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Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by HP editors and readers
Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Viewpoint: The opportunity for greater growth and value—Considerations for crude-to-chemicals projects
Moore, D., ExxonMobil

Industry players are focused on upgrading to higher-growth, higher-value chemical products.

Industry 4.0 in the oil and gas business
Lahti, T., Saurus, L., Hellgren, N., Neste Engineering Solutions

The operational cost structure of oil and gas companies is very capital- and labor-intensive.

Capital projects are making a comeback, but are EPC firms ready?
Donnelly, P., AspenTech

After several years of cutting costs to align to the reality of fewer and smaller capital projects, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms are now forging ahead as the industry recovers.

Eight strategies to minimize capital expenditures for a better bottom line
Adib, M., SNC-Lavalin Inc.

The following are eight strategies to help reduce engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project costs, along with tips to maximize the value of both existing assets and new investments for refiners and producers.

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Global Construction Projects

Data provided by Construction Boxscore.

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

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New gas processing/LNG project announcements, October 2017–October 2018

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Project: Sodium Methylate plant expansion
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Operator: Evonik
Cost: Not yet given
Capacity: 90,000 metric tpy
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Proposed
Project: Ethylene & Derivatives
Location: Cilegon, Indonesia
Operator: Lotte Chemical
Cost: $3.5 B
Capacity: 1 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Planning
Project: Alrar Gas Processing Plant Modernization
Location: Alrar, Algeria
Operator: Sonatrach
Cost: $32 MMn
Capacity: TBA
Completion date: TBA
Status: Engineering
Project: High Density Polyethylene Plant
Location: Zhoushan, China
Operator: Zhoushan Refining & Petrochemical Complex
Cost: TBA
Capacity: 350,000 tpy
Completion date: TBA
Status: Proposed