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  1. Qatar opens $695 million petrochemical plant

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    Thu, 21 Jun 2001

  2. Saudi firm lets contract for new petrochemical plant project

    Gulf Farabi Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. has named a Foster Wheeler Ltd. subsidiary as project manager to oversee development of a $250 million petrochemical plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

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    Mon, 6 May 2002

  3. Chevron Phillips, Qatar Petroleum to build petrochemical plant

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Qatar Petroleum plan to build a petrochemical plant at Ras Laffan in Qatar, said the two companies. The project involves a 1.2 million tonne/year ethylene cracker, a 750,000 tonne/year polyethylene plant, and associated utilities and offsite facilities.

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    Mon, 25 Jun 2001

  4. LEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT—7: Knowledge management and computational learning for lean energy management

    Most "energy factories," such as refineries and petrochemical plants , nuclear and electric power generation facilities, and electricity transmission and distribution systems have processes that are centrally controlled by...

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    Mon, 22 Nov 2004

  5. PROCESSING PLANTS FACE OSHA SURPRISE VISITS

    A rash of refinery and petrochemical plant accidents has spurred the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to begin surprise safety inspections at 26 big U.S. processing plants. OSHA inspectors last week began verifying adequacy of safety precautions in plants in 1 0 states with high ...

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    Mon, 3 Sep 1990

  6. ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADJUST TO DOWNSIZED PROCESS SECTOR

    Despite downsizing of the petroleum industry's processing sector, engineering and construction (E&C) contractors have moved into an upswing, especially in petrochemicals. Contractors' worldwide backlogs are increasing, and grassroots construction of refineries and petrochemical plants is common in ...

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    Mon, 27 Mar 1995

  7. NPRA MAINTENANCE Q & A REFINERS FOCUS ON MAINTENANCE INSPECTION AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

    Effective maintenance procedures are vital to the safe, efficient operation of processing plants. Maintenance engineers and supervisors from refinery and petrochemical plants around the world met last May to discuss the latest practices and technology in maintenance engineering. A major portion of ...

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    Mon, 26 Oct 1992

  8. MARKET ECONOMY PUSH THROWS PETROLEUM PROFITS OUT OF BALANCE

    Efforts by the Commonwealth of Independent States to move toward a market economy have greatly increased profits for some sectors of the nation's petroleum industry while leaving others deeply in debt. Refineries and petrochemical plants have reaped especially large benefits from price hikes that ...

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    Mon, 15 Jun 1992

  9. NPRA MAINTENANCE Q&A-1 ROTARY MACHINERY MAINTENANCE IS KEY PROCESS PLANT ACTIVITY

    Keeping rotating machinery, such as compressors, pumps, turbines, and blowers, in top operating condition is a key activity that helps maintain efficient process operations in refineries and petrochemical plants . At the most recent National Petroleum Refiners Association annual Refinery and ...

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    Mon, 17 Dec 1990

  10. REFINERS FOCUS ON MODERN MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES

    Effective maintenance techniques and modern maintenance technology are critical elements of the safe and efficient operation of refineries and petrochemical plants . The importance of effective maintenance is highlighted each year at the National Petroleum Refiners Association annual refinery and ...

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    Mon, 1 Jan 1990

  11. BP slates world-scale expansions at its Grangemouth complex

    Work is shown under way at Grangemouth petrochemical plant in January to expand capacity of the KG ethylene cracker, one of two at the site. Here, a furnace is being upgraded to help raise the cracker's capacity to 450,000 tons/year from 350,000 tons/year. Photo courtesy of BP. Shown is BP ...

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    Mon, 18 Aug 1997

  12. Mexico petchem privatization finally at hand?

    Mexico may finally be about to get off high center on privatization of its secondary (intermediate) petrochemicals sector. Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos last week disclosed terms of the sale of a 49% stake in its petrochemical plant at Morelos, the first of seven plants in which it ...

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    Mon, 21 Sep 1998

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