Naphtha

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.

Improve energy efficiency with enhanced bundles in tubular heat exchangers

Müller, A., Kropp, A., Köster, R., BAYERNOIL Raffineriegesellschaft mbH; Fazzini, M., Koch Heat Transfer Co. LP

From 2008 to date, 45 twisted tube heat exchangers and bundles have been installed at BAYERNOIL refineries in different units and services, allowing higher heat recovery and contributing to BAYERNOIL’s energy targets.

Trafigura buys more naphtha; snaps up Reliance cargo

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- European trader Trafigura has bought 55,000 t of naphtha from India's Reliance Industries for end-May loading from Sikka, adding to its unusually high purchases of the fuel from the Singapore cash market, traders said on Wednesday.

Japan March petchem naphtha imports rise 14% y/y

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector rose 14% in March from the same month a year earlier, government figures showed on Friday.

Asia naphtha demand fades as petchem firms snap up LPG

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Asian petrochemical makers are ramping up purchases of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to use as an alternative feedstock to naphtha, looking to snap up cheap cargoes as heating demand for LPG fades in the wake of winter.