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MRC Global Wins PVF Contract from Celanese
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) MRC Global Inc. has been awarded a global contract to supply and distribute pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) needs for Celanese Corporation.
Jacobs to Provide EPCM Services for Versalis Plant Expansion
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by Polimeri Europa UK Limited (Versalis group), to provide EPCM services to support a major expansion at Polimeri Europa UK's plant in Grangemouth, Scotland.
Aramco, Dow Petrochemical JV Secures $10.5 Bln Bank Facilities
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The $19.3 billion petrochemical joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical has signed loan facilities worth $10.5 billion for its Jubail chemical plant.
Williams Confirms One Fatality in La. Plant Explosion
(Friday, June 14, 2013) Williams confirmed that one person died in an explosion and fire Thursday morning at its Geismar, La. facility. Company officials met with the victim’s family Thursday at their home.
Williams Reports Explosion at La. Olefins Plant
(Thursday, June 13, 2013) Thursday at approximately 8:37 a.m. local time, an explosion occurred within the Williams Geismar olefins plant near Baton Rouge, La.
Explosion Rocks Louisiana Chemical Plant
(Thursday, June 13, 2013) An explosion ripped through a Williams Cos. (WMB) chemical plant in Geismar, La., Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring nearly 50 others, officials said.
Chevron Phillips Exec: Innovation Can Help Europe Stay Competitive
(Wednesday, June 12, 2013) If the European petrochemical industry hopes to remain competitive, it must continue to capitalize on its historic advantage in innovation and further develop its specialty products portfolio, Benny Mermans of Chevron Phillips Chemical said.
Official: Iran's Petchem Sector to Bypass Sanctions in Three Ways
(Monday, June 10, 2013) Iran's petrochemical sector is developing 3 ways to bypass, the managing director of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company Abdolhosein Bayat said on Sunday.
ExxonMobil to Fund Houston-Area Chemical Workforce Training Program
(Friday, June 07, 2013) ExxonMobil announced Friday that it will fund a workforce training program to enable Houston-area community colleges to prepare thousands of local residents for high-paying jobs in the chemical manufacturing industry.
Wood Group Mustang Wins Dow Pipeline Contract
(Thursday, June 06, 2013) The pipelines and station upgrades are part of construction for a world-class ethylene unit, previously announced as part of Dow's comprehensive plan to further connect its US operations with cost-advantaged feedstocks from shale gas.
Chevron Phillips to Expand Ethylene Production at Sweeny Complex
(Tuesday, June 04, 2013) Chevron Phillips Chemical announced it will expand its ethylene production by 200 million pounds by adding a tenth furnace to ethylene unit 33 at its Sweeny complex in Old Ocean, Texas.
Singapore Govt to Track Carbon Emissions
(Monday, June 03, 2013) Singapore is embarking on an ambitious five-year plan to take stock of and monitor the entire island's carbon emissions.
U.S. Announces Iran-Related Sanctions, Including Petrochemical Industry
(Monday, June 03, 2013) The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry, vowing to target more of the Islamic regime's sources of revenue after curbing its vital oil exports.
ExxonMobil: Singapore Chem Plant Producing Ethylene
(Thursday, May 30, 2013) ExxonMobil's Singapore Chemical Plant is now producing ethylene from the facility's second world-scale steam cracker.
Linde Plans Natural Gas-Based Syngas Complex in SE Texas
(Thursday, May 30, 2013) Linde North America will invest more than $200 million to build a large, state-of-the art air separation unit (ASU), a new gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities in La Porte, Texas.
Egyptian Contractor Secures Petro Rabigh Contract
(Wednesday, May 29, 2013) Mohamed Al-Shimi, President of the Board of Directors for PetroJet, stated that the company recently won a bid to construct the second stage of Petro Rabigh's petrochemical lines in Saudi Arabia, after securing $80m in investments.
New Philippines Law Aims to Draw Investors to Bataan Petchem Park
(Tuesday, May 28, 2013) A new law turned the 530-hectare estate of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) here, originally devoted to petrochemical industries, into all other gainful and commercial activities.
Orpic Plans to Select Tech Provider for $3.6B Sohar Project
(Tuesday, May 28, 2013) Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is planning to start work on the front engine engineering design (FEED) and selection of a technology provider for its $3.6 billion integrated Sohar plastics project before the end of 2013.
Sembcorp Postpones 2nd Cogen Plant
(Friday, May 24, 2013) SEMBCORP is holding off building an earlier-planned, second 400 MW cogeneration plant expansion on Jurong Island, given the looming overcapacity in power generation here.
An Asia Perspective on US Shale Gas and Petrochemicals
(Friday, May 24, 2013) Industry leaders at the recent Asia Petrochemical Conference (APIC) offered a broader-than-usual perspective on U.S. shale gas and its global impact. Some even downplayed its significance.