Petrochemicals


Exporting the First Shipment of Low-sulfur Motor Fuel from Kuwait to Asian Markets
KW >> 8/3/2022 - The Kuwait National Petroleum Company announced today, Wednesday, the export of the first shipment of low-sulfur gasoline (auto fuel) and aromatic compounds, in compliance with the latest internationa...
Lufthansa and Shell Form Cooperation on Sustainable Aviation Fuels
DE >> 8/1/2022 - Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd and the Lufthansa Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for exploring the supply of SAF at airports across the globe. The parties intend to agree o...
Indorama & Capchem Evaluate Proposed Carbonate Solvents Plant
US >> 8/1/2022 - Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, has entered into a non-binding agreement with Capchem Technology USA Inc. (Capchem USA) to study the opportunity ...
Gevo Signs Sustainable Aviation Fuel Sales Agreement
US >> 7/22/2022 - Gevo, Inc. is pleased to announce a new fuel sales agreement with American Airlines, Inc. The agreement sets forth the terms for the sale of 100 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (...
MHIENG Receives 2022 ENAA Engineering Commendation Awards for 3 Overseas Projects
US >> 7/20/2022 - ? Awards for chemical plants and transportation system making significant cooperation to the development of the engineering industry
? Providing Solutions for overseas engineering activities, te...
LyondellBasell to Close the Loop on Polypropylene by Joining NEXTLOOPP Initiative
NL >> 7/18/2022 - NEXTLOOPP, launched in October 2020, aims at creating circular food-grade recycled polypropylene (FGrPP) from post-consumer packaging. LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastic and chemical companies...
Dow and Al-Hejailan Group to Build JV MDEA Plant in Saudi Arabia
SA >> 7/27/2022 - Dow (NYSE: DOW) and the Al-Hejailan Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture to design, build and operate a methyl diethanolamine (MDEA) plant in the PlasChem Park in J...
Inter Pipeline Successfully Commissions Heartland Polypropylene Facility
CA >> 7/5/2022 - Inter Pipeline Ltd. has successfully commissioned its polypropylene (PP) plant and has begun initial production. Branded Heartland Polymers (“Heartland”), the operation is the only one of its kind in ...
In its Refineries, Petrobras Achieves 97% Utilization
BR >> 7/21/2022 - At the end of June, the Petrobras refineries' Utilization Factor (FUT) achieved 97%. The information is one of the highlights of the company's 2nd Quarter 2022 Production and Sales Report. ...
TotalEnergies Announces the Start-up of New Ethane Cracker in Port Arthur
US >> 7/21/2022 - Bayport Polymers LLC (“Baystar”), a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between TotalEnergies and Borealis, today announces the start-up of commercial operations of a new ethane cracker with an annual production...
Eni Launches the First Production of Vegetable Oil for Biorefining in Kenya
KE >> 7/18/2022 - - The initiative in Kenya represents the first integrated project in the world to bring Africa into the vertical bio-refinery supply chain by providing income opportunities and market access to thousa...
Aer Lingus Signs Deal for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Supply
US >> 7/13/2022 - Aer Lingus has signed a sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement with Gevo, Inc., US-based renewable fuels producer. The agreement will see the purchase of 19,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel...
Braskem Extends Relationship with Nexus
US >> 7/11/2022 - Nexus Circular and Braskem S.A., the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, announced that they have signe...
Neste Delivers Certified Sustainable Aviation Fuel to American Airlines
US >> 7/12/2022 - For the first time in aviation history a CORSIA certified batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) was delivered to a commercial airline. Neste, the world’s leading SAF producer, delivered a batch of ...
Tidewater Enters into Inaugural Multi Year Agreement for Clean Fuel Regulation Credits
CA >> 6/28/2022 - Tidewater Renewables Ltd. is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement with an investment-grade company to sell Federal Clean Fuel Regulation ("CFR") credits that it will receive through the producti...
Lummus & Clariant Announce Successful Start-Up of World's Largest Operating CATOFIN PDH Unit
CN >> 7/1/2022 - Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, and its catalyst partner Clariant, announced the successful startup and acceptance of Qingdao Jinneng Ne...
Versalis to Sign Agreement with Forever Plast for Plastics Recycling Plant at Porto Marghera
IT >> 7/4/2022 - Versalis, Eni's chemical company, and Forever Plast, an Italian company and European leader in the recycling of post-consumer plastics, have signed a new agreement as part of a project aimed at transf...
INEOS Joins Forces with Mourik-Aertssen Infra for Preparatory/Civil Engineering Works Project ONE
BE >> 6/29/2022 - INEOS Olefins Belgium has awarded the contract for the realisation of a significant part of the preparatory works for Project ONE to the temporary joint venture formed by Mourik NV and Aertssen Infra ...
BASF Expands Capacity for Key Specialty Amines in North America
US >> 6/28/2022 - • Focus on polyetheramines and tertiary amines
• Increase of production capacities at Geismar site on-stream in mid-2023
• BASF aims to reliably support customers in North America

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INEOS Oligomers Starts up the World’s Largest Single Train (LV PAO) Plant
US >> 6/27/2022 - • The new 120,000 tonne per annum Low Viscosity Polyalphaolefin (LV PAO) unit at Chocolate Bayou, TX is the world’s largest single PAO train.
• The new LV PAO plant will meet increased demand fo...
Iraq Ministry of Oil Holds Regular Leadership Operations Meeting to Follow-up Fuel Processing
IQ >> 6/26/2022 - Ministry Deputy for Distribution and Refining Affairs, Dr. Hamid Younis, confirms:

-Securing all the needed gasoline quantities for vehicles in the supplying outlets.

