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Westlake Chemical extends the list of US ethane cracker projects

Westlake to expand Louisiana Lake Charles Ethylene While Westlake Chemical Corporation (Westlake) was celebrating the completion of its expansion in Calvert City, Kentucky, the Houston-based company announced a new project with the expansion of its historical Lake Charles ethylene plant in Louisiana, USA. Originally established in 1986 in Louisiana with a low density polyethylene plant …

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Badlands NGL to build $4 billion North Dakota Polyethylene project

Badlands NGL and Vinmar to monetize US shale gas  The Delaware-registered company Badlands NGL’s LLC (Badlands NGL) and Vinmar Projects (Vinmar) from Houston, Texas, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to design, build, operate a world-scale polyethylene greenfield plant and merchant its production out of North Dakota shale gas basins of the Bakken Formation in …

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Oriental Energy extends cooperation with UOP-Honeywell in China

Ningbo Fortune selects UOP technology for propylene As an Oriental Energy Corporation Ltd (Oriental Energy) company, Ningbo Fortune Petrochemical Corporation Ltd (Ningbo Fortune) selected the US-based UOP-Honeywell technology for a greenfield project to produce propylene at the port of Ningbo, in the Zhejiang Province, China. Previously named Zhangjiagang Oriental Energy, the company became Oriental Energy in …

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Kuwait pre-qualifies bidders for Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery Fifth Train

AMEC completed FEED  on KNPC Refinery Fifth Train Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has pre-qualified the engineering companies to be invited to bid (ITB) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the fifth gas processing train to be added at the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery on the coast line of the Kuwait State. This pre-qualification …

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Oman Gas Company in strategic shift to added value petrochemicals

OGC to invest $3.5 billion in LPG and NGL projects The national Oman Gas Company SAOC (OGC) is preparing a strategic shift from its historical midstream activities toward liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction and transformation for petrochemical use. In 2000, OGC was established by Royal Decree to develop the infrastructures across …

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Enterprise Products continues to expand US Gulf Coast LPG Terminal

New Terminal after Houston Ship Channel Expansion The Houston-based midstream company Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) is looking for the most appropriate site along the US Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana to build a new terminal to export liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This project comes on the top of the previously announced expansion of …

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Orpic to invest in greenfield world-scale petrochemical complex

Oman selects Sohar for a $3.6 billion Plastics Project The Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) took the opportunity of the Polyolefins Plastics Arabia Conference organized in Muscat in May 2013 to unveil the details of a greenfield world-scale petrochemical complex to be located in Sohar. As most of the Gulf countries, the Sultanate …

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Marathon deploys gas development program in Equatorial Guinea

Heerema won Alba third compression platform EPCI In April 2013, the Houston-based Marathon Oil Corporation (Marathon) and its partners, Noble Energy (Noble) and the Compania Nacional de Petroleos de Guinea Ecuatorial (GE Petrol) awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract to Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) for the Alba PSC B3 gas compression platform. To …

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Dow Chemical unveils US Gulf Coast performance plastics projects

Technip completes FEED on Freeport ethylene cracker  To optimize the competitive advantage of the US glut of shale gas, the Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is planning to increase locally the number and variety of production units downward its chemical value chain. Presented as early as April 2011, the US Gulf Coast Investment Plan elaborated by …

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SOCAR moves on Oil & Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC) project

KBR wins Azeri OGPC Gas Processing Plant PMC The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) selected the Houston-based engineering company KBR to provide project management consultancy (PMC) for the front end engineering and design (FEED) of the gas processing plant (GPP) within its Oil & Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC) project in Azerbaijan. In April 2012, …

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