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Chevron Phillips board approves complex

Oct 4, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP let engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the main plants of the petrochemical complex in plans in Texas after receiving board approval for the project.

Satorp ships first products from Jubail refinery complex

Sep 26, 2013

Saudi Aramco Total Refinery & Petrochemicals Co. (Satorp) started shipments of refined products from its 400,000 b/d full-conversion refinery complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Satrop, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco 62.5% and Total SA 37.5%, reported earlier this year that the refinery was nearing completion. 

Lukoil unit resumes petrochemical operations at Ukrainian plant

Sep 17, 2013

A unit of OAO Lukoil has resumed operations at a petrochemical plant in Kalush, Ukraine, after a year of suspension.

Total to shut down Carling steam cracker

Sep 4, 2013

Total will shut down its Carling steam cracker in the Lorraine region of eastern France and use facilities there to produce hydrocarbon resins and polymers (OGJ Online, July 17, 2009).

US OLEFINS FIRST-HALF 2013: Ethylene production prospects clouded by first-half turnarounds

Sep 2, 2013

US ethylene producers in both first and second quarters 2013 improved on the results of second-half 2012 and maintained output above the historic mid-range of 145 million lb/day.

Sinopec ethylene plant comes on stream

Aug 21, 2013

Sinopec Wuhan Co. announced earlier this month that its 800,000-tonne/year ethylene project had produced its first batch of “qualified products,” marking the plant’s successful commissioning and start-up.

Chevron Phillips Chemical gets air permits

Aug 14, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has received air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the ethylene and polyethylene projects it plans in Texas (OGJ Online, May 2, 2012).

Repairs on track at Williams’ Geismar olefins plant

Aug 6, 2013

Williams Olefins LLC, a subsidiary of Williams Partners LP, plans to restart its Geismar Olefins plant in April 2014, after repairs following an explosion earlier this summer (OGJ Online, June 13, 2013), according to recent company announcement.

Enterprise lets contract for Mont Belvieu PDH unit

Aug 6, 2013

Enterprise Products Operation LLC, Houston, has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for its planed propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Mont Belvieu, Tex., to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering & Construction Group. No contract value was disclosed.

Lukoil opens bidding for North Caspian gas pipeline

Jul 22, 2013

OAO Lukoil is accepting bids for construction of its North Caspian-region Artesian-OOO Stavrolen natural gas pipeline. The 263.3-km, 28-in. OD pipeline will carry 8 billion cu m/year. Lukoil expects it to enter service May 2015.

Shell settles federal air pollution charges from Deer Park plant

Jul 11, 2013

Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships agreed to spend at least $115 million to resolve federal air pollution charges stemming from flaring and other activities at its Deer Park, Tex., refinery and chemical plant near Houston, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced.

Contract awards move Qatari petrochemical plant ahead

Jul 10, 2013

Qatar Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (Qapco) has awarded another contract in the project to build the Al Sejeel petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan. Bechtel, Houston, will provide project management starting with front-end engineering and design, Bechtel reported.

Global ethylene capacity poised for major expansion

Jul 1, 2013

Global ethylene capacity grew in 2012 at about the same pace as in 2011, and in both years capacity grew more slowly than the prior 3 years, according to the latest Oil & Gas Journal's survey of the industry.

International Survey of Ethylene From Steam Crackers — 2013

Jul 1, 2013

Williams identifies Geismar blast origin

Jun 25, 2013

Williams Partners LP said the June 13 explosion that killed two workers at its Geismar, La., olefins plant originated in the area of the propylene fractionator (OGJ Online, June 13, 2013).

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