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Odebrecht's Ascent cracker project negotiates remediation agreement with WVDEP

6:00 AM MDT | August 29, 2014 | Clay Boswell

Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....


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Appalachian Resins leases land in Ohio for $1-billion project

Start up company Appalachian Resins (Houston) is leasing land in Salem Township, OH for a proposed $1-billion ethylene and polyethylene (PE) production facility. Appalachian Resins had considered building a petchems complex in West Virginia, which would have...

LyondellBasell plans world-scale PO-TBA plant for US Gulf Coast

LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives....

EPA issues draft permit for OCI's world-scale methanol project in Texas

The construction of OCI's (Geleen, Netherlands) planned world-scale methanol plant at Beaumont, TX, has moved a step closer. On 25 August, EPA announced a proposed Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for the project and issued a request for public comment through 24 September....

CB&I awarded technology, engineering contract for coal-to-chemicals plant in China

CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (Beijing) for the license and engineering design of a grassroots petrochemicals complex to be built at Lingwu, Yinchuan City, in China's autonomous region of Ningxia, CB&I...

Cyanco completes Nevada cyanide expansion

Cyanco Holding (Houston) has expanded the capacity of its sodium cyanide solution plant in Winnemucca, NV, by 17,000 m.t./year, bringing the plant’s capacity to 110,000 m.t./year and Cyanco’s total sodium cyanide capacity to 165,000 m.t./year....

OxyChem starts up $49.5-million hydrochloric acid unit at Niagara Falls

OxyChem has successfully started up a new $49.5-million hydrochloric acid unit at its Niagara Falls, NY, chlor-alkali facility....

Chinese group plans $4.5-billion methanol complex at Texas City

The Galveston County Economic Alliance announced on Tuesday that Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corp. is exploring plans to build a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point, Texas City. The announcement was made by the...

Turkmengas breaks ground on gas-to-gasoline plant based on novel technology

Haldor Topsoe is providing its novel Topsoe Improved Gasoline Synthesis (Tigas) technology to Turkmengas (Ashgabad) for a natural gas-to-gasoline plant being constructed at Ovadan-Depe, Turkmenistan. The plant will have capacity for 15,500 bbl/day of...

PTTGC and Pertamina form Indo Thai Trading, joint petchem project delayed until 2020

Pertamina (Jakarta) and PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) have launched Indo Thai Trading (ITT; Jakarta), a first step in their proposed petrochemical manufacturing collaboration. ITT will seed the market by selling polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP)...

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