Naphtha

Indian Oil eyes processing bio-naphtha for petrochemicals

Indian Oil Corp., the country's top refiner, said it is looking to decarbonize its petrochemical feedstocks by introducing bio-naphtha at its crackers.

Asia petchem producers plan to switch to LPG after price slump

Several Asian petrochemical producers plan to switch a portion of their feedstock from naphtha to cheaper liquefied petroleum gas late in the second quarter as the price gap between the two fuels has widened.

Asian refiners to raise gasoline output, cut diesel to ease oversupply

Several Asian refiners are likely to maximize gasoline output from May and reduce gasoil output, cashing in on higher profits for the motor fuel ahead of the peak summer driving season.

Western curbs on Russian oil products redraw global shipping map

Global fuel suppliers are turning to longer and costlier routes that produce more carbon emissions to move their diesel and other products as Western restrictions on Russian cargoes have reshuffled global energy shipping patterns.

Singapore imports of Russian naphtha surge as EU ban shifts flows

Singapore's imports of Russian naphtha nearly tripled in the first quarter of 2023, government data showed, after the European Union banned oil products imports from Russia.

VOC reduction at Raffineria di Milazzo’s SRU complex—Part 2

Based on new environmental regulations focusing on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the emissions point of a refinery’s sulfur recovery unit (SRU), Raffineria di Milazzo—a JV between Eni and Kuwait Petroleum Italia—carried out troubleshooting activities to identify and implement suitable actions to minimize the concentration of VOCs at the emissions point of the SRU complex.

Automation: Overhead automation and analytics lead to improved optimization of production and reliability

Choueri, W., Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

The efficient operation of crude oil distillation units (CDUs) improves profits and distillate yield while optimizing production costs and reliability.

Vietnam's Long Son petrochemicals complex to start operations by mid-year

Long Son Petrochemicals will start commercial production at its petrochemical complex in southern Vietnam by mid-2023.

Kuwait to ramp up refined products exports from the 615,000-bpd Al Zour refinery

Kuwait is set to ramp up refined oil product exports from its new Al Zour refinery in the second half of 2023 to plug Russian shortfalls in Europe and meet growing demand in Asia and Africa.

Chevron readies next naphtha delivery to Venezuela joint venture

Chevron Corp has shipped its next cargo of heavy naphtha to an oil project it shares with Venezuelan state-run company PDVSA, according to a shipping document, data and sources.