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SIBUR plans MTBE expansion at Togliattikauchuk

Jul 1, 2015

Russian conglomerate OAO SIBUR Holding, Moscow, has started preparatory work for a project designed to expand production capacity for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) at its Togliattikauchuk petrochemical complex in Togliatti in Russia’s Samara region.

OxyChem-Mexichem JV lets contract for ethylene storage

Jun 30, 2015

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem), has let a contract to CB&I, Houston, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction for an ethylene storage complex in Markham, Tex. The complex will be built as part of the JV’s ethylene cracker project now under way at nearby Ingleside, Tex.

RIL’s Jamnagar refinery due maintenance

Jun 29, 2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, is planning to shut down a crude unit for scheduled maintenance at its 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India.

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Jun 29, 2015

Shell gets state's okay for US Appalachian ethylene plant plan

Jun 29, 2015

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a permit allowing Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary Shell Chemical LP to proceed with its plan to build a petrochemical complex in Beaver County, Pa., that will produce ethylene and polyethylene (PE) from Marcellus shale ethane.

BP: US surpassing Saudis in oil output among world's 'tectonic' energy shifts in 2014

Jun 29, 2015

An eventful 2014 in the world oil and gas markets was headlined by the US overtaking Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer and surpassing Russia as the world's largest producer of both oil and gas, BP PLC said in its 64th Statistical Review of World Energy released June 10.

New king reshaping Saudi oil industry; extent still unclear

Jun 29, 2015

A new ruler is making important changes in the state-run petroleum industry of the world's most influential oil-producing nation.

API relaunches 'Vote4Energy' program leading up to 2016 elections

Jun 29, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute wants US voters to elect candidates in the 2016 elections who support broader development of the nation's abundant energy resources to further benefit the general economy, create more good-paying jobs, and improve US and North American security, API Pres. Jack N. Gerard said.

Gazprom Neft lets contract for Moscow refinery

Jun 29, 2015

Russia's JSC Gazprom Neft has let a contract to Tecnimont SPA, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services related to a long-planned combined oil refinery unit (CORU) upgrade and modernization project at its 12.15 million-tonne/year Moscow refinery.

Marathon commissions unit at Kentucky refinery

Jun 29, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has commissioned a 35,000-b/d condensate splitting unit at its 242,000-b/d Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery to boost the site's capacity to process production from shale regions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex

Jun 26, 2015

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas, through a contractor, has let a contract to Industrial Cooling Solutions Inc. (ICS), Lakewood, Colo., to build a 28-cell cooling tower for its proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia.

Iraq lets contract for Karbala refinery

Jun 25, 2015

Iraq’s State Co. for Oil Projects (SCOP), through a contractor, has let a contract to Nexans, Paris, to provide the low-voltage cable system for the country’s long-planned, grassroots refinery under construction in southern Karbala Province, south of Baghdad.

Lukoil commissions unit at Volgograd refinery

Jun 25, 2015

OAO Lukoil has commissioned a primary crude distillation unit at its 11 million-tonne/year Volgograd refinery in southern Russia as part of a program to boost overall capacities of the company’s refining assets.

State approves Shell’s plan for US Appalachian ethylene plant

Jun 23, 2015

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a permit allowing Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary Shell Chemical LP to proceed with its plan to build a petrochemical complex in Beaver County, Pa., that will produce ethylene and polyethylene (PE) from Marcellus shale ethane.

Petronas lets technology contract for RAPID project

Jun 22, 2015

Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Axens to provide processing technology for its proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia (OGJ Online, May 13, 2011).

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