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BASF and the University of Heidelberg will jointly continue operating their Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) for a further three years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Saudi Aramco is to set to take a 20% stake in Reliance Industries' refining and petrochemical businesses. Read more

M&A/Investment

Linde announced today it has started up a new gas production facility supplying methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide to Evonik Industries' second world-scale methionine complex on Jurong Island in Singapore. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The sustained downturn in margins will finally begin taking its toll as some producers run out of money and begin a host of austerity measures to weather the storm. Read more

Commodities

Chinese oil refiners want changes to tax laws on the consumption and sale of fuel oil in order to start producing low-sulphur marine fuel when new global clean fuel rules start in 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Honeywell announced today that Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has awarded reconfiguration of refining and petrochemicals sections of its Al-Zour refinery to Honeywell UOP. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Nouryon has doubled production capacity for dicumyl peroxide (DCP) at its site in Ningbo, China after completing a major expansion project. Read more

Downstream

Construction of the new plant will begin in summer 2019, with operations planned to start in September 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Most U.S. refiners whose plants are in the path of Tropical Storm Barry took steps on Friday to keep them running, even as forecasters warned that the second named storm of the season could become a hurricane just before landfall. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

McDermott International, Inc. today announced the recent successful startup of the world's largest catalytic dehydrogenation plant Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. crude oil production and lease condensate reached another milestone in April 2019, totaling 12.2 million barrels per day. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

While retaining 106 existing jobs, the project will create five new direct jobs with an average salary of $60,000, plus benefits. Read more

Downstream

Philadelphia Energy Solutions

REUTERS

Philadelphia Energy Solutions will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Terms of the deal require Shell to pay about $70 million for turnaround costs anticipated in the first quarter of 2020, and about $40 million in compensation for downtime, if the deal does not close by the first quarter of 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A recent push for more investment in chemical recycling in the U.S. would allow recycled material to return to the value chain at the same level from which it started. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

INEOS will also build a 400,000 tonne LinearAlphaOlefin (LAO) plant and associated world-scale PolyAlphaOlefin (PAO). These units will be the most energy efficient in the world when they begin production in 2025. Read more

Downstream

Refinery

Trong Nguyen

U.S. production of hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs) reached 5 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018, an increase of more than 0.5 million b/d (13%) over 2017 levels. HGLs accounted for over a quarter of total U.S. petroleum products output in 2018. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

LyondellBasell said it ended talks with Odebrecht SA “after careful consideration” but did not elaborate further. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The new portfolio of Ingersoll Rand® ATEX-certified impact wrenches and drills includes seven heavy-duty pneumatic tools for use in hazardous atmospheres. Read more

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