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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.

Chapman to succeed Pryor as ExxonMobil Chemical president

Nov 24, 2014 Neil A. Chapman is expected to assume the roles of president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice-president of ExxonMobil Corp. following the retirement of Stephen D. Pryor on Jan. 1, 2015. Chapman ...

Westlake Chemical lets EP contract for ethylene plant expansion

Nov 18, 2014

Westlake Chemical Corp., Houston, has let a contract to Technip for work related to the expansion of ethylene capacity at its Sulphur, La., plant near Lake Charles.

Fire hits Shell-Motiva Norco manufacturing complex

Nov 17, 2014

Damage assessment remains under way at the Shell Chemical LP-Motiva Enterprises LLC integrated refining and petrochemical complex at Norco, La., following a mid-November fire at the site.

CNPC, Rosneft advance Tianjin refining complex

Nov 10, 2014 China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and OAO Rosneft have endorsed the crude refining portion of a feasibility study for the construction of the long-planned Tianjin refinery project, which is to ...

Shell inks deal for US Appalachian petrochemical project location

Nov 7, 2014 Shell Chemical LP, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, is moving forward with plans to purchase land near Monaca, Pa., for a proposed petrochemical complex that would process ethane from natural...

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