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Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

Indonesia: Refinery Project

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

02/21/2018 - The Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina partners with Omani OOG and the Japanese company Cosmos Energy Holdings for the construction of the Bontang refinery. The value of this development project is estimated at $ 10 billion. read...

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Form JV in Petrochemicals

USA: Petrochemicals

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Form JV in Petrochemicals

02/21/2018 - Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast. read...

CB&I Awarded Technology and Material Supply Award for Ethylene Plant

Thailand: Brownfield Ethylene Plant

CB&I Awarded Technology and Material Supply Award for Ethylene Plant

02/20/2018 - CB&I has been awarded a contract by Samsung Engineering (Thailand) for a brownfield ethylene plant at PTT Global Chemical's (PTTGC) petrochemicals complex in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand. read...

Consortium Invests in Ocean-Going Vessels Fueled By Methanol

Methanol-Fueled Vessels

Consortium Invests in Ocean-Going Vessels Fueled By Methanol

02/19/2018 - A consortium consisting of Waterfront Shipping Company (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest, IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Mitsui, and the NYK Group announced their investment in four new ocean-going vessels powered by clean-burning methanol fuel. read...

Saipem Awarded 750 Million Dollar Onshore E&C Contract

Oman: Duqm Refinery Project

Saipem Awarded 750 Million Dollar Onshore E&C Contract

02/19/2018 - Saipem has been awarded a new contract in the onshore E&C sector worth approximately $ 750 million. The scope of work involves engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning under Package 3 Offsite Facilities in the framework of the development of the Duqm Refinery located near the coast in the north east of Oman. read...

Articles

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...

NEWS

Sibur and Gazprom Sign Ethane Supply Agreement

Russia: Gas Supply

Sibur and Gazprom Sign Ethane Supply Agreement

Sibur and Gazprom entered into a preliminary agreement for the supply of ethane from Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) to Sibur's Amur Gas Chemical Complex (GCC). read...

Chevron Lummus to Conduct Master Plan Study for Mol Group

Hungary: Petrochemical Value Chain

Chevron Lummus to Conduct Master Plan Study for Mol Group

Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a joint venture between Chevron and CB&I, has been selected for a Master Plan Study by Mol Group headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. read...

CB&I Combine Businesses with McDermott and Receives Contract by IGP Methanol

USA: Methanol Complex

CB&I Combine Businesses with McDermott and Receives Contract by IGP Methanol

CB&I and McDermott International announced that they have entered into a business transaction agreement valued $ 6 billion, under which the two companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. The combination will create a fully vertically integrated onshore-offshore company with a broad engineering, procurement, construction and installation service offering and technology portfolio. CB&I also announced that it has been awarded a contract by IGP Methanol LLC. read...

Anellotech Completes Commissioning of T-Cat-8 Pilot Plant

USA: Renewable Aromatics and Fuels

Anellotech Completes Commissioning of T-Cat-8 Pilot Plant

Anellotech announced the completion of the commissioning of its T-Cat-8 pilot plant, and the commencement of the critical development and testing program. The unit is designed to demonstrate the Bio-T-Cat (thermal catalytic biomass conversion) process in a fluid bed reactor with internal process recycle streams and continuous catalyst regeneration. read...

Pöyry Awarded Contract for Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant in Malaysia

Malaysia: Power Generation

Pöyry Awarded Contract for Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant in Malaysia

Southern Power Generation has awarded Pöyry an owner's engineer services assignment for a 1,440 MW combined cycle power plant in Johor, Malaysia. read...

Qatargas Starts Operations

Qatar: Integration with Ras Gas

Qatargas Starts Operations

​​​​Qatar Petroleum has announced the official start of operations of the new Qatargas following the successful completion of the integration with Ras Gas, which was announced in December 2016. read...

Celanese Announces Completion of Polyacetal Plant in Jubail Industrial City

Saudi Arabia: Methanol Processing

Celanese Announces Completion of Polyacetal Plant in Jubail Industrial City

Celanese announced an update with respect to the Ibn Sina joint venture and its construction of a 50,000-metric-tonne polyacetal manufacturing facility in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. read...

Dynacorp and Energes Combine Businesses to Form Enercorp Sand Solutions

USA/Canada: Technologies for the Oil and Gas Business

Dynacorp and Energes Combine Businesses to Form Enercorp Sand Solutions

Dynacorp Energy Services and Energes Oilfield Solutions have combined to form Enercorp Sand Solutions, a provider of sand management products and technologies for the oil and gas industry. read...

Conversion of Waste into Butanol and Hydrogen

The Netherlands: Biobased Chemicals

Conversion of Waste into Butanol and Hydrogen

The application of high pressure and steam is a proven method for the mobilisation of valuable components from biomass. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is contributing to the project "Production of butanol and hydrogen by fermentation techniques using steam treated municipal solid waste (MSWBH)" with its expertise on fermentation and the use of anaerobic bacteria for the production of biobased chemicals. read...

Chevron Announces Mechanical Completion of Ethane Cracker at Cedar Bayou

USA: Ethane Cracker

Chevron Announces Mechanical Completion of Ethane Cracker at Cedar Bayou

​Chevron Phillips Chemical announced that its world-scale ethane cracker at Cedar Bayou in Baytown, Texas successfully achieved mechanical completion. The unit is now undergoing a series of commissioning activities, system checks and final certifications prior to the start-up. read...

Explosion at Venezuelan Refinery

Venezuela: Furnace Explosion

Explosion at Venezuelan Refinery

Reuters reports that a furnace exploded during a unit restart at Venezuela’s largest refining complex, injuring two workers. read...

Unipetrol Puts Partial Oxidation Unit Back Into Operation

Czech Republic: Restart of POX Plant

Unipetrol Puts Partial Oxidation Unit Back Into Operation

After repairing the partial oxidation unit (POX), Unipetrol put its first part into operation. This follows a fire and explosion at the plant on December 12. read...

Samsung Engineering Awarded Contract by Sabic

Saudi Arabia: Engineering Contract

Samsung Engineering Awarded Contract by Sabic

Samsung Engineering received a contract from Sabic’s manufacturing affiliate, Jubail United Petrochemical Company (United), for a $ 700 million ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol (EO/EG) plant in Saudi Arabia, to produce 700,000 MTPA MEG. read...