More Petrochemicals Refining News

Special Report: Asia petchem expansions to 2015 increase demand for naphtha

Dec 15, 2008 A wave of ethylene investment will take place in Asia during 2009-11 with distinct peaks in early and late 2009.

Petrobras gets loan for Revap refinery upgrades

Dec 14, 2008 Brazil's Petrobras has borrowed ¥750 billion from a consortium of Japanese banks to finance its investments in the 226,000-b/d Henrique Lage (Revap) refinery.

Thailand to have LNG terminal operational in 2011

Dec 12, 2008 Thailand is on track to complete its 5 million tonne/year LNG terminal at Rayong by 2011, according to a senior official from state-owned oil firm PTT Public Co. Ltd.

India's LNG market softening due to supply shortages

Dec 12, 2008 India's Petronet LNG has advised the government not to rely on LNG to meet India's energy requirements in the short and medium term because of supply uncertainties.

NPRA sees flaws in regulating greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act

Dec 12, 2008 Attempts to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act would have numerous potentially harmful consequences, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association told the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Technostar, Telloil delay refinery construction

Dec 11, 2008 Technostar Management and its partner Telloil have postponed the construction of a $1.7 billion refinery in central Vietnam due to slow site clearance, according to state media.

MARKET WATCH: Oil futures price falls to $42.07/bbl

Dec 10, 2008 Crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange slipped to just above $42/bbl on Dec. 10 on the release of a short-term outlook by the US Energy Information Administration.


Dec 8, 2008

Happy accidents

Dec 8, 2008 Thanks to “a guy working on hydraulic pressure in Italian Renaissance water gardens, we have the combustion engine,” said James Burke in his book “Connections.

Study compares C2-recovery for conventional turboexpander, GSP

Dec 8, 2008 Among the various ethane-recovery processes, the turboexpander process is the most widely used.

China seeks oil security through fleet expansion

Dec 8, 2008 China’s push for energy security has prompted a program for building 70 additional very large crude carrier (VLCC) tankers.

NPRA sees flaws in regulating GHGs under Clean Air Act

Dec 4, 2008 Attempts to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act would have numerous potentially harmful consequences, NPRA told the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Flint Hills promotes key operations staff

Dec 3, 2008 Flint Hills Resources has made several appointments at the company's Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery.

MARKET WATCH: Crude price at new lows on NY market

Dec 3, 2008 Energy prices continued to drop Dec. 2 with oil closing at a new low on the New York market, pulled down by a declining world economy and fears of reduced energy demand in the coming year.

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