Braskem commissions new polyethylene plant in La Porte, Texas

Braskem has commissioned a new ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene production plant at its La Porte, Texas site.

Meridian Energy says Davis refinery to be operational in 2018

Meridian Energy says it remains on-track to have the Davis Refinery operational no later than early 2018.

CB&I awarded contract renewal for refinery maintenance services

CB&I has been awarded a five-year contract renewal valued at approximately $350 MM for maintenance, turnarounds and capital construction for a major refinery in the Midwest.

Bechtel completes Curtis Island LNG program

Bechtel has completed construction of the Curtis Island LNG program that has concluded with Australia Pacific LNG starting sustained production from Train 2 of its facility

Ceremony marks start of CITGO Aruba refinery activities

Representatives of the government of Aruba and Citgo held a ceremony to mark the beginning of activities that will lead to the refurbishment and operation of the Aruba refinery that has been idle since 2012.

Sri Lanka to build 100 Mbpd refinery with India

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Petroleum Corp. will build a second refinery with a capacity of at least 100 Mbpd in a tie-up with Indian Oil Corp.

Jacobs to provide EPCM services to Olin Gulf Coast chemical plants

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a multi-year contract from Olin Corp. to provide EPCM services to several US facilities.

Lessons learned in commercial scale-up of new chemical processes

Jazayeri, B., Reacxion

Commercializing a new chemical process can be as simple as installing one or more homogenous batch reactor(s), or as complex as designing a fully integrated chemical complex requiring one or more heterogeneous reaction steps processing gas, liquid and/or solids, with other units required to prepare feeds, recover products/byproducts and recycle streams.

Qatar's Ras Laffan 2 condensate splitter to launch in October

Qatargas will start operations at its new Ras Laffan 2 condensate splitter by the end of October, doubling the Gulf state's capacity to process condensate.

Global Project Data

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

New project announcements have hovered in the low teens for several months.