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Methanex mulls revamp of second New Zealand methanol train

Oct 12, 2010

Methanex New Zealand is likely to spend $50 million (NZ) in refurbishment and restart of the second train at its Motunui methanol complex near New Plymouth in the country’s North Island.

Methanol-to-olefins unit starts up in China

Sep 30, 2010

China Shenhua Coal to Liquid & Chemical Co. Ltd. has started up was is being called by the firm the “world’s first methanol-to-olefins unit to be operated on a commercial scale” in Baotou, China.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil issues new Ormen Lange condensate assay

Sep 6, 2010 Statoil, operator of Ormen Lange field, has updated the assay of Ormen Lange condensate.

Petronas to buy BP's Malaysian ethylene, PE assets

Sep 1, 2010

Petronas agreed to buy BP PLC’s Malaysian ethylene and polyethylene production for $363 million in a transaction expected to close by yearend, subject to certain conditions.

Coal-to-olefins unit starting up in China

Aug 13, 2010

China Shenhua Coal to Liquid & Chemical Co. Ltd. has started the gasification unit at a large coal-to-olefins demonstration project in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.

Ecopetrol taps Mustang for polymer study

Jul 13, 2010

State-owned Ecopetrol of Colombia has let a contract to Mustang for conceptual engineering and technology evaluation to optimize polymer production at a planned petrochemical complex.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Deepwater Agbami field produces light, low-sulfur crude

Jul 12, 2010 Agbami field off Nigeria—the country's largest deepwater producing field, according to Statoil—began producing oil in July 2008 and was to reach plateau production of 250,000 bo/d by late last year (OGJ Online, Aug. 1, 2008).

OGJ FOCUS — GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil publishes new Aasgard Blend assay

Jun 28, 2010 Statoil published a new simulated Aasgard Blend assay in March 2010 better to represent the quality of the current Asgard Blend production.

Chinese group plans Argentine ammonia plant

Jun 22, 2010

Tierra Del Fuego Power & Chemical Co. Ltd. let a contract to KBR for licensing and process design for a grassroots ammonia plant in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: New Statfjord assay reveals light, low-sulfur crude oil

Jun 14, 2010 Statfjord Blend 2010 crude is a light, low-sulfur North Sea oil is similar to Brent Blend, according to Statoil's web site, with a slightly lower sulfur content and less atmospheric residue.

Borouge lets Ruwais polymer unit contracts

Jun 9, 2010

Borouge, a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis, Vienna, has let three major contracts in the expansion of its petrochemicals complex at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

Shell unveils petrochemical complex in Singapore

May 7, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced the successful completion of the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) project in Singapore, underlining the firm’s aim of remaining a leading player in the region’s expanding petrochemicals market.

Mideast ethane cracker starts up

May 4, 2010

Qatar Petroleum has started up a new ethane cracker at its Ras Laffan industrial site. It will feed the new Qatofin polyethylene plant at Mesaieed started up in November 2009.

OGJ Focus: Commingling produces low-sulfur Sleipner condensate

Apr 26, 2010 Sleipner condensate is a low-sulfur North Sea condensate produced from commingling of Sleipner East, Sleipner West, and Sigyn fields.

Shell starts up ethylene cracker in Singapore

Apr 19, 2010

Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. has started up its new ethylene cracker in Singapore.

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