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Downstream news for the oil and gas industry providing global coverage of refining, processing and other downstream sector developments

Joint project for cracker
18th May 2018

The facility will also include a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.“We are very pleased to announce the creation of what is now planned to be the third joint venture between our two...
14th May 2018

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today unveiled plans to invest AED 165 billion (US $45 billion) alongside partners, over the next five years, to become a leading global downstream player,...
Good times ahead for Shell
21st March 2018

“Our unique Downstream business is fundamental to delivering a world-class investment case,” said Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden. “Its unparalleled breadth, depth and the strength...
SOCAR's 900,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) unit at Aliağa
7th March 2018

SOCAR Turkey intends to deploy the technology in its new 900,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) unit at Aliağa, Turkey, expected to come on stream by 2023 once the final investment decision is taken.“BP is...
Shell sees potential LNG supply shortage
26th February 2018

Such strong growth in demand is consistent with Shell’s first LNG Outlook, published in 2017.  Based on current demand projections, Shell sees potential for a supply shortage developing in mid-...
Ras Tanura Refinery (RTR)
21st February 2018

Responsible for a significant portion of fuel production in the Kingdom, production up-time of the RTR Gas Condensate Fractionation and the Platformer/Naptha Hydrotreater (NHT) units is of the essence at...
Total, Borealis, and NOVA Chemicals have announced a joint venture
20th February 2018

The joint venture – in which Total will own 50 per cent and Novealis Holdings, a joint venture between Borealis and NOVA Chemicals, will own the remaining 50 per cent – will commence subject to...
Digitalization is one of the answers for staying ahead in tank storage management
15th February 2018

Process control is an integrated part of an automation system from the field device level up to the management execution level. Looking at the value chain of tank farms and terminals there are also several...
9th February 2018

The lighter, smaller pump is designed to help refinery and tank terminal operators optimize their unloading and transfer applications.Houttuin positive displacement pumps offer reliable delivery of a wide...
6th February 2018

Texas complex is mechanically complete with commissioning progressing well. Project startup is expected during the second quarter of 2018.The new ethane cracker, part of ExxonMobil’s multi-billion...

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