Naphtha

Optimize a refinery H2 network using spreadsheet tools

Salgado, H., Ecopetrol

One of the major goals in every refining complex is to minimize the utilization of its hydrogen (H2) generation units by maximizing the H2 recovery from residual streams.

Dividing wall column applications in FCC naphtha splitter columns

Bhargava, M., Kalita, R., Gentry, J. C., GTC Technology US LLC

Dividing wall column (DWC) technology is becoming more widely accepted throughout the process industries as a means to increase efficiency and reduce capital and energy costs.

S.Korea's KPIC shuts naphtha cracker due to unplanned flaring

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s Korea Petroleum Industries Co (KPIC) on Tuesday shut down its naphtha cracker due to an unplanned flaring incident, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

India's Reliance to boost profit, naphtha exports by using ethane

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) — India's Reliance Industries Ltd expects to increase operating profit and naphtha exports as it switches to cheaper ethane at its petrochemical projects, a company executive said on Wednesday.

S.Korea's Hanwha Total says naphtha cracker shut after lightning strike

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea's Hanwha Total said on Monday its naphtha cracker in Daesan has been shut due to power outages caused by a lightning strike.

Asia's naphtha trapped in downward spiral as supply glut hits

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Asia is being hit with a naphtha supply glut that could push the market down further, after spot prices in South Korea already flipped from premiums to discounts in late June for the first time since March.

Taiwan's Formosa buys naphtha using new price formula

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp this week bought about 60 Mt of naphtha using a pricing formula uncommon in the region, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Use of neural networks for naphtha feed characterization in a cracker plant

Padmavathi, G., Jasra, R. V., Modi, M., Parmar, K. K., Reliance Industries Ltd.; Dash, S. K., Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Olefins are major building blocks for petrochemicals. Due to their reactivity and versatility, there has been tremendous growth in the demand for olefins, especially for light olefins such as ethylene, propylene, butenes and 1,3-butadiene, etc.

India BPCL revises naphtha export pricing, adds Argus quotes

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd is revising the formula it uses to price naphtha exports to include the mean prices from Argus Media instead of only relying on S&P Global Platts, a tender document showed.

Global: The future growth of Argentina’s oil and gas industry hinges on additional investments

Nogarin, M., Contributing Writer

Attracting new investments is vital to revive the Argentine oil industry. It is essential to involve multinationals, due to the lack of financial resources of the Argentinian government. The modernization of the country’s downstream infrastructure is crucial to improve productivity, and the nation will need international support to obtain profitable results.