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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

New Products & Services

Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process

Marcus Schwetasch

With the help of BASF’s OASE® gas treatment technology, no carbon dioxide should be emitted during the entire production process Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

In early May, the California retail gasoline price averaged $4.01 per gallon (gal), surpassing the $4/gal mark for the first time since 2014. By comparison, the U.S. retail gasoline price averaged $2.90/gal. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A recent American Petroleum Institute (API) statistical report showed the U.S set a new record for oil production at 12.1 million barrels a day in February. Read more

Regulations

ExxonMobil said today it has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales Read more

Downstream

Chevron Phillips Chemical studying potential expansion of 1-Hexene, U.S. refinery runs hit record highs, NETL creates building blocks for $200 billion-per-year chemical industry, New regulations boost Gulf Coast refinery demand for hydrogen Read more

Downstream

Regenyx will utilize Agilyx’s chemical recycling process to convert used polystyrene products back to their original liquid form, styrene monomer. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Wood has secured a new contract with SABIC to deliver the engineering design for a world-class petrochemical research centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read more

Downstream

Valero Energy Corp. plans to run its 14 refineries up to 93 percent of their combined capacity of 3.1 million barrels-per-day (bpd) in the second quarter of 2019. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Dow announced plans to expand its alkoxylation capacity at its existing facility in Tarragona, Spain directly benefiting the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Wood has been awarded a new contract by Evonik to deliver engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Group's new polyamide 12 (PA12) production complex, to be built at the Marl Chemical Park, Marl, Germany. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

Courtesy of BASF

The investment is earmarked for the modernization and improvement of existing facilities over the next 10 years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The United States exported 112,000 barrels per day (b/d) of fuel ethanol in 2018, surpassing the record high of 91,000 b/d set in 2017. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

HF is a highly toxic chemical that can seriously injure or cause death at a concentration of 30 parts per million (PPM), which is used in about fifty of the U.S.’s approximately 150 refineries, as well as many other industries. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

U.S. exports of total petroleum products set a record high in 2018, reaching an annual average of 5.6 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 366,000 b/d from 2017 levels. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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