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Semi-Finalists for the International IQ-CHem Petrochemical Startup Contest Announced
Russia >> 5/4/2017 - The jury at the international IQ-CHem startup contest has selected its short-list of best petrochemical projects. The 12 selected startups will now advance to the IQ-CHem contest final, which will be ...
Qatar Petroleum Increases Qatar’s Petrochemical Industries Production
Qatar >> 4/29/2017 - In a move aimed at supporting Qatar’s petrochemical industry, Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently signed agreements to supply additional quantities of ethane, which is used as feedstock, to a number of subs...
Aker Solutions Wins Carbon Capture Study Contracts from Yara & Norcem
Norway >> 4/26/2017 - Aker Solutions won strategically important contracts for concept studies for carbon capture at Yara's ammonia plant on Her?ya and Norcem's cement production facility in Brevik, Norway. ...
Marubeni & Chuetsu Sign MoU for Developing Application & Sales of Cellulose Nanofiber
Japan >> 4/25/2017 - Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. (“Chuetsu”) have agreed to jointly develop the application and sales of cellulose nanofiber “nanoforest?” produced by Chuetsu and sig...
ExxonMobil & SABIC Select San Patricio County for Proposed Petrochemical Project on U.S. Gulf Coast
United States >> 4/19/2017 - ExxonMobil Chemical Company and SABIC each announced the selection of a site in San Patricio County, Texas for potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. ...
Cow Poo Offers Mixed Energy Results for Rural Zimbabweans
Zimbabwe >> 4/18/2017 - Irene Moyo, a cook at Phangani Vocational Training Centre, no longer wakes up at dawn to prepare breakfast for the students. Until the institution installed a manure-fed biogas digester three years ag...
GPIC, GE Oil & Gas Sign Long-term Bilateral Deal
Bahrain >> 4/16/2017 - The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has signed a long-term bilateral agreement with GE Oil & Gas to enhance efficiency its major plant operations and support and supervise periodic mainte...
Oman Oil Plans Massive Petrochem Scheme at Duqm
Oman >> 4/4/2017 - Oman Oil Duqm Development Company, one of the verticals of the wholly government owned strategic investment group Oman Oil Company, has unveiled plans for the establishment of a mammoth petrochemicals...
Clariant Launches Polymax® 850 Catalyst for More Profitable & Sustainable Fuel Upgrading
Germany >> 3/21/2017 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced the launch of PolyMax 850, a high-performance, sustainable catalyst for petroleum refineries. The new phosphoric acid catalyst increases poly...
Preem & Vattenfall Collaborate on Large-Scale Biofuel Project
Sweden >> 3/15/2017 - Preem and Vattenfall have concluded an agreement to investigate the potential of using climate-smart hydrogen gas in the large scale production of biofuel for the Swedish market. Preem's objective is ...
Engen to Ship Gasoil to Singapore in Rare Move
South Africa >> 3/15/2017 - South African petroleum company Engen is set to export a gasoil cargo to Singapore, according to trade sources and shipping data. The company has provisionally booked the Torm Horizon to transport 35,...
Wood Group Begins Second Site Work Phase for New Sofidel Paper Products Facility
United States >> 3/8/2017 - Wood Group has begun the second of two site construction services contracts to support development of a new tissue production site for Sofidel in Central Ohio. Wood Group has been subcontracted by Gra...
Gazprom Neft to Supply Innovative Bitumen Products to Sakhalin Oblast
Russia >> 2/28/2017 - Gazprom Neft and the Government of the Sakhalin Oblast have concluded a cooperation agreement on supplies of bitumen materials to the region, signed by Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov and Governor o...
India's Reliance Buys Naphtha to Feed Growing Domestic Demand
India >> 2/28/2017 - India's Reliance Industries has bought between 60,000 and 90,000 tonnes of heavy full-range naphtha for March arrival to plug a supply gap due to its growing petrochemical capacity, industry sources w...
Japan's Mitsubishi Buys Iran Naphtha Cargo
Iran >> 2/21/2017 - Japan's Mitsubishi Corp bought a naphtha cargo from Iran last month, the Asian country's first such purchase from Iran since October 2016, sources familiar with the matter said. The naphtha cargo, loa...
Iran & Poland to Cooperate in Petchem Industry
Iran >> 2/7/2017 - Iran's Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (PETZONE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Polish company for knowledge transfer and investment in petrochemical projects. The deal was ...
Karoon Petchem Plant Exports Aniline to India
Iran >> 1/30/2017 - Karoon Petrochemical Plant has exported two aniline cargoes to India. Operator of Karoon Petrochemical Complex said on Monday that phase two of the plan has come online and it has sent a 50-ton and 16...
Iran & Poland to Cooperate in Petchem Industry
Iran >> 1/29/2017 - Iran's Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (PETZONE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Polish company for knowledge transfer and investment in petrochemical projects. ...
Reliance & Sibur JV Plans to Build South Asia’s First Halogenated Butyl Rubber Unit
Russia >> 1/17/2017 - Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (RSEPL), a joint venture between SIBUR and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), announced plans for setting up South Asia’s first halogenated butyl rubber unit ...
Iran Plans to Launch 5 Petchem Projects by March 2017
Iran >> 1/16/2017 - Iran is to launch 5 new petrochemical projects within the remaining two month of the current calendar year to March 20, a senior petrochemical official said. ...

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