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Neste Jacobs, Coolbrook to develop new olefin cracking technology

Neste Jacobs, a technology, engineering and project management company and Coolbrook, a technology development company, are developing a new technology innovation in collaboration with University of Oxford's Osney Thermo Fluids laboratory, University of Cambridge's Whittle laboratory, and major chemical producers such as Dow Chemical as well as equipment manufacturers including MANTurbo. This innovation is based on hydrocarbon (e.g. Naphtha) cracking method, where ethylene, the core raw material for polyethylene is produced.

Driving innovation in the downstream: IRPC returns to New Delhi

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Adrienne Blume

Gulf Publishing Company and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to announce that IRPC 2017 will be held April 18–20 in New Delhi.

India's Reliance buys naphtha to feed growing domestic demand

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- India's Reliance Industries has bought between 60,000 and 90,000 t of heavy full-range naphtha for March arrival to plug a supply gap due to its growing petrochemical capacity, industry sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Japan's Mitsubishi buys Iran naphtha cargo

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Japan's Mitsubishi Corp bought a naphtha cargo from Iran last month, the Asian country's first such purchase from Iran since October 2016, sources familiar with the matter said.

Bangladesh Petroleum to sell discounted naphtha to Vitol

DHAKA (Reuters) -- Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) will sell 170,000 barrels of naphtha to oil trading giant Vitol at a discount of 17 cents to Singapore quotes, up from the last sale.

S. Korea's S-Oil to sell $1B diesel, naphtha, jet fuel to Saudi Aramco

SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) - South Korea's S-Oil, the country's third-largest refiner, has signed a deal to sell a combined $1 billion of diesel, naphtha and jet fuel this year to Saudi Aramco, its biggest shareholder.

Honeywell’s Connected Performance Services to help PetroVietnam improve refinery efficiency

A subsidiary of PetroVietnam will use Honeywell’s new IIoT-based Connected Performance Services offering to improve the performance of its manufacturing operations in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam.

Chinese refiner to use Honeywell UOP technology to meet growing fuel demand

China’s Dongying Qirun Chemical Co. will license Honeywell UOP’s Unicracking technology for the production of diesel and naphtha at its refinery in China’s Shandong Province to meet growing domestic demand for transportation fuels.

Oil tanker carrying naphtha explodes at southern China port

An oil tanker carrying 3,400 tons of naphtha exploded during discharge at a southern Chinese port.

Japan's JX shuts Kashima condensate splitter, reformer after fire

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. shut its 63-Mbpd condensate splitter and the 21-Mbpd No. 3 reformer at its Kashima refinery in eastern Japan after a fire at the reformer.