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Innovative approach to accelerating the startup of a gasoline block and associated units at Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery complex

This article elaborates on the startup of a refinery’s heavy naphtha reforming unit with an alternative approach to the initial unit design, including an evaluation of several startup techniques to ensure the adequacy and practicality of the selected option.

Izmit FCCU revamp

Tüpraş: Genç, M.  |  Kantar, B. O.  |  Önen, M. F.  |  Tunca, O.

Tüpraş utilizes proprietary fluid catalytic cracking units<sup>a</sup> (FCCUs) at its Izmit and Izmir refineries. The Izmit unit was designed in 1968 and started up in 1972 with a side-by-side style reactor/regenerator.

Optimizing petroleum naphtha

GTC Vorro Technology: Liu, Z.

One of the interesting dimensions of chemical engineering is the management of processing operations related to the molecular composition of the raw material.

Naphtha markets brace for margin squeeze amid supply glut in 2024

Global naphtha markets will likely suffer from lower profit margins in 2024 as refining and petrochemical capacity expansions in China and the Middle East outpace plastics demand growth globally.

Coolbrook cracks naphtha, advancing zero-carbon steam cracking at its pilot plant

Coolbrook has successfully demonstrated electric steam cracking of naphtha in its large-scale pilot plant in Brightlands Chemelot Campus, the Netherlands

How to gain an advantage from the propylene production gap—Part 2

Petrobras: Da Silva, M. W.

This work will detail the available processing routes capable of maximizing propylene yield in refineries, allowing refiners to gain advantage from the propylene market.

Kuwait's KIPIC has sufficient stocks despite al-Zour shutdown

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company has sufficient stocks of diesel, naphtha, kerosene and fuel oil to meet obligations to local and foreign customers despite an almost complete shutdown of the al-Zour refinery.

Russia surpasses UAE as India's top naphtha supplier amid discounts

Russia has overtaken the UAE to become India's top naphtha supplier, data shows, as New Delhi takes advantage of discounted Russian oil products and the re-routing of trade flows in the aftermath of Moscow's Ukraine invasion.

H2 purification: Take on new challenges by leveraging existing solutions

Axens: Chiron, F-X.

Green, blue, pink, yellow or white: regardless of its color, low-carbon hydrogen will play a significant role in the energy transition and the future of transportation.

Indonesia's Pertamina aims to finish revamping TPPI petrochemical plant in Q4

Indonesia's Kilang Pertamina Internasional, the refinery unit of state energy firm Pertamina, aims to finish revamping its petrochemical plant Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama in the fourth quarter of this year.