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Linde, Sabic say LAO technology commercial

Nov 25, 2009

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) and Linde Group say linear alpha olefins (LAO) technology they jointly developed is commercial (OGJ, Jan. 9, 2006, p. 48).

Fujian complex reaches full operation

Nov 11, 2009

The Fujian Integrating Refining and Ethylene Joint Venture Project in Quanzhou, China, has reached full operation, partners said Nov. 11.

Here's a quick means to determine MeOH injection to inhibit hydrates

Sep 14, 2009 This article proposes a set of reference charts developed by the authors for determining required methanol concentrations in the aqueous phase (rich solution) and total lean inhibitor's flow rate for a desired depression in hydrate formation temperature of a wet natural gas.

Mideast petrochemical complex doubles capacity

Aug 27, 2009

Expansion of the petrochemicals complex at Shaiba, Kuwait, about 25 miles south of Kuwait City, was completed earlier this summer, according to its engineering contractor Fluor Corp., Irving, Tex.

Special Report: Global ethylene productionrises 7 million tpy in 2008

Jul 27, 2009 Worldwide ethylene producers added more than 7 million tonnes/year of capacity in 2008, according to Oil & Gas Journal's latest ethylene survey.

Special Report: International survey of ethylene from steam crackers—2009

Jul 27, 2009

China approves Tianjin petrochemicals complex

Jul 20, 2009

Construction of the $3 bilion petrochemicals complex in Tianjin, China, owned by Sinopec and SABIC is slated for completion in September.

Start-up delayed for Kuwait styrene unit

Jul 8, 2009

Start-up of Kuwait Styrene Co.’s ethyl benzene styrene monomer unit in Kuwait has been delayed 4-8 weeks by a technical problem with an intermediate storage tank used in the production of styrene monomer.

OGJ Newsletter

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.

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