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Yara-BASF JV to build Texas ammonia plant

Feb 20, 2015

A joint venture of Yara International ASA and BASF Group has agreed to build a world-scale ammonia plant in Freeport, Tex., that will require expansion of hydrogen-production capacity by supplier Praxair Inc.

SIBUR advances grassroots petrochemicals complex

Feb 20, 2015

ZapSibNeftekhim LLC, a subsidiary of Russian petrochemical manufacturer OAO SIBUR Holding, Moscow, has started construction on its long-planned integrated ethylene, polyethylene and polypropylene production complex at Tobolsk in Western Siberia’s Tyumen region.

India’s IOC to invest in processing-related upgrades, expansions

Feb 19, 2015

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has approved a series of expansions and upgrades designed to improve fuel quality and production at several of its refining and petrochemical operations in India.

PwC: Chemicals industry M&A activity in 2014 reached 10-year high

Feb 19, 2015

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the US chemicals business ramped up substantially in 2014, recording the highest volume in a decade and reaching the highest deal value since 2007, according to a quarterly analysis of the global deal activity in the chemicals industry by PwC US.

ExxonMobil investigating explosion at Torrance refinery

Feb 19, 2015

An investigation is under way into the cause of an explosion and ensuing fire that took place at ExxonMobil Corp.’s 149,500-b/d Torrance, Calif., refinery on Feb. 18.

Pemex lets contract for Salamanca refinery amid budget cuts

Feb 18, 2015

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), through a contractor, has let a contract to SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA, Mexico City, a division of SENER Group, Barcelona, for work related to the modernization of the Antonio M. Amor refinery in Salamanca, Guanajuato. The revamp is part of Pemex’s previously announced $2.8 billion investment into increasing ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) production at five of the country’s refineries.

Uganda taps Russian firm to build country’s first refinery

Feb 17, 2015

The government of Uganda has selected a consortium led by Russia’s RT Global Resources, Moscow, as its first choice to construct the country’s first refinery.

Indian state, Kuwaiti firm sign deal for refinery, petchem complex

Feb 16, 2015

The government of India’s Andhra Pradesh state has entered an agreement with Al Qebla Al Watya Inc., a subsidiary of Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons Co., Safat, to set up a large-scale refinery and petrochemical complex along the country’s eastern coast.

USW union workers add two BP refineries to strike list

Feb 16, 2015

Union workers at two BP PLC-owned refineries in Indiana and Ohio have joined the United Steelworkers union's unfair labor practice strike against the oil industry that began on Feb. 1 after a breakdown in discussions with companies regarding collective bargaining agreements over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards.

Oil, gas, and Wack-O-Wax

Feb 16, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal reported on the Jan. 18 explosion at Petroleo Brasileiro SA's 323,000-b/d Landulpho Alves refinery in Sao Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2015). Also in this news story was information about a Jan. 14 fire that broke out in the refinery's U-30 normal paraffin unit with production capacity of 1,300 cu m/day.

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Feb 16, 2015

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Lukoil lets contract for Uzbekistan gas processing plant

Feb 13, 2015

Russia’s OAO Lukoil has let a contract to a consortium headed by South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd., Seoul, for the construction of its long-planned Kandym gas processing plant to be built in southern Uzbekistan, about 520 km southwest of Tashkent.

Mangalore refinery reports steady operations following expansion

Feb 13, 2015

Operations are proceeding smoothly at Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd.’s (MRPL) refinery in Mangalore, India, following the recent completion of a modernization project designed to increase the capacity and flexibility of crude oil processing at the plant

Omsk refinery hits target for Euro 5 diesel output

Feb 12, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft has switched to the exclusive production of Euro 5-standard diesel fuels at its 21.4 million-tonne/year Omsk refinery in Western Siberia, Russia.

Contract let for Louisiana methanol complex

Feb 11, 2015

Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd., has let a contract to Air Liquide SA, Paris, to supply oxygen for its $1.85-billion methanol manufacturing complex to be built along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, La.

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