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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. more

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The Linde Group and PBF Energy have jointly announced that the companies broke ground yesterday for a new hydrogen plant that is being built in Delaware City, Del., in partnership with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Company (DCRC). more

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Covestro, Baytown, Roderick Herrick

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Roderick Herrick, senior vice president and site manager of Covestro’s Baytown Industrial Park, is celebrating a momentous occasion and says he has a ton of pride in his heart. more

Plant Management & Operations

Air Liquide will build the first world scale liquid hydrogen production unit dedicated to the hydrogen energy markets, located in the Western U.S., and has signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel Inc. more

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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. more

Chemical Processing

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

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

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Praxair, Inc. has commenced construction of its fifth liquid hydrogen plant in the U.S., adding geographic and source diversification more

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The Lubrizol Corp. will invest more than $25 million in its Calvert City, Kentucky manufacturing facility, allowing the company to meet increasing customer demand. more

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ExxonMobil said today that it has started operations of a new unit at its Antwerp refinery in Belgium to convert heavy, higher-sulfur residual oils into high-value transportation fuels such as marine gasoil and diesel. more

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A small liquefied natural gas project north of Vancouver is poised to move to construction in the first quarter of 2019, adding momentum to Canada’s efforts to become a significant exporter of the supercooled fuel. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Exxon Mobil Corp has begun groundwork at a Texas refinery that would become the largest in the United States in advance of a final investment decision on the expansion. more

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Evonik Industries AG started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire industry in South Carolina. more

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The delayed coking complex will be built at the 17 million-ton/year Kstovo refinery in central Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region more

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Chevron Corp wants to build or buy a refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast to process crude oil from its rapidly growing Permian Basin operations. more

Refining/Petrochemical

This investment is the largest single investment in the history of the company. more

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Lyondell Basell Industries was performing an emergency shutdown of its 263,776 barrel per day (bpd) Houston refinery. more

Refining/Petrochemical

McDermott International, Inc. received a contract award from Bayport Polymers LLC, a joint venture of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., and Novealis Holdings LLC. more

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China’s Sinopec Corp has joined a group planning to build an oil refinery in Alberta, an enterprise that would strengthen demand for the Canadian province’s heavily discounted crude. more

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New liquid hydrogen capacity needed to meet increasing market demand. more

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