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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

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.

Unipetrol: Litvinov ethylene plant restart likely to take months

Aug 26, 2015 Unipetrol AS will not have a definite timeframe for restarting production at its Chempark Zaluzi petrochemical complex in Litvinov, Czech Republic, until it completes an investigation into the mid-...

Fire hits Shell’s integrated processing operations in Singapore

Aug 21, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell PLC has extinguished a fire that occurred at one of the units at the company’s Pulau Bukom manufacturing site on Bukom Island, Singapore, which includes a 500,000-b/d refinery, 1 ...

LyondellBasell to shed Argentinian petrochemical assets

Aug 18, 2015 LyondellBasell, Houston, has reached an agreement for the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Petroken Petroquimica Ensenada SA (Petroken), which operates a 180,000-tonne/year polypropylene (PP) pl...

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