Gas to liquids (GTL)

thyssenkrupp nucera wins major order to expand Caustic Soda plant

thyssenkrupp nucera will grant the license and supply proprietary equipment to the expansion plans of the Caustic Soda (NaOH) plant for Kutch Chemical Industries in Padana, Gujarat, India.

VTT and Neste to build an integrated e-fuels demonstration facility for CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Eni plans to launch its 3.4-MMtpy FLNG vessel offshore Mozambique this year. The Coral Sul FLNG vessel is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries.

Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Optimize the “molecule management” of butanes for transportation fuels and petrochemical applications

Liu, Z., Sulzer GTC Technology; Feng, X., Sun, B., Sulzer GTC (Beijing) Technology; Karpenko, T., Demidova, E., SIE Neftehim

With new legislative measurements implemented to combat global climate change, global environmental protection regulations are becoming more stringent. Tighter specifications are being enforced on gasoline pool components.

Business Trends

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Rovuma LNG, a JV comprised of ExxonMobil, Eni and China National Petroleum Corp., will likely delay its final investment decision (FID) on the group’s $30-B Mozambique LNG project.

Horizontal distillation column technology

Katyal, A., Independent Researcher/Inventor

Gas-liquid contact operations are required for the separation of mixtures based on differences in the chemical properties (volatility, solubility, etc.) of various components.

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Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 19th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG2019), presented by the International Gas Union (IGU), Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), is the premier LNG event conducted by the industry for the industry.

US oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

HOUSTON (Reuters) — As shale oil producers have rushed back into the Permian Basin after a downturn, US pipeline firms have scrambled to plot new pipelines to take all that petroleum from West Texas to refineries, export hubs and petrochemical plants.

Freight train cars burning after derailment in Pennsylvania; residents flee

Hyndman, Pa. (Reuters) — Rail cars carrying gas and sulfur on a CSX Corp freight train skidded off the tracks and burst into flames on Wednesday in a small Pennsylvania town, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes as firefighters fought the blaze.