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Stamicarbon awarded process design package for mega-scale urea plant in China

MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its subsidiary Stamicarbon, has been selected by Qinghai Yuntianhua International Fertilizer Co., Ltd. to provide the process design package for the revamping of a dual-line urea plant in Qinghai Province, China, with a capacity of over 1,200 tpd each.

Topsoe unveils KM 111, an advanced ammonia synthesis catalyst

The KM 111 from Topsoe is an advanced ammonia synthesis catalyst that is redefining industry standards, boasting excellent efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

QatarEnergy announces 15-yr urea supply agreement with Koch Fertilizer

QatarEnergy signed a long-term urea supply agreement with Koch Fertilizer for up to 740,000 tpy of urea.

Vietnam's Binh Son refinery plans new share issue to fund $1.5-B expansion

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical said it plans to issue new shares as part of its efforts to fund a $1.5-B project to expand and upgrade its Dung Quat refinery. 

Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.

Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Pakistan-China to sign MoU on oil-to-chemicals complex in June

During Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's visit to Beijing in June, China and Pakistan are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a crude-to-petrochemical refinery project.

ADNOC terminates talks to buy stake in Brazil's Braskem

Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem said that Abu Dhabi oil company ADNOC has decided to terminate talks to buy a stake held by conglomerate Novonor in the firm.

Borouge increases Q1 net profit nearly 40% to $273 MM

Borouge saw its Q1 net profits increase 37% to $273 MM. Total revenue for the quarter topped $1.3 B.

An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C6 heartcut

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Garg, M.  |  Patil, R.  |  Sapre, A. V.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum: Kumar, S.  |  Ghosh, P.

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery.

Business Trends: A 2024 and beyond outlook for the GCC chemical industry

The global chemical industry faced a challenging year in 2023. Various factors contributed to sluggish demand growth for chemicals globally, including the European recession, U.S. inflation and a lower-than-expected chemical demand rebound in China. These factors resulted in global chemical market growth of < 1% in 2023, with many producers experiencing lower output.