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During the 58th Anniversary celebration of the Mexican Petroleum Institute, Rocío Nahle García, the head of Mexico's Energy Secretary, announced the commencement of construction for the nation's first Catalyzer Plant as a vital component of Mexico's energy policy.
Evonik Industries has completed the relocation and expansion of its precious metal powder catalyst plant in Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP).
The gasoline-producing FCC at Marathon Petroleum's 593,000 bpd Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, remained shut.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is regarded as one of the most exceedingly difficult challenges faced in the oil and gas industry's history.
The global pandemic, economic slowdown and instability caused by regional conflicts have significantly impacted the approximately 735 petroleum refineries worldwide.
Transportation fuel demand is predicted to peak in the next 10 yr–20 yr. This is being driven by efforts to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles as well as a decline in the demand for fuel in mature economies.
Evonik has signed an agreement to scale up and produce custom catalyst for Röhm’s new methyl methacrylate production plant in Bay City, Texas, USA, which is due to be opened in 2024.
Digital Exclusive: Refineries’ pandemic turmoil—KNPC’s gasoline demand: Opportunities and challenges
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In this exclusive digital article, KNPC provides a comprehensive analysis of the difficulties and challenges that the company experienced during the COVID-19 epidemic and how its refineries adapted during this challenging time.
Even in the context of the energy transition—with gasoline demand expected to decline—the catalytic reforming process will continue to be a key process in refineries around the world to produce high-octane gasoline and aromatics.
Aromatics—specifically, benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX)—are the basic building blocks for most petrochemical derivatives and commodities chemicals.
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