IRPC '17: Refinery/petrochemical integration creates operational efficiencies

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

NEW DELHI, INDIA—During Day 2 of IRPC 2017, Ashish Logani, Principal Process Engineer at Fluor, shared insights on how to overcome the challenges associated with integrating petrochemicals production and refining operations.

IRPC '17: Senior engineer sees "dynamic market" for European diesel imports

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

NEW DELHI, INDIA—During an IRPC 2017 morning session on market analysis, Shailendra Mohite, Senior Engineer—Stakeholder Management at Kuwait Petroleum International, discussed the emerging structural and opportunistic diesel flows of the European market.

IRPC '17: Refiners consider MARPOL impacts, electric vehicle trend

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

NEW DELHI, INDIA—Sanjay Shah, Group Manager for Jacobs Consultancy Ltd., presented a second keynote address on Day 2 of IRPC 2017. He spoke about evolving trends in the refining market with respect to shifts in fuel preferences, and the impacts of MARPOL legislation.

ExxonMobil, SABIC select location for proposed petchem project on US Gulf Coast

HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil Chemical Company and SABIC each announced the selection of a site in San Patricio County, Texas for potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the US Gulf Coast.

CB&I awarded additional tech contract for ZPC's refinery in China

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Co. Ltd. for the license and engineering design of a single-train 220 kta diphenyl carbonate (DPC) unit, based on Versalis technology, for a refining and petrochemical complex in China.

E. Coast refiner shuns Bakken delivery as Dakota Access Pipeline starts

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc, the largest refiner on the US East Coast, will not be taking any rail deliveries of North Dakota's Bakken crude oil in June, a source familiar with delivery schedules said on Tuesday—a sign that the impending start of the Dakota Access Pipeline is upending trade flows.

IRPC '17: WoodMac Director sees demand pull shifting from China to India

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

NEW DELHI, INDIA—Sushant Gupta, Research Director of Asia-Pacific Refining for Wood Mackenzie, opened the plenary session of IRPC 2017 with a global view of the future of the refining and petrochemicals sectors.

Falling crude boosts Asia refining margins, spreads steady

DUBAI (Reuters) -- Asia's refining margin for 180-cst fuel oil against Dubai crude rose to a 5-week high on Tuesday, after crude oil prices slipped on expectations of rising US shale oil output in May.

IRPC '17: Indian Oil Chairman sees "enormous potential" for refining sector

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

NEW DELHI, INDIA—Kicking off International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2017, B. Ashok, Chairman of state-run Indian Oil Corp. (IOC), presented a keynote speech on the expansion of the Indian refining sector and the challenges and opportunities faced by Asia-Pacific refiners.

ClearSign secures follow-on order from California refinery

SEATTLE -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation, a provider of industrial combustion technologies that help to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, announced that it has secured a follow-on commercial order from a California-based refinery following Duplex technology's pilot with the company late last year.