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06.01.2010  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX


Royal Vopak recently opened an import and distribution terminal for oil products in Jakarta, Indonesia. The newly built terminal in Tanjung Priok will support the storage and distribution needs of the Indonesian and international oil industry. The terminal has a storage capacity of 250,800 cubic meters and enables the distribution of oil products in the greater Jakarta area. The terminal's storage capacity can be expanded to 450,000 cubic meters in the future depending on market demand.

CB&I's ethylene cracker project in Singapore has started up, producing on-specification ethylene and propylene. The cracker complex is owned and operated by Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. and is a part of the Shell Eastern petrochemicals complex project in Singapore, which comprises modifications to the existing Bukom refinery as well as the building of a new mono-ethylene glycol plant on Jurong Island. The 800,000-tpy cracker increases Singapore's ethylene capacity by 40% while also producing 450,000 tpy of propylene, 230,000 tpy of benzene and 155,000 tpy of butadiene.

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