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Lyondell Basell Cooperates with Kit on Advancement of Plastic Recycling

The Netherlands: Chemical Recycling

Lyondell Basell Cooperates with Kit on Advancement of Plastic Recycling

07/30/2018 - Lyondell Basell announced the cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Kit) to advance the chemical recycling of plastic materials. The focus of the venture is to develop a new catalyst and process technology to decompose post-consumer plastic waste, such as packaging into monomers for reuse in polymerization processes. read...

Total Starts Up Production of Kaombo Offshore Project

Angola: Deep Offshore Development

Total Starts Up Production of Kaombo Offshore Project

07/29/2018 - Total has started up production of Kaombo, currently the biggest deep offshore development in Angola, 260 km off the coast of the country's capital, Luanda. read...

Analysis of the Global Market for Synthetic Rubbers

Germany: Market Study by Ceresana

Analysis of the Global Market for Synthetic Rubbers

07/29/2018 - Ceresana analyzed the global market for synthetic rubbers already for the third time. These include styrene-butadiene rubber, butadiene rubber, ethylene-propylene-diene rubber, acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber, chlorobutadiene, and polyisoprene. The current study deals with data for the years starting in 2009 and forecasts data until 2025. read...

Stork Wins Renewed Operations and Maintenance Contract by Ecopetrol

Colombia: Gas Processing

Stork Wins Renewed Operations and Maintenance Contract by Ecopetrol

07/29/2018 - Fluor announced today that Stork, part of the company’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a five-year contract renewal by Ecopetrol to operate and maintain its surface facilities on the Cusiana and Cupiagua gas fields in Colombia. read...

Total Acquires Two Gas Power Plants

France: Electricity Generation

Total Acquires Two Gas Power Plants

07/29/2018 - Total has signed an agreement with KKR-Energas to acquire its two gas-fired combined cycle power plants (CCGT) in the North and East of France, which represent an electricity generation capacity of approximately 825 megawatts (MW). read...

Mobile Testing Solution for the Petroleum Industry

USA: Testing Equipment

Mobile Testing Solution for the Petroleum Industry

07/29/2018 - Agilent and Grabner Instruments have reached an equipment manufacturing agreement to focus on a novel mobile testing solution for in-field analysis of lubricating oils and greases. read...

Exxon Mobil Announces Start-Up of New Ethane Cracker in Baytown

USA: 1.5 Million Ton-Per-Year Cracker

Exxon Mobil Announces Start-Up of New Ethane Cracker in Baytown

07/27/2018 - Exxon Mobil announced that operations have commenced at its new 1.5 million ton-per-year ethane cracker at the company’s integrated Baytown chemical and refining complex. read...

Maire Tecnimont Awarded EPC Contracts Worth $ 527 Million by Lukoil

Russia: Refinery Business

Maire Tecnimont Awarded EPC Contracts Worth $ 527 Million by Lukoil

07/27/2018 - Maire Tecnimont announced that its subsidiary KT — Kinetics Technology has been awarded two EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts by Lukoil Nizhegorod Nefteorg Syntez. The contracts are related to five refinery process units as part of the oil residue upgrading project for the Kstovo Refinery, in Central Russia. read...

Neo Group Invests Almost $ 60 Million to Become Number 2 PET Producer in Europe

Lithuania: PET Production

Neo Group Invests Almost $ 60 Million to Become Number 2 PET Producer in Europe

07/26/2018 - Neo Group, producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) granules, located in Klaipeda Free Economic Zone (FEZ), launches a new production line. With the expansion of its production capacity, the company becomes the second-largest producer in Europe. read...

Pfizer to Invest Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Sterile Injectable Facility

USA: Sterile Injectables

Pfizer to Invest Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Sterile Injectable Facility

07/26/2018 - Pfizer is investing $ 465 million to build a technically advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical production facility in Portage, Michigan. read...

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