Petrochemicals

Yokogawa awarded analyzer package order for Oman petchem complex

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order to supply an analyzer package solution for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex, which is being built for Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), a company owned and operated by the Oman government.

Oxea expands production capabilities for butyric acid, propionic acid

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany — The global chemical company Oxea has concluded an upgrade of its carboxylic acids production facility in Oberhausen, Germany. As a result, Oxea has enhanced the production output of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as propionic acid, butyric acid, and isobutyric acid.

Chevron increases organosulfur capacity at Tessenderlo facility

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC has expanded its Tessenderlo, Belgium plant by debottlenecking its production unit for Ethyl Mercaptan (EM) and Tetrahydrothiophene (THT).

ACC: New report shows potential for major Appalachian petchem industry

WASHINGTON — An economic report released by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the Appalachian region could become a second center of US petrochemical and plastic resin manufacturing, similar to the Gulf Coast.

DONG Energy to sell oil, gas business to Ineos for $1.3 B

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — Danish utility and offshore wind farm developer DONG Energy has agreed to sell its oil and gas business to petrochemicals firm Ineos for $1.3 B, it said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of North Sea deals.

ExxonMobil completes new polyethylene lines at Mont Belvieu plastics plant

HOUSTON — ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced the mechanical completion of two new 650,000 tpy high performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The company expects production to begin during the third quarter of 2017.

Dow signs coatings, silicones investment agreements in Saudi Arabia

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Dow Chemical Company signed an agreement to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce a range of polymers for coatings and water-treatment applications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study related to a proposed investment in the Company’s Performance Silicones franchise.

Clariant, Huntsman to merge, creating $20-B enterprise

MUTTENZ, Switzerland — Clariant and Huntsman Corporation announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction.

ExxonMobil, SABIC sign agreement for next phase of proposed US petchem project

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation and SABIC signed an agreement to conduct a detailed study of the proposed Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project in Texas and begin planning for front-end engineering and design work.

Elliott Group to supply 22 compression trains for Hengli petchem complex

JEANNETTE, PA — Elliott Group announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply compression equipment for Hengli Petrochemical Refinery’s integrated refining and petrochemical complex now under construction in Dalian, China.