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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.

BASF plans capacity expansion at Geismar petrochemicals plant

Jan 22, 2015

BASF Corp., the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, plans to boost production of 1, 4-butanediol (BDO) at its Geismar, La., petrochemicals plant by next year.

LyondellBasell expands roles of three senior executives

Jan 20, 2015

LyondellBasell has expanded the roles of senior executives Timothy D. Roberts, Patrick D. Quarles, and Kevin W. Brown.

Versalis plans cracker restart at Venice plant

Jan 16, 2015 Versalis SPA, the wholly owned chemicals subsidiary of Eni SPA, is planning to temporarily restart the 490,000-tonne/year ethylene steam cracker at its Porto Marghera petrochemicals plant in Venice...

Braskem expands specialty polyethylene production in Brazil

Jan 15, 2015 Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has completed a project to expand production capacity of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) at its Camacari petrochemical plant in Camacari Industrial Complex, B...

Petrobras loads first naphtha shipment from Abreu e Lima refinery

Jan 15, 2015 Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has started sales of petrochemical naphtha produced at its recently commissioned 115,000-b/d Abreu e Lima refinery (Rnest) at the port of Suape, near Recife, the ...

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Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in ...
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US LNG Exports, the third in a trilogy of webcasts focusing on the broad topic of US Hydrocarbon Exports. A discussion of the problems and potentia...
Nov 14, 2014

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