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The propylene production gap is an opportunity for integrated downstream players—Part 1

Petrobras: Da Silva, M. W.

Among the challenges in the global crude oil refining industry are the price volatility of raw materials and the pressure from society to reduce environmental impacts, as well as reduced margins.

Editorial Comment: Celebrating the technologies and people in the global hydrocarbon processing industry

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

On October 11, Gulf Energy Information celebrated the inaugural Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards.

Haldia selects multiple Lummus Technologies for India's first on-purpose propylene plant and largest cumene and phenol plant

Lummus Technology announced Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. will license its olefins conversion technology and the Lummus/Versalis cumene and phenol technologies for a new plant in West Bengal, India.

Grace expands operating UNIPOL PP technology capacity in China with Oriental Energy Co. Ltd.

W. R. Grace & Co announced that Oriental Energy Co. Ltd. has started up a new plant with Grace’s UNIPOL PP Process Technology.

SCG Chemicals to test run its Vietnam petrochemical complex in Nov, Dec

Long Son Petrochemicals, a unit of Thailand's SCG Chemicals, will test run its new petrochemical complex in southern Vietnam in November and December.

China's CNOOC, two chemical firms looking at Shell Singapore assets

CNOOC, Eversun Holdings and Wanhua Chemical are among those that have started early evaluations of Shell assets that include a 237,000 bpd refinery and a one MMtpy ethylene cracker.

Sumitomo Chemical to develop green process for ethanol-based propylene

Sumitomo Chemical has begun construction of a pilot facility to establish a process for producing propylene directly from ethanol, which is attracting attention as a sustainable chemical raw material.

Malaysia's Gentari, Singapore's GIC to produce, export green ammonia from India

Malaysia's Gentari, a renewable energy unit of Petronas, and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC signed an agreement to produce up to 5 Mtpa of green ammonia in India by 2030.

Axens and ZPJE established Nectis: a JV dedicated to the promotion and sale of Spiral Tubes Heat Exchangers

Nectis and Zhenhai Petrochemical Jianan Engineering Co. Ltd join forces in establishing Nectis, a France-based company targeting the promotion and sales of STHE to the process industry outside of China.

Russia's September fuel oil and VGO exports to India hit record high

Russia has sent record volumes of sea-borne fuel oil and vacuum gasoil to India in September, replacing some crude oil volumes.