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Methanex selected Jacobs to relocate Chile Methanol plant in Louisiana

Methanex to invest $550 million to benefit from low shale gas prices Methanex produces about 3.8 million t/y of Methanol and is the world’s largest supplier of Methanol to major international markets with production units in Canada, Chile, Egypt, New Zealand and Trinidad.   Methanol is produces mainly out of natural gas, therefore the access to reliable and …

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Imperial Oil awards $300 million Kearl Expansion to CB&I

ExxonMobil to boost oil sand production in Canada Through Imperial Oil Ltd (Imperial Oil), ExxonMobil is planning to double upstream production capacity in Canada in the period 2010 – 2020 supported by $30 to $40 billion capital expenditure. Imperial Oil is an ExxonMobil company based in Calgary and operating  oil and gas production, refining and petrochemical …

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“QIA”

Definition QIA is the acronym of Qatar Investment Authority Comments Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, the Qatar Investment Authority represents the Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund. The QIA was founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to strengthen the country’s economy by diversifying into new asset classes. The QIA is structured to operate at the very highest …

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Malaysian Petronas runs global with Canadian Progress takeover

Petronas to pay $5.3 billion Progress Energy Resources  The Malaysian NOC Petronas and the Canadian Progress Energy Resources (Progress) have signed an agreement for a friendly takeover of Progress by Petronas. The integration will be done through Petronas Canada to remain based in Calgary, Alberta, for upstream with commercial office in Vancouver,BC,  for LNG. The …

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Petronas to link Iraqi Garraf oil field to Al-Faw Export Terminal

Weatherford won Garraf $200 million processing facility Garraf or Gharraf is the fifth biggest oil field in Iraq with estimated 1 billion barrels reserves. Garraf is located halfway between the southern cities of Karbala and Nasiriya in Thi Qar governorate  in the Southern of Iraq. In 2009 Petronas, with its partners, successfully won the Garraf oilfield …

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Celanese to build Methanol plant in Houston to reduce Acetyl costs

Shale gas to help Celanese integration business model Celanese Corporation (Celanese) is a global technology and specialty materials company owning and operating a large acetyl complex at Clear Lake, close to Houston, Texas, USA. The positive developments in the U.S. energy complex to become a net gas exporter creates favorable conditions to explore all the …

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$17 billion Shell & Mitsubishi gas flare recovery in Iraq

Shell and Mitsubishi to gather gas from Basra oil fields The Iraq Government has given its nod to the natural gas exploration deal signed between Shell from the Netherlands and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi). The project, which requires capital expenditure of around $17.2 billion, was initially signed in 2008. The joint venture,  Basra Gas Company (BGC) is state-controlled …

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Ma’aden rethinks its strategy for the $6 billion Phosphates city project

Ma’aden awards FEED and reconsiders PMC contracts Although the PMC contract for the Ma’aden Phosphate city project was intended to be awarded together with the FEED contract to Jacobs, Ma’aden has decided finaly to separate both contracts. Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC) is a joint venture with SABIC in which the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) owns 70% and SABIC 30%. The Al Khabra Project, …

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