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Exxon Mobil Commits to Emission Reduction

USA: Methane Leakage

Exxon Mobil Commits to Emission Reduction

09/29/2017 - Exxon Mobil announced an enhanced program to reduce methane emissions from its production and midstream facilities across the United States. read...

Air Liquide Signs Contract with China's Yanchang Yulin Company

China: Equipment Supply

Air Liquide Signs Contract with China's Yanchang Yulin Company

09/28/2017 - Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed an equipment supply contract with Yulin Energy and Chemical Corporation of Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group, a large energy and chemical company in China. read...

Wacker Builds New Dispersions and Polymer Powder Plant in South Korea

South Korea: Polymer Binders

Wacker Builds New Dispersions and Polymer Powder Plant in South Korea

09/28/2017 - Wacker Chemie is expanding its existing production plants for polymer binders in South Korea. The Munich-based chemical company plans to build a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders at its Ulsan site. read...

Akzo Nobel Converts Paint and Coatings Production to Renewable Energy

The Netherlands: Sustainability

Akzo Nobel Converts Paint and Coatings Production to Renewable Energy

09/28/2017 - Akzo Nobel's paint and coatings production in the Netherlands is now completely powered by renewable energy. This step is part of the company's aim to become carbon neutral by 2050. read...

Powder and Bulk Solids India Renamed Powtech India

India: Marketplace for Powder & Bulk Handling

Powder and Bulk Solids India Renamed Powtech India

09/27/2017 - Powtech India is the new name for the trade fair for powder, bulk solids and process technologies that has previously taken place in Mumbai, India, under the name “Powder and Bulk Solids India”. read...

BP Starts Production at Khazzan Gas Field in Oman

Oman: Gas Processing

BP Starts Production at Khazzan Gas Field in Oman

09/27/2017 - BP announced that production has begun from the giant Khazzan gas field, which is operated by BP in partnership with Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production. The start of production from Khazzan is BP’s sixth and largest major project start-up so far this year. read...

Kuraray to Acquire Calgon Carbon

Japan/USA: Merger Agreement

Kuraray to Acquire Calgon Carbon

09/27/2017 - Calgon Carbon and Kuraray announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Kuraray will acquire Calgon Carbon for $ 1.3 billion. read...

Invista Deploys ADN Technology at French JV

France: Adiponitrile Production

Invista Deploys ADN Technology at French JV

09/27/2017 - Invista announced the deployment of their latest ADN technology at the Butachimie joint venture in France. The facility is owned by Invista, Solvay, Butachimie and is the largest ADN plant in the world. read...

Exxon Mobil Resumes Production at Baytown and Beaumont Refineries

USA: Hurricane Harvey

Exxon Mobil Resumes Production at Baytown and Beaumont Refineries

09/27/2017 - Exxon Mobil announced that its Baytown and Beaumont refineries have begun producing fuels at reduced rates and that crude oil and refined product pipelines in the Gulf and other regions of Texas have restarted as recovery continues from Hurricane Harvey. read...

Dow Announces Start-Up of Ethylene and Polyethylene Units

USA: Downstream Products

Dow Announces Start-Up of Ethylene and Polyethylene Units

09/25/2017 - Dow Dupont Materials Science announced the start-up of its new integrated world-scale ethylene production facility and its new Elite enhanced polyethylene production facility, both in Freeport, Texas. Both units will continue to ramp up through the third quarter and are expected to reach full rates in the fourth quarter of 2017. read...