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Chemical Processing

In the 1967 film 'The Graduate', a bold prediction was made: “There is a great future in plastics." Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

INEOS Styrolution announced the final investment decision to construct a new ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plant at its site in Bayport, Texas. Read more

Downstream

Clariant will remain invested in the company as a financial investor. Read more

M&A/Investment

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently released the latest “Economic Benefits of the U.S. Polyurethanes Industry” report, which shows the polyurethanes industry directly contributing $37.9B. Read more

K-PROTM technology combines the know-how and experience of K-COTTM with a novel high selectivity, low-cost, dehydrogenation catalyst that does not require precious metals. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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The proposed facility, in Aliaga in western Turkey, would produce 1.25 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 tpa benzene. Read more

Downstream

Green Plains Inc plans to idle 55 million gallon a year Otter Tail ethanol plant in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, amid weak margins. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

A recent report issued by the Department of Energy states that 95 percent of America’s production of ethylene is produced on the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana — a region exposed to major storms like Hurricane Harvey. Read more

Commodities

Honeywell announced that its UOP Russell business will provide a 200-million-cubic-foot-per-day gas processing plant to Cogent Midstream, LLC. Read more

Midstream

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, with the total U.S. renewable fuel volume requirement set 3% higher than the 2018 mandate. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Eastman Chemical Co. has completed a new isobutyric acid manufacturing facility at its Kingsport, Tennessee site, and expects production to begin within the next few weeks. Read more

Downstream

Flattening year-over-year growth in gasoline demand in the United States, combined with high levels of refinery output, have contributed to low or negative motor gasoline refining margins for refiners along the East and Gulf Coasts. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

From heating your home, to driving to your in-laws', to cooking a delicious dinner, Thanksgiving as we know it just would not be possible without oil and natural gas. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc has signed a long-term agreement to supply oxygen to Fulcrum BioEnergy’s Sierra BioFuels Plant in Storey County, Nevada. Read more

The final investment decision with respect to construction of the petrochemical complex is expected to be made in the first quarter of 2019. Read more

Downstream

Last year the company said it would build a $1.12 billion facility somewhere in Louisiana, but did not specify a site. Read more

Downstream

BASF started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, reached an agreement with Phillips 66 to supply high-purity hydrogen to the company’s Sweeny Refinery located in Old Ocean, Texas, starting in early 2021. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

ir Products will build, own and operate two air separation units (ASUs) to provide oxygen and nitrogen to Eastman’s facility in Kingsport, Tennessee under new longterm agreements. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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