Oil tanker carrying naphtha explodes at southern China port

An oil tanker carrying 3,400 tons of naphtha exploded during discharge at a southern Chinese port.

Japan's JX shuts Kashima condensate splitter, reformer after fire

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. shut its 63-Mbpd condensate splitter and the 21-Mbpd No. 3 reformer at its Kashima refinery in eastern Japan after a fire at the reformer.

LG Chem to invest $260 MM at Daesan for ethylene by 2019

LG Chem will spend $257 MM to add ethylene production to its Daesan naphtha plant by 2019.

Chevron plans to start Gorgon condensate sales

Chevron Corp. could this month start selling condensate produced at the Australian Gorgon gas field.

Asia refining margins tumble on crude price spike

Asian refining margins have tumbled to their lowest in nearly six weeks after touching a seven-month high in September, hit by a spike in crude prices following OPEC's decision to curb output.

Build a diesel fuel performance additive, the right way—Part 1

Pipenger, G. G., Amalgamated, Inc.

Many diesel fuel additive companies in North America supply different additive products formulated for diesel-powered equipment.

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.

Much of 2017’s oil demand growth may bypass refineries

US shale gas may displace a growing portion of the world's expanding energy demand, cutting into the need for oil products from refineries.

Technip awarded EPC contract for ENOC refinery expansion

Technip will serve as the main EPC contractor for Emirates National Oil Co.’s $1 B expansion of its Jebel Ali refinery.

China's Zhejiang Rongsheng eyes doubling refinery capacity in 2020

Chinese conglomerate Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group plans to double capacity of a joint venture refining project to 800 Mbpd in 2020.