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India's use of crude tankers to export diesel slows in May

Indian refiners' use of crude oil vessels to ship refined fuels such as diesel to key European markets has diminished in May after volumes neared two-year high levels last month.

Vietnam's Binh Son refinery plans new share issue to fund $1.5-B expansion

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical said it plans to issue new shares as part of its efforts to fund a $1.5-B project to expand and upgrade its Dung Quat refinery. 

GAIL to invest $6 B in new ethane cracker in India

GAIL India plans to invest $6 B in a new 1.5-MMtpy ethane cracking unit in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.

Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Shin-Etsu Chemical to build new plant for silicone products

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. has decided to establish a new company, Shin-Etsu Silicone (Pinghu) Co. Ltd., in Zhejiang Province, China, and construct a new silicone products plant to expand its silicone business.

L&T delivers world’s heaviest ethylene oxide reactor to China

The Heavy Engineering vertical of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has dispatched two mammoth ethylene oxide (EO) reactors for a project of the chemical giant BASF in China. The reactors were dispatched from L&T’s A M Naik Heavy Engineering Complex at Hazira in Gujarat.

Dow expands propylene glycol capacity in Thailand

Dow has announced the startup of its propylene glycol (PG) capacity expansion at its integrated manufacturing facility in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.

Russia plans to open sea terminal for LPG exports to Asia by end of 2025

Russia will likely open its first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal on the Pacific Ocean coast with joint investments from China by the end of 2025.

Malaysia to cut diesel subsidies, saving $852 MM/yr

Malaysia will begin cutting fuel subsidies to bolster its fiscal position starting with diesel, a move that will save about 4 $852 MM/yr.

Indian refiner Reliance's April Russian oil imports up 11% month-to-month, India's Russian oil imports at 9-month high

India's Reliance Industries Ltd., operator of the world's biggest refining complex, shipped in about 351,600 bpd of Russian oil in April, up nearly 11% from the previous month.