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

Sabin represents the fourth generation at the company, the largest independently owned, secondary precious metals refining organization in North America
29th April 2015

Jonathan Sabin has been named president at the Sabin Metal Group of Companies, the largest independently owned, secondary precious metals refining organization in North America.  He takes over from his...
Honeywell has announced that its Performance Materials and Technologies division has opened a new manufacturing facility in China to produce state-of-the-art catalysts used to make components for plastics production
28th April 2015

This new site in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, has begun production of catalysts used to covert propane to propylene as traditional sources for this product shrink. The catalysts are used in the...
Praxair has signed a long-term contract to provide industrial gases to the China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC)
28th April 2015

The project, expected to start up in 2017, will enable the reliable and efficient supply of industrial gases for CNOOC’s refinery and downstream chemical production. Praxair will build, own and operate two...
Oilex has announced the completion of the Cambay-73 oil and gas production facilities on budget and ahead of scheduled in India
28th April 2015

The facilities are now ready for start-up and awaiting arrival of the low pressure gas pipeline to site. “The work by Oilex to complete the production facilities on budget and ahead of schedule is a...
Technip, in partnership with Unico, a Japanese engineering consultant, has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract on a reimbursable basis, for the upgrading of the Basra refinery
28th April 2015

This contract, awarded by South Refineries Company (SRC) – Ministry of Oil, covers the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and warranty management phase of the refinery upgrading...
22nd April 2015

This comes after successful completion of testing the plant equipment and ensuring its efficiency, production capacity and product quality. The plant will produce 63,000 metric tons of polybutylene...
Air Products has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco under a joint venture of Air Products and ACWA Holding to build, own and operate the world’s largest industrial gas complex to supply 75,000 metric tons per day (20,000 oxygen and 55,000 nitrogen) to Saudi Aramco’s refinery being built in Jazan, Saudi Arabia for 20 years
20th April 2015

The industrial gas complex will be designed and built by Air Products using its proprietary technology. Once built, this facility will be owned by a joint venture of Air Products (25 per cent) and ACWA...
TITAN Containers has confirmed its largest single order for 20' and 40' Arctic SuperStores
14th April 2015

The majority of this order is for committed contracts including to yet another two new "SuperStore" countries. This order includes the first SuperStore to be powered by single...
Discussions are currently underway with a syndicate of Japanese banks for finalising the loan agreement.
14th April 2015

Discussions are currently underway with a syndicate of Japanese banks for finalising the loan agreement. Methanol is made mainly from natural gas and is used in a wide range of products, including adhesive...
Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Alfa Laval OLMI heat exchangers to a petrochemical plant in Turkmenistan
10th April 2015

The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment late March, has a value of approximately USD 8.0m (SEK 70m) and delivery is scheduled for 2016. The Alfa Laval OLMI heat exchangers will be used to...

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