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ExxonMobil on Antwerp North-West Europe Resid Upgrading Project

ExxonMobil to add DCU with Belgium ANWERUP The refining branch of ExxonMobil is planning to add a delayed coker unit (DCU) at its Belgium refinery with the Antwerp North-West Europe Resid Upgrading Project (ANWERUP). Located on the Port of Antwerp at the boarder with The Netherlands, this integrated refinery and petrochemical complex was built in …

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Total and China Power got green light for Inner Mongolia Chemical project

Total to provide CPI with Coal-To-Olefins technology The French major company Total and the local utility China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) have received the approval from the China National Development and Reform Commission to develop Inner Mongolia $4 billion coal-to-olefins (CTO) petrochemical complex in China. Established in 2002, CPI is ranked as the fifth largest power …

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Golar and Exmar in contest over Canada BC LNG project

LNG Partners opt for FLSU moored in Douglas Channel The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers fleet owners Golar LNG, registered in Bermuda and managed from Norway, and Exmar from Belgium enter intense contest around the Douglas Channel LNG project headed by LNG Partners LLC and LNG BargeCo BVBA in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. …

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Europe to tap Azerbaijan natural gas through Trans-Adriatic Pipeline

Shah Deniz-2 partners selected TAP over Nabucco The Shah Deniz-2 partners, BP from UK, Total from France and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) have preferred the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project over Nabucco to export their natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe. At the scale of these giant projects, TAP offers the shortest and simplest …

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Total to focus on integrated Refinery and Petrochemical complex

Total to revamp and upgrade Belgium Antwerp complex After Gonfreville in France and Port Arthur in texas, USA, the French major Total is planning to invest $1.3 billion capital expenditure to revamp and upgrade its integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in Antwerp, Belgium. With a capacity of 360,000 barrels per day (b/d) Antwerp is the …

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India to triple LNG Import Terminal capacities by 2017

GSPC and IOC to boost LNG Import Terminal projects Gujarat State Petroleum Company (GSPC), Adani Enterprise (Adani) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) are working on moving forward their respective liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal projects in order to meet the Indian demand for gas in 2017. These projects are part of a series of …

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GDF Suez awards $2.2 billion Cygnus detailed design to AMEC

GDF Suez, Centrica and Bayerngas sanction Cygnus development  GDF Suez and its partners Centrica and Bayerngas  awarded the detailed design contract to AMEC for the development of the Cygnus natural gas field in the UK continental shelf in the southern North Sea. Cygnus was discovered in 1988 in the blocks 44/12a and 44/11a. Then several appraisal …

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BASF increases Chemicals capacity in Europe

BASF to build butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp The butadiene is a monomer and used as an important chemical intermediate to produce elastomers and thermo­plastics, such as synthetic rubbers, latex, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer and polyamide. The tire industry is the main consumers of butadiene. Other applications for butadiene include paper chemicals and plastics production. BASF is …

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Solvay invests $200 million in bio-based ECH facility in China

Solvay’s Vinythai selected Taixing for new ECH plant  With a Chinese market of epichlorohydrin (ECH) expected to grow by 8% per year, Solvay and its Thai affiliate, Vinythai have decided to invest in a new production plant in Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China. This new plant will have an initial capacity of 100,000 t/y epichlorohydrin. Solvay …

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