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Eni recently presented its 20112014 strategic plan to the financial community in London. In the new plan, Eni confirms the consolidation of its leadership in the Italian and European gas markets..
HP Impact: Valero confirms purchase of Chevron’s Pembroke refinery and other assets
Valero Energy has agreed to acquire Chevron’s Pembroke refinery in Wales, UK, as well as extensive marketing and logistics assets throughout the UK and Ireland, for $730 million, excluding working capital.
HP Impact: Natural gas enters a new era of abundance
Technological advances in the production and transportation of natural gas are raising new opportunities for the fuel but also challenging traditional ways of doing business in gas markets, according to a new comprehensive report by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) and the World Economic Forum.
HP Impact: Research anticipates failures in workplace
A new independent research report has presented industry with a practical way to measure the human factors health of their safety regimes, potentially opening the way to significant advances in workplace safety, environmental stewardship and operational efficiency.
HP Construction: North America
Chevron Lubricants will construct a lubricants manufacturing facility at the companys Pascagoula refinery. The $1.4 billion Pascagoula base-oil project is projected to generate approximately 1,0..
HP Construction: South America
Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I., a joint venture of Braskem S.A. and Grupo Idesa S.A. de C.V., has selected LyondellBasells Lupotech T process technology for a new 300 kilotons/yr low-density polyethylen..
HP Construction: Europe
Technip has been awarded a lump-sum services contract by Burgasnefteproekt EOOD (a Lukoil engineering subsidiary) for phase 1 of a heavy-residue hydrocracking complex to be built at its refinery in Bu..
HP Construction: Africa
KBR has been awarded a contract by The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to provide a conceptual study and associated project-management services (PMS) for th..
HP Construction: Middle East
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has a contract from Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Co. (Luberef) to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services to support an expansion project at its lub..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
FasTech Srl has licensed its proprietary technology to manufacture high-cis polybutadiene rubber, based on the neodymium catalyst, to a petrochemical operator in East Asia. The license agreement inclu..
HP Construction: Inauguration of the Ras Laffan Olefins Co. (RLOC) Cracker, Qatar
A joint venture between Qapco1 (63.63%), Total Petrochemicals France (36.36%) and QP (Qatar Petroleum)2 (0.01%) was established in June 2002 to implement the Qatofin project. This project includes participation in one of the world’s largest ethane crackers in Ras Laffan, a linear-low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant in Mesaiseed and the related ethylene pipeline linking both sites.
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Product line extended on process gas compressors API 618Burckhardt Compression introduced its extended range of process gas compressors, enabling the company to offer a cost-effective compressor solut..
Solid-front test gauge WIKA Instrument Corp.s 332.34 direct-drive test gauge for the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries offers accuracy for rough service conditions that inclu..
Energy-efficient transformers for the petrochemical industry Pacific Crest Transformers (PCT) customizes its efficient transformers for a wide range of petrochemical applications. These include ..