Petrochemical Refining News

Falling oil prices will disrupt feed cost differentials

Mar 2, 2015 Collapsing crude oil prices in fourth-quarter 2014 resulted in major changes in US production cost differentials between ethane and all other feedstocks. Feedstock flexibility will yield large divi...

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: BP updates assay for Angolan Saturno crude

Aug 4, 2014 Based on a sample taken Feb. 4, 2014, BP PLC has published an updated assay of its Saturno Blend crude oil, which is the marketing name for production from Plutão, Saturno, Venus, and Marte (PSVM) ...

International survey of ethylene from steam crackers — 2014

Jul 7, 2014

Rising demand, low-cost feed spur ethylene capacity growth

Jul 7, 2014 Global ethylene production capacity in 2013 rose at faster rates compared with 2012 and 2011 but still more slowly than record-setting capacity expansions achieved during 2010, according to Oil &am...

Guide To World Crudes: Anniversary, extended life prompt Oseberg Blend assay update

Feb 3, 2014 Oseberg is one of the four largest oil and gas fields on the Norwegian Shelf. Current crude oil output averages about 144,000 b/d from the Oseberg field center (OFC), which consists of the connecti...

Global ethylene capacity continues advance in 2011

Jul 2, 2012

Global ethylene production capacity moved ahead in 2011 but much more slowly than the record-setting pace for 2010, according to Oil & Gas Journal's latest survey of the industry.

Tesoro’s Goff named AFPM chairman

Mar 26, 2015

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers reported that Gregory J. Goff, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Tesoro Corp., has been named chairman of AFPM’s board.

Azerbaijan lets contract for refining, petchem megacomplex

Mar 18, 2015 State-owned State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has let a contract to Fluor Corp. to provide project management contractor services for its long-planned oil and gas processing and petroche...

Shell wraps steam cracker revamp at German integrated complex

Mar 17, 2015 Shell Chemicals Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, has completed upgrades to improve efficiency and boost production volumes at its Shell Deutschland Oil GMBH–operated petrochemicals plan...

USW, Shell reach tentative deal to end strike at US refineries

Mar 13, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell PLC and the United Steelworkers union (USW) have reached a tentative bargaining agreement over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards for union workers that could settle a...

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