Gas to liquids (GTL)

Praxair launches hydrogen recovery unit to support Dow's Freeport operations

Praxair completed a new hydrogen recovery and processing plant at the company’s Freeport, Texas production complex. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility on Jan. 31 (FIG. 1). The new hydrogen facility will recover by-product hydrogen from Dow Chemical’s ethylene production facilities, and upgrade it into high-purity hydrogen by using a pressure swing adsorption process.

DME as a diesel alternative in North America

Sills, R. A., XTL & DME Institute

Major trends in the global hydrocarbon processing industry include the regulatory-driven demand for clean, low-emissions fuels. Two decades of global efforts have shown that dimethyl ether (DME) can satisfy these drivers.

Gas tanker collides with Indian ship off Chennai's coast, no injuries

OSLO (Reuters) -- A gas tanker from Oslo-listed shipping company BW LPG has collided with an Indian ship off the coast of Chennai in India, a BW LPG executive said on Monday.

EIA: Hydrocarbon gas liquids a key factor in overall liquid fuel balance changes

Hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL) — a group of products that includes ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, natural gasoline, and refinery olefins — have traditionally accounted for only minor changes in global liquid fuels production and consumption balances. However, HGL, and in particular ethane, is becoming a significant factor in expected year-over-year changes in global liquid fuels balances.

Shell selected as supplier of Rolls-Royce genuine engine oil

DUBAI, UAE -- Shell announced that it has been chosen by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd as the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Genuine Engine Oil. From October 2016, this oil has started to become available to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dealers around the world.

Shell’s Pearl GTL plant running at reduced production

The Hague, Shell announced its Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, is currently operating at a reduced rate of production due to unforeseen maintenance required on some or all of the plant’s 18 gasifier units.

Carbon Engineering, Greyrock Energy to develop commercial air-to-fuels systems

Carbon Engineering and Greyrock Energy will partner to develop commercial air-to-fuels systems, converting ambient CO2 and renewable power into clean, liquid transportation fuels that can be used in the existing transportation infrastructure.

Anglo American Platinum invests in Greyrock Energy

Anglo American Platinum Ltd. has invested in Greyrock Energy, Inc., a provider of small scale gas-to-liquids technology.

Shell signs agreement to sell Denmark refining business

Shell has reached an agreement with Dansk Olieselskab for the sale of Dansk Shell in Denmark, which consists of the 70 Mbpd Fredericia refinery and local trading and supply activities, for approximately $80 MM.

EIA: US remains top petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons producer

While the US and Russia total petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production is split between petroleum and natural gas, Saudi Arabia heavily favors petroleum.