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Editorial Comment: Celebrating the technologies and people in the global hydrocarbon processing industry

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

On October 11, Gulf Energy Information celebrated the inaugural Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards.

SATORP completes MENA region’s first conversion of used cooking oil into ISCC+ certified SAF

SATORP, platform jointly owned by Aramco and TotalEnergies, has for the first time in the region successfully converted used cooking oil through coprocessing into ISCC+ certified SAF.

Kuwait's October fuel oil exports drop by a third from record in September

Kuwait's October fuel oil exports tumbled more than 30% after hitting a record high in September as some supply was diverted to domestic power generation.

Kuwait's KIPIC in talks with potential partners on petrochemicals complex

State-owned Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company is in early talks with companies to partner on an integrated petrochemicals complex worth up to $9.70 B.

thyssenkrupp Uhde awarded contract by ENOWA to supply a green methanol and methanol-to-gasoline plant

thyssenkrupp Uhde has been awarded a contract by ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, for engineering services and the supply, design and procurement of equipment for a new CO2-to-methanol and methanol-to-gasoline demonstration plant at ENOWA’s Hydrogen Innovation and Development Center in Saudi Arabia.

ExxonMobil licenses fluid bed methanol-to-gasoline technology to Aramco for synthetic fuel demonstration plant in NEOM, Saudi Arabia

ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC has licensed its advanced fluid bed Methanol-to-Gasoline technology to Aramco for a demonstration scale unit to be located in NEOM’s Hydrogen Innovation and Development Center.

Kuwait's KPC ramps up high-sulfur fuel oil tenders for October

Kuwait Petroleum Corp has ramped up its spot tenders for high-sulfur fuel oil sales this month.

Vietnam seeks Saudi Aramco's investment in petrochemicals, oil refining

Vietnam is seeking investment from oil giant Saudi Aramco in its petrochemical and oil refinery projects, the Southeast Asian country's government said.

Shipping industry off track to meet 5% zero-emission fuel target by 2030

The world is not on track for zero-emission fuels to account for 5% of international shipping fuels by 2030, a new analysis has found, jeopardizing the shipping industry's 2050 decarbonization goal.

Saudi Aramco in talks to buy 10% stake in Chinese refiner Yulong Petrochemical

Saudi Aramco is in talks to buy a 10% stake in Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co in a deal that would further boost the state oil giant's investments in China.