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Chinese petrochem firm picks UOP processes

Sep 12, 2012

Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. has selected technologies of UOP LLC for production of isobutylene and normal butane in Heilongjiang Province, China.

Egyptian company to build Iowa fertilizer plant

Sep 7, 2012

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) of Cairo plans to build a fertilizer plant in southeastern Iowa for wholly owned subsidiary Iowa Fertilizer Co. Construction is expected to be completed during 2015. The plant will cost an estimated $1.4 billion.

Contract awarded for MEG plant in Qatar

Sep 5, 2012

Shell Global Solutions International BV has let a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group to develop the basic engineering package for a monoethylene glycol plant at Ras Laffan, Qatar (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2010).

US OLEFINS: FIRST-HALF 2012—Heavy turnaround activity pushed ethylene production to 3-year low

Sep 3, 2012

Microeconomic factors (downtime for turnarounds and trends in production costs from heavy feeds, for example) rather than macroeconomic trends during first-half 2012 were more important influences on short-term trends in US ethylene production and profitability, as was the case during second-half 2011.

AFPM Q&A—2: Annual conference highlights FCC problems, solutions

Sep 3, 2012

Fluid catalytic cracking was the focus of extensive questions and discussion at the 2011 American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers's Q&A and Technology Forum, Oct. 9-12, San Antonio.

Petrobras plans gas-based petrochem complex

Aug 23, 2012

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) let a contract to a unit of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering & Construction Group for work on a large, grassroots petrochemical complex in southeastern Brazil.

Methanex aids Magallanes gas exploration in Chile

Aug 15, 2012

Methanex Corp., Vancouver, BC, said it has a primary goal to progressively increase methanol production in Chile with natural gas from suppliers in southern Chile as its Argentina gas supply declines.

Petronas lets contract for RAPID project

Jul 13, 2012

State-owned Petronas awarded a contract to CB&I for the license and engineering design work for five petrochemicals units.

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

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil updates Grane crude oil assay

Jul 2, 2012

Statoil conducted a commercial assay of Grane crude oil from a sample taken Mar. 18, 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.

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