Posts Tagged ‘expansion’

Saudi Aramco and Sabic lead Middle-East downstream projects

$8.9 billion petrochemical projects awarded on H1-2012 Middle-East countries and especially Saudi Arabia have been extremely active on the Downstream sector during the first half 2012 in awarding $8.9 billion worth of petrochemical projects. Compared with last year this amount of capital expenditure represents 88% increase as only $1 billion […]

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Ineos Technologies for Rosneft’s VNHK Nakhodka project

Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya moves on Nakhodka petrochemical complex project ZAO Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya (VNHK) is fully owned  OJSC NK ROSNEFT (Rosneft) company created in 2011 to develop a petrochemical complex in Primorsky region, near Pervostroiteley settlement of Nakhodkinsky urban district. Nakhodka is located in the Vladivostok region, in the East of the Russian […]

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Sibur awards FEED contracts for ZapSibNeftekhim olefin in Tobolsk

Sibur kicks off Russian largest petrochemical complex If Russia is among the biggest producer and exporter of oil and gas, Russia is also a net importer of petrochemical products. In the same way as Russia has multiplied strategic alliances with western companies, such as ExxonMobil, Statoil, ENI, Total to boost its […]

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BASF increases Chemicals capacity in Europe

BASF to build butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp The butadiene is a monomer and used as an important chemical intermediate to produce elastomers and thermo­plastics, such as synthetic rubbers, latex, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer and polyamide. The tire industry is the main consumers of butadiene. Other applications for butadiene include paper chemicals […]

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Kemya awards $3.4 billion Al-Jubail Elastomer project

ExxonMobil and Sabic to build a world scale synthetic rubber greenfield plant in Middle-East  Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) is a 50/50 joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Exxon Chemical Arabia Inc., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. The two companies have collaborated closely since the joint venture […]

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Carlyle and Sunoco to revive Philadelphia refinery

Philadelphia Refinery to rely on Marcellus shale gas Last year Sunoco Inc (Sunoco) had  announced to close the Philadelphia refinery in Pennsylvania, USA, on summer 2012 if no buyer could be found in the meantime. But the development of the shale gas in USA much faster than expected and in […]

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Mild Hydrocracking

Definition Mild Hydrocracking or MHC is referring to the refining process designed to performs a partial hydrocracking only. In the mild hydrocracking only about 20-60% at ~ 50-85 bar of the feedstock crude oil is cracked. Comments The objective of the Mild Hydrocracking process is to convert 20-60% of the vacuum […]

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Air Products acquires South American Leader Indura

Air Products to purchase 67% of Indura for $884 million Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, Indura S.A. is the largest independent industrial gas company in South America. In buying 67% majority stake in Indura, Air Products gets access to twelve countries within the second most dynamic region in term of GDP, […]

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Enterprise to build world’s scale PDH & PGP units in Texas

Enterprise to leverage its midstream Market Leadership with booming downstream in USA Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) is planning to build one of the world’s largest Propane DeHydrogenation (PDH) unit and Polymer Grade Propylene (PGP) unit in Texas, USA. These PDH and PGP projects are directly related to profitable development of […]

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Bapco ready to move on the $6 billion Refinery expansion

Sitra Refinery expansion preliminary studies completed  After multiple scenarios for revamping and expansion, the Minister of Energy in Bahrain, Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, has announced the completion of the preliminary studies to modernize the Sitra refinery. The plan of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) aims to increase energy efficiency and […]

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