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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.

International survey of ethylene from steam crackers

Jul 2, 2012

ExxonMobil plans expansion at Baytown petrochemical complex

Jun 5, 2012

ExxonMobil Corp. reported plans for a major expansion at its Baytown, Tex., refining and petrochemical complex just east of Houston.

Frac-fluid recipes threaten to become pressure points in benzene litigation

Jun 4, 2012

New requirements for disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing create a very real danger that frac-fluid recipes could become a major issue in personal injury lawsuits, particularly litigation alleging disease from benzene exposure.

GAIL selects Axens technology for petchem plant

May 29, 2012

GAIL (India) Ltd. will build a new ethylene dimerization unit at Pata, using Axens’ AlphaButol technology. The unit will have production capacity of 20,000 tonnes/year of high purity 1-butene.

Paraxylene plant nears completion in Algeria

May 24, 2012

Naftec SPA, a unit of Sonatrach, is nearing mechanical completion on a paraxylene production plant in Skikda, Algeria, according to technology licensor GTC Technology, Houston.

Old Ocean, Tex., picked for PE plants

May 2, 2012

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has selected a site at Old Ocean, Tex., near its Sweeny petrochemical complex for two new polyethylene plants with capacities of 1.1 billion lb/year each.

Aromatics plant due at Abu Dhabi site

May 1, 2012

Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. has let a contract to Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group covering production management consultancy services for an aromatics complex at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

Dow plans Texas ethylene plant based on shale gas

Apr 30, 2012

Dow Chemical Co. announced plans to build a 1.5-million tonne/year ethylene plant at its Texas operations in Freeport under a strategy reported a year ago of integrating US operations with feedstocks available from increasing production of natural gas from shales.

Dow plans Texas ethylene plant based on shale gas

Apr 19, 2012

Dow Chemical Co. announced plans to build a 1.5-million tonne/year ethylene plant at its Texas operations in Freeport under a strategy reported a year ago of integrating US operations with feedstocks available from increasing production of natural gas from shales.

SABIC taps Jacobs for olefins plant work

Apr 17, 2012

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the upgrade of its 670,000-tonne/year Olefins 4 plant in Geleen, Netherlands.

INEOS taps KBR for Alvin ethylene furnace

Apr 10, 2012

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA has let a contract to KBR for a new ethylene furnace at its 3.86 billion lb/year ethylene plant at Alvin, Tex.

Williams lets contract for Geismar expansion

Apr 10, 2012

Williams Olefins LLC has let a contract to CB&I for services related to expansion of its Geismar, La., petrochemical plant (OGJ Online, Jan. 4, 2012).

Chevron Phillips to build 1-hexene plant

Apr 2, 2012

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP will build the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, Tex., using proprietary technology.

Grassroots refinery commissioned in India

Mar 29, 2012

HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL) has commissioned its 180,000-b/d, zero-bottoms Guru Gobind Singh Refinery near Bathinda in the northern Indian state of Punjab.

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