Petrochemicals News

EQUATE Starts The New Styrene Monomer Unit
Kuwait >> 8/17/2009 - EQUATE Petrochemical Company officially announced the beginning of commercial operations of The Kuwait Styrene Company’s (TKSC) new Ethyl Benzene & Styrene Monomer (EBSM) production plant. ...
Shell to Increase Low-Sulphur Fuel Capability
Netherlands/Holland >> 8/13/2009 - Royal Dutch Shell plc said it will build a new hydrodesulphurisation plant at its Pernis Refinery in the Netherlands. The plant, expected to come on stream in the second half of 2011, will increase cl...
SABIC and Mitsubishi Rayon Sign LOI For JV in KSA
Saudi Arabia >> 8/10/2009 - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Mitsubishi Rayon Company Ltd (MRC) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on August 10, 2009, to establish a 50/50 joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia....
NBR Plant Completes at Lanzhou Petrochemical
China >> 7/30/2009 - On July 21, world's largest NBR plant was completed at Lanzhou Petrochemical Company. ...
CNPC And RECOPE Sign a Supplementary Agreement
Costa Rica >> 7/27/2009 - China National Petroleum Corporation International and Costa Rica National Oil Company (RECOPE) signed a supplementary agreement at Costa Rica President's Office on July 15. This agreement complements...
Jilin's 10 Mt/a refining expansion - 400 kt/a ABS
China >> 7/22/2009 - On July 17, Jilin Petrochemical laid foundations for the construction of a 10 Mt/a refining expansion project and a 400 kt/a ABS project. ...
Petrochina Resumes Sichuan Refinery Construction
China >> 7/22/2009 - PetroChina has started building a 2.5 million tonne-per-year (tpy) catalytic cracker as well as several other units in Sichuan, part of the largest refining and chemical complex in southwestern China....
Shaw Wins Maintenance Contract with Lion Copolymer
United States >> 7/14/2009 - The Shaw Group Inc. announced the Maintenance Division of its Power Group has been awarded maintenance, modifications, and packaging and small capital construction contract by Lion Copolymer to servic...
Sipchem and Hanwha Sign JVA for Polymers Projects
Saudi Arabia >> 7/12/2009 - Sipchem and Hanwha Chemical Corporation of South Korea announced that they have signed a Joint Venture Agreement to establish a new petrochemical company in Al-Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia tha...
Chinese Gov Approves SABIC’s Joint with Sinopec
China >> 7/11/2009 - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announced that it has received an official approval from the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to participate jointly with China Petr...
Rs. 6510 m Orders for Two Refineries Projects
India >> 7/1/2009 - Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged major orders aggregating Rs. 6510 million (Rs. 651 crore) for two hydrocarbon projects. L&T will build a green field refinery project at Bathinda for HPCL-Mittal Ener...
Second Shell OMEGA Process Plant Starts Up in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 6/2/2009 - Following the successful start-up of Lotte Daesan's mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Korea in May 2008, the second plant to license the Shell Global Solutions OMEGA (Only Mono-Ethylene Glycol Advan...
Sabic and Sipchem Sign Mou for New Projects
Saudi Arabia >> 5/9/2009 - The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and the Saudi International Petrochemical Company announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual cooperation in the setting up of...
SEPC Successfully Starts Up New Petrochemical Complex
Saudi Arabia >> 4/29/2009 - Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC) has successfully started up its Petrochemical Complex in Al-Jubail Industrial City, located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SEPC, formed in 2006, is a jo...
Oando Completes "Detailed Bankable Feasibility"
Nigeria >> 4/27/2009 - Oando PLC, Nigeria's leading integrated energy group, has taken a bold step in its commitment to end Nigeria's petroleum products supply shortages, with the completion of a comprehensive 4-month banka...
Rabigh Phase II Project MOU Signed
Saudi Arabia >> 4/20/2009 - The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Saudi Aramco”), Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd and Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (“Petro Rabigh”) yesterday signed the Memorandum of Understanding leading to th...
Borouge Commits to Further Expand its Polyolefins Operations
United Arab Emirates >> 4/13/2009 - Following the successful completion of the feasibility study announced last year, Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has decided to enter the FEED (front-end...
Iran Launches 5 Joint Venture Petrochemical Projects
Iran >> 4/11/2009 - Five petrochemical projects in joint ventures with foreign companies have been launched in the current Iranian calendar year (began March 21, 2009), said Iran’s National Petrochemical Company director...
Successful Start-up of Petro Rabigh Ethane Cracker Unit
Saudi Arabia >> 4/9/2009 - Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh) has announced the successful start-up of the Ethane Cracker Unit, one of the core facilities of its mega Refining and Petrochemical Complex new...
Iran Petrochemical Exports Surpass $7b
Iran >> 4/8/2009 - Iran has exported $7.1 billion worth of petrochemical products in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20), according to a report released by the National Petrochemical Company (NPC). ...

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