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Orascom Construction Industry to boost Texas methanol and ammonia

OCI Beaumont received permit for Nederland expansion Orascom Construction Industries Beaumont LLC (OCI Beaumont) received the final green house gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit from the US environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the expansion of its methanol and ammonia plants located in Nederland, Texas, USA. Formally known as Pandora Methanol LLC, OCI Beaumont took …

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Sabic at feasibility study on Saudi Arabia Oil-To-Chemicals complex

Sabic mulls over world largest Oil-To-Chemicals project The world largest ethylene producer, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is mulling over the design and construction of the world ever largest Oil-To-Chemical (OTC) complex in Saudi Arabia. In the same way as Saudi Aramco invested heavily these last years on the downstream activities, Sabic is considering again massive …

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Midwest Fertilizer project back on track in Indiana-USA

Jacobs to provide PMC for Mt Vernon Fertilizer Project The Kansas-based Midwest Fertilizer Inc. (Midwest fertilizer) selected Jacobs Engineering (Jacobs) to provide project management consultancy (PMC) for its world-scale fertilizer project at Mt Vernon, Posey County in Indiana, USA. Midwest was established in Paola City, KS, in 1980 as a local distributor of fertilizers Since then …

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Nexen – CNOOC signed with British Columbia for Aurora LNG

Nexen to anchor Aurora LNG project at Grassy Point The Canadian Nexen Energy ULC (Nexen), acquired by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), and its Japanese partners Inpex Corporation (Inpex) and JGC Corporation (JGC) has signed an exclusive agreement with the Government of British Columbia in western Canada to locate its Aurora liquefied natural gas …

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Shell in the race with Sasol for Lousiana largest project ever

Shell to replicate Pearl GTL with Lousiana GTL project Since the South Africa company Sasol had announced last year to select its site in Lake Charles in Westlake of Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana, Shell opted also for the Lousiana Gulf Coast for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in USA. At the CERAWeek, last year, Shell CEO Peter …

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USA to release brakes on second LNG export project

Freeport LNG Expansion to get approval on H2 2013 After Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG in Louisiana, the Freeport LNG Expansion project in Texas could be the second export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to be approved by the US administration. This Freeport LNG Expansion project stands on the second position in the application list at the …

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Occidental Petroleum plans new ethylene cracker at Ingleside – Texas

Oxy to join Chevron, Dow, Exxon and Shell US projects On December 2012, Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) submitted a permit application to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the construction of a new ethylene cracker at Ingleside in Texas, USA. Based in  Los Angeles in California, USA, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is the largest …

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PetroChina to increase stake in Canada shale gas

CNPC to take $2.2 billion stake in Encana Duvernay The China National Petroleum Company (CNPC or PetroChina) speeds up acquisitions of interests in Canada with the $2.2 billion offered to the local Encana for stake in the Duvernay oil sand project. According to the deal reached between the parties, PetroChina will take, through its wholly-owned subsidiary …

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