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Sinopec and Huntsman to build PO and MTBE plant in Nanjing

Huntsman and Sinopec Jinling to invest $750 million The Texas-based chemical company Huntsman Corporation (Huntsman) and the Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Jinling) have decided to form a joint venture to build and operate a greenfield world-scale Propylene Oxide (PO) and Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) plant in Nanjing, in the Jiangsu Province, China. Huntsman …

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BP scales up to $24 billion tight gas Oman Full Field Development

BP to develop Khazzan and Makarem in phase 1 BP revised significantly upward its capital expenditure in Oman Full Field Development project from $15 billion to $24 billion. Discovered in the 1990s, the huge reserves of natural gas in Center Oman have been left undeveloped because of the complexity and the potential costs related to …

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NKNK and CB&I signed FEED for Tatarstan olefins complex

Nizhnekamskneftekhim awards basic to CB&I Lummus OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) selected CB&I Lummus (CB&I) to perform front end engineering and design (FEED) of a new olefins complex in Russia. This new petrochemical complex will be located in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Earlier, on April, 2012, NKNK and CB&I had signed a License Agreement and Basic …

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Bapco ready to move on the $6 billion Refinery expansion

Sitra Refinery expansion preliminary studies completed  After multiple scenarios for revamping and expansion, the Minister of Energy in Bahrain, Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, has announced the completion of the preliminary studies to modernize the Sitra refinery. The plan of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) aims to increase energy efficiency and increase production of high value …

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Tight Gas

Definition Tight gas is the name given to the unconventional natural gas because it is trapped in a very tight  underground hard rock, or sandstone or limestone formation that is unusually impermeable and non-porous called tight sand. Comments In a conventional natural gas deposit, once drilled, the gas can usually be extracted quite readily, and easily. A …

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GE and Shenua join expertise for Cleaner Coal technology

Two leaders build energy Market Leadership with coal gasification Shenua Group (Shenua), from China, and GE, from USA, create the new GE Shenhua Gasification Technology Company Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture (JV) with Headquarter located in Shanghai, China. The firm will sell industrial gasification technology licenses in China, conduct research to improve cost and performance. The company has registered capital of $6 million. Patents and proceeds obtained by the joint venture will be shared evenly. The cooperation is also part of Sino-US joint efforts to develop clean energy, and gasification is a crucial component of that goal. China and USA hold respectively the first and second biggest …

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