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Japanese firm to buy 800,000 m.t. of LPG from Targa over 2017–20

11:27 AM MST | February 24, 2015 | Clement Choo

Astomos Energy (Tokyo) will buy up to 800,000 m.t. of shale-derived liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Targa Resources (Houston) spread over three years from the second half of 2017, Astomos said today. About 140,000 m.t. of the LPG will be...


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CropEnergies pauses bioethanol production at UK site, citing low prices, euro weakness

CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has temporarily paused production at its Ensus (Wilton, UK) bioethanol subsidiary. The production facility was taken offline a few days ago for cleaning and inspection. The decision reflects challenging conditions in Europe's...

Wison hands over new MTO plant to Chinese firm

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Greenenergy acquires biodiesel manufacturing facility in UK

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Woodside gains approval to export LNG from Canada

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Mitsui secures two more ships for US LNG export project

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Matrica signs agroindustrial supply chain agreement

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Chevron to sell 4.2 million m.t. of LNG to Korean trader over five years

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Petrobras steps up efforts to produce biofuels from fish innards

Petrobras has signed a deal to provide technical assistance to fish farmers operating in the Castanhão dam, in Brazil, as the company accelerates its efforts to produce biodiesel from fish entrails. The company also signed an agreement to buy oils and...

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