Posts Tagged ‘Butadiene’

Shell made FID on Singapore SEPC expansion project

Shell to boost Pulau Bukom ethylene cracker by 20% On November 2012, Shell made the final investment decision (FID) for the debottlenecking of its petrochemical complex in Pulau Bukom, in Bukom Island, Singapore. Identified as Shell Eastern Petrochemical Complex (SEPC) project, Shell started up this petrochemical complex in March 2010. Because of the increasing demand […]

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State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) in brief

Producing oil and gas for the world Established in 1992 from the Azerineft State Concern and Azerneftkimya Production Association, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) received the mandate as national oil company to :  – Improve the management structure of the oil and gas industry  – Develop […]

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Egypt to revive its refining and petrochemicals projects

BP and Shell explore successfully Nile Delta and Western Desert to secure oil and gas supply Then major international oil companies such as BP and Shell decided to extend their exploration and production programs in Egypt in order to secure a long term and sustainable supply in oil and gas […]

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Total to invest $1.5 billion in Antwerp refinery and petrochemical complex

Total to convert Antwerp naphtha cracker to ethane Total announced during investor day, that he will spend $1.5 billion capital expenditure to adapt its Antwerp refinery and petrochemical complex to the market conditions. With a capacity of 350,000 b/d, Antwerp is the second largest refinery in Europe and the largest […]

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BASF and Total merge Port Arthur operations into BASF Total Petrochemicals

BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP and Sabina Petrochemicals to merge into one joint venture The global chemical leader BASF SE, from Germany, and the international oil company Total SA, from France, have decided to merge the assets of the two joint ventures they have in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, to create […]

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Acrylic Acid

Definition Acrylic acid is an unsaturated carboxylic acid extracted from propylene Acryclic acid is a colorless pungent and corrosive liquid in polymerized form. The formal name for acrylic acid is propenoic acid. Acrylic acid is miscible with water, alcohols and esters. Comments Acrylic acid is produced from propylene as an ethylene […]

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Invista and LanzaTech to produce Butadiene from Carbon Monoxide

Bio-technologies to convert GHG into low carbon fuels The nylon world leader, Invista from Wishita, Kansas, USA, and the bio-technology specialist LanzaTech signed a joint development agreement to convert carbon monoxide waste into butadiene and other chemical feedstocks. The producer of “Lycra” and other famous “Coolmax” fibers, Invista is developing […]

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QP and QAPCO move on $5.5 billion Ras Laffan Petrochemicals

Qatar to invest $25 billion in petrochemicals until 2020 In February 2012, Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Petrochemicals Corporation (Qapco) had signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) to add a $5.5 billion petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. In this project QP and Qapco will share interests according to:  – Qatar Petroleum 80% […]

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Japan chemical industry gears up on bio-plastics

Sojitz, SDK and Toray multiply strategic initiatives While the biggest oil and gas producing countries in Middle-East, Russia and North America are expanding their petrochemical industry downstream towards high added value hydrocarbon products, Japan seems to investigate another route through chemical local companies building up Market Leadership on bio-plastics. The […]

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NKNK and CB&I signed FEED for Tatarstan olefins complex

Nizhnekamskneftekhim awards basic to CB&I Lummus OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) selected CB&I Lummus (CB&I) to perform front end engineering and design (FEED) of a new olefins complex in Russia. This new petrochemical complex will be located in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Earlier, on April, 2012, NKNK and CB&I had signed […]

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