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A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 1

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

The study of the ideal integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene production facility has regained interest due to the rising costs of crude oil and its derivatives. This study proposes a multi-objective optimization approach that maximizes the net profit and production of ethylene and propylene in an integrated plant.

ADNOC to acquire 10% equity stake in major LNG development in Mozambique

ADNOC announced the acquisition of Galp’s 10% interest in the Area 4 concession of the Rovuma basin in Mozambique, entitling ADNOC to a share of the LNG production from the concession, which has a combined production capacity exceeding 25 MMtpy.

Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.

Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Sustainability and the Energy Transition: The pyrolysis of plastic wastes: A techno-economic analysis

Petrochemical Industries Company: Alazemi, E.

Plastics are some of the most vastly used materials in modern life. They are the building block of products manufactured by almost every sector, including packaging, building and construction, textiles, consumer products, transportation, electrical and electronics, and industrial machinery.

Pakistan-China to sign MoU on oil-to-chemicals complex in June

During Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's visit to Beijing in June, China and Pakistan are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a crude-to-petrochemical refinery project.

Singapore middle distillate stocks tumble to nearly three-month low

Singapore's middle distillates stocks slid to a nearly three-month low this week, falling below 11 MMbbl for the first time in a month as gains in jet fuel/kerosene net exports offset declines in diesel/gasoil net exports.

China's CNCEC to build 300,000-bpd Al-Faw refinery in Iraq

China's National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) has inked a deal with the Southern Refineries Company to build a 300,000-bpd refinery in Al-Faw, Iraq.

Ethylene downcycle puts nearly 25% of capacity at risk of closure

A series of unprecedented challenges to the global ethylene industry means that as much as 24% of global capacity is now under some threat of permanent closure according to new research by Wood Mackenzie.

GCC industry leaders solidify commitment toward plastic circularity

Arabian Gulf industry leaders reaffirmed their commitment to adopting a collaborative approach to develop plastic circularity, invest in Design for Recycling (DfR) and address plastic waste at the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics Conference.

ADNOC delivers first bulk shipment of CCS-enabled, low-carbon ammonia to Japan

ADNOC has delivered the world’s first certified bulk commercial shipment of low-carbon ammonia enabled by carbon capture and storage to Mitsui & Co., Ltd. for use in clean-power generation in Japan.