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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.

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.

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Oct 14, 2013

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