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CAP secures funds for Indonesian cracker expansion

Dec 10, 2013

Indonesia’s PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical (CAP) has obtained funding to complete a planned naphtha cracker expansion to increase ethylene production at its plant in Ciwandan, Cilegon, in Banten Province.

OxyChem-Mexichem JV lets ethylene plant contract

Dec 2, 2013

Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a 50-50 joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem, SAB. de CV (Mexichem), has awarded CB&I, Houston, a construction-related contract for an ethylene cracker on the site of an OxyChem plant at Ingleside, Tex.

Numaligarh commissions naphtha splitter

Nov 21, 2013

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL), a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., has commissioned a naphtha splitter unit at its 3 million tonne/year (tpy) refinery in the Golaghat district of Assam in far-northeastern India.

Chevron lets automation contract for Texas petchem project

Nov 20, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC has selected Yokogawa Electric Corp. as the main automation contractor for its petrochemical complex along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Ethane, polyurethane processing to grow in West Virginia

Nov 15, 2013

Brazil-based Odebrecht intends to explore the development of a petrochemical complex in Wood County, W.Va.

Chevron Phillips to increase olefin capacity

Nov 5, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has completed its study to expand normal alpha olefin capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Tex., and has received approval to proceed with detailed engineering, design, and procurement of long-lead equipment.

OxyChem-Mexichem JV plans ethylene plant

Nov 1, 2013

A joint venture of Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV will build a 1.2-billion-lb/year ethylene cracker on the site of an OxyChem plant at Ingleside, Tex.

Saudi firm lets study contract for petrochemicals project

Oct 24, 2013

Farabi Petrochemicals Co. has awarded a concept study and technology selection contract for the Jazan Petrochemicals Project in Saudi Arabia to a unit of Foster Wheeler AG’s global engineering and construction group.

Never stop learning

Oct 14, 2013

The best thing about working for Oil & Gas Journal is you never stop learning. A person can toil on the staff of OGJ for, oh, say going on 36 years and still learn something every day about the world's most interesting business.

Chevron Phillips board approves complex

Oct 4, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP let engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the main plants of the petrochemical complex in plans in Texas after receiving board approval for the project.

Satorp ships first products from Jubail refinery complex

Sep 26, 2013

Saudi Aramco Total Refinery & Petrochemicals Co. (Satorp) started shipments of refined products from its 400,000 b/d full-conversion refinery complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Satrop, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco 62.5% and Total SA 37.5%, reported earlier this year that the refinery was nearing completion. 

Lukoil unit resumes petrochemical operations at Ukrainian plant

Sep 17, 2013

A unit of OAO Lukoil has resumed operations at a petrochemical plant in Kalush, Ukraine, after a year of suspension.

Total to shut down Carling steam cracker

Sep 4, 2013

Total will shut down its Carling steam cracker in the Lorraine region of eastern France and use facilities there to produce hydrocarbon resins and polymers (OGJ Online, July 17, 2009).

US OLEFINS FIRST-HALF 2013: Ethylene production prospects clouded by first-half turnarounds

Sep 2, 2013

US ethylene producers in both first and second quarters 2013 improved on the results of second-half 2012 and maintained output above the historic mid-range of 145 million lb/day.

Sinopec ethylene plant comes on stream

Aug 21, 2013

Sinopec Wuhan Co. announced earlier this month that its 800,000-tonne/year ethylene project had produced its first batch of “qualified products,” marking the plant’s successful commissioning and start-up.

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