View Cart (0 items)

Oil & Gas

Mexichem, Occidental to form ethane cracker joint venture

MEXICO CITY — Mexican chemicals company Mexichem SAB has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oxychem, a unit of Occidental Chemical Corp., to form a joint venture for the
Read More

BP sells Sunray, Hemphill processing plants to Eagle Rock Energy

HOUSTON — Eagle Rock Energy is buying BP’s Sunray and Hemphill processing plants and associated 2,500-mile gathering system serving the liquids-rich Texas Panhandle for $227.5 million. Eagle Rock and
Read More

Formosa Chemicals shuts down petrochemical plant following fire

YUNLIN, Taiwan — Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. shut down its 300,000-metric-ton-a-year styrene monomer production plant in central Taiwan following a fire Sunday afternoon, Fox Business reported. The facility
Read More

Asia-Pacific to drive growth in polypropylene market, report predicts

KONSTANZ, Germany — According to a new report from industrial market research firm Ceresana, worldwide sales of polypropylene are expected to amount to more than $145 billion in 2019,
Read More

Gas-to-liquids to generate $4 billion in annual investment over next decade

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — More than $4 billion per year over the next decade will be invested for plants to convert conventional and unconventional gas into liquids for use in
Read More

Fire at Iran’s biggest petrochemical plant kills one, injures 15

TEHRAN, Iran — A gas leak in a feeding line sparked a fire Friday at Iran’s biggest petrochemical plant, AFP reported. The blaze at the Bandar Imam petrochemical complex
Read More

Shell to boost investment in China downstream gas

BEIJING — Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday that it plans to boost investment in the downstream gas sector in China, MarketWatch reported. Shell is already heavily involved in upstream
Read More

US shows most attractive ROI on producing propylene via PDH

HOUSTON — The U.S. shows the most attractive return of investment on producing propylene via propane dehydrogenation (PDH), according to a new report released by Houston publisher and chemical
Read More

Unipetrol to upgrade polyethylene production capacity in Czech Republic

LITVINOV, Czech Republic — Czech chemical company Unipetrol is planning to upgrade and expand its polyethylene production capacity at its site in Litvínov in the northwest of the Czech Bohemia
Read More

GE reorganizes Energy business

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — GE announced July 20 that it will reorganize its Energy business into three standalone businesses effective in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Energy headquarters organizational
Read More