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Final decision on Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC)

Petronas RAPID to go ahead as part of Malaysia PIPC In making the final investment decision (FID) on the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC), the Malaysia national oil company (NOC) Petronas is triggering the execution phase of the Refinery And Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in the south Johor next to Singapore. With RAPID as …

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ORPIC kick off plastic industry at Sohar in Oman

ORPIC Liwa Platics Project to reach FEED stage The Oman Refinery and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) confirmed to have called for tender the front end engineering and design (FEED) work for its $3.6 billion petrochemical complex to produce plastics in Al-Liwa, close to Sohar in the north of Oman. To be integrated to the Sohar …

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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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Dow Chemical awards Freeport Ethylene to Technip

Technip signs FEED contract for Dow Texas Operations October 2012, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) selected Technip from France for the front end engineering and design (FEED) of its world scale ethylene project on the Gulf Coast, Texas, USA. Dow is the world largest manufacturer of olefin and polyolefin products. Based on ethylene cracking, the production costs are directly related …

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“IPP”

Definition IPP is the acronym of Independent Power Project. IPP may also be used for Independent power Producer. In both cases IPP refers to non-public utility company investing or operating power generation facilities. Comments Until the years 1980s, the power generation facilities were mostly run by public entities in each country regardless if they were gas …

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Sonatrach and Total in discussion again about Arzew Petrochemical Complex

Qatar Petroleum holds 10% of $3 billion Arzew project Since Total and Sonatrach had announced the giant Arzew petrochemical complex, the project had to be put on hold by the lack of ethane as feedstock to supply the cracker. This ethane should come from the Hassi R’meil natural gas fields, but transportation along the 500km to …

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Mixed cracker

Definition Mixed cracker refers to cracker in the refining process which can treat equally ethane or naphtha Comments The cracker is a master piece of the refining process to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and all the building blocks of the petrochemical industry (ethylene, propylene, butadiene and all their respective derivatives) To feed this cracker, usually a …

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Giant Exxon Baytown complex to get bigger with new cracker

From Shale gas to Polyolefins ExxonMobil implements its integrated business model The Houston based Exxon Mobil Corp. is considering a multi-billion-dollar expansion of its giant petrochemical complex in Baytown, Texas, USA. ExxonMobil, like Chevron, Dow Chemicals or Shell,  is looking to take advantage of a surplus of natural gas that’s pushed Henry hub prices near 10-year lows …

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Propylene

Definition: “Propylene” is the common name given to the Propene. It is a gas, not to be confused with the Propane. Propylene may also be called Methylethylene.  Comments: From process perspective, the Propylene is a byproduct as produced in parallel of the Ethylene during the cracking operations in the steam cracker as shown in the flowchart above. …

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