (THT). read...

BP Ventures into Lower Emission Future

UK: Transitional Technologies

BP Ventures into Lower Emission Future

05/27/2017 - BP is increasingly investing in projects that have a promising potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Turning household waste into jet fuel, carbon dioxide into concrete and trucks into energy-saving convoys, are three examples for the company's venturing in transitional technologies and high-tech start-ups. read...

Canada and Kuwait Form JV for Propylene and Polypropylene Production

Canada: Petrochemicals

Canada and Kuwait Form JV for Propylene and Polypropylene Production

05/25/2017 - Pembina and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait have announced that they have made decisive progress on the realization of an integrated propylene and polypropylene production facility in Sturgeon County, Alberta. read...

National Oilwell Varco and Saudi Aramco Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Saudi Arabia: Oil Drilling

National Oilwell Varco and Saudi Aramco Sign Memorandum of Understanding

05/25/2017 - National Oilwell Varco announced entering into a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco to form a joint venture in Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will manufacture high-specification land rigs, rig and drilling equipment, and offer certain aftermarket services. read...

UAE and Kazakhstan to Establish Joint Polyethylene Project

Kazakhstan: Petrochemicals

UAE and Kazakhstan to Establish Joint Polyethylene Project

05/25/2017 - Iran Energy News reports that Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates are preparing a joint project for polyethylene production in the central Asian country. read...

Articles

Indian Motorisation Drives Demand for Lubricants, Oils and Greases

Lubricant Oils in India

Indian Motorisation Drives Demand for Lubricants, Oils and Greases

03/07/2017 - Rising incomes in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies are driving purchases of cars and motorcycles in cities and rural areas. At the same time, improvements in engine technology and environmental regulations are transforming the needs of consumers. read...

NEWS

Exxon Mobil Completes New Polyethylene Lines at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

USA: High-Performance Polyethylene

Exxon Mobil Completes New Polyethylene Lines at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

Exxon Mobil Chemical Company announced the mechanical completion of two new 650,000 tons per year high performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. read...

Chevron Launches Website for Texas Gulf Coast Projects

USA: Polyethylene Production

Chevron Launches Website for Texas Gulf Coast Projects

Chevron Phillips Chemical has launched a new online site for stories and updates about its $ 6 billion investment in the US Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project, which is expected to be completed in phases through the end of the year. read...

Exxon and Sabic Sign Agreement for US-Petrochemicals Project

USA/Saudi Arabia: Petrochemicals

Exxon and Sabic Sign Agreement for US-Petrochemicals Project

Affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation and Sabic signed an agreement to conduct a detailed study of the proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project in Texas and begin planning for front-end engineering and design work. read...

Topsoe Awarded Contract for GTL-Project in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Gas-to-Liquid Technology

Topsoe Awarded Contract for GTL-Project in Uzbekistan

Topsoe announced that their synthesis gas technology has been chosen for Oltin Yo’l — a 38,000 barrels per day gas-to-liquids (GTL) energy plant in Uzbekistan. read...

Lyondell Basell Doubles PE Capacity at La Porte Facility

USA: Polyethylene Production

Lyondell Basell Doubles PE Capacity at La Porte Facility

Lyondell Basell has broken ground on the first commercial Hyperzone polyethylene (PE) plant at its La Porte, Texas, complex. read...

EU Grants Funds for Isobutene Derivative Production from Straw

France: Biofuels

EU Grants Funds for Isobutene Derivative Production from Straw

Global Bioenergies announced the signature of a grant agreement aiming at demonstrating a new value chain combining its Isobutene process with technologies developed by Clariant and Ineos. read...

CB&I Announces Startup of Polypropylene Pilot Plant

USA: Polypropylene Technology

CB&I Announces Startup of Polypropylene Pilot Plant

CB&I inaugurated its Novolen technology polypropylene pilot plant, a new section of its world class Research and Development (R&D) center in Pasadena, Texas. read...

BP Finds Gas Off the Coast of Senegal

Senegal: Gas Exploration

BP Finds Gas Off the Coast of Senegal

BP along with joint venture partner Kosmos Energy announced a major gas discovery offshore Senegal. read...

Amec Foster Wheeler Extends Master Service Agreement with BP

UK: Engineering Services

Amec Foster Wheeler Extends Master Service Agreement with BP

Amec Foster Wheeler announced that its completions and commissioning company, qedi, has signed an extension of its global Master Service Agreement with BP, which it has delivered since 2012. read...

Indian Oil Company and Pörner Commission Bitumen Plant

India: Bitumen Demand

Indian Oil Company and Pörner Commission Bitumen Plant

In February 2017, IOCL commissioned together with the Pörner Group a new Biturox bitumen plant at Barauni Refinery near Patna in East India. This is the 4th plant operated by the Indian company based on Biturox technology. Pörner provided the license and engineering services. read...

Praj Completes India's First Integrated Bio-Refinery

India: Biofuels

Praj Completes India's First Integrated Bio-Refinery

Praj Industries announced the completion and start-up of its bio-refinery applying 2nd generation ethanol technology. read...

EPC Contract for a Sulfate Reduction Plant in Abu Dhabi Awarded to Technip

Abu Dhabi: Water Treatment

EPC Contract for a Sulfate Reduction Plant in Abu Dhabi Awarded to Technip

Zakum Development Company (Zadco) has awarded Technip an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC3 project) for a sulfate reduction plant on West Island located offshore Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) . read...

Sadara Completes Commercialization of Entire Plastics Franchise in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Polyethyelene Production

Sadara Completes Commercialization of Entire Plastics Franchise in Saudi Arabia

The Dow Chemical Company announced that its joint venture in the Middle East — Sadara Chemical Company — has completed commercialization of their entire plastics franchise. read...