Asia/Pacific

Large explosion in Taiwan's CPC Dalin oil refinery, no injuries

Fire was seen raging above the plant and thick smoke billowed into the sky above for more than an hour.

China's diesel fuel exports more than doubled in September

China's diesel exports in September surged to their highest in more than a year while aviation fuel shipments were the most in 29 months as refiners rushed to cash in on robust export margins.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Technip Energies to perform FEED for gas plant associated with carbon capture in Malaysia

Technip Energies has been selected by PTTEP HK Offshore Ltd. to perform the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of the Lang Lebah Onshore Gas Plant 2 (OGP2) project located in Bintulu, Sarawak, in Malaysia.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran oil exports, targets Chinese firms

The United States imposed sanctions on companies it accused of involvement in Iran's petrochemical and petroleum trade, including five based in China, pressuring Tehran as it seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Accelerating the transition to renewable fuels

Carugo, M., Valentine, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

The global push to neutralize carbon-based GHG emissions by 2050 not only holds great promise for the future of the planet, but it also stands to create millions of jobs, spur rapid growth and drive technological innovation.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

Axens pyrolysis gasoline unit successfully started-up at Hyundai Chemical petrochemical complex in South Korea

Axens and Hyundai Chemical Co. successfully achieve the start-up of the pyrolysis gasoline (Pygas) unit, part of the Hyundai Chemical petrochemical grassroots complex in Daesan, South Korea.

China's Sinopec starts first carbon capture, storage facility, plans another two by 2025

China's Sinopec said it has put into operation the country's largest carbon capture, utilization and storage facility in east China, and plans to build two more plants of similar size by 2025.

Baker Hughes opens new chemicals facility in Singapore

Baker Hughes is expanding its presence in Asia by opening a new oilfield services chemicals manufacturing facility in Singapore, enabling manufacturing optimization and faster delivery of fit-for-purpose chemical solutions.