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Idemitsu restarts Chiba naphtha cracker

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan's Idemitsu Kosan said on Wednesday it restarted the 414,000 tpy Chiba naphtha cracker after works to increase its capacity to process propane were completed.

India HMEL may halt naphtha exports from 2021–2022

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India's HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part-owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, may halt naphtha exports from the 2021–2022 fiscal year when it starts its $3.1 B cracker, the chairman of Hindustan Petroleum Corp said.

Optimize a refinery H2 network using spreadsheet tools

Ecopetrol: Salgado, H.

One of the major goals in every refining complex is to minimize the utilization of its hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) generation units by maximizing the H<sub>2</sub> recovery from residual streams.

Dividing wall column applications in FCC naphtha splitter columns

GTC Technology US, LLC: Bhargava, M.  |  Kalita, R.  |  Gentry, J. C.

Dividing wall column (DWC) technology is becoming more widely accepted throughout the process industries as a means to increase efficiency and reduce capital and energy costs.

S.Korea's KPIC shuts naphtha cracker due to unplanned flaring

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s Korea Petroleum Industries Co (KPIC) on Tuesday shut down its naphtha cracker due to an unplanned flaring incident, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

India's Reliance to boost profit, naphtha exports by using ethane

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) — India's Reliance Industries Ltd expects to increase operating profit and naphtha exports as it switches to cheaper ethane at its petrochemical projects, a company executive said on Wednesday.

S.Korea's Hanwha Total says naphtha cracker shut after lightning strike

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea's Hanwha Total said on Monday its naphtha cracker in Daesan has been shut due to power outages caused by a lightning strike.

Asia's naphtha trapped in downward spiral as supply glut hits

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Asia is being hit with a naphtha supply glut that could push the market down further, after spot prices in South Korea already flipped from premiums to discounts in late June for the first time since March.

Taiwan's Formosa buys naphtha using new price formula

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp this week bought about 60 Mt of naphtha using a pricing formula uncommon in the region, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Use of neural networks for naphtha feed characterization in a cracker plant

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Padmavathi, G.  |  Jasra, R. V.  |  Modi, M.  |  Parmar, K. K.
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University: Dash, S. K.

Olefins are major building blocks for petrochemicals. Due to their reactivity and versatility, there has been tremendous growth in the demand for olefins, especially for light olefins such as ethylene, propylene, butenes and 1,3-butadiene, etc.