January 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: North America

  BASF is expanding its production capacity for epsilon-caprolactone (CLO) with a project to raise its capacity by up to 2,000 metric tpy in 2008. In line with market growth, further capital has..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

  BASF is expanding its production capacity for epsilon-caprolactone (CLO) with a project to raise its capacity by up to 2,000 metric tpy in 2008. In line with market growth, further capital has been earmarked for projects to expand CLO and its value chain in subsequent years. BASF has been producing CLO since 2001 and currently makes it at its Freeport, Texas, site.   Foster Wheeler USA Corp. has an agreement with NTR Acquisition Co. (NTR) to perform initial engineering work on planned projects at Kern Oil & Refining Co., pending the closing of NTR's acquisition of Kern. Kern's refinery is located in Bakersfield, California. NTR anticipates the acquisition of Kern closi

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