Yokogawa awarded analyzer package order for Oman petchem complex

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order to supply an analyzer package solution for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex, which is being built for Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), a company owned and operated by the Oman government.

Oxea expands production capabilities for butyric acid, propionic acid

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany — The global chemical company Oxea has concluded an upgrade of its carboxylic acids production facility in Oberhausen, Germany. As a result, Oxea has enhanced the production output of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as propionic acid, butyric acid, and isobutyric acid.

Plains weighs idling oil pipeline due to new competition

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Plains All American LP is considering idling its 1.2-MMbpd Capline pipeline, the nation's largest crude pipeline, as competing lines begin service, according to a bank report on the company's investor presentation this week.

Chevron increases organosulfur capacity at Tessenderlo facility

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC has expanded its Tessenderlo, Belgium plant by debottlenecking its production unit for Ethyl Mercaptan (EM) and Tetrahydrothiophene (THT).

KBR returns to Malaysia via JV with BIV Builders

HOUSTON — KBR, Inc. announced it has signed a JV agreement with BIV Builders for a standalone, self-sufficient, long-term JV based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The JV will be known as KBIV.

WorleyParsons signs framework agreement with Shell for EPCM services

WorleyParsons announces today that it has been awarded a 5-yr Framework Agreement by Shell Global Solutions International, B.V., for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for Shell downstream projects worldwide.

Equatorial Guinea, Arabian Energy enter agreement for African oil terminal

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- Following the signing of an agreement between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and Arabian Energy DMCC to work together on the Bioko Oil Terminal in Saudi Arabia, the realization of the petroleum tank farm gained some important momentum.

ExxonMobil completes new polyethylene lines at Mont Belvieu plastics plant

HOUSTON — ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced the mechanical completion of two new 650,000 tpy high performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The company expects production to begin during the third quarter of 2017.

ExxonMobil, SABIC sign agreement for next phase of proposed US petchem project

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation and SABIC signed an agreement to conduct a detailed study of the proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project in Texas and begin planning for front-end engineering and design work.

Elliott Group to supply 22 compression trains for Hengli petchem complex

JEANNETTE, PA — Elliott Group announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply compression equipment for Hengli Petrochemical Refinery’s integrated refining and petrochemical complex now under construction in Dalian, China.