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India's May fuel use inches up on month on strong industrial activity

India's fuel consumption edged higher in May from the previous month, as strong industrial activity and general elections boosted fuel demand in Asia's third-largest economy.

QatarEnergy enters into a 10-yr naphtha supply agreement with Japan's Idemitsu Kosan

QatarEnergy has entered into a long-term agreement to supply Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd with a total of up to 6 MMt of naphtha to be delivered to Japan over 10 yr starting in July 2024.

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 1

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

The study of the ideal integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene production facility has regained interest due to the rising costs of crude oil and its derivatives. This study proposes a multi-objective optimization approach that maximizes the net profit and production of ethylene and propylene in an integrated plant.

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).

Russia's refined oil product exports to Singapore to hit highest this year in May

Russia's exports of naphtha to Singapore are on track to rise to their highest level this year in May as Russian refineries recover from drone attacks, with the trend poised to continue as more capacity comes online.

Kazakh refinery to export gasoline made from Russian oil

Kazakhstan and Russia have allowed Kazakh refinery Condensat to export 225,000 t of gasoline this year that will be produced from naphtha supplied by Russia's Tatneft.

Novatek's new Ust-Luga condensate unit set for June testing

Russian energy company Novatek plans to start test operations for a new processing unit at its gas condensate complex at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga in mid-June.

LG Chem denies report it will merge naphtha cracker business with Lotte Chemical

South Korean petrochemical company LG Chem denied a media report saying it is considering merging its naphtha cracker business with rival Lotte Chemical.

JX to join forces with Sumitomo at large scale SAF project in Louisiana (U.S.)

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation executed consortium agreements to manage investment in the Louisiana Green Fuels BECCS project at Port of Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana (U.S.).

INEOS completes acquisition of TotalEnergies' Lavera petrochemical assets in Southern France

INEOS has completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies’ 50% share of Naphtachimie, Appryl, Gexaro and 3TC announced on July 5th.