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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.

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.

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

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.

Old Ocean, Tex., picked for PE plants

May 2, 2012

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP has selected a site at Old Ocean, Tex., near its Sweeny petrochemical complex for two new polyethylene plants with capacities of 1.1 billion lb/year each.

Aromatics plant due at Abu Dhabi site

May 1, 2012

Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. has let a contract to Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group covering production management consultancy services for an aromatics complex at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

Dow plans Texas ethylene plant based on shale gas

Apr 30, 2012

Dow Chemical Co. announced plans to build a 1.5-million tonne/year ethylene plant at its Texas operations in Freeport under a strategy reported a year ago of integrating US operations with feedstocks available from increasing production of natural gas from shales.

Dow plans Texas ethylene plant based on shale gas

Apr 19, 2012

Dow Chemical Co. announced plans to build a 1.5-million tonne/year ethylene plant at its Texas operations in Freeport under a strategy reported a year ago of integrating US operations with feedstocks available from increasing production of natural gas from shales.

SABIC taps Jacobs for olefins plant work

Apr 17, 2012

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the upgrade of its 670,000-tonne/year Olefins 4 plant in Geleen, Netherlands.

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