- Achieving m...
Enterprise Clarifies Media Reports Regarding Proposed Ethylene Cracker
US >> 6/27/2022 - Enterprise Products Operating LLC (“Enterprise”), a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. recently filed applications for tax abatements for six proposed projects, including a proposed ethan...
OMV Petrom will Start the Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Petrobrazi
RO >> 6/23/2022 - - Petrobrazi to be the first refinery in Romania to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
- The SAF volumes produced at the Petrobrazi refinery can help reduce the CO 2 emissions from commerci...
API, AFPM Joint Statement on Sec. Granholm's Meeting with U.S. Refiners
US >> 6/23/2022 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) released the following joint statement on U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm's meeting with leaders f...
Finnair and Gevo Enter into Sustainable Aviation Fuel Sales Agreement
US >> 6/21/2022 - Gevo, Inc. is pleased to announce a new fuel sales agreement with Finnair. The Agreement outlines the details for the purchase of 7 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five...
Global Bioenergies Secures First Order from Shell
FR >> 6/21/2022 - Global Bioenergies has received its first order from Shell, to provide volumes of bio-isobutene derivatives for performance assessment.

Global Bioenergies has focused its strategy on the...
Qantas and Airbus Joint Investment to kickstart Australian Biofuels Industry
AU >> 6/20/2022 - The Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership was signed by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in Doha yesterday, ahead of the IATA AGM. The landmark agreement will see ...
Galp Selects MVRDV to Develop the New Innovation District in Matosinhos
NL >> 6/17/2022 - - International competition was won by the Dutch architecture studio MVRDV, a world-renowned urban planners office with emblematic projects in countries as diverse as the United States, France, German...
Sharp Energy Announces Acquisition of Davenport Energy’s Siler City Propane Division
US >> 6/13/2022 - Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that its propane subsidiary, Sharp Energy, has acquired the propane operating assets of Davenport Energy’s Siler City propane division. Through this acquisit...
Auramarine Introduces Methanol Fuel Supply System for Marine Engines
FI >> 6/8/2022 - Auramarine Ltd, the leading fuel supply systems pioneer for the marine, process and power industries, has invested in the development of one of the industry’s first Methanol Fuel Supply Units to meet ...
AFPM, API Respond to President Biden’s Letters to U.S. Refiners
US >> 6/15/2022 - AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson and API President and CEO Mike Sommers sent a letter to President Biden responding to recent letters the Administration sent to major U.S. fuel refiners suggesting...
CPChem to Build New Low Viscosity PAO Unit in Belgium
BE >> 6/7/2022 - Chevron Phillips Chemical (“CPChem”) announced plans to expand its polyalphaolefins (PAO) business with the construction of a new unit in Beringen, Belgium. Once local permits are approved, this signi...
Avfuel Invests in Clean Tech Company Alder Fuels
US >> 6/16/2022 - - Avfuel to purchase 1 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years—the largest publicly-announced SAF commitment to serve business aviation
- Alder partnering with Avfuel to...
Al-Zour Refinery is Set to Open, with Long-term Implications for Oil and Product Markets
KW >> 6/10/2022 - Kuwait's Al-Zour Refinery has began operations at one of its CDUs. The 615 kbd refinery is one of the world's largest, marking the largest increase in global refining capacity in years and the largest...
Ferrellgas Joins the National Propane Gas Association
US >> 6/13/2022 - Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is joining the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). The Washington, D.C.-based trade organization represents approximately 2,400 companies in the U.S. propane industry. <...
Versalis Announces Circular Industrial Packaging with Bag to Bag and Liner to Liner Projects
IT >> 6/14/2022 - Eni's chemical company Versalis has started using packaging made from recycled raw materials from post-consumer industrial packaging. Packaging is the main sector in which plastics are used, accountin...
Apex, Nevada Site Acquired for Largest US Renewable Diesel Refinery
US >> 6/13/2022 - Vegas Renewable Diesel Inc. (VRD) announces acquisition of a prime site near Las Vegas for the largest renewable diesel refinery to be built in the Western United States. Permitting is presently under...
ABB Will Assist Canadian Refinery in Converting Crude Oil to Renewable Fuel
CA >> 6/7/2022 - - ABB to automate state-of-the-art renewable fuel production center
- Idled Come By Chance oil refinery in Newfoundland to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, helping decarbo...
Daqing Petrochemical's Refined Oil to Sell to the International High-End Market
CN >> 6/2/2022 - the Fuze Anna tanker, which was loaded with 35,000 tons of No. 92 motor gasoline from Daqing Petrochemical Company, slowly sailed out of Dalian New Port and headed to Singapore. Li Yuchun, senior dire...
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum is Keeping an Eye on the Fuel Supply Security
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum is Keeping an Eye on the Fuel Supply Security EG >> 6/6/2022 - Engineer Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, met with a number of petroleum industry leaders as part of the system of securing local fuel supplies from petroleum products and ...

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