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Jul 6, 2009

Borouge to expand Abu Dhabi olefins complex

Jul 2, 2009

Borouge, a joint venture of Borealis AS of Vienna and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., plans to make its already expanding ethane-cracking complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest.

Aramco, Sumitomo Chemical select JGC for Rabigh II study

Jun 24, 2009

Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., following their earlier memorandum of understanding, have selected JGC Corp. as the project management services contractor to conduct a planned feasibility study for the development of the Rabigh Phase II Project.

CPA cites BP for alleged benzene violations at Indiana refinery

Jun 3, 2009 The US Environmental Protection Agency has cited BP Products North America Inc. on June 2 for allegedly violating federal air pollution regulations at its Whiting, Ind., refinery over a 5-year period.

China plans host of domestic petrochemical plants

May 25, 2009 China, concerned over forecasts of increased competition from Middle Eastern petrochemicals suppliers, reported plans to construct a host of domestic petrochemical plants.

China plans host of domestic petrochemical plants

May 19, 2009 China, concerned over forecasts of increased competition from Middle Eastern petrochemicals suppliers, reported plans to construct a host of domestic petrochemical plants.

Sumitomo Chemical bets big on Saudi petrochemical complex

Mar 23, 2009 The petrochemical complex Sumitomo Chemical is building in Saudi Arabia is the Japanese firm's biggest project in a quarter century.

US OLEFINS—SECOND-HALF 2008: Hurricanes, economic turmoil push olefins production lower

Feb 2, 2009 The combination of two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and a decline in global economic activity caused demand and production of olefins in the US to fall sharply in fourth-quarter 2008.

Petrobras to present 5-year strategic plan to investors

Jan 26, 2009 Brazil’s Petroleo Brasilerio SA (Petrobras), pending approval of its board, will present its latest 5-year strategic plan to investors and analysts on Jan. 26, the company said.

Total expands styrene capacity in France

Jan 22, 2009 Total Petrochemicals has begun operations at its upgraded styrene unit in Gonfreville-l'Orcher, near Le Havre, France, making it one of the largest in Europe.

Petrobras to present 5-year strategic plan

Jan 22, 2009 Brazil's Petroleo Brasilerio SA (Petrobras), pending approval of its board, will present its latest 5-year strategic plan to investors and analysts on Jan. 26, the company said.

Pertamina wins loan to expand Balongan refinery

Jan 12, 2009 A consortium of banks has committed to provide Indonesia's Pertamina with $225 million financing, enabling it to build a polypropylene unit at its 125,000 b/d refinery in Balongan, West Java.

A better focus

Jan 12, 2009 It’s sad that the oil industry is still approaching the new government with a focus on producing more barrels per day.

Axens secures petrochemical deal in Kazakhastan

Jan 6, 2009 JSC KazMunaiGaz will use Axens' ParamaX technology for its proposed petrochemical complex, which it will integrate into the 104,500 b/cd Kazakhoil refinery at Atyrau in Kazakhstan.

OPaL lets EPC contract for petrochemical plant

Jan 2, 2009 ONGC Petro addition Ltd. (OPaL), which is planning a major petrochemicals complex in India's special economic zone at Dahej, Gujarat, has awarded a $1.43 billion contract to a consortium of Samsung Engineering Ltd. of Seoul and Linde AG of Germany for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of a naphtha and gas dual-feed ethylene cracker and associated units at the complex.

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