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Total, Saudi Aramco Discussing JV Refinery Expansion
SA >> 10/18/2017 - Total is in talks with Saudi Aramco to expand their Saudi joint venture refinery by more than 10 percent, the chief executive of the French energy company said. Capacity at their Saudi Arabia Total Re...
ExxonMobil Begins Production on New Polyethylene Line
US >> 10/17/2017 - ExxonMobil Chemical Company has commenced production on the first of two new 650,000 tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The full project, p...
Iran Plans for Giant Leap in Oil Industry
IR >> 10/13/2017 - Iran says it is gearing up efforts including study of its oil reserves to ramp up the country"s crude oil production, a senior Iranian oil official says. ...
Omsk Refinery Begins Production of Environmentally Friendly Marine Fuels
RU >> 10/12/2017 - The first batch of a new improved environmentally friendly marine fuel* has been produced at the Omsk Refinery. The fuel’s minimum sulphur content —of no more than 0.1 percent — means the product is s...
Keyera Signs Long-Term Duvernay NGL Agreement with Chevron
CA >> 10/10/2017 - Keyera Corp. (Keyera) has entered into a 20-year midstream agreement (the "Agreement") with Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) to fractionate and handle natural gas liquids from Chevron's Kaybob Duverna...
Product Markets and Refinery Operations - October 2017
AT >> 10/11/2017 - Product markets in the Atlantic Basin improved further in September at the top of the barrel on the back of higher gasoline demand. The middle distillate market continued to improve globally on the b...
Iran Eyes 4.5mbd Output by 2022
IR >> 10/3/2017 - Iran says its crude oil production will reach 4.5 million barrels per day in a matter of a few years, end of the 6th five-year development plan to 2022. ...
Rosneft to Develop Cooperation with Cuba
CU >> 10/7/2017 - Rosneft Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin held a working meeting with Minister of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Cuba Alfredo Lopez and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Repub...
Strategic Partnership Between Aramco, Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals
MY >> 10/2/2017 - Saudi Aramco has entered into a strategic partnership with Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to enhance the value and competitive positioning of its petrochemicals projects within the PETRONAS Pen...
Iran Eyes Petchem Deal with Total in a Month
IR >> 10/3/2017 - Iran is about to sign a petrochemical deal with French energy major Total by November, a petrochemical official said. Director of investment at National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Hossein Alimorad sa...
Crude Oil & Oil Products Export for September 2017
AZ >> 10/2/2017 - In September 2017, SOCAR has exported 169 675 tons from Novorossiysk port, 172 138 tons from Supsa, and 1 352 984 tons from Ceyhan port.Generally, 1 157 704 tons of crude oil was exported from Novoros...
Aramco Partners with Petronas to Enhance Projects in Malaysia
MY >> 10/2/2017 - Saudi Aramco has entered into a strategic partnership with Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) to enhance the value and competitive positioning of its petrochemicals projects within the PETRONAS Pen...
Refinery Operations - September 2017
Refinery Operations - September 2017 AT >> 10/2/2017 - Refinery utilization in the US recorded historical levels in August, despite plummeting towards the end of the month as Hurricane Harvey started to make landfall, shutting down considerable refining c...
Calling for a Transition towards Sustainable Energy Model
ES >> 9/28/2017 - Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau inaugurated the third edition of the Energy for Europe Conferences organized by the company in Brussels. European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and other lead...
Amir Kabir Petchem Plant Exports Items to Egypt
IR >> 9/25/2017 - Iran's Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company has sold petrochemical items to customers in Egypt, the company's managing director said. Ehsan Khorramdel said his company has started trial export of polymer ...
Iran to Launch $1b Refinery in Syria
SY >> 9/26/2017 - Iran's Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) is to launch a refinery in Syria, a RIPI official said. Addressing a press conference on the center's latest activities and achievements, Deputy RIP...
Hosts Hellenic Petroleum Talks Development of a Strong European Downstream Industry at ERTC
GR >> 8/21/2017 - ERTC, Europe's largest and most influential conferencereturnson 13th -15th November, 2017, this time in Athens, Greece. Co-located with Global Petrochemicals Summit,ERTCis hosted for the first time by...
China's Crude Refinery Output Rebounds In Aug On New Quotas
CN >> 9/14/2017 - Chinese refineries processed 6.5 percent more crude oil in August than a year earlier at 47.12 million tonnes, or about 11.1 million barrels per day, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed...
Iraq Ministry of Oil Declares the Restart of Hadeetha Refinery
Iraq Ministry of Oil Declares the Restart of Hadeetha Refinery IQ >> 9/25/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil declared the restart of Hadeetha Refinery with a production capacity of (10) thousand barrels/ day by depending on the national efforts. ...
Baytown & Beaumont Refineries Begin Fuels Production
US >> 9/21/2017 - ExxonMobil said that its Baytown and Beaumont refineries have begun producing fuels at reduced rates and that crude oil and refined product pipelines in the Gulf and other regions of Texas have restar...
