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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 connecting Oseberg A, B, and D platforms.

Vung Ro Petroleum lets contract for refinery project

Jan 21, 2014

Vung Ro Petroleum Ltd. (VRP) has let a services-related contract to Ineos for a 900,000-tonne/year polypropylene project at its grassroots refinery complex in Hoa Tam Commune in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.

Feedstock menu expands at Nova’s Corunna plant

Jan 16, 2014

Nova Chemicals Corp., Calgary, has started processing its first ethane supplies sourced from Marcellus shale at its Corunna, Ont., refinery and petrochemical complex.

Sasol commissions South African ethylene splitter

Jan 14, 2014

Sasol Ltd. has commissioned a 47,000-tonne/year ethylene purification unit at its polymers plant in Sasolburg, South Africa.

ExxonMobil wraps Singapore plant expansion

Jan 8, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. has completed and commissioned the multibillion dollar expansion of its chemical complex in Jurgong Island, Singapore.

LyondellBassel ethylene projects on schedule

Jan 2, 2014

LyondellBasell announced it is on schedule with projects to increase ethylene capacity at the US Gulf Coast.

Second fire within a year hits Louisiana complex

Dec 26, 2013

Axiall Corp.’s Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex is operating at reduced rates following a Dec. 20 fire that occurred in the vinyl chloride manufacturing area of the plant.

New ethylene cracker planned for Louisiana

Dec 20, 2013

Axiall Corp. said it has selected the state of Louisiana as the location for a possible ethylene cracker to be built alongside a related derivatives plant, company said in a Dec. 19 release.

 

CNOOC lets contract for ethylene plant

Dec 20, 2013

CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), has awarded Technip a contract to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design package for a grassroots 1 million tonne/year (tpy)-ethylene plant in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.

FEED contract let for Qatari petrochemical plant

Dec 16, 2013

Qatar Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (Qapco) has let a front-end engineering and design contract to Italy’s Tecnimont SPA for the Al Sejeel petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan.

Williams proceeding with Geismar olefins plant expansion

Dec 12, 2013

Williams Olefins LLC, a subsidiary of Williams Partners LP, said it intends to proceed with expansion plans at its Geismar olefins plant as the company continues to review the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s release of findings related to an investigation into a June explosion at the Geismar, La., site.

Pertamina, PTTGC advance petrochemical complex plans

Dec 10, 2013

PT Pertamina of Indonesia and Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical PCL (PTTGC) have signed a manufacturing joint venture-heads of agreement to pursue the final investment decision for a petrochemical complex in Indonesia slated for commercial operation by 2018.

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.

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