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INEOS licenses polypropylene process technology for new China project

The 300,000 tpy Innovene PP plant in Changzhou will produce a wide range of polypropylene products to serve the growing market in China.

Mexico’s major grassroots effort: Ethylene XXI project

Contributing Writer: Nogarin, M.

The federal government, through Pemex Gas and Petroquímica Básica, using the law that regulates Mexican oil, decided to promote private investment to build a new major petrochemical complex called Ethylene XXI.

HP Industry Metrics

Oil prices continued their downward plunge throughout October and into early November. The decline is due to bearish market fundamentals accompanied by a strong US dollar. Saudi Arabia is not expected..

HP Industry Perspectives: Oil price—How low can it go?

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Romanow, Stephany

Oil price volatility returned with a vengeance in October amid worries of slower economic growth, weakening oil demand, an unexpected increase in Libya’s output, and an indication by Saudi Arabia..

Chevron Phillips plans polyalphaolefins expansion at Cedar Bayou plant

Final project approval for the Cedar Bayou complex in Texas would be sought in the second quarter of 2015, and project completion is targeted for 2016.

Optimize olefins and aromatics production

High Olefins FCC Technology Services, LLC: Dean, C.
Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology: Letzsch, W. S.

Petrochemical yields from the FCCU is an area of increasing interest as more companies try to integrate refining and petrochemical operations.

HP Automation Strategies: Virtualization in process automation systems

ARC Advisory Group: Forbes, H.

Virtualization involves separating an information technology (IT) resource from specific physical hardware. This is usually managed by a specialized software layer called a hypervisor, which provides ..

HP Industry Metrics

Mid–October crude oil prices slumped as the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced a slight increase in global oil demand by 700 Mbpd. In contrast, oil production is forecast to increase by ..

Celanese buys US compounder Cool Polymers

The acquisition will accelerate Celanese’s growth in the conductive polymers market by building on Cool Polymers’ strong product portfolio and technical capabilities.

Badlands NGL to build new North Dakota ethane cracker, PE complex

Badlands NGL, LLC, and its partners expect to invest $4 billion to build the polyethylene manufacturing facility in North Dakota. The project will be the largest private investment in state history.