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Iraq increases domestic refining capacity by 360,000 bpd within the past year

Iraq's Minister of Oil announced that Iraq's domestic refining capacity increased by 360,000 bpd within the last year, moving closer to achieving the country's goal of self-sufficiency in domestic fuels production.

Liquid Wind's second eFuel facility granted environmental permit

FlagshipTWO, Sweden's second large-scale production facility of green electrofuel (eMethanol), has received the environmental permit for its planned operations in Sundsvall, Sweden.

BASF and IPP jointly market the sale/relocation of three plants from Verbund site in Germany

BASF and International Process Plants will jointly market the sale and relocation of three plants-ammonia, methanol and melamine-from BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Clariant introduces new solutions to reduce the environmental impact of plastics

Clariant is launching AddWorks PPA, a perfluoralkyl substances-free polymer processing aid product line, and AddWorks PKG 158, a highly efficient antioxidant solution with outstanding color protection, especially designed for polyolefins containing recycled material

Borouge increases Q1 net profit nearly 40% to $273 MM

Borouge saw its Q1 net profits increase 37% to $273 MM. Total revenue for the quarter topped $1.3 B.

NEXTCHEM finalizes acquisitions of HyDEP and Dragoni to boost green H2 production tech

NEXTCHEM will combine its technological know-how with HyDEP and Dragoni Group’s competences in electrochemistry to develop and implement its proprietary solutions for green hydrogen production.

An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C6 heartcut

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Garg, M.  |  Patil, R.  |  Sapre, A. V.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum: Kumar, S.  |  Ghosh, P.

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery.

Decarbonize the FCCU through maximizing low-carbon propylene

Cepsa R&D: Pérez, E.  |  Prieto, C.
Cepsa, Gibraltar Refinery: Moreno, J. A.  |  Tenorio, J.  |  Chavarría, A.
W. R. Grace: Bescansa, M  |  González, R.  |  Brandt, S.  |  Franken, J.

As the global energy system continues to be threatened by geopolitical tensions, the refining industry continues to demonstrate an outstanding capacity for adaptation.

Navigating the complex LNG value chain

Emerson: Awasthi, R.  |  Rendon, M.

Throughout the last two decades, LNG technology improvements have built a global natural gas market. This globalization has led to an increase in demand, but also an increase in instability, as changing global events and the drive towards increased sustainability in energy sources have created market fluctuations from all directions.

Editorial Comment: As petrochemicals demand increases globally, novel processes, systems and technologies continue to evolve

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Over the next 25 yr, global petrochemicals demand is forecast to increase exponentially, rising from approximately 450 MMtpy in 2025 to > 500 MMtpy in 2035 and upwards to nearly 600 MMtpy by 2050.