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Sasol picks GE to supply main compression trains on Louisiana PE project

This LDPE plant is a central element of Sasol’s proposed $8.9 billion petrochemical complex, which will include a world-scale ethylene plant and ethylene derivatives plants.

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Qatar Petroleum and Shell cancel $6.5-B petrochemical project in Qatar Royal Dutch Shell and Qatar Petroleum (QP) have canceled the $6.5-B Al-Karaana petrochemical project in Qatar, which will signifi..

US plastic resins output shows monthly decline

US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.1 billion pounds during November 2014, a decrease of 2.2% compared to the same month in 2013, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

Indorama buys new Polyplex PET plant in Turkey

Following the acquisition of the 130,000-tpy Artenius Turkpet plant (now renamed Indorama Ventures Adana PET) in the second quarter of 2014, the company will have a combined capacity of 382,000 tons, making IVL the top domestic PET producer in Turkey and the Southeast Europe region.

Shale gas drives new opportunities for US downstream

Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology: Maller, A.  |  Dharia, D.  |  Gbordzoe, E.
Axens: Lambert, N.

This shift to lighter feeds for the SC will reduce the future availability of other petrochemical feedstocks—in particular, propylene.

Fine-tune monitoring of critical compressors

PROGNOST Systems GmbH: Loeken, J.

In this case history, a new monitoring system was installed on a critical service hyper compressor for a Middle East (ME) ethylene complex. This unit supported two 400 Mton polyethylene (PE) units; do..

HP Editorial Comment: Alternative energy?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

Alternative energy is a point-of-reference term. Natural gas is an alternative energy resource for transportation fuels. As more natural gas resources are developed, natural gas is displacing coal as ..

HP Global: State of the US petrochemical/chemical industry

American Chemistry Council: Swift, T. K.

After a promising start, the global economy faltered in 2014 with heightened geopolitical uncertainty; recessions in Brazil, Japan and many European nations; and slowdowns in China, the Euro Area and ..

HP Petrochemicals: Global PE demand growth to drive downstream expansions

IHS Markit: Asaro, M.

According to IHS Chemical, global demand for polyethylene (PE) is expected to increase by more than 25% during the next five years, from approximately 85 million metric tons (metric MMt) in 2014, to m..

HP Industry Metrics

Recent declines in oil pricing and the associated volatility in future pricing has created a difficult forecasting environment. Other factors are causing deviations, especially with regard to the resp..