SABIC and an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp. are considering the potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the US Gulf Coast.
A fire that broke out at Iran's Bu Ali Sina petrochemical refinery complex has been contained with no casualties.
A Saudi Aramco refinery operates a series-flow, single-stage hydrocracking unit (HU) in a recycle high-conversion mode. The HU has been in operation for over 35 years and is being debottlenecked to increase its throughput by 20%.
Isomerate is useful because it is paraffinic and contains no benzene, aromatics or sulfur. This pentane and hexane fraction of crude oil is known as light naphtha. The main objective of reactions is to increase the research octane number (RON) of the components. Decreasing fuel consumption without changing the product RON of isomerization units is discussed here.
Hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide represent major concerns for the hydrocarbon industry. Both species are contaminants and, since their use as feedstock is minor, are considered troubling byproducts.
Amec Foster Wheeler Plc named Halliburton executive Dr. Jonathan Lewis as chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 1.
Crude C4 streams from the steam cracker unit or the fluidized catalytic cracker unit contain valuable hydrocarbons, such as butadiene and C4 olefins.
Fuel pathway management platform will enable ethanol producers to substantially reduce their fuel carbon intensity and facilitate the cost-effective use of biomass fuel pellets at existing power plants.
China and the US are the primary drivers for expanded global capacity that is estimated to increase to almost 130 MMtpy by 2020.
The plant will be constructed in close proximity to LUKOIL's petrochemical facility to reduce costs for transportation of feedstock and end products.