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Processing 2005 P9

  • 12/13/2005 -- Japan Energy plans aromatics complex
    Japan Energy Corp. will invest ¥70 billion to build a 580,000 tonne/year (tpy) aromatics complex and a 60,000 b/sd condensate splitter at the 190,000 b/sd Kashima Oil Refinery.
  • 12/15/2005 -- Schwedt refinery to get etherification plant
    PCK Raffinerie GMBH has let a €25 million turnkey contract to Uhde for a plant for the etherification of light naphtha with bioethanol at its 220,000 b/cd refinery in Schwedt, Germany.
  • 12/21/2005 -- Jamnagar refinery hydrogen capacity to grow
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, has let a contract to Linde AG, Wiesbaden, Germany, for five hydrogen units for its 660,000 b/cd refinery at Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  • 12/28/2005 -- Frontier lets lump-sum turnkey contract to CB&I
    Frontier El Dorado Refining Co. let a lump-sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (CB&I), The Woodlands, Tex., for a crude and vacuum unit at the 110,000 b/cd refinery in El Dorado, Kan.
  • 12/30/2005 -- PetroChina given nod for new ethylene plant
    China's National Development and Reform Commission has granted approval for PetroChina to build a $2.5 billion ethylene plant at Sichuan Province's capital city of Chengdu.
  • 11/21/2005 -- Wood River refinery to get S Zorb unit
    ConocoPhillips plans to install its S Zorb sulfur removal technology (SRT) at its 306,000 b/d Wood River, Ill., refinery.
  • 01/07/2005 -- ExxonMobil, Syntroleum sign GTL pact
    ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co. has granted Syntroleum Corp., Tulsa, a worldwide license under its gas-to-liquids (GTL) patents to produce and sell fuels from natural gas or other carbonaceous substances such as coal.
  • 01/28/2005 -- Acid-gas injection due at LaBarge plant
    ExxonMobil Corp. plans to start acid-gas injection at its Shute Creek gas treatment plant in LaBarge, Wyo., this spring.
  • 03/07/2005 -- PRSI to install SRT at Pasadena refinery
    Pasadena Refining System Inc. (PRSI), which recently purchased a 117,000 b/d refinery in Pasadena, Tex., from Crown Central Petroleum, plans to install ConocoPhillips's S Zorb sulfur removal technology (SRT) at the facility during the first quarter.
  • 04/08/2005 -- Contract let for Nigerian GTL plant
    Chevron Nigeria Ltd. and Nigeria National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) awarded a $1.7 billion engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a gas-to-liquids plant to be built in Escravos, Nigeria.
  • 05/18/2005 -- MTBE cleanup cost recovery hinges on bill
    The credit quality of US water utilities such as Suez SA unit United Water Inc. could be hurt if energy legislation addressing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is passed in its current form, said Standard & Poor's Ratings Services in a recent report.
  • 06/02/2005 -- Chinese refinery due desulfurization unit
    Sinopec Corp. unit Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Co. will install a 30,000 b/d desulfurization unit at its 162,000 b/cd refinery in Yanshan, Beijing.
  • 06/22/2005 -- Chevron to expand Pascagoula refinery's FCCU
    Chevron Global Refining plans to expand the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 325,000-b/d refinery at Pascagoula, Miss.
  • 08/22/2005 -- ExxonMobil refinery to add hydrogen unit
    Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown, Pa., and ExxonMobil Corp. have signed an agreement for Air Products to build an 18 MMscfd hydrogen facility adjacent to ExxonMobil's Joliet, Ill., refinery.

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