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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.

US OLEFINS—SECOND-HALF 2008: Hurricanes, economic turmoil push olefins production lower

Feb 2, 2009 The combination of two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and a decline in global economic activity caused demand and production of olefins in the US to fall sharply in fourth-quarter 2008.

Petrobras to present 5-year strategic plan to investors

Jan 26, 2009 Brazil’s Petroleo Brasilerio SA (Petrobras), pending approval of its board, will present its latest 5-year strategic plan to investors and analysts on Jan. 26, the company said.

Total expands styrene capacity in France

Jan 22, 2009 Total Petrochemicals has begun operations at its upgraded styrene unit in Gonfreville-l'Orcher, near Le Havre, France, making it one of the largest in Europe.

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