In-line Gasoline Blending Station Modernization Project for Oil Refinery in Russia
RU >> 9/17/2017 - Production of motor fuels is executed by means of blending (compounding) of different components and octane-increasing additives in special blenders according to pre-developed receipt. The feed strea...
Iranian Crude Oil Exports Mounting as Joint Fields Get a Boost
IR >> 9/23/2017 - Iran’s crude oil production is more than 3.8 million barrels per day, which according to plans will rise to 4.96 million by the end of the year (in March 20, 2018), Managing Director of the National I...
South Korea’s Imports of Iranian Crude up 40 in August
IR >> 9/17/2017 - The latest official figures show that South Korea’s imports of crude oil from Iran saw a whopping increase of above 40 percent last month. ...
Sebacic Oman to Start Production by Year-end
OM >> 9/13/2017 - Commercial operation of Sebacic Oman’s Duqm project will start by the end of this year and pave way for exports in the first quarter of 2018, an official said. The company will produce Sebacic Acid. ...
Asian Product Market - September 2017
Asian Product Market - September 2017 OM >> 9/13/2017 - The Asian market continued its upward trend in August, and was also affected by disruption of supply from the USGC, resulting in growth in all product crack spreads, with the exception of fuel oil, w...
Gazprom Neft Launches New Advertising Campaign for Its Filling Station Network
RU >> 9/8/2017 - A new nationwide advertising campaign for the Gazpromneft filling station networkhit TV screens and the Internet in September, with an advert based around the idea of “cloning” a driver and his car — ...
Product Markets and Refinery Operations - September 2017
AT >> 9/12/2017 - Refinery margins in the Atlantic Basin strengthened in August. In the US, margins rose amid a product supply shortage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, coupled with already firm domestic demand promot...
Santos & Origin Sign New Gas Supply Agreement with Qenos
AU >> 9/8/2017 - Santos has announced that, together with Origin, it had signed a new agreement continuing its support for the manufacturing industry through the supply of ethane gas to Qenos, Australia’s sole produce...
Shell Opens First Service Station in Mexico
MX >> 9/5/2017 - Shell opened its first service station in Mexico, with more sites due to start providing Mexican motorists with high-quality Shell fuels and retail services over the next few months. ...
Baytown Restart Activities Continue & Pipelines Begin to Transport Fuels
US >> 9/5/2017 - ExxonMobil said that facility assessments and restart activities continue at its Baytown refinery, and that it has made significant progress in restarting chemical production, pipelines and other logi...
Plant Signs Presale Deal with German Petchem Buyer
IR >> 9/2/2017 - Iran's Marjan Petrochemical Plant has signed a contract with a German company for preselling methanol, the plant's managing director said. According to National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Hassan Bei...
Carbon Holdings to Start Building Tahrir Petrochemicals Project by June
Carbon Holdings to Start Building Tahrir Petrochemicals Project by June EG >> 8/25/2017 - Egypt’s Carbon Holdings aims to finalize funding and start building its massive Tahrir petrochemicals project by June, producing raw materials desperately needed to boost the country’s industrial sect...
Tehran Refinery Launches Nitrogen Unit
IR >> 8/29/2017 - Tehran Oil Refinery has launched a new nitrogen unit in order to save some environment in a Tehran already choking with pollution, an official with the complex said. ...
Gazprom Neft Begins Production of Environmentally Friendly Oils, Using Its Own Technologies
RU >> 8/28/2017 - Gazpromneft Lubricants, operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business, has begun production of a specialist lubricant-plasticizer, Gazpromneft TDAE, at its Omsk Lubricants Plant, using its own uniq...
Petchem Plants' Productivity Rises 10% under Rouhani
IR >> 8/28/2017 - The productivity rate of Iran's petrochemical plants rose by at least 10% under President Rouhani's first term, National Petrochemical Company (NPC) says. ...
Saudi Aramco To Sign China's Yunnan Refinery Deal In 6 Months
CN >> 8/23/2017 - Saudi Aramco is expected to sign a final deal with PetroChina, China's second-largest state-run refiner, within six months to invest in its Yunnan refinery, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Fa...
Bapco to Meet Technip-led Consortium for Talks on Refinery Expansion
BH >> 8/22/2017 - State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) will meet a consortium led by France's Technip for further talks over the planned expansion of Bahrain's only oil refinery, sources close to the matter told Reut...
Sinopec Engineering Arm Taps Asia Petrochemicals Growth
CN >> 8/21/2017 - Sinopec Engineering, part of China's top oil refiner, won 17.8 billion yuan ($2.67 billion) of new contracts in the first half, as strong demand from the Asian petrochemicals industry takes the sting ...
Belgium to Join Club of Petchem Importers from Iran
IR >> 8/21/2017 - The managing director of Mahabad Petrochemical Plant said his company will start exporting polyethylene products to Belgium before the end of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21....
Korean Firm Inks HOA for Upgrade Deal with TRC
IR >> 8/6/2017 - South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction Co. (SKEC) signed a heads of agreement on Saturday for a 1.6 billion euro upgrade of the Tabriz refinery in northwest Iran.

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