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Mid February: Asia and Pacific news

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


On 8th February, an oil spill at the Shell owned Clyde refinery in Sydney was contained. During the 8th February an unknown amount of a petrol based liquid leaked into Duck Creek. The leak was caused by problems with the facility’s overflow system due to a heavy rain storm.


Honam Petrochemical Corp. of South Korea is expected to invest in a new petrochemical complex in Indonesia. The company are going to invest US$ 5 billion in to the plant which will have a projected processing capacity of 3.6 million tpy of petrochemical products. Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.


On 7th February an undersea tunnel at the Mizushima refinery collapsed whilst it was being worked on, trapping 6 workers. The tunnel is in Kurashiki, Tokyo and is owned by JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp.


Shaw Group Inc. has been awarded a technology license and process design contract by Star Petroleum Refining Co. The contract is for the revamp of the residue fluid catalytic cracking unit at the Map Ta Phut refinery. The unit currently has a processing capacity of 40 800 bpd.


Siam Cement PCL has announced plans to invest in a petrochemicals complex in Vietnam. This facility will be the first of its kind in the country and is expected to require investment of US$ 4.5 billion. This is a joint venture project with Siam Cement owning 28%.

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