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Ethane supply secured for proposed W.Va. ethylene cracker

Mar 28, 2014

Brazil-based Odebrecht SA subsidiary Odebrecht Oil & Gas SA has let a contract to Antero Resources Inc. to become the anchor ethane supplier for the joint-venture’s proposed Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

Ineos lets contract for Grangemouth ethane terminal

Mar 28, 2014

Ineos Europe AG, Switzerland, said it has reached the latest milestones in its $500 million survival plan to import US shale gas to its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex.

Maintenance underway at Jamnagar refinery

Mar 27, 2014

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has shut down one of three paraxylene units for planned maintenance at its 660,000-b/d Jamnagar refinery at Gujarat, India.

Petronas progresses on RAPID project

Mar 27, 2014

BMT Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., has completed a concept design for the material offloading facility (MOLF) at state-run Petronas’ proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeast Johor, Malaysia.

ENOC lets contract for Jebel Ali refinery upgrade

Mar 27, 2014

Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC) has let a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to KBR for the upgrade of its 120,000-b/d condensate refinery at Jebel Ali in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai.

EPA leads investigation of crude discharge at BP Whiting refinery

Mar 26, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency took formal charge of investigation and cleanup efforts after an undetermined amount of crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP PLC’s Whiting, Ind., refinery.

TonenGeneral slashes crude capacity at Chiba refinery

Mar 26, 2014

TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK said it plans to cut crude oil processing capacity at its 175,000-b/d Chiba refinery Keiyo, Japan, to comply with a 2010 ordinance enacted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) requiring Japanese refiners to raise their mandatory cracking-to-crude distillation capacity ratio to 13% or higher from 10% by March 2014.

Idemitsu Kosan restarts ethylene unit, permanently idles crude unit

Mar 26, 2014

Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. has restarted operations at its Tokuyama petrochemical complex in Japan after an earthquake off the island of Kyushu resulted in the shutdown of all units at the facility on Mar. 14.

Neste Oil advances power plant revamp at Porvoo refinery

Mar 26, 2014

The environmental impact assessment report on a project to modernize the power plant at Neste Oil’s 205,000-b/d Porvoo, Finland, refinery has been completed, the company reported.

Yanchang Petro lets contract for Chinese processing plants

Mar 26, 2014

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co. Ltd. (Yanchang Petro) has let a contract to Yokogawa China Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp., to supply control systems for two oil plant construction projects in China.

IHS International: US poised to lead world exports of LPG

Mar 25, 2014

US shale gas development has the country poised to become a major global supplier of LPG, mainly to Asia, during 2015-20 with US exports outdistancing other global suppliers by the end of the forecast period.

BASF-Total venture starts up 10th furnace at Port Arthur steam cracker

Mar 24, 2014

BASF Total Petrochemicals LCC (BTP) reported the startup of a 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility in Port Arthur, Tex.

Phillips 66 considers splitter at Sweeny refinery

Mar 21, 2014

Phillips 66 is evaluating the potential for the addition of a condensate splitter near its 247,000-b/d Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Tex., just southwest of Houston.

Second small diesel refinery planned for North Dakota

Mar 21, 2014

Quantum Energy Inc. (QEI), Tempe, Ariz., said it has secured land for the construction of a 20,000-b/d grassroots hydroskimming refinery in North Dakota’s Williston basin Bakken shale region.

Flint Hills settles Port Arthur pollution case

Mar 20, 2014

Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has reached a settlement with the US federal government to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s 635,000-tonne/year (tpy) chemical plant in Port Arthur, Tex.

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