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Suspected Gas Leak Kills Three Workers at Petro China Refinery

China: Accident at Refinery

Suspected Gas Leak Kills Three Workers at Petro China Refinery

11/22/2017 - Chinese state media reported on Monday that a suspected gas leak at a refinery in Dalian lead to the death of three workers. read...

Linde and Adnoc Sign MoU to Explore New Industrial Gases Complex

United Arab Emirates: Downstream Production

Linde and Adnoc Sign MoU to Explore New Industrial Gases Complex

11/19/2017 - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Linde Group to explore the expansion of nitrogen facilities in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, to meet future industrial demand. read...

Total Acquires Engie’s Upstream LNG Business

Acquisition

Total Acquires Engie’s Upstream LNG Business

11/16/2017 - Post the transaction, Total will become the second largest LNG player in the world with a global market share of 10 %. The company will also manage an overall volume of around 40 million tonnes of LNG per year by 2020. read...

Saudi Aramco Signs Contracts worth 4.5 Billion Dollars

Mega Oil and Gas Projects

Saudi Aramco Signs Contracts worth 4.5 Billion Dollars

11/15/2017 - Saudi Aramco has recently signed agreements with several oil and gas service contractors for its mega oil and gas projects that will be designed to enhance the company’s energy sustainability, expand gas production, localize domestic content and also diversify the economy. The agreements are valued at nearly 4.5 billion dollars in total. read...

Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract with BASF for New Plant

Business Deal

Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract with BASF for New Plant

11/13/2017 - On completion, the new plant is expected to produce high-purity carbon monoxide and hydrogen from a stream of crude synthesis gas. read...

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4,000 BCM by 2022: IEA Sees Global Gas Demand on the Rise

Global: Gas

4,000 BCM by 2022: IEA Sees Global Gas Demand on the Rise

08/30/2017 - Global gas demand is expected to grow by 1.6% a year for the next five years, with consumption reaching almost 4,000 billion cubic meters (bcm) by 2022, up from 3,630 bcm in 2016. read...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces Start-Up of World-Scale PE Units

USA: Polyethylene Production

Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces Start-Up of World-Scale PE Units

Chevron Phillips Chemical celebrated the start-up of its world-scale polyethylene (PE) units in Old Ocean, Texas that will produce up to 1,000,000 metric tons annually to meet the growing demand for polyethylene from our customers around the globe. read...

Caloric Builds Pilot and Demonstration Plant for Biomethanation Process

Switzerland: Methane Production

Caloric Builds Pilot and Demonstration Plant for Biomethanation Process

Caloric has won the international tender for engineering and construction of a biomethanation pilot & demonstration plant in Solothurn, Switzerland. For the methanation of carbon dioxide and hydrogen, microorganisms are used as biocatalyst. read...

CB&I Awarded Engineering, Procurement and Supply Contract by Lukoil

Russia: Deep Conversion

CB&I Awarded Engineering, Procurement and Supply Contract by Lukoil

CB&I has been awarded a contract by Lukoil for the detailed engineering, procurement and supply of process equipment, including two proprietary delayed coking heaters for the Deep Conversion Complex in Kstovo City, central Russia. read...

China Energy to Invest 83 Billion Dollars in Shale Gas and Chemical Manufacturing Projects

West Virginia: Agreement

China Energy to Invest 83 Billion Dollars in Shale Gas and Chemical Manufacturing Projects

A MOU between China Energy and the state of West Virginia was signed in the presence of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. read...

KBR Awarded Contract by Al Hosn Joint Venture

United Arab Emirates: Gas Processing

KBR Awarded Contract by Al Hosn Joint Venture

KBR it has been awarded a contract to provide Engineering Support Services for Operations for Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company (Al Hosn Gas), a 60/40 joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Occidental of Abu Dhabi (Oxy). read...

Puma Energy Acquires Majority Interest in Pakistan's Admore Gas

Pakistan: Downstream Oil Sector

Puma Energy Acquires Majority Interest in Pakistan's Admore Gas

Puma Energy has signed an agreement with the Chishti Group to acquire 51 % interest in Admore Gas. The acquisition will bring the company’s branded retail sites, lubricants, convenience stores and quality fuel product range to the Pakistan market. read...

CB&I Wins Ethylene Technology Award in India

India: Ethylene Project

CB&I Wins Ethylene Technology Award in India

CB&I has been selected by HPCL Mittal Energy (HMEL) for the license and basic engineering of a 1,200 kta mixed feeds ethylene plant for the Guru Gobind Singh refinery in Bathinda, India. read...

Technip FMC Awarded Subsea Contract by Muryphy Sabah Oil

Malaysia: Offshore Exploitation

Technip FMC Awarded Subsea Contract by Muryphy Sabah Oil

Technip FMC has been awarded a subsea contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for an offshore field in Malaysia. read...

Exxon Mobil and REG Make Progress in Cellulosic Biodiesel Research

USA: Biofuels

Exxon Mobil and REG Make Progress in Cellulosic Biodiesel Research

Exxon Mobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced that by utilizing REG’s patented fermentation technology, the companies’ joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. read...

Clariant to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Romania

Romania: Bio-Ethanol Production

Clariant to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Romania

Clariant will invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology. read...

Worley Parsons Enters UK North Sea Oil and Gas Market

Australia: Acquisition Completed

Worley Parsons Enters UK North Sea Oil and Gas Market

Worley Parsons has completed of the acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler Oil and Gas UK Limited announced on 9 October 2017. read...

Praxair Starts Oxygen Production at South Korean Petrochemical Plant

South Korea: Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption

Praxair Starts Oxygen Production at South Korean Petrochemical Plant

Praxair has started up three new vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants at the Daesan petrochemical complex located on the west coast of the Korean peninsula. Early 2018 the company will start up a fourth plant. read...

Chevron Partners with Microsoft for Digital Transformation

USA: Industrial Internet of Things

Chevron Partners with Microsoft for Digital Transformation

Chevron Corporation announced a seven-year partnership with Microsoft establishing the company as their primary cloud provider, accelerating the application of advanced technologies including analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive performance and improve efficiencies. read...