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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.

EPA proposes uniform refining, petchem emissions standards

Mar 26, 2012

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed national uniform emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants at refineries and petrochemical plants’ storage vessel and transfer operations, equipment leaks, or control devices.

Shell eyes Marcellus petrochemical site

Mar 15, 2012

Shell Chemical LP is studying land near Monaca, Penn., for the petrochemical complex it is considering to use ethane from natural gas produced from the Marcellus shale (OGJ Online, June 6, 2011).

Total, KPC eye group for Zhanjiang complex

Mar 13, 2012

Total SA has signed a memorandum of understanding with two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. to participate in a refining and petrochemical complex planned in Zhanjiang, China, in partnership with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec; OGJ Online, Aug. 11, 2009).

Petronas lets Johor complex FEED contract

Mar 13, 2012

State-owned Petronas has let a front-end engineering design contract to Technip for its proposed refinery and petrochemical project at Pengerang in Johor, Malaysia (OGJ Online, May 13, 2011).

AFPM: Refiners must speak with clearer, unified voice

Mar 12, 2012

The refining and petrochemical industries benefit the US, and their representatives must rebuke misleading criticisms from politicians so that the general public hears the facts, leaders of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) said Mar. 12 during an opening session of the AFPM annual meeting in San Diego.

US OLEFINS — SECOND-HALF 2011: US olefin production growth continues but more slowly

Mar 5, 2012

Although pundits and politicians repeatedly tell us US economic growth slowed in third and fourth quarters 2011, gross domestic product statistics from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis contradict these opinions.

Methanex to move methanol plant to Geismar

Feb 7, 2012

Methanex Corp. has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to provide engineering services in the possible relocation of a methanol plant from Chile to Geismar, La.

ExxonMobil to sell Japan unit for $3.9 billion

Jan 30, 2012

ExxonMobil Corp. and TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK have entered into an agreement valued at $3.9 billion that will result in the restructuring of ExxonMobil’s holdings in Japan.

Samsung Total expanding Daesan complex

Jan 27, 2012

Samsung Total Petrochemicals is building aromatics and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer units at its Daesan petrochemical complex in Chungnam Province, South Korea.

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