BASF confirms final phase of MDI expansion at Geismar Verbund site

BASF is moving forward with the final phase of the expansion project for the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana.

INNIO Waukesha and Detechtion Technologies announce technology collaboration

INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines Inc, and Detechtion Technologies Inc. announced a technology collaboration that will expand asset connectivity, drive a customer-centric digital ecosystem and empower our customers' transition to decarbonization.

Petrobras set to cut gasoline prices Wednesday

Brazil's Petrobras will reduce gasoline prices at its refineries by about 5% on Wednesday, the state-run oil company said in a statement, its first price cut since late 2021, making analysts review projections for the country's inflation.

Corpus Christi polymers plant in Texas resumes construction

Indorama Ventures announced that construction of an integrated PTA-PET plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, will resume in August this year.

Gazprom tells Europe gas halt beyond its control

Gazprom has told customers in Europe it cannot guarantee gas supplies because of 'extraordinary' circumstances.

Safety culture in the workplace: How generational differences present challenges, opportunities

Culture is an incredibly important consideration when looking to establish a safe and productive workplace, because employers must be able to determine exactly what will make workers choose to act safely and productively.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 7/15

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week.

Green Fuels for Denmark receives IPCEI status

The funding will help enable the consortium behind Green Fuels for Denmark to develop the first phases of the project as part of the industrialization of renewable hydrogen and green fuels needed to compete with fossil-based alternatives.

Shell wants to share more of its blockbuster profits, CEO says

Shell is considering boosting shareholder returns on the back of bumper profits from soaring energy prices, while the extra cash will also help it shift more swiftly towards renewables and low-carbon energy.

Neste to receive funding from the EU Innovation Fund for chemical recycling project in Porvoo

Neste has received a positive grant decision for up to EUR 135 MM from the EU Innovation Fund for the company’s project to build chemical recycling capacities at its Porvoo refinery in Finland.