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Mol Group Signs Licence Agreements with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

Hungary: Propylene Oxide Production

Mol Group Signs Licence Agreements with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

07/21/2017 - For its strategic investment into the propylene oxide value chain, Mol Group is partnering with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp. The company announced that this project would be their largest investment project in 2017-21. read...

The War for Talents in the Oil and Gas Business

USA: Oil and Gas Industry

The War for Talents in the Oil and Gas Business

07/21/2017 - In a study published by McKinsey&Company, the economics researchers identify three themes that are redefining the role of HR in oil and gas, with implications for HR strategy and operating model. read...

SCG Advances Vietnam's First Petrochemical Complex

Vietnam: Petrochemicals

SCG Advances Vietnam's First Petrochemical Complex

07/18/2017 - Vina SCG Chemicals, wholly-owned subsidiary by SCG, announced that it will proceed with the investment in the Long Son Petrochemicals Company (LSP). LSP issued the Letter of Award to key contractors on July 14, 2017 and the final contract signing is expected to be in the second half of 2017. read...

EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

Belgium: Chemicals Industry

EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

07/17/2017 - According to a study published by Cefic, the production in the EU chemicals sector grew 2.4 % through April 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. The output reached the highest level for eight years. read...

Mitsubishi Completes Polyethylene Plant in Mont Belvieu

USA: Polyethylene Production

Mitsubishi Completes Polyethylene Plant in Mont Belvieu

07/17/2017 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America has completed the construction of a large-scale two-train polyethylene plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas, for Exxon Mobil Chemical Company. read...

Articles

The Next Generation of Couplings and Disconnects

Disconnects: Technology Compared

The Next Generation of Couplings and Disconnects

06/28/2017 - Double ball-valve dry disconnects set new standard in chemical handling — Operators that handle hazardous liquids or toxic chemicals have high demands for loading systems, hoses, pipes and couplings. But how to design such a system? Are traditional bayonet-and-plunger styles still the go-to-solution for chemicals or has the time of new coupling technology finally come? read...

NEWS

Statoil to Explore Offshore Blocks in Suriname

Suriname: Oil Exploration

Statoil to Explore Offshore Blocks in Suriname

Statoil has been awarded two additional offshore exploration licences in the Guyana basin. The licenses were awarded through Suriname’s open door policy and production-sharing contracts have been negotiated with the national oil company Staatsolie MaatschappIij Suriname. read...

Completion of Dhamra LNG Terminal to Boost Development of Eastern India

Project Update

Completion of Dhamra LNG Terminal to Boost Development of Eastern India

Indian Oil Corporation, GAIL (India) and Adani Group have joined hands to set up the terminal at Dhamra port for receipt, storage and regasification of LNG read...

Arkema to Double Metyl Mercaptan Production in Malaysia

Malaysia: Sulfur Derivatives

Arkema to Double Metyl Mercaptan Production in Malaysia

Arkema announced a project to double its methyl mercaptan production capacity at its Kerteh site in Malaysia. The product is used in animal feed, petrochemical and refining markets. read...

Sadara Announces Start-Up of Propylene Glycol Plant

Saudi Arabia: Petrochemicals Production

Sadara Announces Start-Up of Propylene Glycol Plant

Sadara announced that it has successfully started up its Propylene Glycol (PG) plant in the company's chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II. read...

Braskem Selects Linde as EPC Contractor for Polypropylene Production Line

USA: Thermoplastics Resins

Braskem Selects Linde as EPC Contractor for Polypropylene Production Line

The Linde Group has been selected by Braskem as the lead engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to build a new world-scale polypropylene (PP) production line in Texas. read...

Total Starts Ethane-Based Petrochemical Production in Antwerp

Belgium: Ethylene Production

Total Starts Ethane-Based Petrochemical Production in Antwerp

Total’s refining and chemicals platform in Antwerp has started up production of ethylene using ethane feedstock, which is extracted from natural gas. read...

Thyssenkrupp Establishes Oleochemical Cluster in Thailand

Thailand: Oleochemicals

Thyssenkrupp Establishes Oleochemical Cluster in Thailand

Thyssenkrupp inaugurated its technology center for the oleochemical industry in Map Ta Phut. Representing an investment of more than € 18 million, the facility will become the company’s global oleochemical competence center for R&D, engineering, project execution and technology development services. read...

Statoil is Evaluating Conversion of Natural Gas to Hydrogen

The Netherlands: Gas Power

Statoil is Evaluating Conversion of Natural Gas to Hydrogen

Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of converting Vattenfall’s gas power plant Magnum in the Netherlands into a hydrogen-powered plant. read...

CB&I Awarded $ 200 Million EPC Contract for LNG Storage Tanks

USA: Liquefied Natural Gas

CB&I Awarded $ 200 Million EPC Contract for LNG Storage Tanks

CB&I has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $ 200 million by Venture Global LNG, a US based liquefied natural gas (LNG) export company, for the engineering, procurement and construction of two LNG storage tanks for the company's Calcasieu Pass export facility located in Southwest Louisiana. read...

Shell Secures Rights in SBI's Biofuel Technology

Canada: Biofuels

Shell Secures Rights in SBI's Biofuel Technology

Royal Dutch Shell, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production, and SBI Bio Energy have reached an agreement granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel technology. read...

Topsoe to Make Indian Refinery Ready for BS VI Specifications

India: Refinery Revamp

Topsoe to Make Indian Refinery Ready for BS VI Specifications

Indian refinery company HPCL-Mittal Energy (HMEL) has chosen Topsoe’s diesel hydrotreater unit and hydrogen generation facilities to revamped their refinery in Bathinda, Punjab. read...

CB&I Awarded Multi-Technology Contract in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Ethylene Production

CB&I Awarded Multi-Technology Contract in Uzbekistan

CB&I has been awarded a technology contract by Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex for a grassroots ethylene complex to be built in southern Uzbekistan. read...

Yokogawa to Supply Sinopec Engineering with Control Technology

China: Refining and Petrochemicals

Yokogawa to Supply Sinopec Engineering with Control Technology

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa China, has signed a partnership agreement with Sinopec Engineering in order to build a long-term collaborative relationship. read...