Petrochemicals

New state-of-the-art in sulfur recovery?—Part 2: Environmental benefits

Ventham, C., Lewis, J., Worley Comprimo; Jensen, F. E., Topsoe

It is widely accepted that state-of-the-art sulfur recovery technologies utilize the modified Claus process as well as some extension technology on the tail gas.

Maire Tecnimont wins $1.3 B EPC petrochemical contract

Maire Tecnimont announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded an EPC (Engineering, Procurement e Construction) Lump Sum contract relating to the implementation of a petrochemical project.

Oman's OQ, Kuwait Petroleum International and SABIC plan petrochemicals complex

Oman's state energy company OQ has signed an agreement to develop a petrochemicals complex in the Duqm economic zone with Kuwait Petroleum International and Saudi Basic Industries Corp.

Tanker rates for refined petroleum products reach multiyear highs during 2022 (1)

Rates for petroleum product tankers that carry low-sulfur petroleum products, including refined petroleum products such as motor gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and naphtha, reached multiyear highs this summer.

Asia jet fuel set for bumpy ride in 2023 despite some China recovery

A full recovery in jet fuel consumption will boost Asian refiners' margins and crude demand further, lifting global prices.

Lummus to provide digitalization services to Zhangzhou CHIMEI Chemical Company

Lummus Technology announced it has been awarded a contract by Zhangzhou CHIMEI Chemical Co. Ltd. for digitalization services at their petrochemical facility in Gulei, Fujian Province, China.

Aramco and TotalEnergies to build $11-B Saudi petrochemicals plant

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) and TotalEnergies will join forces to build a new petrochemicals complex in Saudi Arabia, the French energy group said on Thursday.

ExxonMobil doubles polypropylene production at Baton Rouge

ExxonMobil today announced the successful startup of its new polypropylene production unit at the Polyolefins Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lukoil-controlled Italy refinery will keep going despite oil embargo

An Italian oil refinery controlled by Russia's Lukoil still sees scope to remain operational despite a European Union embargo on Russian oil starting on Dec. 5, the company said, after Rome paved the way to place it in the hands of trustees.

India's Essar Group plans $4.9 B petrochemical complex in Odisha

India's Essar Group plans to set up a $4.92 B petrochemical complex in the eastern state of Odisha in a tie-up with a global player, it said in a statement.