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December 15, 2015
Shell Chemicals has asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for permission to expand ethylene production capacity at its Deer Park, TX, facility, according to notices issued by the TCEQ on 14 December. Shell did not immediately respond to a request for comment....
December 15, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has preliminarily approved Oxea's plans to build a plant with the capacity to produce 119,000 m.t./year 2-ethylhexanol and 68,000 m.t./year of iso- and n-butyraldehyde at Bay City, TX....
December 14, 2015
MEGlobal has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an air permit authorizing construction of an ethylene glycol facility in Freeport, TX, according to a notice published by the TCEQ on 10 December....
December 9, 2015
Dow Chemical expects to finish debottlenecking the production of glycidyl methacrylate at its Freeport, TX, facility in the second quarter of 2016....
December 9, 2015
Ingenio Tabacal (Buenos Aires), a subsidiary of Seaboard Corp (Shawnee Mission, KS), has selected Praj Industries (Pune, India) to provide the technology in the expansion of Tabacal's...
December 9, 2015
A consortium of investors, comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF; Moscow) and leading Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds have invested in Sibur’s previously...
December 9, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow) has completed upgrading the ammonia production facility of its Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works subsidiary. Work on the unit occurred during a maintenance shutdown in...
December 9, 2015

Phillips 66 has brought online a new; 100,000-bbl/day natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionator at its Sweeny Complex in Old Ocean, TX. Named Sweeny Fractionator One, the unit is supplying liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) to local customers and the market hub at Mont Belvieu, TX, the company says. The unit will supply the international market once the 150,000-bbl/day Freeport LPG Export Terminal is completed in the second half of 2016.


December 8, 2015

Air Products says its hydrogen reactions lab in Allentown, PA, is operational and receiving material for laboratory trials. The lab, which features three continuous trickle-bed reactors capable of handling pressures of 2,000 lbs/sq inch, will allow customers to optimize hydrotreatment and hydrogenation reactions or switch from batch to continuous operation, the company says.


December 9, 2015
BASF said on Monday that it plans to expand alpha blue pigments capacity at its Ludwigshafen site by fall 2016. The reddish copper phthalocyanine pigments are sold under the Heliogen...
December 8, 2015
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) says it has completed the sale of $210 million in preferred stock and warrants in a private placement to Security Benefit. LSB will use the proceeds mainly to complete expansion projects at its El Dorado, AK, facility....
December 7, 2015
The provincial development and reform commission in Fujian Province, China, on Monday approved Sinochem’s plan to add 60,000 bbl/day capacity at its recently commissioned...
December 7, 2015
Bostik (Wauwatosa, WI), an Arkema company, has opened a new plant in Dallas that will produce ceramic tile adhesive and floor preparation products based on the company’s polymer modified binder (PMB) technology platform....
December 4, 2015
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) has awarded Samsung Engineering engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contracts for the linear low-density polyethylene...
December 3, 2015
Texas LNG (Houston) has selected Honeywell's natural gas technology and process automation for an export-oriented gas liquefaction facility. The two-phase project, located on the north...
December 3, 2015
Socar (Baku), the state oil company of Azerbaijan, has selected Axens to provide technology for the modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Baku oil refinery. The project will increase...
December 3, 2015
​Unipetrol (Prague) on Thursday announced the award of a contract to Linde Engineering for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the reconstruction work for the...
December 3, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) and Taiyo Nippon Sanso said on Thursday that they plan to jointly market a dehydration system using the MCC-developed Zebrex zeolite membranes for...
December 3, 2015
BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, today announced the start up of a previously announced world-scale production plant for...
December 3, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) on Thursday announced that it has been awarded a lump sum turnkey contract worth 758.8 billion South Korean won ($651 million) to build a...
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