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Global ethylene capacity poised for major expansion

Jul 1, 2013

Global ethylene capacity grew in 2012 at about the same pace as in 2011, and in both years capacity grew more slowly than the prior 3 years, according to the latest Oil & Gas Journal's survey of the industry.

International Survey of Ethylene From Steam Crackers — 2013

Jul 1, 2013

Williams identifies Geismar blast origin

Jun 25, 2013

Williams Partners LP said the June 13 explosion that killed two workers at its Geismar, La., olefins plant originated in the area of the propylene fractionator (OGJ Online, June 13, 2013).

Explosion rocks Williams’ Geismar, La., olefins plant

Jun 13, 2013

Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, reported an explosion occurred within its Geismar, La., olefins plant in Louisiana at 8:37 a.m. CST June 13.

Williams lets contract for Texas Gulf Coast olefins, NGL pipeline

Jun 11, 2013

Williams, Tulsa, has let a contract to Wood Group Mustang for the survey, engineering, design, and program management of its Purity Pipeline projects, encompassing the conversion and construction of more than 300 miles of NGL and olefins pipelines along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Pertamina, PTT sign polymer-marketing deal

Jun 7, 2013

PT Pertamina (Persoro) of Indonesia has signed a polymer-purchase agreement with a unit of PTT Global Chemical of Thailand in anticipation of the joint development of a petrochemical plant in Indonesia.

PROCESS SAFETY—2 (Conclusion): Examples illustrate ISD concepts, common issues

Jun 3, 2013

The first article in this two-part series (OGJ, May 6, 2013, p. 94) presented four process safety examples of possible inadequate overpressure protection design in amine natural gas sweetening, glycol dehydration, and molecular sieve dehydration.

New Singapore cracker producing ethylene

May 30, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. has started producing ethylene from the second steam cracker at its Singapore chemical complex (OGJ Online, Dec. 28, 2012).

ACC details US chemical rebound from abundant, affordable gas

May 20, 2013

Abundant, affordable US natural gas supplies resulted in 97 announced chemical and plastics projects totaling $71.7 billion in potential new investment, the American Chemical Council said in a recent report.

PROCESS SAFETY—1: Gas conditioning failures show need for design scrutiny

May 6, 2013

Review of certain oil and gas operations offers lessons on process safety to designers of gas conditioning.

Yasref awards Yanbu refinery, petchem contract

Apr 11, 2013

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. Ltd. (Yasref) has awarded a 2-year engineering services to SNC-Lavilin Fayez Engineering for the refinery and petrochemical plant under construction at Yanbu on the Red Sea. The company is a Saudi Arabia-registered subsidiary of SNC-Lavilin, Montreal.

ONGC signs MOU for urea plant in Tripura

Apr 11, 2013

Oil & Natural Gas Corp. of India has signed a memorandum of understanding to enter the urea fertilizer business in a move that would boost development of natural gas it has discovered over the past 2 decades in Tripura.

Egyptian derivatives plant to get wastewater treatment plant

Mar 27, 2013

Egyptian Ethylene & Derivatives Co. (Ethydco), Cairo, has let a contract for water treatment at its petroleum derivatives plant in Alexandria to Aquatech, Canonsburg, Pa.

HPCL, Rajasthan sign MOU for refinery

Mar 14, 2013

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. and the government of the Indian state of Rajasthan have signed a memorandum of understanding envisioning a refinery and petrochemical complex at Barmer, near oil fields producing and under development by Cairn India Ltd.

EPP plans Gulf Coast ethane system

Mar 13, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) said shipper commitments support development of a 270-mile pipeline header system for delivery of ethane to US Gulf Coast petrochemical plants from the company’s storage complex at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

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