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August 31, 2015
CB&I on Monday announced the award of a contract, valued at approximately $300 million, by Sunoco Partners' Marketing & Terminals segment for expanding the Marcus Hook, PA...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/CB-and-I-awarded-Sunocos-Mariner-East-2-expansion-contract_73324.html
August 28, 2015
Invista Performance Technologies, Invista’s (Wichita, KS) technology and licensing business,  has obtained the right to license Beijing Huiersanji Green Chem’s (Green Chem; Beijing) fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) offgas technology outside China. Green Chem’s technology has already been licensed to refineries within China....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Invista-to-market-Chinese-firms-FCC-offgas-technology_73229.html
August 24, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks (Wilton, UK) has achieved commercial pilot-scale production of its biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products, as a direct...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Bioplastics-startup-achieves-commercial-pilot-scale-PHA-biomaterial-production_73138.html
August 24, 2015
If crude oil prices do not recover within five years, the second wave of new ethane crackers in North America will likely be postponed to 2025, tightening ethylene supply and boosting the profitability of naphtha-based producers in Europe and Asia, according to a new study by IHS Chemical, Crude Oil Turmoil and the Global Impact on Petrochemicals—Special Report....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/IHS-Chemical-Slow-oil-recovery-would-postpone-second-US-wave-of-ethane-crackers_73082.html
August 19, 2015
Operations at Kuwait National Petroleum Co.'s (KNPC) Shuaiba, Kuawait, oil refinery are expected to resume within "a few days," according to a report from the Kuwait News...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Report-Kuwait-refinery-expected-to-resume-operations-within-a-few-days-following-fire_73068.html
August 18, 2015
Ineos announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded three new petroleum exploration and development licenses by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/UK-government-awards-Ineos-three-shale-gas-exploration-licenses_73039.html
August 14, 2015
The impact of this week's surprise devaluation of the Chinese currency, the yuan, varies between companies selling to China or buying from China. For China's petrochemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Yuan-devaluation-Chinas-petchem-industry-faces-feedstock-cost-hike-overseas-exporters-braced-for-softer-demand_72995.html
August 13, 2015
The UK government is taking powers to bypass local councils on fracking applications, in an effort to kick-start the country’s shale gas industry. Under controversial plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/UK-government-to-bypass-local-authorities-to-kick-start-shale-gas-industry_72915.html
August 11, 2015
Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI; Houston), a subsidiary of China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co. (Heze City, Shandong Province), says it has secured long-term natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chinese-firm-secures-gas-supplies-for-Louisiana-mega-methanol-plant_72860.html
August 11, 2015
Jacobs Engineering announced on Tuesday that it was selected by ExxonMobil to perform engineering, procurement and construction management services for its crude flexibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/ExxonMobil-awards-Texas-refinery-upgrade-contract-to-Jacobs_72868.html
August 5, 2015
Researchers at Penn State University (State College, PA) have developed and tested a solvent-extraction process for making liquids from bituminous coals and have shown the successful...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Penn-State-researchers-propose-process-for-low-emission-coal-to-liquids_72761.html
August 5, 2015
Delfin LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy, has selected Bechtel to carry out front-end engineering and design for a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Bechtel-selected-for-the-first-floating-LNG-plant-in-the-US_72752.html
August 4, 2015
Proposed regulations that would disqualify master limited partnerships (MLPs) based on the steam-cracking of natural gas liquids (NGLs) mistakenly focus on the output of the process, rather than input, according to comments submitted to the IRS by Enterprise Products Partners (Houston)....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-says-proposed-MLP-regulations-mistakenly-focus-on-products_72744.html
August 4, 2015
ExxonMobil says it will add flexibility to process light crudes at its Beaumont, TX,  refinery, increasing production capacity by approximately 20,000 bbl/day. The company adds...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/ExxonMobil-to-expand-capacity-at-Beaumont-refinery_72732.html
August 3, 2015
AFC Energy (Cranleigh, UK) has commissioned and begun operating its first fuel-cell system at Stade, Germany, based on the company's KORE technology. The system will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/UK-firm-commissions-alkaline-fuel-cell-facility-in-Germany_72688.html
July 30, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it will cut 6,500 jobs this year, almost 7% of its total workforce, as part of additional cost-cutting plans designed to offset the impact of a prolonged...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Shell-to-cut-6500-jobs-group-wide-in-response-to-continued-low-oil-prices_72553.html
July 30, 2015
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) is contemplating the sale of its shale gas holdings in the United States, according to Indian press reports. Reliance, in response to a request...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Reliance-Industries-to-offload-US-shale-gas-business_72546.html
July 29, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP; Houston ) filed comments on 28 July with the IRS arguing against proposed regulations that would not allow master limited partnerships (MLPs) based on the steam cracking of natural gas liquids....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Westlake-Chemical-Partners-files-comments-with-IRS-on-proposed-MLP-regulations_72496.html
July 28, 2015
Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, a member of Gazprom (Moscow), and the Sibur subsidiary Nipigaz have agreed to form a partnership to design and manage the construction of a major...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Gazprom-to-build-major-gas-plant-and-the-worlds-largest-helium-facility-in-the-Russian-Far-East_72492.html
July 27, 2015
Technip's Italy arm and the export credit insurance group SACE (Rome) have finalized a previously announced agreement with Middle East Oil Refinery (Midor) to modernize and expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Technip-signs-agreements-to-modernize-oil-refineries-in-Egypt_72434.html
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